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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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Free

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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Beautiful Confusion in Senate House

November 22
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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Origins and Endings: Research at the Cutting Edge

November 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

At this event two of the best and brightest doctoral students from Newcastle University will present their research, organised around the theme of 'Origins and Endings'. Short presentations will be followed by discussion with the audience. The research on display will range widely across the history and culture of the Tyne Valley. Come to hear, for example, about the North-East’s Second World War Blitz, and Newcastle’s chilling contribution to understanding the effects of nuclear war. This event is hosted in…

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Hall by the Sea: from Sanger’s to Dreamland

November 22, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dreamland, 49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate, Kent CT9 1XJ United Kingdom
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Aimed at school groups, this event will showcase the history of Margate’s Dreamland amusement park, from its Victorian origins in 'Sanger’s Hall by the Sea' to its 'end' by fire and 21st-century reopening. Margate has strong associations with youth culture, including the Mods and Rockers. How are these stories preserved and what can they tell us about what it means to be young at different moments in history? See behind the scenes of one of Kent’s best loved attractions and…

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The Lilburne Family

November 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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Sunderland has a strong link to the origins of English republicanism. This talk will explore the legacy of the local Lilburne family, who played a crucial role during the English Civil War. While John ‘Freeborn’ Lilburne is a well-known character due to his role as leader of the Levellers, his brother Robert’s role in the fundamental political challenge of the Civil War is less well-known. Indeed, as signatory of Charles I's death warrant, he was key in fundamentally questioning the…

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The Origins of the Wiener Library

November 22, 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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New Voices in Humanities Research

November 22, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 6QE United Kingdom
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Free

Scholars across the North-East are conducting cutting-edge research in the humanities. Doctoral students from the region’s universities have competed for the opportunity to present their work and eight successful candidates will deliver short talks at this event. Members of the audience will have the chance to judge the presentations and award prizes for the best. This event is hosted in partnership with the Joseph Cowen Lifelong Learning Centre, forming part of the ‘Culture and Society’ strand of the ‘EXPLORE’ lifelong…

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Body Parts in the Archives

November 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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Free

During this Frankenstein-inspired event, you will handle images, documents and drawings relating to anatomy and other subjects, some hundreds of years old. You will be able to view 19th-century pathology watercolours by botanists, find out about experimental x-rays used by early University lecturers, and read intimate descriptions of the inmates of Tayside asylums. The event will also include a special tour of the stores and a chance to find out about how archives are preserved. This event lasts one hour…

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