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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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Graphic ‘Frankenstein’: An Exhibition

November 16 - November 24
The Crawford Building, 13 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Shrewsbury’s Quarry: Past and Future

November 18
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, The Music Hall, The Square
Shrewsbury, West Midlands SY1 1LG United Kingdom
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Free

Shrewsbury Museum and the Quarry play host to a day of free interactive talks, creative activities and a walk focused on Shrewsbury’s popular 29 acre historic park. The following activities will be taking place throughout the day: Shrewsbury’s Quarry: Origins and Legacy - Vaughan Suite 11:00am to 12:00pm. Booking required. Delivered by garden historian Advolly Richmond, this illustrated talk considers how the Quarry has functioned as an important social space since the 16th century and asks how that legacy might…

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Poetry against Slavery

November 18 - November 24
Museum of London Docklands, No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay
London, London E14 4AL United Kingdom
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The 'London, Sugar & Slavery' gallery at Museum of London Docklands is a unique resource for exploring London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and for understanding the trade’s present-day legacies. On this one hour guided tour of the gallery, learn how poetry has galvanised resistance against oppression of African, Caribbean and Black British people. From Africa’s rich heritage, through preservation of cultural legacies during slavery, to recent political activism, you will encounter and discuss poems that give voice to…

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Tea’s London Journey

November 18, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canning Town Station, Silvertown Way
Canning Town, London E16 1DQ United Kingdom
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Connect directly with the sites of London where tea was forged as the national drink of Britain. Walk through the East End docklands and into the City, guided by tea historians from Queen Mary University of London. The route will follow tea’s journey from the import docks of the East India Company, via London’s forgotten Chinatown in Pennyfields and tea warehouses of the East End, to wholesale and retail sites in the City. Your guides will reveal hidden gems of…

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Invasions! Extinctions!

November 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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Free

Come find out about the origins of the animals that share our lives today, and about the endings of those that were brought to extinction in the past. Britain’s animals reflect the islands’ cultural history. When and why did dogs and cats get introduced to Britain? When and why did bears and wolves go extinct? Should they be re-introduced? You decide! The day will be led by some of the country’s leading natural history experts and will have a rolling…

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Wavering Boundaries

November 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 2PQ United Kingdom
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Join in this guided walk along the Ouseburn Valley. Led by Tom Schofield, Digital Cultures in Culture Lab, Newcastle University alongside one of Seven Stories’ storycatchers, this outdoor walking tour will transport you into the creative world of David Almond - 'My work explores the frontier between rationalism and superstition and the wavering boundary between the two'. Meet at the Seven Stories Visitor Centre reception; this is an outdoor walking tour so wear appropriate outdoor clothing. The guided walk will be…

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Landfill and Lichens

November 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurent, Station Road
Bristol, BS11 9XA United Kingdom
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Join in this guided walk at Lamplighter's Marsh, led by multi-award winning conservationist Steve England and community experts on local history. Explore the resurgence of nature in this unique post-industrial landscape. Lamplighter’s Marsh lies next to the tidal River Avon in Shirehampton where the river flows into the Severn estuary. It forms part of an important wildlife corridor as well as providing a habitat for nationally-rare plant species. Steve will be helping identify the local flora and fauna as well…

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‘Frankenstein Re-membered’ (2018)

November 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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Frankenstein is one of the most influential texts in the English-speaking canon, especially in visual media. In celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary, the University of Dundee proudly presents an exclusive screening of a commissioned film by local experimental filmmaker and PhD student Chris Gerrard. Re-stitching 200 of those works which have thrived off the corpse into one continuous narrative brought alive by the power of cinema, this film will cut, splice, split-screen and expose the history of Frankenstein on…

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