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November 2019

Rediscovering Swansea

November 14 - November 23
Singleton Campus Library, Swansea University
Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP United Kingdom
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This family-friendly exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover Swansea. Learn about the Vivian family, who came from Cornwall, and their life at in Singleton Abbey; find out about the copperworks at the heart of Swansea life; and celebrate Swansea University’s forthcoming centenary in 2020 with a glimpse at its history. This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series organised by Swansea University. The exhibition is available to view 24 hours a day.

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Histories from Worcestershire and Beyond

November 14, 9:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm
The Hive, Sawmill Cl
Worcester, WR1 3PD United Kingdom
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An exhibition of fifty secret histories of Worcestershire. Including the lost village of Croome, an amputation chair, Tudor demons, the trauma of the Spanish flu, a cold war nuclear bunker and where royalty was to be evacuated if there was a Nazi invasion during the Second World War.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Slavery and Abolition

November 14, 9:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm
Eastern Gateway Atrium, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Brunel University London
Uxbridge, London UB8 3PH United Kingdom
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At this exhibition see the original 'Slave Book' produced by enslaved and freed children in 19th century Jamaica. Part of a specially curated exhibition on the role of the British and Foreign School Society and nonconformist missionaries in the education of enslaved and freed children in the British Caribbean. Discover how this influential society led the way with training Britain’s first black professional teachers, and explore the global impact of our local history The exhibition will be open between 09:00…

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Dancing on the Tyne (Exhibition)

November 14, 9:30 am - November 23, 1:00 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Come by to rediscover Newcastle’s ‘Scottish’ dance tunes, composed by 18th-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh. Visit the exhibition to explore the local people and places who inspired Mackintosh’s tunes. Find out why ‘Scottish’ dances became popular and explore how being closer to Edinburgh than London has long shaped Newcastle’s cultural heritage and identity. The exhibition is open throughout the festival during the Lit & Phil opening hours: Monday 10:30 - 19:00 Tuesday 9:30 - 20:00 Wednesday 9:30 - 19:00 Thursday…

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Discovering Shakespeare’s Indian Connections

November 14, 9:30 am - November 23, 5:30 pm
Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square N
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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This exhibition showcases Indian representations of Shakespeare’s works. Curated by Queen’s University Belfast postdoctoral researchers Thea Buckley and Rosa García-Periago, the exhibition highlights the ongoing fascination that Shakespeare holds for creative artists across the globe. Today, there are dozens of Indian Shakespeare films and shows, numerous translations into various Indian languages, and many books on the topic. Suitable for all ages, the exhibition features items from stage props and costumes to translations and comics in Indian languages. Here, artists unfold…

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Censorship, Translation and Obscenity in the Late Victorian Era

November 14, 9:30 am - November 22, 5:00 pm
Room 101, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Step back into the late Victorian era, one hundred and thirty years ago and explore three parallel stories on Victorian censorship in a display drawn from the unique collections at Senate House Library.

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Arriving: Objects & Discoveries

November 14, 10:00 am - November 22, 4:30 pm
Ruskin Gallery ARU Cambridge, East Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB11PT United Kingdom
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Arriving at a new place is a core aspect of migration, but stories of arrival are not limited to the migration experience and we all have stories of arrival (e.g. school, workplace, new home) to tell. This exhibition documents younger and older people who define themselves as migrants, non-migrants or global citizens. Together they discover the secrets behind a special object that the other one holds. The objects unlock stories about arriving at a new place and create bonds between…

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Untold Histories of Empire

November 14, 10:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm
World Museum, William Brown St
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EN United Kingdom
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Between the 14 and 23 November drop-in to the World Museum for this not-so-usual treasure hunt through the collections. Explore untold histories, uncover the origins of objects attained during the empire and learn more about the ongoing legacies of Britain’s global past. You will be given clues to help you find your way through the collections and to piece together a deeper understanding of the complex and difficult histories of some of the objects on display. Students from the University…

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Being Mixed-Race: Stories of Britain’s Black GI Babies

November 14, 10:00 am - November 23, 6:00 pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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The exhibition draws on research done by Professor Lucy Bland on the children born in world war II to black GIs and British women. Lucy interviewed over 50 people. The exhibition, in the form of 7 pop-up banners, will display some of the  black and white photographs that have been given to Lucy by her interviewees of them as babies, children, some with the mothers, some of their fathers when young men in the UK, a few of them meeting…

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Greeks in Edinburgh

November 14, 12:00 pm - November 23, 11:00 pm
The Safari Lounge, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 21 Cadzow Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5SN United Kingdom
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This exhibition focuses on the social interaction between Greeks in Edinburgh and other ethnic groups living in the city since the UK's EU membership referendum. The exhibition shows how such interaction in work or leisure activities has been mutually beneficial for these groups. You will have the opportunity to reflect on the photos and will be invited to contribute your thoughts in a guestbook. The exhibition will be open between 12:00 and 23:00 throughout the Being Human festival.

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The Aquatic City’s Well of Ideas

November 14, 3:00 pm - November 23, 6:00 pm

Inspired by the Poet’s Box shops in which Dundonians once performed and printed their latest creations, this festival-long shopping centre hub will celebrate the city’s aquatic heritage through hands-on workshops, dramatic performances, film and visual art, and more. Get your hands inky with Pathfoot Press and their hand-operated letterpress. Watch some of Dundee’s most talented 'zinesters' hard at work. Explore ideas of place, environment, and climate change in writing workshops. Or join in making poems from found texts, and take…

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Layers of London ‘Pop-up’

November 15 - November 18
Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, Feltham TW13 4GU United Kingdom + Google Map

Layers of London is an online history mapping tool where Londoners can explore crowd-sourced histories and historical maps of their local area. Users can also contribute their own histories to the website. Layers of London staff will be on hand at the library to discuss the project and help you add your stories to the online map. Bring your stories, histories, memories, research, ephemera and photographs! Please note the following opening dates and times: Friday 15 November, 10:00-16:00 Saturday 16…

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Reading the Archive

November 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BT Archives, Holborn Telephone Exchange, 268-270 High Holborn
London, WC1V 7EE United Kingdom
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Explore the heritage of telecoms alongside specially-created films and displays by Central St Martin’s design students. Visit BT Archives - housed in a 1927 telephone exchange building in central London. Graphic Communication Design students have responded to the heritage collections and created works inspired by their reading of the documents, photographs, art and objects. Alongside the students’ displays, the heritage team will bring out their favourite original material to be viewed side-by-side with the students’ work. You will also have…

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Antonia’s Story: A Secret History

November 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Brain Charity, Norton Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8LR United Kingdom
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Archives contain many secrets, waiting to be discovered. Yet accessing archives can be difficult. In this workshop, co-led by researchers with learning disabilities, you will find out how the story of Antonia Grandoni was discovered, a lady who lived with a learning disability 150 years ago. You will be able to see and try out the methods used to explore and analyse findings from a digital archive of very old medical books, and what this can tell us about living…

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Walking Free

November 15, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Uxbridge Library, High Street
Uxbridge, London UB8 1HD United Kingdom
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Join this guided walking tour to discover the hidden connection between Uxbridge and British slavery and abolition. Visit a former residence of leading British abolitionist, William Wilberforce, and the grave of former African slave, Toby Pleasant. Beginning at Uxbridge Library, the walk will be approximately 3km. Throughout the walk there will be short talks and moments to discuss the discoveries made along the way. Due to the nature of this event if you have any questions about accessibility we recommend getting…

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Discover the Harp

November 15, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mansions of the Future, 15–16 St Mary's Street
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 7EQ United Kingdom
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Get behind-the-scenes insight into the fascinating world of composing and performing music for the harp. With no specialist knowledge needed, this event gets you up close and personal with award-winning harpist Oliver Wass and composer Martin Scheuregger as they lead you through a hands-on workshop, performance and discussion where you get the chance to hear, learn about and even compose for the harp. 10:30 – arrival and free refreshments 10:45 – interactive workshop 12:15 – break for lunch (not provided)…

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Uncomfortable Oxford Tours

November 15, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carfax Tower, Oxford, Carfax Tower, Queen Street
Oxford, OX1 1ET United Kingdom
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This tour aims to raise awareness of ‘uncomfortable’ events in Oxford’s history, encouraging discussion about historical legacies which have a lasting impact on the modern environment of the city and University. Topics covered include imperialism, inequality, slavery, gender history, religious diversity, violence, and memorialisation. The tour will be run by PhD students from the University of Oxford. The tour will depart from in front of Carfax Tower, Queen Street (look for the guide holding an 'Uncomfortable Oxford' sign). Find out…

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Baroque Science: Early Modern Discoveries

November 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCL Special Collections, South Junction Reading Room. University College London, Gower Street
London, London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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‘Baroque Science: Early Modern Discoveries’ is an informal, drop-in exhibition of early modern scientific books from UCL’s Special Collections that are seldom on display. The exhibition will give the public the chance to view famous scientific books in English and Latin which cover topics from physics, astronomy, and medicine. Experts will be on hand to discuss the contents and appearance of the books and their role in the development of science. Many of the discoveries detailed in these books are…

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Tracking Sounds and Soundtracks

November 15, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Riccarton Campus, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS United Kingdom
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Discover a place in sound. In this workshop you will create a soundtrack for recorded stories or songs by sampling sounds of the surroundings – from woodland, lake and meadow to car park, laboratory and sports centre. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series, by Heriot-Watt University.

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Coffee and Sedition

November 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cole Cafe and Deli, Side Cottage, St George's Terrace
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 9LX United Kingdom
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When coffee was introduced in early modern England, it was accompanied by the rise of a social place dedicated to its consumption: the coffeehouse. Coffeehouses grew in importance in the 17th century as places of exchange and discussion amongst people of all ranks. These discussions were often seen as dangerous and seditious to the normal order in a century of repeated political crisis. In London, they flourished. In Sunderland, we know of one coffee house being licensed in the 1680’s…

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