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 workshops on reading, communicating with a cyborg, and whether your emotions control you or not.

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

    Interludes in Reading

    Reading Room

    Discover what silent reading sounds like. Explore the interludes that distract or interrupt us when we read, through activities and discussion with designer and creative director Matilde Maria Rasmussen.
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    • Workshop
    • British Sign Language

    Cyborg Whispers

    Reading Room

    Meet a deaf cyborg and stream spoken messages direct to her brain using her personal transmitter. Your facilitator will be writer, performer and director Sophie Woolley.
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    • Workshop

    Creative Imagination and Emotional Intelligence

    Reading Room

    Use your creative imagination and decide whether you control your emotions, or your emotions control you. Your workshop facilitators will be neuroscientist and psychologist Dr Melanie Flory and designer and research fellow Ninela Ivanova.
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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.

Drop in at any time

Just turn up to this event. There's usually room for everyone.

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