NOW Gallery

Empathy Museum Human Library Day

Human Library (1pm-4pm)

The Empathy Museum presents a Human Library – a participatory project designed to create personal and social change through dialogue and empathy.

A Human Library is like any other library, except that the books are people with stories to share – ‘living books’. Visitors are invited to come to our Human Library on Saturday 25th June and borrow a living book for conversation on the theme of HOME. We have living books from all walks of life including authors, designers, refugees and community organisers.

£1 Tickets for the Human Library can be booked in advance for via Eventbrite, and a small number of places will be available on the day.

Alongside the Human Library a series of drop-in events will take place. No advance booking required, please come along:

 

White Rabbit presents: The Aunties (Midday-5pm)

Let The Aunties solve your troubles: be they financial, romantic, or existential. Using modern mindfulness techniques like breathing and looking at trees, plus ancient traditions such as tealeaf scrying, palmistry and paying you extravagant but sincere compliments, we guarantee you will leave us healed and full of love for humankind. Plus we have cake, and you can have some.*

*while stocks last

 

Empathy films in the NOW Cinema (Midday-5pm)

A rolling programme of short film excerpts on the subject of Empathy, curated by Gareth Evans, film curator at Whitechapel Gallery.

 

Reading Aloud (Midday-5pm)

Outside the Empathy Museum’s A Thousand and One Books library, an ongoing programme of ‘Reading Aloud’s will take place. Sit and listen to a section of somebody’s favourite book as donated to our crowd-sourced library.

In case of bad weather all events will still go ahead as scheduled.

This presentation of Empathy Museum is co-commissioned by Artsadmin and LIFT, with the support of NOW Gallery and Greenwich Peninsula. An Imagine 2020 (2.0) project, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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