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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
|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
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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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Archives weekend

November 18, 10:30 am - November 19, 4:30 pm
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 5HT United Kingdom
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Come along for exclusive talks, tours and object handling sessions uncovering the collections held at the National Army Museum. The National Army Museum’s archives date from the English Civil War to the present day, and explore the life of the British Army and its soldiers. Get top tips on researching using archives and have hands-on access to the collections. Whether you’re an amateur researcher, an expert historian or a family looking for a fun day out, there’s something for everyone…

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Mapping the Borders, Jedburgh

November 19
The Bakery Studio, rear of 11, Exchange Street
Jedburgh, Scottish Borders TD8 6BH United Kingdom
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As part of Mapping the Borders, a full day of activities will take place in the border town of Jedburgh, with activities centred around The Bakery Studio, at the rear of 11A Exchange Street in Jedburgh (TD8 6BH). See below for the full day's programme. Please note that some activities need to be booked separately. Full programme 7am till 5pm | Entr’actes: Alternative Arrangements (performance) A drop-in durational collaborative exploration by the artists Felicity Bristow and Claire Pençak that unfolds over ten hours…

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Suffrage tea

November 19, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Croome Park, Croome Park High Green, Worcestershire
Worcester, West Midlands WR8 9DW United Kingdom
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Free 58 spots left

100 years ago Edwardian suffragette campaigners spread their message by holding 'suffragette teas', this is your opportunity to join in all the fun they had. Play suffragette board games, view an exhibition, design badges and banners, buy a little jam or sample suffragette themed cakes and chat to those studying and writing about women’s suffrage. All will take place at Croome Park, a National Trust Property. Her you can also learn about the house’s own Hidden Suffragette Heroine - Sophia…

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Images in translation: screen printing workshop

November 19, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Malt Cross, Malt Cross, 16 St James's St,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6FG United Kingdom
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Free 13 spots left

When literature from around the world is translated into English, we gain not just a physical book, but a whole new host of descriptions of places, people and ideas. This half-day studio workshop gives you a chance to think about what is ‘found’ in translation, and to turn those ideas into beautiful screen prints! Olivia Hellewell, translator and researcher, will be encouraging us to think about languages, literature and what ideas we gain about another culture from reading. What images…

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Babbling beasts

November 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH United Kingdom
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Free 1 spot left

Tell a story, make a digital game. Befriend a beast and create an adventure together at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! A group of friendly furry animals are searching for treasures at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They are feeling lost and need your help! Can you rescue them by telling a story to guide them through a gallery at the museum? Join poet Roz Goddard, games designer John Sear and reading researcher Danielle Fuller for one of our…

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Doing day: body / brain / archive

November 19, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St. George's Road
London, SE1 6ER United Kingdom
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Art history, neuroscience and contemporary dance combine in this experimental workshop designed by dance artists and experts in psychology. The event is inspired by art historian Aby Warburg's ideas on how we communicate through our bodies, and research in neuroscience on what we reveal and conceal through movement. Attendees will be invited to participate in activities designed by dance artists Siobhan Davies, Helka Kaski and Matthias Sperling in dialogue with Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Neuroscience at the Warburg Institute and his…

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Switchboard I

November 19, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Hall
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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Free 15 spots left

Come and try your hand on the old exchange, reminisce over the Mickey Mouse character telephone, or listen out for ghostly voices on the wires. Exploring the different voices that have been lost or found down the line, 'Switchboard’ is a 3-part series of events exploring the literary legacy of the telephone. 'Switchboard I' will explore the cultural history of the telephone and inspire and support writers of all levels in the production of new creative work. Participants will also…

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