Thursday 25 June 2015

Wellcome Collection - What's On In July


Wellcome Collection, A Free Destination for the incurably curious. What's On
 
Booking for events opens at 11.00 on Friday 26 June.
 
You can book online with our ticketing system by following the links below, or you can call us on 020 7611 2222.
 FREE EXHIBITION 
WED 22 JUL–SUN 18 OCT   
FREE | DROP IN
Over 100 works by acclaimed artist Alice Anderson will be displayed at Wellcome Collection. Anderson’s sculptures are entirely mummified in copper thread, creating glistening landscapes of beautiful, uncanny and transformed objects. Each piece is an exploration and act of memory.
The exhibition will also feature an immersive experience ‘the Studio’, extending the creative process of the artist’s practice into the gallery. Visitors will be able to spend time mummifying a 1967 Ford Mustang and other smaller objects with copper wire, creating an atmosphere that is at once meditative and communal.
› Alice Anderson– find out more
 FREE EXHIBITION 
UNTIL 20 SEP
FREE | DROP IN
The exhibition is free, but queuing and timed tickets will be in operation at busy times.

Evolving over the course of the year, the exhibition features new commissions, live interventions, discussions and performances. Check online for details of drop-in sessions and do take part inWOULD YOU MIND? by author and theatre director Neil Bartlett.
       
'The Institute of Sexology’ book is available online and from the Wellcome Shop.

Sign up for our
Audio described tour
THU 16 JUL, 18.00
–19.00
                
 SEXOLOGY EVENTS 
SAT 18 JUL, 10.30–17.00
£18/£15 CONCESSIONS | BOOK NOW 
A day-long symposium on topics from asexuality to sex addiction. This symposium will consider research that draws from history, psychology and neurophysiology. Lunch and refreshments included.


› Symposium: Sexual Desire – find out more
SOUTHBANK CENTRE 
SUN 26 JUL, 15.00
£12/£6 | BOOK NOW
Writers Malika Booker, Kei Miller, Warsan Shire and Rachel Mars, present their poetry and prose, exploring and exposing sex in all its complexity, followed by a Q&A session with historian of sexuality Dr Jana Funke. 

Presented as part of the Wellcome Collection's Sexology Season.

THU 9 JUL, 15.00–16.30 & 19.00–20.30
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
Artist Mark Storor and clinician Leighton Seal explore new ways to communicate about the taboo of erectile dysfunction and its social and medical implications in this presentation and discussion.




› The Barometer of My Heart – find out more
THU 16 JUL, 19.00–20.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
Join David Spiegelhalter in conversation to find out what statistics can tell us about sexual behaviour. What are we all doing? How often? How has it changed? And can we believe all these statistics anyway?

› Sex by Numbers – find out more

THU 23 JUL, 19.00–20.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
Theatre director and author Neil Bartlett will be in conversation with writer Kate Pullinger about Bartlett's recent commission WOULD YOU MIND? 

Hear about responses from visitors and reflections on the wider issues raised in 'The Institute of Sexology'.
 FREE EXHIBITION
FREE | DROP IN 
Drop into our beloved permanent exhibition 'Medicine Man' on level 1 to discover the remarkable life of Henry Wellcome. Borrow a free touchscreen audio guide or come along to our next BSL tour to learn about his wonderful curios.

Just turn up to join our
British Sign Language (BSL) tour
THU 23 JUL, 
18.00–18.45
    
 FREE EVENTS 
FRI 3 JUL, 19.00–23.00
FREE | DROP IN 
Join us for a night of games and play for grown-ups!

We're filling the building with lots of opportunities to play and to try out new games and ideas. From board games to digital games and quirky new sports, find out more about how and why we play and how forms of play have changed over time.     
      
› Friday Late Spectacular: Play – find out more
WED 22 JUL, 13.00–14.00
FREE | FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Join Mike Sulu to hear about his research into how various biological processes can be scaled up for use in industry. He is currently working on the development of a new type of antimicrobial and the production of a compound to stimulate hair growth.


THU 3 JUL, 19.00–20.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
In this discussion, former military surgeon Professor James Ryan uncovers an object from a WWI field hospital. He will reflect on both the advances in surgery at the turn of the 20th century, and his own experience as a surgeon during recent military operations.


WED 15 JUL, 14.00–17.00
THU 16 JUL, 17.00–20.00
FREE | DROP IN

Do you have an idea for a small participatory event that you would like to hold in our Reading Room?

Open Platform is an exciting new events strand where we invite you to submit your own event proposals for a one-hour slot with a clear connection to the Reading Room subject matter. Come chat to our Events Officers at these times to propose an event.

 LIBRARY INSIGHTS 
THU 23 JUL, 18.00–19.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
Drawing on the Wellcome Library's original publications of the works of RenĂ© Descartes, we will explore the age-old medical and philosophical conundrum of the connection between the mind and the body.

THU 27 AUG, 18.00–19.00
FREE | BOOK FROM 26 JUN
Join us for a look at cholera in the 19th century. The disease's effects were swift and dramatic, causing huge death tolls and widespread fear and panic.Amanda Sciampacone will guide you through artist's depictions of the illness in the Wellcome Library's art collection.

› The Blue Corpse – find out more
 YOUTH PROGRAMMES
SAT JUL 25, 14.00–17.00
FREE | DROP IN
Saturday Studio is our new monthly programme of drop-in events for young people aged 14–19. 

Our next drop-in session will be a fashion design and photography workshop inspired by our new Alice Anderson exhibition, led by students from Central Saint Martins. 

Our Youth Programme has 15 places available on the next project starting Saturday 18 July. 

We need talented and enthusiastic 14-19 year olds with lots of ideas who’d like to be involved in producing a series of downloadable audio programmes (podcasts) featuring music, drama, interviews, soundscapes and other creative elements with the support of a radio professional.

› RawMinds – find out more


 ONLINE
Read about one of the more haunting pieces that was on display in Forensics: Jenny Holzer’s Lustmord, offering unsettling perspectives on sexual violence. For something lighter, Jessica Hughes takes a look at how our personal belongings have previously been used as conduits of self, as part of our digital project,Self Evidence.

Dr Jamie Lawson asks a very simple question on the blog linked to our current exhibition The Institute of Sexology: what is sex? The answer is less simple than you might think. Finally, a new commission for the exhibition, WOULD YOU MIND? by Neil Bartlett, is introduced, as we explain how visitors can contribute and talk about what a powerful experience it has been working on the project.


Reminisce about our On Light Weekend Spectacular or catch the highlights if you weren’t able to come along. Uncover the wonder and delight about the topic from academics, artists, performers and scientists who work passionately with light and who featured during the weekend






 BEYOND WELLCOME
HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION 
10 JUL–27 SEP
Ladybird by Design will open at House of Illustration in King’s Cross is an exhibition of over 120 original illustrations from Ladybird Books dating from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.


VARIOUS VENUES

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The London Borough of Camden. Discover Camden’s history of radical theatre, take awalking tour to explore the Camden's amazing architecture and built environment, catch ‘Me and Orson Welles’, shot in Bloomsbury Square, and much more. 
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME GLOBAL GATEWAY, TRAFALGAR SQUARE
24 JUL–25 JUL
The purpose of the conference is to explore ways, and assess the value, of thinking about forensics, past and present, from a historical and trans-national perspective.

BRITISH MUSEUM
23 APR–2 AUG
Discover the history of Indigenous Australia in this special exhibition. This show celebrates the cultural strength and resilience of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders whose cultures have existed for over 60,000 years.