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November 2017

Understanding our multilingual world

November 17 - November 25
East Belfast Mission, 213 Newtownards Rd, Belfast
Belfast, BT4 1AF

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

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

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

'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

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Paignton lantern procession workshop

November 18
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall South West United Kingdom

The Paignton Lantern workshops will take place through a series of community making sessions working with regional partners Torre Abbey, Paignton Library, Brixham Edge and the Palace Theatre, with Doorstep Arts as the lead cultural delivery partner. On Saturday 18th there will be Lantern and music-making workshops for children aged 4-14, taking place at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Torquay, TQ1 4BX. The first workshop is 9.15-10.15am (children aged 4-7), then 10.15-11.15 (for children aged 7-11) and finally 11.30 to 12.30 (for young people aged…

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Languages lost and found: Dundee

November 18, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate , Dundee, DD1 1 DB United Kingdom

This event will make visible the often hidden richness and diversity of languages through an amazing display of books in different languages  for readers of all ages. The event series is organised by the University Council for Modern Languages Scotland with support from Scotland's National Centre for Languages and British Council Scotland. No booking required This event is part of the series Languages lost and found. For event information, please contact Marion Sporing at m.m.g.sporing@dundee.ac.uk

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Finding meaning in myth

November 18, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom
Free

Find the meaning in myth! Come to this free day-long series of activities to find out how ancient myths and legends are updated for new audiences. Why do authors return to the classics, and stories of Medea, Oedipus or Troy. How do they update these stories, and what can these myths tell us about our own time? No prior knowledge of  classics, archaeology, literature or theatre necessary. There's something here for everyone! Tickets for the morning, afternoon and creative writing…

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Paradise (Street) lost and found

November 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn Meeting room, Liverpool One Management Suite, 5 Wall Street, Liverpool L1 8JQ, 5 Wall Street
Liverpool, North West England L1 8JQ United Kingdom
Free

This event asks the question: who owns your city, and does it matter? You visit the city centre all the time, but just how public is it? Have you ever thought about who owns your city and what that means for you as a member of the public? This event seeks to simplify a complex question and show you the difference between public and private space in your city. Over the course of two hours you will explore these questions…

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(Re)connecting with nature through the power of wild words

November 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Attenborough,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG9 6DY United Kingdom
Free

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Dr Rob Lambert will host a day exploring our lost connection with nature (particularly in modern urban environments) due to our busy, fast-paced technological lives. Hosted at the Attenborough Nature Centre, this day event will explore the value of 'wild words', writing and language in a wild setting. Through discussion, workshops and interactive sessions participants will unlock and share the power of language to reconnect minds and bodies with nature all around us. Wild words, whether…

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New light on old books

November 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Glasgow Library Exhibition Space, Hillhead Street
Glasgow, G12 8QE United Kingdom

Come along and unlock the secrets of medieval manuscripts! This event will showcase and explain some of the digital tools and techniques that libraries and researchers are using to uncover lost details of centuries-old books. You can see a manuscript which is over 500 years old and investigate the history of its production and its readers. You will also have the opportunity to get creative with electric ink, 3D printing and chat to researchers about how they are using new…

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Sound: lost and found

November 18, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Salt House West Bay, Dorset, South West DT6 4HD United Kingdom
Free

'Sound: lost and found' is an encounter with environment that’s focused on sound and listening. Participants will need to be at the Salt House in West Bay, Dorset for 10:00 am. After an introductory session we will undertake a circular walk from West Bay to Bridport and back. Specialist field recording equipment will be provided and you’ll be asked to seek out ‘lost’ and ‘hidden’ sounds - from inside objects, underwater sounds and electromagnetic sounds. Following an afternoon workshop session,…

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