Friday, 30 September 2016

Whitechapel Gallery Events - What's On: October Talks, Conferences & Tours

Talks & Events 
October

Don't Miss


Tune in to the Whitechapel Gallery Facebook to see the Guerrilla Girls live, join a day of discussion on the art of the Arab world, and find out how contemporary art has merged with other practices to explore animal nature with the launch of the latest Documents of Contemporary Art book title.
 

Talks

Facebook Live: Guerrilla Girls 
Whitechapel Gallery Facebook page | Sat 1 Oct, 3pm 

Watch the live broadcast of renowned feminist artist collective the Guerrilla Girls' lecture at the Gallery, illustrating their work over the past thirty years, and the work that still needs to be done. Tune in via Facebook

Coinciding with the the new displayGuerrilla Girls: Is it even worse in Europe?

 
Documents of Contemporary Art: Animals
Thu 27 Oct, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

A talk launching Animals, the latest title in the Whitechapel Gallery's Documents of Contemporary Art book series. Editor Filipa Ramos is joined by artist Marcus Coates and writer Maria Fusco to discuss how contemporary art, in dialogue with other disciplines, has emerged as a platform for exploring animal nature. Book Now

Conferences & Symposia

Tracing An Imperfect Chronology: The Barjeel Art Foundation Collection
Sat 22 Oct, 11.30am-6pm | £15/£12.50 concs
Coinciding with the exhibition Imperfect Chronology – Mapping the Contemporary II this day-long event brings together artists, academics and curators to discuss alternative histories of modernism and how they have shaped contemporary artistic practice in the Arab world. Book Now
 
Invisible Architectures:
Lesions in the Landscape

Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct 2016, 11.30am–6pm | £15 (1 day) £25 (2 days)

How can art transform the ways we understand memory, forgetting and amnesia? This two day symposium brings together artists, writers, scientists and social psychologists as part of Lesions in the Landscape, a project exploring amnesia and the implications of memory loss on identity, space and imagining the future. Book Now

Tours

First Thursdays: Art Bus Tour
Thu 6 Oct, 7pm, | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Discover new exhibitions in east London on the First Thursdays Art Bus. Stopping atHales Gallery The Art Pavillion and Nunnery Gallery you'll get an introduction and tour from an artist or curator. Book now
 

Film

Mikhail Karikis: Location, Voice, Action!
Thu 20 Oct, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

An evening featuring a selection of Mikhail Karikis’ video-works from the last decade, including a premiere screening of Ain’t Got No Fear (2016). Karikis is joined in discussion with influential curator Katerina Gregos, followed by a Q&A. Book Now
 

Gangsta Granny at the Garrick Theatre

Neal Foster’s adaptation David Walliams’ popular children’s book Gangsta Granny transfers to London’s West End for a limited summer season in 2017. Following a hugely successful tour of the UK, the stage version of the terrific tale was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.
Gangsta Granny follows Ben, a young boy who is once again staying with his granny on a boring Friday night. Ben expects the same old grizzly cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake – but what he doesn’t realise is that this groovy Granny has her very own secret! Soon, Fridays become more exciting than he could ever image, as he embarks on night-time adventures with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Presented by Birmingham Stage Company, the adaptation by Neal Foster comes from the company at the helm of the ever-popular Horrible Histories Barmy Britain series, which recently played a season at the Garrick Theatre. The West End debut of Walliams’ story premieres at the Garrick Theatre on July 26th, with an official press night on August 1st. Gangsta Granny is set to run until September 3rd 2017.

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Unearth hidden worlds at Science Uncovered | Natural History Museum

We're unearthing the secrets of hidden worlds at Science Uncovered this year. Discover rare items from the Museum's collections, meet hundreds of experts and take part in interactive science stations, debates and behind-the-scenes tours. Join us from 16.00 until 22.00 on Friday 30 September during this year's European Researchers' Night. http://bit.ly/YT-NHM-SU2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016

London Zoo - ZSL - Boo at the Zoo

22 Oct - 30 Oct 2016
Boo at the Zoo returns for 2016!
Get set for a host of spooky goings on at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween half term.
From 22 to 30 October, enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween -themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Visitors can also enjoy special Halloween versions of the zoo's popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations.
Boo at the Zoo - ZSL London Zoo
SPECIAL OFFER: Free pumpkin carving with every child ticket bought online*.
Simply add the free pumpkin offer to your basket before check out – maximum one per child ticket.
All other Boo at the Zoo activities are included in your ZSL London Zoo ticket.
Drop in throughout the day and meet some of the animals famous for haunting Halloween. There's enough to make everyone scream with delight!

*Price on the day £3, or £5 for two pumpkins. Offer only valid in conjunction with a paid for child ticket booked at zsl.org or with ZSL by phone. One pumpkin per paid-for child ticket. Not available with free Under 3s tickets. See full T&Cs here.

Exclusive BIOTEC Facial plus Glass of Champagne Spa InterContinental at InterContinental London Park Lane - part of Elemis Spas £59

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Relax in the lap of luxury at Spa Intercontinental. Experience an indulgent BIOTECby Elemis, treatment and pamper yourself with a cold glass of champagne. For an amazing introductory price of only £59pp. Book today!
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Depot Discoveries - Piccadilly Circus model - London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum You might also like this video we made, which shows the complex 'stomach' model of Piccadilly Circus.
This complex model of the station at Piccadilly Circus was made in the 1920s by Harold Harding and Sophie Blair Leighton. It shows the station’s layout following its reconstruction. The two designers got engaged while constructing the model, and Rachael Minott, from the team of curators at London 

Wellcome Collection - What's On in October

Wellcome Collection, A Free Destination for the incurably curious. What's On
 
Booking for events opens at 11.00 on Friday 30 September.
 
You can book online with our ticketing system by following the links below, or you can call us on 020 7611 2222.
 FREE EXHIBITION
UNTIL 15 JAN 2017
FREE | DROP IN
'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond' traces the rise and fall of the mental asylum by following the story of one such institution, Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, known in popular slang as Bedlam.
     
The exhibition focuses on the diverse perspectives and lived experiences of individuals who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it – their voices have shaped the meaning of mental illness and the current landscape of mental healthcare.
     
Pick up an audio companion, which brings together interviews, spoken word and other audio pieces developed by creative practitioners with lived experience of mental health issues.

All our exhibitions are free. Find out about entry at busy times.


AVAILABLE NOW
RRP £24.95
 Mike Jay explores the evolution of the asylum and attitudes to mental distress and its treatment. From the madhouse to the lunatic asylum, from the mental hospital to the world at large, it features illustrations from Wellcome's exceptional holdings and the Bethlem Royal Hospital’s archive.

Published by Thames & Hudson and Wellcome Collection.
THURSDAY 20 OCT, 15.00-16.15 & 19.00-20.15FRIDAY 21 OCT, 15.00-16.15
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Playing ON theatre company present a moving and provocative drama that opens a window to the closed world of psychiatry. ‘Hearing Things’, by Philip Osment, explores the blurred lines between perceptions of mental illness in society and the many different realities.

For the past three years, Playing ON have been collaborating with psychiatrists, other staff and patients, drawing together the stories of those receiving and providing mental health care. ‘Hearing Things’ is the result of that process.


 OFF-SITE EVENT
SATURDAY 5 NOV, 11.00-13.00
£5 | BOOK VIA BETHLEM GALLERY
Head to Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind in Beckenham to explore the site of this world-famous hospital through historical and contemporary artistic perspectives.
      
This is a paid event, with tea and cake included.
Please note that this event takes place off-site at Bethlem Gallery.
      
UNTIL 11 NOV
FREE | BETHLEM GALLERY
Set against the historic backdrop of Bedlam and nearly 800 years of changing approaches to mental health care, this exhibition explores the notion of asylum and asks: what might constitute refuge, sanctuary and protection today?

'Reclaiming Asylum' presents artworks by an invited selection of artists who have a connection to the gallery, including current and former patients, artists who have used the services of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and long-term artistic collaborators.

  ACCESS TOURS
THURSDAY 13 OCT, 18.00-19.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Join an audio-described tour of 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond'.
     
THURSDAY 27 OCT, 18.00-18.45
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Join a British Sign Language interpreted tour of 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond'.

› British Sign Language tour – find out more
SATURDAY 29 OCT, 14.30-15.30
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Join an audio-described discussion on 'John Dee's magical writings'.



 FREE EXHIBITION
UNTIL 16 OCT
FREE | DROP IN
Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, this exhibition examines ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.
'States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness' features a series of changing installations. The final one is 'Time Present' by Shona Illingsworth. Find out more about this installation.
The exhibition also features work by artists Carla MacKinnon, Louise K Wilson, A R Hopwood, Mary Kelly and Aya Ben Ron.
'States of Mind: the book' is available now. This collection of literature, science and art delves into the mysteries of consciousness and features an introduction by Mark Haddon. Published by Wellcome Collection.
All our exhibitions are free. Find out about entry at busy times.

 YOUTH PROGRAMME
THURSDAY 20-SUNDAY 30 OCT
FREE | DROP IN
Meander your way around 'Wanderland', responding to creative cues to explore how our minds wander. Where might your mind end up?

The installation has been created and curated by RawMinds, our creative programme for 14- to 19-year-olds, working with artist Joceline Howe.


SATURDAY 29 OCT, 14.00-17.00
FREE | DROP IN
Try your hand at a range of simple surgical procedures led by clinicians from Imperial College London, inspired by the medical content in the permanent collections at Wellcome Collection.


  HUBBUB 
FRIDAY 30 SEP-SUNDAY 30 OCT
FREE | THE ART PAVILION, MILE END, E3 4QY
Rest & its discontents is a major new exhibition exploring the dynamics of rest, unrest and restlessness in an evolving immersive laboratory of artists’ moving image, performance, drawing, poetry, data, sound, music and discussion.

THURSDAY 13 OCT, 19.00-20.30 
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP


More people than ever are using counters, Fitbits or apps to monitor their own activity and rest. Join broadcaster and writer Claudia Hammond for a panel discussion on the impact of both the Quantified Self movement and the more mainstream trend to measure our movements.


                                    

FRIDAY 7 OCT, 20.00-21.30
TICKETED | KINGS PLACE
Explore rest, noise, activity and stillness through contemporary music, performance and film by some of today's most exciting composers and poets. This evening features new works for string quartet, voice and electronics, vocal improvisation and performance art.

 FREE EVENTS
SATURDAY 22 OCT, 11.00-17.00
SUNDAY 23 OCT, 12.00-17.00
FREE | DROP IN
Creative activities and conversation for all ages. Part of Bloomsbury Festival.

SATURDAY 22 OCT, 11.00-17.00
FREE | DROP IN, UCL Main Quad
Experience a fantastic day of free activities, all exploring the possibilities of language.
       
From the languages of the brain and bacteria to those of coding and artificial intelligence, take part in cutting edge research, join activities and conversations or simply sit back and enjoy a feast of fabulous live music, dance and performances.

Please note this event takes place off-site.

FRIDAY 7 OCT, 18.00-22.00
FREE | DROP IN
Join us on the first Friday of the month for extended gallery opening hours, music, cocktails and tours of the exhibitions. This is a great chance to relax and see the exhibitions outside of our usual opening hours.

› First Friday – find out more
WEDNESDAY 12 OCT, 13.00-14.00
FREE | FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED

Microplastics - tiny pieces of thrown-away plastic - have been found throughout the natural environment, and even in the guts of shellfish on the shop floor. Hear from environmental scientist Stephanie Wright about the under-researched area of what microplastics mean for human health.



       

THURSDAY 27 OCT, 18.00-19.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Dutch and Flemish paintings of the 17th century were avidly collected in their own time, and by later connoisseurs. So what could Henry Wellcome bring to the party when he started his iconographic collection?

› Dutch and Flemish paintings – find out more

SATURDAY 29 OCT, 14.00-15.30
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Get as near to the consulting room as you can in this performance of the intimate exchange in psychotherapy. In front of a live audience, Susie Orbach leads a therapy session with an actor briefed on a character to improvise, and shares insights into the therapy process.


AVAILABLE FROM 3 NOV
RRP £8.99
An insightful, honest account of the process of therapy from bestselling author Susie Orbach.
Drawing on 40 years of experience, she reveals what she thinks and feels about the people who seek her help, through five dramatised case studies. An essential read for anyone curious about therapy. Published by Wellcome Collection.

THURSDAY 6 OCT, 15.00-16.30 & 19.00-20.30
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP
Choreographer Charlie Morrissey and cognitive neuroscientist Anil Seth thinking as movement and movement as thought in this lecture and demonstration. In a playful performance, Morrissey proposes a taxonomy of actions that explore different aspects of mind-body relationships.

› The Experience – find out more
FRIDAY 7 OCT, 18.00-21.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP

How do our brains create the feeling of having a body, and how malleable is this feeling? Join researchers working with virtual reality as they share their insights and experiments into the sense of where we are in space.


                                 

SATURDAY 8 OCT, 13.00-14.30 & 16.30-18.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 30 SEP 
Choreographer Matthias Sperling and cognitive neuroscientist Guido Orgs discuss Sperling's choreographic work, exploring how culture might shift in response to developments in brain sciences and what will change if scientists discover how our bodies produce our minds.

› Now That We Know – find out more
AVAILABLE NOW
RRP £8.99
How do you feel? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you antsy with Iktsuarpok? Or giddy with dépaysement?

The Book of Human Emotions is a gleeful, thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar, by Tiffany Watt Smith. Published by Wellcome Collection.

 ONLINE
As part of ‘ Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', our new blog series will showcase different voices and perspectives from people with lived experience of mental ill-health and explore their ideas of personal asylum. Read the first post from 'A drop in the ocean'.

In The art of medicine we explore the connections between medicine and art, discussing how their relationship can lead to a richer understanding of both.

How does a pop icon like Britney Spears relate to a medical, art and science museum like Wellcome Collection? We've trawled the collections looking for any connections we could find (no matter how questionable!) in
 TOURING EXHIBITION
UNTIL 8 JAN 2017
FREE | HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY, GLASGOW
  
'Skeletons: Our Buried Bones' is on tour across the country, with a first stop in Glasgow. Based on a show originally at Wellcome Collection in 2008, the exhibition is a collaboration with the Museum of London, touring to the Hunterian Art Gallery, M Shed in Bristol and Leeds City Museum over 2016-18.


 COMING SOON
FRIDAY 4 NOV, 19:00-23.00
FREE | BOOK FOR TALKS FROM 28 OCT 
          
If your body could speak, what would it say? From unconscious signalling to performance art, from social etiquette to political posturing: what do languages of the body reveal or conceal about the experience of inhabiting one? Join us for an evening of embodied exploration and discover how your body talks.