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Touretteshero Presents ‘Planet You’

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  • Free
  • Workshop
  • Youth event
  • British Sign Language
  • Relaxed
Photographic and digital artwork showing a young person drawing on a sketchpad against a pink background. Streaming out of their sketchpad are glowing lines brightly coloured drawings of planets.
Reimagining Our World. Artwork: Jess Thom. Portraits: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join us for a creative workshop with Touretteshero and the rest of her crew as we prepare for a light-speed trip to ‘Planet You’.   

In this two-hour illustration workshop, we’ll explore what kind of world we want to live in. We’ll ask how it feels when you’re there and what makes it unique to you.  

You’ll use your imagination to create an illustration of your very own planet. You can then add it to a larger artwork to help form an ever-expanding ‘Solidarity Solar System’.   

Jess Thom from Touretteshero will guide you through three creative activities including:

  • sketching and illustration
  • designing posters
  • making planets to contribute to the ‘Solidarity Solar System’ sculpture.  

All art materials will be provided and there’ll be an activity booklet to take away.  

Timings

The workshop will run in the Forum from 11:00 – 13:00. 

A free lunch will be provided from 13:00 – 14:00 in the Studio for anyone who would like to stay and eat.  

Chill-Out Room

We want you to feel comfortable to be yourself and experience the workshop in a way that is right for you.   

Any time you want to find a space away from the activities, you can head to our Chill-Out Room to lie down or relax. There will be low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions and mats throughout the room. You can also make use of ear defenders, earplugs, board games, stim toys and materials with different textures. 

Who can come

This workshop is for people aged 14 to 19 years old and disabled people aged 14 to 25 years old.   

Dates

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Tickets via Eventbrite

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Studio and the Forum on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.

Relaxed

This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your facilitator

Jess Thom

(she/her)

Artist, activist and part-time superhero, Jess Thom co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to her experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome. She has written in the mainstream and disability press, including the Guardian, the Observer and Disability Now, and has been a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow.

Touretteshero

Founded in 2010, multi-award-winning inclusive arts company Touretteshero share the humour and creativity of Tourette’s syndrome with the widest possible audience. Using Tourette’s as a catalyst, their mission is to create a socially just world for disabled and non-disabled people through their cultural practice.