Between the Lines

Photo courtesy of Artscope
Photo courtesy of Artscope


Suitable for: Adults with learning disabilities

Available: Monday - Friday

Length: 90 minutes

Group size: minimum 5 participants

Workshop outline

Between the Lines is a workshop aimed at adults with learning disabilities. It has been developed in partnership with Haringey Day Opportunities Service.

The session takes place in and around the public spaces, galleries and the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre. Participants are introduced to the range of collections on display with particular focus on maps, sound recordings and printed books.

Each workshop is made up of a series of creative, tactile activities based around the themes of books and language, sound and movement and shapes and space. Sessions are open-ended with participants having choice over the activities. A box is presented at the beginning of each session which includes a range of objects with each object signposting a different activity. Participants choose an object that leads to a particular part of the Library and a related activity.

The workshop aims to provide a new experience for participants with learning disabilities and raise the confidence of both participants and support staff in engaging with historical collections.

Between the Lines can be run as a one-off 90-minute session, or we can offer several sessions over consecutive weeks, each focussing on different materials or collection areas. Please complete a booking form for each separate date.

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