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Playing with Light

Workshop

Drop in

Saturday 24 October 2015

12:00-17:00

Sunday 25 October 2015

14:00-17:00

Join us for a weekend of light-related creativity as part of this year's Bloomsbury Festival.

Make your own lantern to add to our expanding lantern city and use torches, glow-sticks and long exposure photography to paint with light. With drop-in activities around the building, you’re guaranteed to find something illuminating!

Events are suitable for family audiences apart from those marked (14+).

Lantern city

Make your own lantern to add to our expanding lantern city. Drop-in.

Painting with Light

Using torches, glow-sticks and long exposure photography to paint with light. Sign up on the day for your 10 minute slot:

Saturday 12.00-17.00 (booking opens at 11.00)
Sunday 14.00-17.00   (booking opens at 13.00)

Chiaroscuro life drawing (14+)

Inspired by historical artwork from Wellcome Collection and elsewhere, this workshop uses dramatic lighting to illuminate the physique of a life model. Sign up on the day to join a session:

Saturday sessions:
12.30, 14.00, 15.30    (booking opens at 11.00)

Sunday sessions:
14.30, 15.45               (booking opens at 13.00)

Slow Story Slide Show (14+)

Watch a slide show story compiled by artist Sheila Ghelani using the Wellcome Library archives with an accompanying meditation. Limited to groups of ten people per show.

Light Transmission (14+)

A musical radio broadcast, by artist Leah Lovett, charting our shifting relationship with visible light. Visitors are invited to imagine beyond our capacities to see. Listen via your smartphone or one of the radios in the foyer.