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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
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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

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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Suffrage talk and taste

November 20, 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Swithuns Church, Church Street,
Worcester, West Midlands WR1 2RH United Kingdom
Free

A talk exploring the history and significance of food, cooking and recipes for many suffrage campaigners with an opportunity to taste some recipes included in their fund raising cookery books. There will also be the opportunity to see inside St. Swithun's Church, an impressive Grade I listed Georgian building located in the heart of Worcester. It has an outstanding interior, retaining all the furnishings of its time, including box pews, early English organ and rare three decker pulpit. This event…

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Call for contributions for exhibitions – ‘Mapping Lost and Found’ and ‘The Museum of Dustology’

November 20, 9:00 am - November 22, 6:00 pm
Solent Showcase Gallery, 157-187 Above Bar St
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN United Kingdom
Free

Take the unique opportunity to contribute to unique artworks, creating your own map of experiences and participating in two collective exhibitions, 'Mapping Lost and Found' and 'The Museum of Dustology', to be opened on the Thursday 23 November 4:30pm-7:00pm in The Spark Atrium of Southampton Solent University. There will be two collection points: ‘The Maps Clinic’ collecting customised maps from members of the public, and ‘The Dustology Clinic’, where a 'dustology trainee' will collect dust samples. Times and venues of…

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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

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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Putting Southwick on the map (exhibition)

November 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Austin House Family Centre, 22 Shakespeare Street, Southwick
Sunderland, North East England SR5 2JX United Kingdom

Southwick, Sunderland is a community with a rich heritage, a distinctive cultural life, a strong sense of identity and a wealth of stories from the profound to the subversive. The research project Putting Southwick on the Map has, since 2015, been working with community researchers and partners in Southwick to document its artistic and cultural life. This exhibition features visual artworks lost, found and made during the project and a digital culture map. On November 24th there is also a…

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Gallery tour of the exhibition ‘Collected Words’

November 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weston Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD United Kingdom
Free

Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the Manuscripts and Special Collections’ City of Literature exhibition Collected Words. Hear some of the stories behind the unique archives, manuscripts and rare printed books on display. Learn why DH Lawrence’s Pansies had to be smuggled into the country, discover the writings of Margaret Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey, the world’s first female science-fiction author known as ‘Mad Madge’, and view a masterpiece of medieval poetry. In 2015 Nottingham became one…

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From Syria with love

November 20, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

Come along to this pop-up exhibition showcasing artwork made from children living in refugee camps. This unique collection of artwork from young refugees was created in workshops run by From Syria With Love. See how art provided the perfect channel for young people to express their emotions and experiences, and for us to learn about the trauma and tragedy they have faced. Explore the thoughts and feelings of those who are at threat of becoming a lost generation through war…

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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

‘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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