Access Tour Exhibition

Amy: Beyond the Stage BSL Tour

Join tour guide Edward Richards for a special insight into Amy: Beyond the Stage, delivered in British Sign Language.


What to expect

In her lifetime, Amy Winehouse’s musical style and striking fashion sense rapidly became iconic.

Amy's trademark beehive and contralto vocals made her distinctively unique. But both her sound and image were a reflection of a collage of 20th century cultural references to the creatives that inspired her, from American 60’s girl groups to contemporary British subcultural fashions.

In this special guided tour, Edward Richards will unpack the musical and stylistic references that Amy paid homage to, charting her career from an emerging teenage artist to an award-winning powerhouse.

The cover image for the album Frank (2003). Photo by Charles Moriarty.

Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition overview photo by Ed Reeve.

Amy: Beyond the Stage's fashion section, displaying garments that Amy wore to key performances against a backdrop of screens examining Amy's unique style, photo by Ed Reeve.

A pair of jeans that Amy wore to record early demos before the release of Frank (2003), photo by Ed Reeve.

Booking information

Free event. Pre-booking required.

Due to very limited capacity, this tour is only for British Sign Language visitors.

Please ensure you only book if you definitely plan to attend and cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes.

For your safety, we are operating at a reduced capacity for our events and increased cleaning has also been implemented across the museum.
Face masks are mandatory unless you are exempt.

Capacity: 20 people Suitable Age 16+

Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate learners of British Sign Language joining the tour for research.


Whether you’re taking part in the dedicated Access programme or just popping in for a visit, the museum does everything it can to make sure your experience is enjoyable.


Edward Richards

Edward studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and since 2002 has enjoyed delivering British Sign Language tours in Museums and Galleries to the Deaf community. He has also given socio-documentary photography talks on artists including Robert Frank and Elton John’s ‘The Radical Eye’ exhibition at Tate Modern.

The exhibition

Amy: Beyond the Stage

Celebrate the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time, Amy Winehouse.

Background image:‘ Finale’ installation created by set designer Chiara Stephenson with animation by Studio Moross, offering visitors a performance of Amy’s song ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’, photographed by Ed Reeve.