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November 2018

Finding Language

November 15 - November 24
The Rockfield Centre, Stevenson Street
Oban, PA34 5NA United Kingdom
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Explore how languages begin and end through this multi-format event which includes exhibitions, film screenings and discussions. These films, artworks and stories ask what roles languages play in our identities and everyday lives. Languages are the beating heart of our culture; they transmit the values, beliefs and narratives which give definition to our lives. Yet they are one of the most difficult things to represent and discuss with our friends and families. This event will get you thinking about the heritage…

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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Explore! The Archaeology of Exeter

November 17
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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The Royal Albert Memorial Museum holds exciting archaeology collections from Exeter and beyond. At this event, researchers from the University of Exeter will be doted around the museum running a range of engaging interactive activities that tell the story of the city. There will be something for all ages at this museum take-over.

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Life Lines

November 17 - November 18
Brantwood, East of Lake Road
Coniston, LA21 8AD United Kingdom
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What stories do clothes tell? What clues do they reveal about the wearer? This workshop will explore how the 19th century critic John Ruskin taught drawing as a way to scrutinise the world. Come and apply Ruskin's teaching to his own clothing from the origin and endings of his life – his christening robe and clothing worn in old age. The workshop includes hands on activities where families are invited to make their own drawings of Ruskin’s clothing and tell the…

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Heritage Hack

November 17 - November 18
Goldsmiths Student Union Bar, 10 Dixon Road
London, SE14 6NW United Kingdom
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Join Hacksmiths, the tech society at Goldsmiths, University of London, for a two-day invention marathon to create novel tech solutions that breathe new life into Lewisham’s past. People of all abilities are invited to collaborate and build awesome projects addressing the tech and digital challenges of four London heritage organisations. Framed by the work of Goldsmiths Historian, Dr John Price, and Anthropologist, Dr Charlotte Joy, help shape how the public engage with the Horniman Museum’s new World Gallery, the Lewisham…

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Ingenious Soil

November 17 - November 23

Come and explore the idea of 'ingenious soil' through a series of events, including an art exhibition, conversation with a local farmer, and readings of Virgil’s Georgics, the ancient Roman agricultural poem. There will also be plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty! Soil is animal, vegetable and mineral. It is both singular and plural, and can signify waste, dirt, and decay, as well as the origin of life. When it becomes ‘land’ it is inherently political; as ‘earth’…

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Devon in Translation

November 17 - November 18
Exeter Central Library (TBC), Castle Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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Free

If you were born outside of the UK you are warmly invited to come and discuss in your mother tongue your experiences of moving to Devon and to bring an object which evokes memories of these experiences. Your memories will be videoed and made into a short film which will be subtitled and screened in Exeter in 2019. If you would like to participate, please contact us in advance regarding your spoken language and time slot. We can cover the…

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Where Did D.H. Lawrence Come From?

November 17
D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street
Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3AW United Kingdom
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These specially-themed guided tours of the D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum will interpret items from the fascinating display rooms to offer an intimate and detailed glimpse into D. H. Lawrence's early life in Eastwood. They will demonstrate how closely the author drew on his birthplace in his early writing. The tours will be led by Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Museum staff. The tours will take…

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End of Gender?

November 17 - November 18
Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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As traditionally 'male' and 'female' roles rapidly change in society, are we heading for a future where gender no longer matters? This event invites you to put on a mixed reality headset and interact with a genderqueer wardrobe where the possibilities of gender are endless. Through the Microsoft HoloLens, every item in the wardrobe tells a story that entices you to touch, explore and play. You’ll hear how nonbinary people combine or reject traditional gender expectations through everyday expressions in…

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Really? A Dig on a Council Estate

November 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waterside Shopping Centre,, High St
Lincoln, LN2 1AP United Kingdom

Come along to this pop-up expo and explore the surprising discoveries made by local residents taking part in an archaeological dig on a post-war council estate. Find out what the dig revealed about its history and why it matters; and contribute your own memories of childhood play and ideas about social housing. Drop-in and talk to dig participants, look at the self-directed wall-mounted photo-narrative and finds display, take part in a hands-on mock excavation and win prizes in games including archaeological…

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Frankenstein’s Medical Marvels

November 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
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This event will take over the Dundee Science Centre with some special Frankenstein-themed activities, such as monstrous crafts and 'Frankenstein-me' drawing, pop-up performances, face-painting, and more. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the regular interactive exhibitions that the centre offers. Suitable for all ages. This event is free, but please note that there is a small entrance fee for the Dundee Science Centre. A limited number of free entrance tickets will be made available but please contact organisers for details.

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Art with Upcycling

November 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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One man’s trash is another man’s resource for recycled art or upcycling-based art. This one-day co-creation event with Michelle Reader invites everyone to an exciting opportunity to contribute to making remarkable art pieces utilising used or waste materials. The event calls for participation especially from younger children with great imagination and creativity. All participants will have a chance to make a small upcycled artefact to take back home and learn about history of recycled art.

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From Victoria Tunnel to Quantum Tunnelling

November 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Victoria Tunnel, Victoria Tunnel Tour Meeting Point, 55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 2PQ United Kingdom
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In this tour of the Victoria Tunnel you will encounter the smallest and largest aspects of reality, confronting terrestrial and celestial questions. It will be a journey from our origins to potential endings via the Victoria Tunnel, which links Newcastle’s unique ground to the majesty of the Tyne. In this event Newcastle University's Experimental Architectural Group (Rachel Armstrong, Rolf Hughes, Pierangelo Scravaglieri, Simone Ferracina) and Culture Lab (John Bowers, Tim Shaw) investigate how the spaces we inhabit can be transformed into…

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