Free

Unexpected Interludes

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  • Workshop
Photograph of a young woman wearing a large hat talking to a group of seated people. Behind her is the book shelves and exhibits displayed in the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection.
Unexpected Interludes workshop, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Step into the unknown and take part in activities that include discussions on germs, the healing power of words, and dating in the digital world.

These events are part of Open Platform, where you are invited to run your own events sharing ideas inspired by the themes in the Reading Room.

Dates

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Events

    • Workshop

    Microbial Meditations

    Reading Room

    Meet the microbes within and around us through microbe-inspired writing and guided meditations with artist duo Baum & Leahy.

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    • Discussion

    Chicken Soup for the Ears

    Reading Room

    Come and talk about the power of words to improve our wellbeing. You’ll discuss how words can comfort, nourish and sustain with reminiscence facilitator and bibliotherapy practitioner Charlotte Overton-Hart.

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    • Discussion

    Digital Dating and its Impact on Modern Love

    Reading Room

    Hear stories of the trials and tribulations of love in a digital world through art and poetry and discuss how online dating impacts our bodies, hearts and minds with artist Laura Melissa Williams.

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Need to know

Location

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.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.