Handle with Care
6 July 2018 | 19.00 - 23.00

Wellcome Collection, London

Friday Late Spectacular


Free tickets are available to book from 11:00 on 29 June 2018 on the Wellcome Collection's website

As part of Handle with Care, a Friday Late Spectacular at Wellcome Collection co-curated by Lois Weaver and Emily Wiles, we have been invited to curate a mini-performance programme that will run throughout the evening.

Handle with Care explores what ‘care’ means through performance, art and conversation. From self-care to healthcare, acts of care are central to our everyday lives but perhaps we could think more carefully about how we handle ourselves, each other and our world with care.

Could I Care Less?

Immerse yourself in a programme of performance provocations, exploring the aesthetics of care from the individual to the institutional.

About the performances

  • Robbie Synge & Julie Cleves will bring you a choreographic performance with video, investigating the possibilities of moving and dancing together.

  • Lucy Hutson will give a reading from her upcoming book; a witty rant to the world written over a period of time spent in a psychiatric hospital, accompanied by an animation which takes a lighthearted look at desperation.

  • Louisa Robbin will perform a ritual to create a product for self-care that is messy and desperate and gross and naked, and is about trying.

Hosted by Louise Ashcroft, whose style falls between art and activism, performance art and comedy. Louise will share humorous reflections on her own experiences of care, both from her past as a care worker and present as a needy human being. She invites you to bring your teddy bear.


Photo: Passing Through by Julie Cleves & Robbie Synge

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