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Play WellThe Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children alike in its new autumn exhibition, Play Well. Split into three different sections - Nature/Nurture, Toys Like Us, and Rules and Risk - the exhibition delves into everything from the importance of play in childhood and its therapeutic abilities to the evolution of toys and the move from playing outdoors in the street to inside on the computer. As part of the exhibition, a group of young people aged 14-19 respond to the fears of safety and the rise of digital play with a series of games designed by them that explore loneliness, anxiety, commerce and teamwork in the digital sphere. Artist Adam James has created an accompanying commission that explores the role of play in the adult world; photographer Mark Neville shows how play can serve as a retreat from conflict with a series of photos depicting children playing in the aftermath of shelling in the Ukraine; and creative collaborative Toys Like Me looks at the power toys have when challenging stereotypes and changing attitudes.

 

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A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome Library, cafe, bookshop and a 'forum' to consider issues of science, health and human identity. The 1,300 objects on display show the great variety of considerations that these topics include. More about Wellcome Collection

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ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Play Well
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  30% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 3 minutes from Play Well
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  30% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from Play Well
Historic building in trendy Fitzrovia, guests enjoy free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices; stylish single, double, family rooms and suites; and Steak and Lobster, serving mouth-watering ... More
 
 
 
 
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Billionaire Boy The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th December 2019 to 5th January 2020
Play Well, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 1 minute from Play Well
Birmingham Stage Company, the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, give another one of David Walliams' books the stage treatment with an ...More
 
 
 
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New Sussex Opera: La Belle Helene
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th December 2019 - 7pm
Play Well, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 1 minute from Play Well
Toby Purser conducts Offenbach's comic opera with the NSO Chorus and St Paul's Sinfonia. Hannah Pedley is Helene and Anthony Flaum is Paris. Sung in English....More
 
 
 
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Loner
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2019 - 9pm
Play Well, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from Play Well
A solo stand-alone performance about loneliness....More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Play Well
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment >
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 2 minutes from Play Well
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery. The ... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 5 minutes from Play Well
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | Same location as Play Well
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Play Well
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Play Well
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Cycle Republic, Euston Tower
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
Unti 4 Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Play Well
A cycling-only specialist store from Halfords, Cycle Republic opened its first London site at this 4,000 square metre unit in Euston Square in December 2014. Cyclists ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Play Well
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Spymaster
London > Shopping > Specialists
11 Howland Street, Marylebone, London W1T | 6 minutes from Play Well
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Wellcome Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
183 Euston Road 2nd floor, Euston, NW1 | 2 minutes from Play Well
Part of the Wellcome Collection's 17.5 million pound revamp, the Wellcome Kitchen opened in early 2015, creating an inviting space to enjoy a spot of ... More
 
 
 
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The Savannah Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Play Well
With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is the restaurant and bar within the Wesley Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Chutneys
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
124 Drummond Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Play Well
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Play Well
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Play Well
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Play Well
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Play Well
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Play Well
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Play Well
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Play Well
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Play Well
Located in a 16th-century coaching inn, this sweet little gastropub offers diners the choice of just nibbling on a little tapas, or going for a full ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Play Well
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London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from Play Well
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Simmons Fitzrovia
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Play Well
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
124 Cleveland Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Play Well
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 1 minute from Play Well
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Play Well
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 10 minutes from Play Well
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 

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Play WellPlay WellPlay WellThe Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children alike in its new autumn exhibition, Play Well. Split into three different sections - Nature/Nurture, Toys Like Us, and Rules and Risk - the exhibition delves into everything from the importance of play in childhood and its therapeutic2019-12-05T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
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event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th October 2019 to 8th March 2020
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
The Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children alike in its new autumn exhibition, Play Well. Split into three different sections - Nature/Nurture, Toys Like Us, and Rules and Risk - the exhibition delves into everything from the importance of play in childhood and its therapeutic... More about this event
 
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving BodiesJo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving BodiesJo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving BodiesTwo artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the body, family and identity at the Wellcome Collection. In Misbehaving Bodies photographer Jo Spence documents her diagnosis of breast cancer, her unflinching photographs are displayed alongside Oreet Ashery's award-winning mini-ser2019-12-05T00:00:00+00002020-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th May 2019 to 26th January 2020
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the body, family and identity at the Wellcome Collection. In Misbehaving Bodies photographer Jo Spence documents her diagnosis of breast cancer, her unflinching photographs are displayed alongside Oreet Ashery's award-winning mini-ser... More about this event
 
Wellcome Collection: Being HumanWellcome Collection: Being HumanWellcome Collection: Being HumanReplacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a fresh approach to health, science, art and medicine. Exploring what it means to be human, the first floor display includes 20 life-size nude portraits, chewed up gum and a life-size figure of an astronaut suited in Nigerian patte2019-12-05T00:00:00+00002021-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183  Euston Road      NW1 2BE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th September 2019 to 1st September 2021
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a fresh approach to health, science, art and medicine. Exploring what it means to be human, the first floor display includes 20 life-size nude portraits, chewed up gum and a life-size figure of an astronaut suited in Nigerian patte... More about this event
 
 

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New Sussex Opera: La Belle Helene
Concerts | On 5th December 2019 

Bloomsbury Theatre 1 minute walk from Play Well

Toby Purser conducts Offenbach's comic opera with the NSO Chorus and St Paul's Sinfonia. Hannah Pedley is Helene and Anthony ...More

London Contemporary Dance School 2019
Dance | Until 6th December 2019 

The Place 5 minutes walk from Play Well

A performance by students of a range of works in collaboration with composers from Guildhall School of Music and Drama....More

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Concerts | Until 14th December 2019 

University Of London Union 5 minutes walk from Play Well

The Mercury Music Prize nominated punk duo of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman unveil songs from the album Acts Of ...More

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Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

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Antonio Forcione Quintet
Concerts | Until 6th December 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 14 minutes walk from Play Well

The award-winning guitarist brings to the live stage a mixture of jazz, flamenco, blues and Latin stylings in his original ...More

African Promise Christmas Carol Service
Exhibitions | On 5th December 2019 

St Giles-In-The-Fields 15 minutes walk from Play Well

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Bitch On Heat
Theatre | Until 14th December 2019 

Soho Theatre 15 minutes walk from Play Well

A critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent from the performer Leah Shelton, in a show directed ...More

The W3 Sessions
Concerts | On 5th December 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 17 minutes walk from Play Well

Bassist Phil Simmonds presents the jazz, funk and soul night with invited guests....More

A Celebration Of Music With John Whitfield In Memoriam
Concerts | On 5th December 2019 

Wigmore Hall 17 minutes walk from Play Well

An ensemble performs selections from Bartok's Mikrokosmos, Bach's Chaconne from Partita No 2 In D Minor For Solo Violin and ...More

Thomas Hampson & Wolfram Rieger
Concerts | On 5th December 2019 

Wigmore Hall 17 minutes walk from Play Well

The baritone and his piano accompanist performs Barber's With Rue My Heart Is Laden No 2, Night Wanderers, Nocturne No ...More

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