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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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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 Frankenstein Phantasmagoria

November 23 - November 24
Dundee Congregational Church, 10 Constitution Rd
Dundee, DD1 1LP United Kingdom
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Free

Designed and hosted by the Chairman of The Magic Lantern Society, this marquee event comprises a hair-raising, eye-popping visual performance using Victorian projection equipment and live musical accompaniment. Prepare to be immersed in a ‘gathering of ghosts’, based on the wildly popular Gothic shows which might have thrilled Mary Shelley when she was writing Frankenstein. Not for the faint of heart! Repeat performances will be taking place over the weekend. This event is suitable for ages 13+

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Beautiful Confusion in Senate House Final Performance

November 23
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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Workshop by the Sea: Origins and Endings in Sunderland’s Industries

November 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 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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This event is dedicated to exploring the origins and endings of Sunderland’s industries. In the 18th century, the city emerged as a major centre for shipbuilding not only in Britain but the world. Professor Peter Rushton will explain how and why Sunderland played such a crucial role in Britain’s maritime endeavours. Dr Stuart Howard in his talk will look at the disappearance of heavy industry from Wearside in the 1980s and 1990s, which marked the end of a proud industrial…

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Evolution of a Theory: Alfred Russel Wallace

November 23, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A day of discovering more about one of Wales' foremost scientists, the pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913). In the historic Glynn Vivian Gallery, amongst the artifacts gathered from the four corners of the world, you will hear about the life and work of the man who led to the most revolutionary theory of the modern age - the theory of evolution. In the morning there will be a workshop for schoolchildren with the actor Ioan Hefin and some of…

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Real Stories of the Windrush Children

November 23, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library, University of London, Bloomsbury, London
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home. Mother Country is a remarkable new book that explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70…

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Inclusive Shakespeare (Performance)

November 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street
Richmond, TW9 2SA
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Free

Flute Theatre perform their inclusive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream designed for autistic children and their accompanying adults. Up to 15 young people on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with seven actors in a circle on our stage. Their families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium. The actors encourage the participants to play sensory games which unravel the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance has a related event…

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The Soho Theatre at 50

November 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
‘Soho Poly’ basement, Meet: 4–12 Little Titchfield Street
London, W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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To mark the 50th anniversary of London’s renowned Soho Theatre, the University of Westminster has invited its co-founder, and original artistic director, Fred Proud to direct a reading of the theatre’s very first production - Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s One Autumn Evening. The play is a darkly comic thriller which examines where the responsibilities of the artist begin and end. The reading takes place in the ‘reclaimed’ Soho Poly basement, which became Soho Theatre’s home throughout the 1970s and 80s. Here, through…

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Inclusive Shakespeare (Workshop)

November 23, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street
Richmond, TW9 2SA
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Free

Join Flute Theatre for a participatory workshop introducing the techniques they use when adapting Shakespeare for inclusive audiences, particularly children on the autism spectrum. Acclaimed director Kelly Hunter shares her method of sensory immersive theatre and demonstrates what has made it so effective. Shakespeare is often regarded as linguistically challenging and culturally elitist, but this does not have to be the case when the plays are performed. Approaching A Midsummer Night's Dream from a non-neurotypical perspective gives an extra dimension…

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