University of Exeter hub
Drawing together activities across Devon and Cornwall, our most southerly hub explores different ways of existing ‘on the edge’. What does it mean to be on the edges – of nation, gender, sexuality, death, art, sport, fashion – that guide our daily lives?
From confronting the terror and humanity of war in conversation with a former ISIS captive through rehearsing dying and unsettling sexual and gender identities, and from encountering Otherness in storytelling, poetry, writing, and translation to capturing fear, hope, beauty and nostalgia through photography, Exeter’s hub will look over the edge of the realm of the everyday to see what makes us human today.
Event highlights include a ‘phantasmagoria’ of Gothic stories, mediaeval music and special effects; discussions with refugees from Syria; activities exploring the dystopian visions of William Golding and an afternoon of storytelling and performance inspired by the ‘wonder and dread’ we find in tales of strange lands and little-known cultures.
Saturday 19 November–Thursday 24 November
Stories from Syria: accounts from the Syrian civil war (Part of the Stories from Syria series)
Thursday 17 November
Friday 18 November
Sunday 20 November
Monday 21 November
Tuesday 22 November
Syrian voices: chinks of light (Part of the Stories from Syria series)
Wednesday 23 November
Tale of Two Syrias screening (Part of the Stories from Syria series)
A Hollantide phantasmagoria (first performance)