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November 2017

Understanding our multilingual world

November 17 - November 25
East Belfast Mission, 213 Newtownards Rd, Belfast
Belfast, BT4 1AF
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Taking place in Belfast (East Belfast Mission), Cambridge (Michaelhouse Cafe), Edinburgh (Grassmarket Centre) and Nottingham (Meadows Library), this exciting exhibition aims to explore languages and multilingualism through photography. Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities. You are invited to explore multilingualism, and how visible it is in your environment, through the themes and messages that emerge from the photographic contributions. The exhibitions will be formally introduced by a member…

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Lost and found: an online exhibition from the collections

November 17 - November 25

In 2017 the University of Reading collections hit the headlines when librarian Erika Delbeque found a previously undiscovered, unique example of 15th century printed text by English printer William Caxton. During the Being Human Festival you are invited to view a specially curated online exhibition of the hidden treasures that can be found in the University of Reading’s spectacular museums, libraries, and archives. Follow the hashtag #UoRLostandFound. This event is part of the series Revealing hidden stories. For event information,…

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Understanding our multilingual world

November 17 - November 25
Michaelhouse Cafe, Cambridge, Trinity St
Cambridge, CB2 1SU United Kingdom
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Taking place in Belfast (East Belfast Mission), Cambridge (Michaelhouse Cafe), Edinburgh (Grassmarket Centre) and Nottingham (Meadows Library), this exciting exhibition aims to explore multilingualism through photography. Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities. You are invited to explore multilingualism, and how visible it is in your environment, through the themes and messages that emerge from the photographic contributions. The exhibitions will be formally introduced by a member of the…

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Talking Orwell

November 17 - November 25
Senate House, Malet Street
London, Greater London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Talking Orwell takes its cue from Senate House, the inspiration for the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Explore the venue to discover 3d-printed busts of Orwell himself which you can converse with using your smartphone, this playful digital installation offers a new way of engaging with the questions of how Orwell's work - and Nineteen Eighty-Four in particular - has continuing resonances today. Talking Orwell uses a new technology from Google - the ‘Physical Web’ - to…

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Lost rights, found justice?

November 17 - November 25
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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'Lost rights, found justice?' is a photography exhibition aimed at increasing public understanding of the rights and situation of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through creative visual and legal tools. The exhibition will include photographs selected by a panel of experts in photography and human rights submitted through an open call. The exhibition runs Saturday 18 November – Saturday 25 November. Weekday openings are 9:00am–7:00pm (6pm on Saturdays). Senate House is closed on Sunday 19 November and Tuesday 21 November…

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Sounds of Chester

November 17, 8:00 am - November 25, 5:00 pm
Storyhouse, Hunter Street
Chester, North West England CH1 2AR United Kingdom
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This is a digital event running throughout the festival. Record and share your sounds of contemporary Chester on Twitter. Reveal your memories of lost sounds from around the city. Use #soundsofchester to participate online. This event is part of the series Sensing the past. For event information, please contact Clare Hickman at c.hickman@chester.ac.uk.

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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’ (exhibition)

November 17, 9:00 am - December 11, 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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In 1665 The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. The warship had a short and notable life, having carried Charles II back to England at the Restoration. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life. Underwater archaeologists have salvaged fascinating navigational tools, leather shoes, and even a 17th century length of rope from the wreck. Come and explore! Artefacts and photographs will be on loan from…

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Lost, abandoned and forgotten

November 17, 9:00 am - November 25, 5:00 pm
New Victoria Hospital, 52 Grange Rd
Glasgow, Scotland G42 9LF United Kingdom
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This photographic exhibition invites an alternative look at abandoned buildings. The images are collated by urban explorers, a subcultural community who discover, explore and photograph derelict buildings. They follow a simple code – ‘take only photographs, leave only footprints’ – to digitally preserve these urban relics and counter forgetting. These images belong to participants of a three-year research project that examined the societal value of obsolete buildings. This exhibit encourages people to re-imagine abandonment and gives voice to neglected heritage.…

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Conceiving histories (exhibition)

November 17, 10:00 am - November 25, 8:00 pm
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
London, London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom
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How can something that doesn’t happen have a history? How can there be a material trace of un-pregnancy in the archive? This exhibition explores this paradox, finding and considering a material history of pregnancy feigned, imagined, hidden and difficult to diagnose. 'Conceiving histories' is a collaboration between academic and literary historian, Isabel Davis, and visual artist, Anna Burel. From this collaboration emerge fantastical and fictional reworkings of archival materials, re-materialising with photography, sculpture and drawing the past of un-pregnancy. This…

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Jungle protestimony: an echo of the camp

November 17, 11:00 am - November 25, 5:30 pm
Norwich Cathedral, 65 The Close
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4DH United Kingdom
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Protestimony is a visual and interactive art exhibition that aims to communicate an alternative story of the refugee crisis. Using artworks and other material created by refugees who lived in the Calais Jungle, it challenges the dehumanising anti-refugee and migrant language of mainstream media. The exhibition features artworks and other materials including paintings, documentaries, animations, sculptures and illustrations, alongside interactive art projects developed and delivered by former Jungle residents. These artworks are displayed in reconstructed shelters from the Jungle, which…

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Mapping the Borders (exhibition)

November 18 - November 25
Creative Coathanger, 50 Island Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 1NU United Kingdom + Google Map

This exhibition will showcase the work of artists Clare Money, Zoe Childerley, Kate Foster, Mike Collier, Alec Finlay, Andrew Richardson, Inge Panneels and John Wallace. The artists each have 'mapped' different aspects of the Borders landscape and culture through photography, pastels, sculpture and poetry, installation, glass and digital applications. Each artwork will be paired with a corresponding map from the region from the National Library of Scotland collection. This exhibition is open from Saturday 18 November – Saturday 25 November…

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Understanding our multilingual world

November 18 - November 24
Meadows Library, Meadows Library, Wilford Grove,
Nottingham, nottinghamshire NG2 2DR United Kingdom
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Taking place in Belfast (East Belfast Mission), Cambridge (Michaelhouse Cafe), Edinburgh (Grassmarket Centre) and Nottingham (Meadows Library), this exciting exhibition aims to explore multilingualism through photography. Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities. You are invited to explore multilingualism, and how visible it is in your environment, through the themes and messages that emerge from the photographic contributions. The exhibitions will be formally introduced by a member of the…

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‘Gulliver’s Travels’: lost and found

November 18 - November 24
Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre
Dundee, Scotland DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Dundee Central Library will have a special exhibition of rare and unusual copies of Gulliver's Travels, including beautifully illustrated French translations, Doctor Who spin-offs, and quirky abridgements by famous authors such as Enid Blyton. Alongside the exhibition there will be various family friendly activities, including read-along sessions and a "drop-in pop-up book surgery" where you can make pop-up versions of your favourite novels! In association with Leisure & Culture Dundee. No booking required This event is part of the series…

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Paths across waters

November 20, 10:00 am - November 25, 5:00 pm
Old Low Light, Clifford’s Fort North Shields Fish Quay
North Shields, North East England NE30 1JA United Kingdom
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Embark on a journey across seas, oceans and rivers that revives the shared history between Tyneside and the West Indies. This interactive and multimedia exhibition charts the lost connections between the two regions through artworks, images, sounds, and an event series. Add your own memories to the storytelling booth and explore history in the making - from slaves and the Caribbean seamen who fought in two world wars, to the sailors who left the North East to cross the Atlantic…

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CANCELLED – London locations: lost and found

November 20, 12:00 pm - November 25, 6:00 pm
The Greenwich Gallery
London, London SE10 8RS United Kingdom
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‘London locations: lost and found’ is an audio-visual installation inspired by psychogeography which takes you on a journey through London, revealing just how mysterious the nature of time really is. The journey connects several locations to discover spaces which are not only imbued with the history of their past, but also their contemporary purpose, creating layers through which the city can be experienced and understood. The journey ends at Bunhill Fields, the resting place of both William Blake and Daniel…

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Sparks of life: Frankenstein and regeneration at Carliol House

November 23 - November 25
Foyer of Carliol House, Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England NE1 6NE United Kingdom
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How do our cities’ buildings adapt to changing needs and economies, and what energies can bring a spark of life to old building stock? Through a Frankenstein-themed installation, screening and talks from a group of architectural researchers from Newcastle University ‘Sparks of life: Frankenstein and regeneration at Carliol House’ invites the public to discover more about the electrical past and contemporary revitalisation of this monumental Newcastle building and to debate the regeneration of the East Pilgrim Street Area. The ‘A…

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Shoe and tell: a celebration of teenage identity

November 23 - November 25
Nottingham Writers Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FP East Midlands United Kingdom + Google Map

With so much emphasis on image and individuality, how do today’s teenagers negotiate the complexity of identity as they move into adulthood? This pop-up interactive exhibition of photographic images and supporting narratives takes visitors on an exploration of teenage identity through the lens of shoes. A series of photographs of Nottingham based teenagers and their shoes, together with extracts from their individual shoe narratives, illustrates the important role that an everyday object, such as shoes, has in communicating the complexity…

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Voices from London

November 23, 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Stratford Library, London, London United Kingdom + Google Map
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This interactive exhibition showcases stories and visual storytelling by refugees and asylum seekers in Calais Jungle and London and invites other Londoners to respond to the stories they hear and see. University of East London's Life Stories course in Calais Jungle and OLIve course in London gets together with Birds crossing borders, postcards to Calais. This exhibition is open from Sunday 19 November– Saturday 25 November 6:00pm–7:30pm | No booking required but please sign up for the launch below. Programme…

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Rights wot rights?

November 23, 12:00 pm - November 25, 5:00 pm
Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5RS United Kingdom
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Artist collective REPEATOR present a pop-up installation responding to a newly digitised archive of tapes produced 1982-1992 featuring workers campaigns against discrimination, original campaign print materials and audio from Birmingham Trade Union Resource Centre. The installation offers sharp insights into workers struggles and community action centred on women’s rights, anti- discrimination and social democracy in Birmingham. The installation is presented as part of the 'Rights wot rights?' events series of screenings and talks to provide a lively, illustrative record of the…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

November 23, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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