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Talking Cells

6:00pm-8:00pm on Friday 26 March
4:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday 28 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Talking Cells is a new project by the “Theatre of the Cell” initiative at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, using theatrical means to explore aspects of molecular and cell biology. Think Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” but with cells in the limelight!

What is it like to be part of a tissue when its neighbour is turning cancerous? How does an embryonic stem cell imagine its life will turn out, and where did it all go wrong? We will explore these topics, and more, together under the guidance of a professional theatre director and coach, as well as a team of scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus. We will explore characteristics of different types of cells and their fascinating interactions. What is disease at the level of the cell and what does it mean to be “normal” for the building blocks of life?

This event is suitable for an adult audience. The workshop will run across several sessions throughout the festival, finishing in an optional live performance on Sunday 4th April, the last day of Cambridge festival.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 40
Theme: Explore, Health

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