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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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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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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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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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From a King to a Cartoonist

November 24, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street
Royston, East of England SG8 5AL United Kingdom
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Free

How can we use obituaries to learn about the lives of influential people from Royston’s past? Come and explore this question and get hands-on experience with museum research. You can browse copies of obituaries from the Royston Crow newspaper dating from 1855 onwards. The museums's amazing photograph collection will be on hand for you to search through to find photos relating to the people. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire will also be leading a session on carrying out local…

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Seeing Red: Periods and Protest (Exhibition)

November 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea, South East SS2 6EX United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition showcases the creative responses of young people to the history of women’s health and activism in post-war Britain. Visitors will have the opportunity to use historical sources to produce their own protest posters and donation boxes to raise awareness about period poverty in the UK today. Open to all, this showcase will inspire conversations about the relationship between past and present in our individual health experiences, while also championing ways of working together to eradicate period poverty in…

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‘Highway to Nowhere’? A History of the Tyne Piers

November 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Low Light, Clifford’s Fort North Shields Fish Quay
North Shields, North East England NE30 1JA United Kingdom
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Starting outside Old Low Lights in North Shields join Marine Planner, Kathyrn, for a 2.5 mile walk along the River Tyne to the entrance of the North Tyne Pier, Tynemouth and back exploring the social history of the Tyne Piers. This guided walking tour will discuss the purpose of the Tyne Piers and consider what the River Tyne would be like without them, and what this would have meant for Victorian Tyneside. Kathryn's research has delved into the archives to…

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

November 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW United Kingdom
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Free

In this workshop at Liverpol Central Library, consider the way that people are remembered after their deaths. Together, generate ideas for new ways to design a family tree that pays attention to the identities of the family members rather than the two years which bookend their existence. Thomas Hardy and the concept of posthumous (after death) identity will help us to discuss which aspects of identity are most important to us. Having read Hardy’s famous poem 'Afterwards' (in which he conjectures…

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Walking the Exeter Dead

November 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Exeter Central Library, Castle Street
Exeter, South West EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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Free

Join in this hour and a half's walk through the centre of Exeter, exploring the history of the city through stories of deaths, diseases, and disasters. Meet at Exeter Central Library and then visit a number of locations around the city centre, discovering tales of witchcraft, skulduggery in the Cathedral Close, a fatal duel, and a saint who carried off her own severed head. Researchers from the departments of English and History at the University of Exeter will share their…

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Music and Migration

November 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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Free

This workshop will explore the origins of some of the music we hear today by looking at the journey music makes with its people when they migrate. Working with Syrian darbuka virtuoso Rami Merhi and songwriter and musician Anna Neale from the University of Kent, 'Music and Migration' will aim to recreate this journey exploring different Arabic and Western rhythms, creating a new fusion in musical composition in a relaxed setting. Everyone will be given a djembe to use, but…

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Wird Hunt!

November 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craigmillar Library, 101 Niddrie Mains Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 4DS 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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Landfill and Lichens

November 24, 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 naturalist and author Ed Drewitt, 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. Ed and Tim will be helping…

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