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November 2018

Flight and Refuge – Folkestone Welcomes All

November 15 - November 24
Folkestone Museum, The Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1DY United Kingdom
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This exhibition at Folkestone Museum has been curated by local sixth form students based on their research into the Belgian refugee presence in Folkestone during the First World War. The exhibition asks why an event so fundamental to Folkstone's local history remains unknown to so many? Exploring the extent to which the Folkestone community welcomed their neighbours from across the channel in a time of need, the exhibition draws parallels with the modern day immigration crisis, helping to assess how…

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The NHS is Born!

November 15 - November 24
South Wales Miners’ Library, Hendrefoilan Avenue
Swansea, Wales SA2 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

This year the pioneering National Health Service turned 70 years old. This exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection at the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives to provide a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS. It will look at community and occupation health and miners’ medical schemes, regarded as the model for the NHS. The exhibition will include examples of pamphlets published in 1948 to explain the…

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The Periodical Exhibition

November 15 - November 24
John Lennon Art & Design Building, Liverpool John Moores University , 2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool, North West L3 5RD United Kingdom
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Free

'The Periodical Exhibition' presents period stigma smashing and celebratory artworks in the Atrium Gallery. Come and see menstrual artworks by Bee Hughes, research photographs, and material from the Liverpool John Moores University's Special Collections and Archives. There will also be the chance to have a go at hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Join us on Saturday 17th November 11am-3pm for an informal fun day of craftivism, chat and a homeless period packing party. The exhibition is open Monday –Friday…

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Other Registers

November 15 - November 16
ArtsOne, QMUL Mile End Campus London, E1 4PA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

'Other Registers' is an immersive sound installation that uses software to transform data about police violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into sound. Visitors are invited to listen to official statistics for citizen and police deaths in the city between October 2009 (when Rio was selected to host the Olympics), and January 2016 (the start of the Olympic year), played as sound via a circle of eight loudspeakers. Police violence is a long-standing issue in Rio, but the high numbers…

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O. G. S. Crawford: Life in Photographs

November 15 - November 24
Pitt Rivers Museum & Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Explore the life and archive of influential, but little known, archaeologist O. G. S. Crawford. Discover highlights from the archive in a pop-up display open between 10:00am and 5:00pm at the Pitt Rivers Museum. At select times on the 17 and 24 November there will also be the chance to see the archive in a special object handling session and find out about Crawford's love of cats! On the 17 November there are object handling sessions in the Research Space on…

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Our Mythical Childhood

November 15 - November 18
Roehampton University Library, Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 5PU United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition showcases discoveries made in the University of Roehampton's extensive archive of children's literature. Focusing on illustrations in children's classics, it shows how ancient myths are brought alive to the imagination. Myths from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt have given us iconic characters, such as heroes, gods, and monsters, whose stories are often first encountered when we are children. The way these characters are represented visually in children's books is crucial to how they are perceived and interpreted. As…

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Living Zoroastrianism

November 15 - November 24
The Foyle Special Collections Gallery within the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh St
London, Greater London WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

This unique interactive exhibition engages the public in the Virtual Reality (VR) experience of a 3,000 years old Zoroastrian ritual in which the viewer will be immersed by means of VR glasses. Originating in ancient pre-Islamic Iran, the ritual was filmed in Mumbai 2017 with cutting edge spherical video technology. Visitors can also experience contemporary Zoroastrian Iran via the digitised oral testimony of over 300 interviewees. Displays of manuscripts, costumes, paintings and artefacts provide additional information about this ancient religion.…

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From House of Care to Seat of Learning

November 15 - November 16
Fielding Johnson Building (meet at David Wilson Library Foyer), University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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Free

The University of Leicester’s Grade II-listed Fielding Johnson Building has a rich and varied history as an asylum (1837-1908); military hospital (1914-1919); and site of higher education (1921-present). Come along for illustrated walking tours showcasing the building’s history, using archival plans and photographs. See an interactive exhibition in the Library’s new Digital Reading Room, and a pop-up exhibition on the First World War hospital loaned by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The University of Leicester is currently running…

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Foodbank Histories: Journeys of Food Insecurity

November 15 - November 17
Newcastle West End Foodbank Collection Point, Grainger Market, Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 5QQ United Kingdom
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Newcastle West End Foodbank, one of the busiest foodbanks in Britain, came to an uneasy kind of fame through the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. This exhibition offers an opportunity to move past the statistics and hear real stories of life on the Tyne. Interview extracts focus on food insecurity as well as how those using and working in the Foodbank connect to the Tyne and the role the river plays in people's lives. 'Foodbank Histories' reflects the stories…

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Winning the Vote: Equal Rights Past and Future

November 16
Constance Stewart Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road
Lincoln, LN1 3DY United Kingdom
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Who should vote? Is the vote a right or a duty? When is one ready to vote? These and other questions will be explored with secondary school students through workshops which will focus on debating skills. Workshops will look at the power of deeds and words through the history of suffrage, as well as working on ways to find effective representative representation in the 21st century. The day will move the debate forward by challenging the humanist values on which…

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Graphic ‘Frankenstein’: An Exhibition

November 16 - November 24
The Crawford Building, 13 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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Free

A word-and-image exhibition creatively engaging with Frankenstein and the multimedia adaptations it has inspired. Come along and experience 3D projection and trick photography as well as many other exciting ways of interpreting and capturing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. You can enjoy the exhibition anytime during the opening hours of the Crawford Building.

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Beautiful Confusion in Senate House

November 16
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Beautiful Confusion Collective are a female-led performance group who specialize in exploring movement, gender, power and the built environment through site-responsive interventions. During the festival they will undertake a mini-residency in Charles Holden’s art-deco masterpiece, Senate House, University of London – exploring the histories and contemporary uses of this building through dance, movement and documentation. Buildings have form and they have stories. They have power structures and they have politics. Moving through space means engaging with these issues – either…

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History: the Beginning of the End?

November 16, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, 11 The Precincts
Canterbuy, Kent CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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This school debate at the historic Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library asks some awkward questions as we put teachers, academics and heritage professionals in conversation with young people. Is there a future for the Humanities? Does it still make sense to study the past when the present is changing faster than ever? Are we really what we read? And what messages does the heritage sector send out about what it means to be young today? Chaired by a school leaver,…

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We Shall Be Monsters

November 16, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre
Dundee, Scotland DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Free

Award-winning writer Anna Stewart will lead a writing workshop exploring a theme central to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and to contemporary society: the outsider. Bring your brain (in your head or a jar) and something to write with, and question the boundaries of human communities through this illuminating session. Anna’s work includes the story Rickle O Bones, readable here, which responds to Frankenstein’s themes through the setting of an apocalyptic Dundee.

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Words and Music: University Chamber Choir

November 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Djanogly Recital Hall, East Drive
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD
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£5

Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the choir will perform commemorative music and poetry to mark the anniversaries of Queen Victoria and President Kennedy’s deaths, as well as elegies for the fallen. Songs will include: Howells' 'Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing', Tavener's 'Funeral Ikos', Ramsey's 'How are the Mighty Fallen' and 'When David Heard', Tomkins' 'When David Heard', Harris' 'Bring Us O Lord God', Elgar's 'They are at Rest', Pearsall's 'Lay a Garland'.

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Walking with Refugee Tales (Performance)

November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts
Canterbury, CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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In ‘Walking with Refugee Tales (Performance)’, audience members will be taken to different stations in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, where they will hear stories from the Refugee Tales project, including The Prologue, The Visitor’s Tale, The Appellant’s Tale and The Refugee’s Tale. Stories will be read by Refugee Tales contributors, Patience Agbabi (former Canterbury Laureate), Hubert Moore (writing mentor at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture) and David Herd (Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent and a…

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My First Death

November 16, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0RN United Kingdom
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Free

How do healthcare professionals cope with death? In what ways do our deaths affect them? Come along to this event at the Royal College of Nursing for a frank, candid, and informal conversation about death, dying, and mourning. Doctors, nurses, and other practitioners will each take the mic for five minutes to share their first experiences of patient death and reflect on the emotional costs of care. You will also have the opportunity to think about and discuss the issues…

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Diseases of Modern Life: Victorian Light Night

November 16, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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Free

Come along for a spectacular light and sound installation, magnificently projected onto the front of the original Radcliffe Infirmary, now the Humanities building. This stunning free display is based on research from the 'Diseases of Modern Life' and uses the latest in technology of 3D mapping and projecting onto a building by the award winning artists from the Projection Studio team. Follow the light trail throughout Oxford and finish in the Courtyard of the Radcliffe Humanities building to learn about the…

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‘To Provide All People’

November 16, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Cinema & Co, 17 Castle Street
Swansea, Wales SA1 1JF United Kingdom
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Free

Join Owen Sheers for a conversation about his recent film-poem To Provide All People, written to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Charting an emotional and philosophical map of the NHS, To Provide All People tells the story of its founding by Aneurin Bevan against the intimate experiences of NHS staff and patients across 24 hours in its life today. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A and screening of the Vox Pictures/BBC Wales production, featuring an all…

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How to End a Life: Making a Killing in Crime Fiction

November 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northumbria University Law Court, Third Floor, City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE2 1XA United Kingdom
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This unique workshop will unite a crime fiction author, criminologist, police representative and creative writing professor to explore ways of crafting authentic and innovative 'endings' in crime fiction. Crime fiction is the most popular form of genre fiction for 21st-century readers and writers. In such a heavily populated field, how can new authors craft innovative and authentic killings, crimes and 'endings' that will continue to engage and entertain contemporary readers? The event will be held at the law court in…

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