A Mile in My Shoes

The Empathy Museum were due to visit Southampton in June with A Mile in My Shoes – originally as part of Refugee Week - but this has now been moved to September, with nine events planned.

A Mile in My Shoes is a shoe shop where visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else's shoes – literally.

Housed in a giant shoebox, this roaming exhibit holds a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explore our shared humanity.

From a Syrian refugee to a sex worker, a war veteran to a neurosurgeon, visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger while listening to their story.

The stories cover different aspects of life, from loss and grief to hope and love and take the visitor on an empathetic as well as a physical journey.

It will be coming to the Esplanade at Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton from 12-20 September, 2020.

Find more details here.

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