A Space for Rest

  • Online event
  • Speech-to-text
Portrait of Tricia Hersey in a field with her eyes closed leaning on two women. They are sleeping in nightwear among tall grass and flowers.
The Nap Ministry. © Charlie Watts.

What you’ll do

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, will lead you through a slow and connected exploration of rest as a tool for healing, communal care and resistance.  

Tricia will deliver a guided session for 45 minutes during which you’ll experience storytelling, collective daydreaming, meditation and actual napping. There will be a chance to ask questions for the last 10 minutes of the event. 

During the guided session, please find a comfortable location where you can sit and/or lay down. You are encouraged to bring a blanket, pillow or whatever items help you to rest easy. You are also welcome to to write down or voice record your thoughts if you wish. 

Join us as we activate our bodies to help us resist ‘grind culture’ and the stresses of daily life. 

Your camera, microphone and 'chat' function can be open throughout the session, but you are not required to contribute. The event will be live captioned by Stagetext. 

This event will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions. 

‘A Space for Rest’ is part of Bloomsbury Festival (16–25 October 2020).

About your facilitator

Photograph of Tricia Hersey

Tricia Hersey
@TheNapMinistry on Twitter

Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta, Georgia with over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities as a performance artist, theatre maker, spiritual director and community organiser. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organisation that examines rest as a form of resistance by curating safe spaces for the community to rest via collective napping experiences, immersive workshops, and performance-art installations.



Need to know

Guaranteed (online)

Booking a ticket guarantees you entry to the online event. You will be given joining instructions in your confirmation email. If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription which may be useful for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or neurodiverse. The text will be embedded in the event video window and ticketholders will also receive a link to open subtitles in a separate window.

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