Empath Tea & ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ Group Play
Sunday 2 October
4 – 9.30pm
The Empath Group meet regularly to discuss what it means to be an ‘Empath’, how this word can frame experiences and how it can be used to construct a group identity. This two-part event is the first open, public exploration into these concerns, investigating the forms in which empathy may operate.
4pm – 6pm – Empath Tea
Empath Group member Rosie Taylor invites herbalist Natasha Richardson to design a tea specifically for Empaths to deal with side effects such as sensory overload and tiredness. Richardson will also discuss herbal medication and forms of self-care which do not see maximisation of labour as the end goal.
6.30pm – 8.30pm – That Dragon, Cancer Group Play
That Dragon, Cancer is a game designed by Ryan and Amy Green to simulate their experience of their son’s battle with cancer. Empath Group founder Leah Clements invites the public to complete a full play-through of the game, participating in an emotional journey by collectively negotiating a way through its designed structure of empathy.