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    A Mile in My Shoes

    23 –⁠ 31 Oct 2021, from 12 noon
    Green Side Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
    Talks & debates
    Four people with headphones, part of the A Mile in My Shoes event

    Empathy Museum’s unusual shoe shop invites visitors to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, literally, and hear the global stories of their owners.

    The stories showcased in this installation are specially curated to tie in with Good Chance Theatre’s The Walk and London Literature Festival’s theme of friendship.

    The collection features a selection of refugee voices collected in collaboration with Choose Love and stories from ESOL students at City Lit adult education college.

    Please bring your own smartphone and headphones where possible to avoid the need to share equipment. Any equipment provided will be cleaned after every use in line with Covid-19 safety guidelines.

    Empathy Museum is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and this version of A Mile in My Shoes is supported by Arts Council England, Choose Love and the Greater London Authority.

    Need to know

    A selection of large-print transcripts are available.

    Suitable for ages 12+

    Some stories contain adult content and content that some audiences may find upsetting.

    Assistants are on hand to discuss content with audiences and support your story selection.

    Dates & times

    Thu 23 – Sun 31 Oct


    Sat 23 & Sun 24, 12 noon – 6.30pm BST

    Mon 25 & Tue 26, 3pm – 5.30pm BST

    Wed 27 – Fri 29, 3pm – 6.30pm BST

    Sat 30 & Sun 31, 12 noon – 6.30pm GMT /


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