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Talk Online | Live audio description talk - Thomas Becket murder and the making of a saint

Online | Live audio description talk - Thomas Becket murder and the making of a saint

Synopsis

Join VocalEyes' Lonny Evans for a live audio described talk of Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint.

This talk will explore key objects which illustrate the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. It follows his tumultuous journey from a merchant's son to an archbishop, and from a revered saint in death to a 'traitor' in the eyes of Henry VIII.

Alongside images of each object, Lonny will provide a detailed visual description which is accompanied by expert insight from one of the exhibition curators.

VocalEyes is a charity working to increase opportunities for blind and visually impaired people to experience and enjoy art and heritage across the UK.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We're hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

If you have any access requirements or need assistance booking this event please email access@britishmuseum.org or phone 020 7323 8971.

About the speaker

Lonny Evans is an audio describer who has worked with VocalEyes since 2007. She's led a number of on-site and online audio described and touch tours at the British Museum.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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