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November 2018

Finding Language

November 15 - November 24
The Rockfield Centre, Stevenson Street
Oban, PA34 5NA United Kingdom
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Explore how languages begin and end through this multi-format event which includes exhibitions, film screenings and discussions. These films, artworks and stories ask what roles languages play in our identities and everyday lives. Languages are the beating heart of our culture; they transmit the values, beliefs and narratives which give definition to our lives. Yet they are one of the most difficult things to represent and discuss with our friends and families. This event will get you thinking about the heritage…

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Flight and Refuge – Folkestone Welcomes All

November 15 - November 24
Folkestone Museum, The Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1DY United Kingdom
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This exhibition at Folkestone Museum has been curated by local sixth form students based on their research into the Belgian refugee presence in Folkestone during the First World War. The exhibition asks why an event so fundamental to Folkstone's local history remains unknown to so many? Exploring the extent to which the Folkestone community welcomed their neighbours from across the channel in a time of need, the exhibition draws parallels with the modern day immigration crisis, helping to assess how…

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The NHS is Born!

November 15 - November 24
South Wales Miners’ Library, Hendrefoilan Avenue
Swansea, Wales SA2 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

This year the pioneering National Health Service turned 70 years old. This exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection at the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives to provide a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS. It will look at community and occupation health and miners’ medical schemes, regarded as the model for the NHS. The exhibition will include examples of pamphlets published in 1948 to explain the…

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The Periodical Exhibition

November 15 - November 24
John Lennon Art & Design Building, Liverpool John Moores University , 2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool, North West L3 5RD United Kingdom
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'The Periodical Exhibition' presents period stigma smashing and celebratory artworks in the Atrium Gallery. Come and see menstrual artworks by Bee Hughes, research photographs, and material from the Liverpool John Moores University's Special Collections and Archives. There will also be the chance to have a go at hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Join us on Saturday 17th November 11am-3pm for an informal fun day of craftivism, chat and a homeless period packing party. The exhibition is open Monday –Friday…

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Other Registers

November 15 - November 16
ArtsOne, QMUL Mile End Campus London, E1 4PA United Kingdom + Google Map
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'Other Registers' is an immersive sound installation that uses software to transform data about police violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into sound. Visitors are invited to listen to official statistics for citizen and police deaths in the city between October 2009 (when Rio was selected to host the Olympics), and January 2016 (the start of the Olympic year), played as sound via a circle of eight loudspeakers. Police violence is a long-standing issue in Rio, but the high numbers…

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O. G. S. Crawford: Life in Photographs

November 15 - November 24
Pitt Rivers Museum & Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Explore the life and archive of influential, but little known, archaeologist O. G. S. Crawford. Discover highlights from the archive in a pop-up display open between 10:00am and 5:00pm at the Pitt Rivers Museum. At select times on the 17 and 24 November there will also be the chance to see the archive in a special object handling session and find out about Crawford's love of cats! On the 17 November there are object handling sessions in the Research Space on…

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Beautiful Confusion in Senate House

November 15
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Beautiful Confusion Collective are a female-led performance group who specialize in exploring movement, gender, power and the built environment through site-responsive interventions. During the festival they will undertake a mini-residency in Charles Holden’s art-deco masterpiece, Senate House, University of London – exploring the histories and contemporary uses of this building through dance, movement and documentation. Buildings have form and they have stories. They have power structures and they have politics. Moving through space means engaging with these issues – either…

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Our Mythical Childhood

November 15 - November 18
Roehampton University Library, Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 5PU United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition showcases discoveries made in the University of Roehampton's extensive archive of children's literature. Focusing on illustrations in children's classics, it shows how ancient myths are brought alive to the imagination. Myths from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt have given us iconic characters, such as heroes, gods, and monsters, whose stories are often first encountered when we are children. The way these characters are represented visually in children's books is crucial to how they are perceived and interpreted. As…

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Living Zoroastrianism

November 15 - November 24
The Foyle Special Collections Gallery within the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh St
London, Greater London WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

This unique interactive exhibition engages the public in the Virtual Reality (VR) experience of a 3,000 years old Zoroastrian ritual in which the viewer will be immersed by means of VR glasses. Originating in ancient pre-Islamic Iran, the ritual was filmed in Mumbai 2017 with cutting edge spherical video technology. Visitors can also experience contemporary Zoroastrian Iran via the digitised oral testimony of over 300 interviewees. Displays of manuscripts, costumes, paintings and artefacts provide additional information about this ancient religion.…

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From House of Care to Seat of Learning

November 15 - November 16
Fielding Johnson Building (meet at David Wilson Library Foyer), University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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Free

The University of Leicester’s Grade II-listed Fielding Johnson Building has a rich and varied history as an asylum (1837-1908); military hospital (1914-1919); and site of higher education (1921-present). Come along for illustrated walking tours showcasing the building’s history, using archival plans and photographs. See an interactive exhibition in the Library’s new Digital Reading Room, and a pop-up exhibition on the First World War hospital loaned by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The University of Leicester is currently running…

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Foodbank Histories: Journeys of Food Insecurity

November 15 - November 17
Newcastle West End Foodbank Collection Point, Grainger Market, Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 5QQ United Kingdom
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Newcastle West End Foodbank, one of the busiest foodbanks in Britain, came to an uneasy kind of fame through the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. This exhibition offers an opportunity to move past the statistics and hear real stories of life on the Tyne. Interview extracts focus on food insecurity as well as how those using and working in the Foodbank connect to the Tyne and the role the river plays in people's lives. 'Foodbank Histories' reflects the stories…

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Origins and Endings: Research at the Cutting Edge

November 15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 6QE United Kingdom
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At this event two of the best and brightest doctoral students from Newcastle University will present their research, organised around the theme of 'Origins and Endings'. Short presentations will be followed by discussion with the audience. The research on display will range widely across the history and culture of the Tyne Valley. Come to hear, for example, about the North-East’s Second World War Blitz, and Newcastle’s chilling contribution to understanding the effects of nuclear war. This event is hosted in…

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The Origins and Endings of Britain and the EU?

November 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LSE Library Gallery, Portugal Street
London, London WC2A 2HD United Kingdom
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Politics curator Daniel Payne explores the origins of European integration and anti-federalist movements through the archive material on display in 'What Does Brexit Mean to You?'. The discussion will consider how both these early movements for and against further integration with Europe have influenced the 2016 Brexit referendum and the earlier 1975 referendum. There will also be a chance to discuss what Brexit means to you. The exhibition documents the history of the UK in and out of the EU…

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Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance

November 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early 20th century. In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote A Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer…

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Feminists Eat Your Greens!

November 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, Glasgow G40 1BP United Kingdom
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For one night only, the Glasgow Women’s Library will play host to an Edwardian vegetarian restaurant. Enjoy an evening of feasting and feminist conversation over a meal prepared using menus and cookbooks from the early 20th century. This year marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and there has been a surge of interest in the campaigning of suffragettes. But one aspect of this history that has so far been ignored is the important role played…

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Walking with Refugee Tales (Illustrated Talk)

November 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts
Canterbury, CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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David Herd, co-organiser and co-editor of Refugee Tales, will give an illustrated talk introducing the history and aims of the project at the AV Theatre in Canterbury Cathedral. The talk will discuss indefinite detention in the UK and will explain how the project makes its call for such detention to end. The Refugee Tales project was established in 2015 to highlight the fact that the UK is the only country in Europe that detains people indefinitely under immigration rules, and…

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My Family in the Great War

November 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Volcano Theatre, 27-29 High St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1LG United Kingdom
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Free

Join Professor Tony Curtis for an illustrated talk on his family in the First World War, including readings from his own work and from classic First World War writers and poets, as well as artwork from Paul Nash, E.H. Shepherd, Frank Brangwyn, Henry Moore and others. He will weave together untold, remarkable stories and some of the most memorable writing and images of the century. 2018 will be a special year of remembrance as the 'war to end all wars'…

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Rivers of Life

November 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill
Hexham, Northumberland, North East NE47 7AN United Kingdom
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Free

They say you can never step in the same river twice, yet rivers seem to be a fixture of our everyday lives. From the Tyne to the Tiber, regions and cities are defined by the water coursing through them. This evening of exhibitions and discussions will ask what we know about rivers, and what we ought to know if we are to continue to live along their banks and in their catchments. Visitors will find photography and film, poetry and…

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Creation and Destruction: Stories by the Fire

November 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Skip Garden, 1 Tapper Walk
London, N1C 4AQ United Kingdom
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Where did we come from? Where are we going? These questions will be explored in a very special night of storytelling hosted by the Institute of Physics and Global Generation who will discuss different ideas about the creation and fate of the universe. In the beautiful surroundings of the Skip Garden, join in a fireside chat about how different cultures through the ages have explored ideas of how the universe came to be and what our ultimate fate is. This event…

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Championing Women’s Voices

November 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB United Kingdom
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To commemorate 100 years of the Suffrage Movement, join international bestselling novelist and co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse and Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Sandeep Mahal, in conversation about Kate’s new novel, The Burning Chambers. They will also discuss the origins and future of the Women’s Prize for Fiction which celebrates outstanding and brilliant fiction written by women from all over the world. This event is presented in partnership with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and…

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