Please note: we are making every effort to ensure that listings are up to date and accurate, but in these uncertain times it is always worth double checking with organisers to ensure that events are going ahead as advertised.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hercules Café

November 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is an online event.

This Café session offers an autistic perspective on the “New Worlds” theme of this year’s Being Human festival. Dealing with specific situations can be a challenge for anyone, but especially an autistic person, for whom “New Worlds” can seem like “alien” places where one feels like an outsider rather than a participant.

Join the mythological hero Hercules in this 1-hour online café for autistic children and their families. Meet Hercules as he discovers a new place, filled with many objects. Think about how Hercules takes in information about the place and about how he processes the emotions he experiences. Take breaks inspired by the food and drink that Hercules finds among his surroundings. Reflect on your own experiences of entering places for the first time.

The event is designed for autistic children aged c. 7-11 and their families. The event might be suitable for other children, and adults, too. Anyone interested in taking part is urged to contact the “barista” and organiser (Professor Susan Deacy, s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk) to discuss the relevance of the café for them.

The activity is adapted from activities for a European Research Council-funded project Our Mythical Childhood (2016-2021) which comprises tasks for autistic children based on what happens when Hercules reaches a curious, multi-sensory place.

In partnership with

N/A

Contact email address

s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


Book your tickets

Venue

Online: University of Roehampton
United Kingdom
Accessibility information

Other

Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
City/town
London/online

Accessibility information: if you have any questions, queries or requests please contact the event organiser directly.