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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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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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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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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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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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Just the Beginning… (School Session)

November 19 - November 23
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road
Manchester, North West England M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Free

Manchester Museum is full of ancient artefacts each with a story to be told. Come and see how University of Manchester researchers use Manchester Museum’s collection to expand our understanding of what being human means. With the opportunity to examine genuine artefacts, meet aspiring academics, and take part in discussions about why research matters, this is a great opportunity to gain insight into museum collections and see what goes on behind the glass cases. These fast-paced talks will inform and…

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Yours, Hopefully

November 19 - November 24
Winter Garden, Surrey Street, Sheffield, 90 Surrey Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Come along to the Winter Gardens in Sheffield to see an exhibition of letters sent between local children and older adults on the subject of hope. Look out for some magic through the use of augmented reality as these letters come to life. The project pairs up children and older adults from Sheffield and asks them to write to one another about what they hope for. The exhibition will be open between 8:00am and 8:00pm.

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Constructing Remembrance (Exhibition)

November 20 - November 24
Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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What is a war memorial? Is it a stone monument in a village? A poppy? A requiem? This event explores the concept of memorialisation: who did it? How did they do it? And how have the meanings of memorials created in the past changed? Following a series of workshops, the Longbenton RAF Cadets will share their ideas about memorialisation and the memorials they have created in this exhibition which explores the varied forms memorialisation can take and the challenges involved…

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The Origins of Leather

November 20 - November 22
National Leather Collection, Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Northampton, East Midlands NN1 2EW United Kingdom
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Where does leather come from? This is partly a question of history and geography: Northampton has historically been the centre of Britain’s leather trades, owing to its topography and location, and similar stories can be told all over the world. But it is also a question of the material’s origins in animal skin, and the complex processes that have to be carried out in order to make it usable as a material. These lunchtime events at the National Leather Collection…

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Sonic Bodies: A Multisensory Exploration

November 20 - November 24
Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

'Sonic Bodies' is an immersive and interactive exploration of sculpture through movement and listening. You will be invited to follow the lines, shapes or themes of selected sculptures, and create a real-time soundscape through movement. Using custom software on mobile devices, the activity offers two innovative ways to explore art through listening and moving: one involving the whole body and the other using only your hand. This event is suitable for all ages and will be open between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

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Drawing to a Close

November 21 - November 24
Yellow Door Gallery, Dumfries, 16 Queen Street
Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2JG United Kingdom
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This is the very first public exhibition of Glasgow-based artist Norman Gilbert’s drawings of his wife at the end of her life. The intimate images were drawn by Norman as he kept vigil for a week at his wife’s bedside in the hospital. Pat Gilbert, a retired art teacher, died of a stroke in 2016 having lived with Alzheimer’s for a number of years. Accompanying Gilbert’s 12 drawings will be other local Dumfriesshire artist’s work on the theme of ‘origins…

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The Inglorious Dead

November 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Westminster, SW1A 2ER Select a Country:
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Central London is littered with memorials commemorating the nation’s war dead and military heroes. ‘The inglorious dead’ will pass by such noted monuments as the Cenotaph and Nelson’s column to introduce you to the hidden and mis-remembered places associated with the infamous, from the regicides who ordered the execution of Charles I, to purported ‘Nazi’ graves. The activity takes the form of a historical walking tour around Whitehall, including a visit to the Banqueting House. The tour will introduce you…

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Bodies in, Bodies Out

November 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newcastle Guildhall Courtroom, Sandhill, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 3AF
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Free

Explore this unique 17th-century historic courtroom and its maritime connections with the River Tyne. Two short talks will focus on its acoustics and power, and the movement of bodies in and out of the court. Discover this well preserved courtroom containing manacles, iron barbs on the defendant box and a barred holding cell. Johannah Latchem from Newcastle University will discuss her artwork made for the Guildhall courtroom and offer insight into how both historic and new data on its acoustics…

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Landfill and Lichens

November 21, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurent, Station Road
Bristol, BS11 9XA United Kingdom
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Free

Join in this guided walk at Lamplighter's Marsh, led by Bristol-based ecologist Rupert Higgins, acclaimed nature writer Tim Dee (Landfill) 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, near the M5 bridge at Avonmouth. It forms part of an important wildlife corridor, as well as providing a habitat for nationally-rare moss and lichen species. Rupert and Tim will be helping identify…

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Wird Hunt!

November 21, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 4AE United Kingdom
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Free

According to the last national census, around 1.5 million people in Scotland can speak Scots. The Dictionar o the Scots Leid is the definitive record of their vocabulary. 'Wird Hunt!' will illuminate the Dictionar's history as well as that of the language itself. Learn how the Dictionar's makers keep track of the language in their day-to-day work and discover how their vast collection of quotations richly illustrate a centuries-long tradition of writing in Scots. Want to help make the Dictionar…

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The Origins of the Wiener Library

November 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury
London, C1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Find out about the origins and history of The Wiener Library, the world’s oldest archive of material on the Nazi era and the Holocaust. Discover the origins of the collection in Berlin and Amsterdam in the 1920s and 1930s, and how the organisation came to be based in London. The tour will also take you into the archives to view original items relating to the Second World War, the Holocaust and Jewish refugees who came to Britain. This event will…

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Times of Revolt, Revolting Times

November 21, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Twerton Park, Twerton Park, Bath City F.C. (John Reynolds Lounge)
Bath, North-East Somerset BA2 1DB United Kingdom
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Free

This year marks 100 years since women’s suffrage in the UK and 50 years since May ‘68 in Paris. What do such events have in common? What did they achieve? Who did they leave out? What would we have done if we were there? And what can they still teach us today? This event will try to answer these questions, while creating posters and banners re-imagining the spirit of these revolts. The posters and banners will then be exhibited at…

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First of the Feathers

November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Folkestone Leas (Bandstand), The Leas
Folkestone, CT20 2DZ
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It is 1918 and the fight for female suffrage has been partly won. A woman reflects on her own role, campaigning for votes for women, while handing out white feathers to young men on Folkestone Leas during the First World War. This immersive dramatization will explore the possible motivation behind women’s political action between 1914 and 1918, and the impact this had on a generation of men. Suffrage campaigners often disagreed on strategy and policy, and their political views ranged…

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