British Sign Language led tours of the artworks on London Underground for Deaf Awareness Week.(TfL)

TfL Press Release - British Sign Language led tours of the artworks on London Underground for Deaf Awareness Week Daniel Buren, Diamonds and Circles 2

Langlands & Bell, Beauty Immortality  & Daniel Buren, Diamonds and Circles.(TfL Images)

  • Tour will feature a newly installed commission by British artist Heather Phillipson at Gloucester Road Underground station
  • Art on the Underground’s tours also provide an opportunity to learn about TfL’s free travel mentoring service
  • Images can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/tflpress/J86s32

To mark Deaf Awareness Week, Transport for London (TfL) will hold two Art on the Underground tours on 13 June, exclusively to hearing impaired customers.

The tours, co-led by Art on the Underground and a British Sign Language interpreter, will showcase some of the most well-known artworks in Tube stations across London. The tours will also provide an opportunity to learn about the services TfL provides for hearing impaired customers, including travel mentors, who will be on hand to answer questions.

The first tour will start at award-winning British artist Heather Phillipson’s ambitious 80 metre long installation at Gloucester Road, leading through to John Maine’s Portland stone commission at Green Park station.  It will finish at Piccadilly Circus station with Langlands & Bell’s “Beauty < Immortality” – a homage to visionary former London Transport Chief Executive Frank Pick, whose legacy of iconic designs has had a profound influence on the appearance of London Underground.

From there the second tour will begin, continuing to Tottenham Court Road station where Daniel Buren’s bold and colourful ‘Diamonds and Circles’ works ‘in situ’ and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi’s famous mosaics will be studied in detail.

There are 15 places on each tour and spaces will be assigned on a first come first served basis. E-mail TfLAccessibility@tfl.gov.uk now to book your place and avoid disappointment.

Book now!