Free co-creation opportunity at Natural History Museum for blind and visually impaired 16-21 year olds

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At the Natural History Museum (NHM) we have an opportunity for eight London based blind or visually impaired young people who are interested in creative writing, poetry or spoken word and are aged between 16 to 21 years old.

Working together as a group they will create content for a brand-new audio description guide for our evolution and wildlife gardens. Sessions will be facilitated by award winning poet and rapper, Testament, NHM scientists and staff, and will explore nature, science and geology (with a focus on the exploring rocks, soils, fossils and evolution) in multi-sensory ways whilst being creative and experimenting with spoken word, rap, creative- writing and poetry to find the way participants want to express themselves.

Click this link to hear more about the project from Testament (opens new window).

Workshops will take place at the Museum in February half term 2024 and on March 9th with two online Saturday meetings between this, dates and times are listed below. We will arrange and cover travel costs, taxis if needed, and we will provide lunches. As co-creators of this exciting new content for the museum, we will thank participants for their time, by giving vouchers to the value of £12.50 per hour via

We will discuss and plan for everyone’s personal and individual access requirements before the workshops begin. Learning support will be provided and participants can bring personal 1 to 1 support if required.

If you are interested, or know a blind or visually impaired young person who might be interested, then we would love to hear from you.

Email Harriet Fink (Learning and Volunteering Programme Manager for the Urban Nature Project) as soon as possible to find out more.

Preference will be given to young people from the boroughs of RBKC, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham but anyone London based will be considered.

Workshop dates and times:

  • 10th February – 10am to 2pm at NHM
  • 12th February – 10am to 2pm at NHM
  • 13th February – 10am to 2pm at NHM
  • 14th February – 10am to 2pm at NHM
  • 15th February – 10am to 2pm at NHM
  • 24th February – 10am to 12pm online
  • 2nd March – 10am to 12pm online
  • 9th March – 10am to 2pm at NHM


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