Performance by Goldie Puricelli

  • In-Gallery Performance
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a seated audience watching a performer in the gallery space of the Smoke and Mirrors exhibition at Wellcome Collection.
Live performance event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you'll do

Experience a unique form of conjuring combining sleight-of-hand with British Sign Language performed by Goldie Puricelli, then find out about about the challenge of combining covert manipulation with using her hands to sign.

About your performer

Photograph of Goldie Puricelli

Goldie Puricelli

Goldie Puricelli’s LinkedIn page

Goldie Puricelli is a professional magician, Member of the Magic Circle and dyslexia specialist who develops full access to magic for communities with additional needs. She performs close-up magic in English, Italian and with British Sign Language for the deaf community, and has worked with people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism for 25 years.


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll be in Gallery 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, it’s on the left on level 0.

Queuing likely

Spaces are limited and we recommend arriving early as these events are particularly likely to be busy. If we’re full, we will ask you to queue outside the gallery to avoid overcrowding in the exhibition space. Only people in the exhibition space will be able to attend the event. If queuing is not accessible for you, please speak to a member of staff. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.