Adam Kay: A Hilarious & Gross History of The Human Body
Follow writer, comedian and former doctor Adam Kay
on a hilarious and deliciously disgusting tour of the history of medicine and the human body.
Kay answers questions like ‘why did hairdressers cut off their customers’ legs?’ and ‘why did people get paid for farting?’
The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off, but there was one tiny little problem back then, as Kay’s
Marvellous Medicine confirms: doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked.
You can draw along with comedian, writer and illustrator Henry Paker and challenge your parents to the ultimate True or Poo quiz.
A Q&A with Kay follows the event, and Paker and Kay are also signing books.
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For ages 7+
Join the author and illustrator for a book signing after this event, where Kay's Marvellous Medicine will also be available to purchase.
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- Standard entryAdult £10, Child £7.50
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