Disability Access Events Programme: National Treasures: Constable in Bristol “Truth to Nature”

Posted on by Fay Whitfield.

 

Truth to Nature” explores how landscape has inspired artists from Constable to the present day. Starting with Constable’s The Hay Wain, the exhibition also includes oil sketches by Constable from the Victoria & Albert Museum alongside many rarely seen pieces from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s extensive collection.

We want everyone to be able to access and engage with this important display of landscape art. With this in mind, we have created a programme of accessible events to run alongside the exhibition over the course of the school summer holidays. There’s a wide range of events on offer, from family workshops to tours just for adults, you’ll find something exciting to do this summer.

A Free BSL Tour for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Families 

Date: Monday 29 July 2024

Time:  10.15am – 12:30pm 

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road Clifton BS8 1RL

For children aged between 5 – 12 years. 

Older and younger siblings welcome. 

Join us at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for a fun-filled event especially for deaf and hard of hearing parents, carers and children, exploring nature and art. Our interactive tour will bring the work of Constable to life through BSL interpretation and creative workshops. 

BSL Tour led by Ciaran O’Breen 

For access information and booking please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constable-in-bristol-bsl-tour-for-ddeaf-and-hearing-impaired-families-tickets-935459794427?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust 

Free Accessible Live-streamed Story Telling for Families 

Date: Monday 29 July 2024

Time:  2pm – 3pm

Location: Online event

For children aged between 5 – 12 years. 

Older and younger siblings welcome. 

For those who can’t make it to one of our events in person, join Cassandra Wye, International Storyteller online for an exciting interactive story-telling programme linked to our exhibition Constable in Bristol!

Cassandra will be telling three stories during the afternoon.

Join her:

At 2pm “Stone Soup” with BSL interpretation 

Ideal for:

  • Children who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • 4 – 8 years
  • Older and Younger siblings welcome

2.30pm “The Storytelling Stone” – with AD embedded within the story 

Ideal for:

  • Children who are Visually Impaired
  • 8 – 12 years
  • Older and Younger siblings welcome

3.00pm – “Fly Me to the Moon” – Sensory Storytelling for everyone

Ideal for :

  • Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Children for whom English is an Additional Language
  • Children aged 3 – 8 years

Older and Younger siblings welcome

Safeguarding  

The event will be streamed as a webinar performance – so that the storyteller and BSL interpreter can be recorded but not the audience.                                        

All children must be supervised online during the live session by an adult, parent or carer.     

For booking please visit: https://pretix.eu/bristolmuseums/yveep/ 

Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust 

A Free Audio Described Tour and Art Workshop for Families 

Date: Monday 5 Aug 2024

Time: 10:15am – 12:30pm

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road Clifton BS8 1RL

Come join us for a fun day exploring the artwork of Constable in Bristol! Families can enjoy an audio described tour, storytelling and arts activities. 

For children aged between 5 – 12 years.  

Older and younger siblings welcome. 

For access information and booking please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constable-in-bristol-audio-described-tour-and-art-workshop-for-children-and-families-tickets-928495614377?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust 

A Free Audio Described Tour for Adults 

Date: Wednesday 28 August 2024

Time:  6pm – 8:45pm

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road Clifton BS8 1RL

Join us for an exclusive described tour of Bristol Museumsspecial exhibition celebrating John Constables painting The Hay Wain. 

For access information and booking please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constable-in-bristol-truth-to-nature-audio-described-tour-tickets-928515403567?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust 

A Free BSL Tour for D/deaf and Hearing Impaired Adults 

Date: Thursday 29 August 2024

Time: 6pm – 8:45pm

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road Clifton BS8 1RL

Join us for an exclusive BSL tour of Bristol Museums’ special exhibition celebrating John Constable’s iconic painting The Hay Wain, currently on loan from The National Gallery. In this tour we will explore the evolution of landscape art, from the 17th Century artists who influenced Constable’s work, through to the modern paintings, installations and films sending a more overt political message today. As well as BSL interpretation, you will have the opportunity to handle various items representative of the exhibits. 

BSL Tour will be led by Jemima Buoy.

For access information and booking please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/constable-in-bristol-bsl-tour-for-ddeaf-and-hearing-impaired-adults-tickets-935450396317?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Funded by Bristol Museums Development Trust 

Enquiries 

If you have further enquiries about any of these workshops or would prefer to book a place by email please email [email protected] 

Or: phone 0117 922 3571 to leave a message – including your contact number and reason for calling. 

Access Information 

Seating 

Will be available for anyone who needs it 

Refreshments 

Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the break for all onsite events listed. Please do get in contact if you have any allergies using the contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Water will be available for assistance dogs. 

Getting here 

Bus numbers 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 72 all travel past the museum up 

Park Street and from the Clifton Triangle. 

Parking & Sighted guides 

If you require a free parking space or sighted guide please email [email protected] or leave a message on 0117 922 3571 including your contact number and reason for calling. 

Arrival 

Please arrive at the museum and enter the building to the left of the main entrance on Queens Road. The double glass doors to the museum will be just past some bollards and down a short curved driveway. 

Our team will be on hand to greet you and guide you into the building. If you are parking on university road and would prefer to access the museum via our side entrance please do get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Access facilities 

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  • Level entry through electronic doors (to the left of the main entrance).
  • A platform lift into the museum from the main entrance.
  • A passenger lift with tactile buttons to all public areas except Sea Dragons.
  • Two adult-sized wheelchairs for loan.
  • Induction loop at the Welcome Desk.
  • A wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Assistance dogs welcome

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