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Join us for special evening and weekend events at the Hunterian Museum to see the collections in a new light.


Wednesday 8 June, 6.30pm

HOLD THE HEARSE! BY JULIE MCNAMARA
+ THE FIGHT FOR LIFE BY DAVID HEVEY

Exceptional and Extraordinary performersPerformer Julie McNamara and filmmaker David Hevey present new works specially created as part of 'Exceptional & Extraordinary' project which combines the collections of medical museums with the work of performers and artists from the disability arts world.

HOLD THE HEARSE
Hold the Hearse! is an interactive, extraordinary theatrical journey through a myriad of museum collections that have impacted on the lives of the Mad, the Bad and the Unruly in our midst.

THE FIGHT FOR LIFE
In this powerful, unsettling and provocative film, David Hevey examines the increasingly hostile and uncertain world in which many disabled people find themselves.

The performance starts at 7.30pm with a drinks reception from 6.30pm.
Tickets include a free alcoholic or soft drink on arrival (pay bar available for subsequent drinks).

Tickets £10 / Concessions £5 (ticket cost includes booking fee)
Book online via Eventbrite or call 018001 0207 869 6568 to make a TextTalk booking.

Wednesday 22 June, 6.30pm

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ’S WOBBLY MANIFESTO
+ LET US TELL YOU A STORY... BY DEAF MEN DANCING

Dance company 'Deaf Men Dancing' and comedian Francesca Martinez present new works specially created as part of 'Exceptional & Extraordinary' project which combines the collections of medical museums with the work of performers and artists from the disability arts world.

LET US TELL YOU A STORY
Let Us Tell You A Story...is a new, highly original, multi-sensory dance production by Deaf Men Dancing (DMD) - known for their unique fusion of different styles of dance with sign language - that invites audiences on a journey to explore Deaf history and experiences of deafness in an entirely new way.

FRANCESCA MARTINEZ’S WOBBLY MANIFESTO
Francesca explores how humanity has chosen to handle (or not) disability over the decades and looks at how these attitudes have huge ramifications for all of us. By proposing her own Wobbly Manifesto, she invites us all to consider how embracing diversity as normal could, in fact, revolutionise the world we live in.

The performance starts at 7.30pm with a drinks reception from 6.30pm.
Tickets include a free alcoholic or soft drink on arrival (pay bar available for subsequent drinks).

Tickets £10 / Concessions £5 (ticket cost includes booking fee)
Book online via Eventbrite or call 018001 0207 869 6568 to make a TextTalk booking.

For information about all of the Exceptional & Extraordinary 'Unruly Bodies' performances, download our PDF flyer.