Empath Tea & ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ Group Play

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.


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