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Listen to a conversation between artist and writer, Cheryl Martin and writer, Rianna Walcott reflecting on their own experiences of mental health and care practices during and emerging from this global health crisis.

Join the online discussion to consider what taking care means for Black women, who are simultaneously dealing with the consequences of the Black Lives Matter movement, social distancing and lockdown. How do we develop new care practices to help us embrace radical change?

Cheryl and Rianna will talk for 40 minutes, and then there will be 15 minutes of questions and answers. You can submit questions in advance via a Slido link, which will be sent to ticket holders one week before the event. You'll also be able to ask questions and comment live online using the 'chat' function throughout the event. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session. The event will be live captioned by Stagetext.

Supporting Ourselves in Changing Times is part of Bloomsbury Festival, 16–25 October 2020.

This conversation may mention suicide, self-harm, and childhood sexual/emotional abuse.


Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road, LONDON, Greater London, NW1 2BE

020 7611 2222


Opening times

Wellcome Collection reopens on 7 October

You will need to book a ticket to enter the building and follow our new safety measures. To book a ticket and to find out how we are keeping you safe, visit our website.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10.00-17.00
Wed 10.00-17.00
Thu 10.00-19.00
Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 10.00-17.00

How we’re keeping you safe

Limiting the number of visitors each day with a free ticketing system. Book your ticket.

Taking extra care with increased cleaning.

Providing hand-sanitiser dispensers.

Providing our staff with personal protective equipment (PPE).

Marking signposted routes around the building to help you explore with plenty of space.

Cleaning our accessible resources regularly.

Spreading out café seating and serving pre-packed food.

Quarantining books in the library and Reading Room.

Removing shared headphones on audio exhibits. Instead you will be able to use your own earphones, which have a standard jack.

Providing optional mask-exempt badges from Euan’s Guide.

Participating in NHS Track and Trace through our online booking form.

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