Spoken Word Performance by St Christopher’s Hospice

  • Performance
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a discussion taking place in the Readng Room at Wellcome Collection, showing people sitting on the carpeted staircase and chairs.
Discussion event in the Reading Room, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Experience spoken-word performances by by Ahmet Arnavut, Jonathan Massiah and Jocelyn Collison-Kozak, clients from St Christopher's Hospice, developed with writer and academic Yasmin Gunaratnam and artist Lucie Blake Faggiani. Exploring themes of migration, belonging and loss, this project unites Gunaratnam’s interest in stories, transnational dying and intercultural care. The spoken-word performances will be followed by a short discussion.

About your contributors

Photograph of Yasmin Gunaratnam

Yasmin Gunaratnam

Yasmin Gunaratnam teaches in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College and is member of the Media Diversfied collective. Her latest book Death & the Migrant (Bloomsbury Academic) is about transnational dying in British cities.

Photograph of Lucie Blake-Faggiani

Lucie Blake-Faggiani

Lucie Blake-Faggiani is a Creative Artist at St Christopher's Hospice. She has an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University and provides art therapy sessions for groups and individuals, including school children and homeless and vulnerable people.