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I Tried To...

  • Free
  • Performance
Photograph of Travis Alabanza reclining on a bench seat with one arm raised.
Travis Alabanza. © Faith Aylward.

What you’ll do

Experience a new piece of experimental performance work by Travis Alabanza called ‘I Tried To F*ck Up the System But None Of My Friends Texted Back’. You’ll join Alabanza’s internal dialogue and reflect on loneliness, intimacy and the secrets you didn’t ever think you would say out loud.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your artist

Travis Alabanza

Travis Alabanza is an award winning performance artist, theatre maker and writer. In the last three years they have cemented themselves as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices, as noted by ID, Dazed & Mobo awards.