Wellcome Collection
Sat 6 Apr 2024
2:00 pm
Subtitled in house by Wellcome Collection
A Perspective on Surgery and Beauty with Travis Alabanza image

Join writer and performer Travis Alabanza for a discussion about the politicisation of surgery in the UK, inspired by ‘The Cult of Beauty’ exhibition.
Including readings from their own work, Travis will ask what happens when the state becomes involved in your search for your true self. They will talk about gender procedures, transitioning and politicising Queer people’s bodies, as well as exploring bodily autonomy more broadly.
There will be a chance to ask questions during a Q&A after Travis’s talk.
You’re invited to explore ‘The Cult of Beauty’ in your own time. The exhibition is at its quietest on weekdays and weekend mornings. It is particularly busy on Saturdays.
When you arrive, tell a member of staff that you are a ticket holder for this event. You will be offered a wristband that gives you free timed entry to the exhibition, before or after Travis’s talk.
This event is aimed at people aged 14 and over.