Building Wellcomeville

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Photographic portrait of Tilley Milburn and Del the Pig standing in front of an exhibit in the Living with Buildings exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Tilley Milburn and Del the Pig with the Wellcomeville exhibit in the Living with Buildings exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Explore what makes an ideal home and community by discussing your ideas and using craft materials to create your own ideal environment. Del the Pig will be guiding you to think more broadly: a space that is ideal for humans might not be ideal for animals.

You will also learn about Wellcomeville, Henry Wellcome’s ideal community that never got built.

About your facilitators

Photograph of Tilley Milburn

Tilley Milburn

Tilley Milburn is a singer-songwriter and performance artist. She is particularly interested in work that explores and appeals to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. Her best friend is Del the Pig, a soft toy, whom she always performs with.

Photograph of Sarah Bentley

Sarah Bentley

Sarah is a Visitor Experience Assistant and guide. In the pursuit of her tour research for Wellcome Collection she has trained in shiatsu, a form of massage derived from Chinese medicine, learned a lost slang called Polari, tried an ancient Greek sleep cure and built a replica spirit-rapping hand.