A new series of The Thing is ... starts at the Wellcome Collection from September 23 2012 at 3 pm. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/the-thing-isafrica.aspx
This is a Sunday afternoon and before the scheduled event, at 2pm there will be an opportunity for visually impaired people to have a 'sneak peek' at the object or associated item to do with the theme of the Wellcome Collection. An idea of these events is given in my previous posts about the Wellcome Collection. The blurb for the September meeting is as follows:
Join historian Steve Martin to explore the connections between magic, medicine and money in African societies, with the aid of a mystery object.
Speaker: Steve Martin, historian, writer and journalist
Facilitator: Timandra Harkness, writer and presenter
This event is FREE.
Book now to receive an e-ticket
Bookings are limited to two per person. Any additional bookings will be cancelled.
For blind and partially sighted visitors:
Members of Wellcome Collection's Visitor Services team have been trained in audio description techniques by VocalEyes.
Join members of the team from 14:00 for audio descriptions of the 'mystery object', the event space and set-up, and descriptions of a small number of relevant objects from our library collections. Please note: there will be no audio description during the event.
Places for the audio description preceding the event are free but very limited. To book a place or for more information, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7611 2222.'
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