Friday Late Spectacular: Macho?

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This event includes British Sign Language provision.

Friday 7 April 2017

19:00-23:00

Explore the delicate art and complex science of masculinity. What does it mean to be manly? Can we pin masculinity down, dissect it, understand it?

Celebrate those who resist, rewrite and reimagine masculinity with expert drag kings, testosterone-fuelled games and some of London’s finest male choirs. Take part in vital conversations about violence, men and mental health and meet the people helping the next generation find their own versions of manhood.

Our youth group RawMinds invites you to take part in an interactive experience exploring the future of masculinity in Reimagining the Man Cave, a collaboration with acclaimed interactive theatre collective non zero one.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Ali Hagget’s talk, 'Real Men Used to Cry: Male Mental Distress Since The 18th Century' at 19.30-20.10, has been cancelled. The rest of the programme will go ahead as planned and there are plenty of drop-in activities throughout the building.

This event is FREE.

Download the programme:

PDF iconMacho Programme (4.3 MB)

Drop in events

Flash Mob Choirs Live performances from Chaps Choir and Capital Chorus

Milk presents... BROMANCE, A Rolling Cabaret Come down and butch up with drag kings LoUis CYfer, The Great White Males, and many more special guests

The Empire Needs Men! Contribute to an epic conversational collage canvas created throughout the night by Raju Rage and Noah Carvajal

Reimagining the Man Cave Take part in an interactive experience exploring the future of masculinity, created by Wellcome Collection’s youth group RawMinds in collaboration with acclaimed interactive theatre collective non zero one.

Testosterone Games Try out interactive games inspired by real testosterone research

Fragile Masculinity: A Long Table Join host Lois Weaver and special guests including self-proclaimed “sissy” Nando Messias to discuss what’s so scary about feminine qualities in a male body

Macho Walking Put your people-reading skills to the test: what does the psychology of walking biomechanics tell us about gender, gait and aggression?

Ticketed talks

  • Real Men Used to Cry: Male Mental Distress Since The 18th Century (CANCELLED)
  • "She Pushes My Buttons”: Working With Men Who Use Domestic Violence
  • Inside The Minds Of 13-Year-Old Boys 

Full list of Activities and Contributors

These three talks will be British Sign Language-interpreted. To book a place with a view of the interpreter, or if you have any other accessibility requirements, email access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222. 

The building might be busy and space is limited, so entry is not guaranteed.

Event curated by One Tenth Human.