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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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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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Sounds From the Gardens

November 16 - November 17
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill,
London, London SE23 3PQ United Kingdom
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Come along to two days of activities exploring the sounds of the Horniman Museum and Gardens and our impact on the environment. On Saturday there will be soundwalks, field recordings, composition workshops and participatory live performance. This will be followed on Sunday by sound-art performances exploring environmental change that will be broadcast from the Bandstand. You can also access out-door sound installations throughout the weekend and sounds of the local ecosystem will be brought into the Museum's Natural History Gallery…

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Swansea’s Big Book Find

November 16 - November 23
Various locations Swansea, Wales SA1 1DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A family-friendly book hunt across the city of Swansea. In the run up to Swansea University’s 100th birthday, one hundred books will be hidden across the city where you’d least expect to find them! Finders, keepers! Each book will also contain a special message, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series organised by Swansea University.

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Derby’s Moon-Struck Philosophers Exhibition

November 16, 9:00 am - November 24, 5:00 pm
Derby Local Studies and Family History Library, Riverside Chambers, Full Street
Derby, East Midlands DE1 3AF United Kingdom
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Explore the hidden history of Derby and how the people who lived here influenced scientific, political and philosophical thinking around the world. Uncover facts about the city’s past and the national and international impact of some of its previous residents. A new library exhibition showcases the archives around members of the Derby Philosophical Society and their famous (and infamous) experiments. The exhibition is open throughout the festival. Visit the Library's website to check opening times or phone 01332 642240. Alongside…

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Get Your Tweed Out!

November 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orkney Library & Archive, 44 Junction Road
Kirkwall, Scotland KW15 1AG United Kingdom
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During the 20th century, Orkney tweed was acclaimed globally for its lightness and softness and marketed as a legacy of the Vikings. Do you have some Orkney heritage in your wardrobe? Join this event to discover more about Orkney tweed, the people who made it and the fashion media that celebrated it. The event will include an exhibition, talk about Orkney tweed and a chance for you to share your Orkney tweed garments and the stories behind them. Bring along…

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Northern England’s Linguistic Heritage

November 16, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Unity Centre, Chester, 17 Cuppin St, Chester CH1 2BN, 17 Cuppin St
Chester, ,CH1 2BN United Kingdom
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This family day will include a wide range of activities for all ages, including arts and crafts, language games, storytelling, and talks. Visitors will be invited to explore the rich linguistic heritage of the northern English dialects, with particular emphasis on the impact that contact between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings had on the vocabulary of these dialects. This event will also take place on Sunday 17 November at Barley Hall, York. 

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The Georgians’ Marvellous Medicines

November 16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue
Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QR United Kingdom
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An hour of comedy and capers for all of the family. Georgian actress Mistress Slurp needs your help finding the perfect prescription for pimples and pox. Join in a family-friendly treasure hunt discovering ingredients for Slurp’s remedies, or simply sit back and enjoy the show exploring the surprising secrets of 18th century remedies. Delivered with the assistance of a team of academics from Northumbria University's Leverhulme-funded 'Writing Doctors' project. The comedy show will run twice, once at 10:00 and again…

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Museum of Me

November 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centro Infantil Menchú, Casa Latina 10 Kingsgate Pl
Kilburn, London NW6 4TA United Kingdom
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This workshop consists of a three-hour series of activities, in which you are guided by activity packs, informed by work done at the Museo Nacional in Colombia. In the workshop, you will curate your own materials, think about the objects and images that represent you and your memories, and create your own mini museum. During the day explore issues such as museums and identity, museums as part of national or transnational identity and the curation of personal memory. The activity…

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Beauty School Drop In

November 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One Colchester Hub, 81 Culver Street East
Colchester, Essex CO1 1LF United Kingdom
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Visit this historical beauty salon and discover how women have used hair and make-up to express themselves from the 1950s to now. The salon will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences and investigate ideas around femininity. At the event you can join craftivist activities and hear short talks on the histories of tanning and men’s changing hair styles. It is also a time for you to tell stories about the role beauty plays in…

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Discovering Caribbean Family Memories

November 16, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Archives+, Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square
Manchester, North West M2 5PD United Kingdom
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Manchester is home to a vibrant and diverse Caribbean community and during this workshop you can discover and become the keeper of your Caribbean family memories. Family histories are not just personal histories, instead they have wider significance for our understanding of the places and communities in which we live. This event will question how the stories we tell, and the memories that we preserve from one generation to the next, have the power to change our way of seeing…

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