Pattering, chattering, squawking and singing - join us as we explore the unexpected qualities of the voice. Discover the extraordinary beauty of this everyday instrument as you build a replica vocal tract, get up close to an incognito opera singer, and meet a talking parrot. Stretch your glottis with a live voice remix session or a walkie-talkie conversation, experience the power of the broadcast voice in its many guises, or take part in one of our evening talks.
This is a special late-night event with a bar running all night.
This event is free. Drop in any time.
Tickets for the talks will be available from Wellcome Collection on the night of the event only.
This dead good exhibition features 300 ancient and modern artworks and artefacts exploring the iconography of death, all gathered together by Chicago-based print dealer Richard Harris. Works range from Inca skulls and a chandelier made from plaster casts of bones to rare prints by Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya.
The major winter exhibition showcases 300 works from a unique collection devoted to the iconography of death and our complex and contradictory attitudes towards it.
Assembled by Richard Harris, a former antique print dealer based in Chicago, the collection is spectacularly diverse, including art works, historical artefacts, scientific specimens and ephemera from across the world. Rare prints by Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya will be displayed alongside anatomical drawings, war art and antique metamorphic postcards; human remains will be juxtaposed with Renaissance vanitas paintings and twentieth century installations celebrating Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
From a group of ancient Incan skulls, to a spectacular chandelier made of 3000 plaster-cast bones by British artist Jodie Carey, this singular collection, by turns disturbing, macabre and moving, opens a window upon our enduring desire to make peace with death.
DocHouse presents the UK premiere of SURVIVING PROGRESS, directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks, as part of its year-long festival showcasing the best international and UK documentaries.
Featuring some of the world’s foremost contemporary thinkers SURVIVING PROGRESS is a crucial and compelling examination of global society, questioning our blind faith in progress, and the ‘progress traps’ which have led to the demise of past civilisations.
A host of modern luminaries – including Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood and David Suzuki – as well as scientists, financiers and activists, take on prevalent issues from untenable economic structures to deforestation, not shying away from controversial domains like political corruption and synthetic biology.
Inspired by Ronald Wright’s bestseller A Short History of Progress, with Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, this is a cinematic wake-up call – there is hope that our ingenuity and moral evolution can save the day but the clock is ticking…..