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Empathy Workshop

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 
Sat, 1:30 - 3pm
Bow Arts Courtyard, 183 Bow Road, E3 2SJ
1:30pm - 3:00pm

A family friendly empathy workshop, exploring empathy as a practical tool and a tangible material that you can touch, see, feel and play with. Attendees are invited to come and explore what terms like ‘personal space’ and ‘social distance’ mean to them in a post-Covid world. You will then use these ideas and your bodies to make your own collection of empathy tools to help foster empathy in your everyday world. Led by artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, the artist behind the Nunnery Gallery’s new exhibition exploring empathy. 

All ages welcome; materials will be provided. This is a free event but please book if you plan to attend to help us manage the event safely. The event will take place outdoors in Bow Arts' covered outdoor courtyard, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. You can read our COVID-19 access statement here.

This event is part of Is there space for empathy? – an exhibition by Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, which examines what empathy means in 2021, in a post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-colonial Britain. Tuomala looks at what role empathy can play in helping us re-enter public life and re-discover physical closeness with each other once again. Her installation makes empathy – an often abstract and intangible feeling – into a physical and tangible form we can see, feel and enter. 


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Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information
Address: Bow Arts Courtyard, 183 Bow Road, E3 2SJ  
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.

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Enni-Kukka Tuomala