Spoken Word Lab

  • Workshop
Photograph of a group of young participants sat inn a circle. One participant is holding a piece of paper and talking to the group. On the wall behind him are copies of old magician's promotional posters.
Saturday Studio workshop, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection.

What you’ll do

Join a workshop where you’ll get creative with words, try out spoken-word techniques and have the opportunity to perform. You will play with metaphor, free writing and understand how to keep developing your own ideas after you leave.

This Saturday Studio is open to everyone, whether you’ve tried spoken word before or are completely new to it.  

About your facilitator

Photograph of Gabriel Akamo

Gabriel Akamo

Gabriel Akamo is a Nigerian-British poet, actor, facilitator and creative producer. He is a Barbican Young Poet alumnus and has worked and performed throughout London, the UK and internationally, in spaces ranging from the Royal Academy of Arts and St Paul’s Cathedral to venues in Riga, Latvia. He is inspired by philosophy, faith, family and identity – all of which feature massively in his writing. 


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

Saturday Studio sign-up

Each workshop has 25 spaces available and you can sign up from 13:30 in the Studio. Places are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re visiting the museum with a parent, guardian or support worker, they are welcome to drop you off at our Studio. If you’d like someone to support you during the session, just let us know in advance of the session or on the day.