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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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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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Music and Migration (Exhibition)

November 16, 10:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm
Manchester Museum, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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Visit this family-friendly exhibition of musical instruments and be part of a momentous celebration of Bengali folk music in the North West. The exhibition will recall how singing was of vital importance to Bangladeshi immigrants arriving to work in its mills and factories in the 1950s and 1960s. Young people are particularly welcome to come along and experience how collective singing of and listening to these songs provided critical succour to their forefathers in a time of displacement and upheaval.…

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Ben Jonson and Bolsover Castle

November 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, England S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This talk will discuss Bolsover Castle and its murals in relation to the poetry and drama of Ben Jonson, who counted the Castle’s owner William Cavendish among his patrons. This event is part of the 'Myth, Dream, Love' hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

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Weaving Tales Between East and West

November 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Little Ilford Church Hall, Sheringham Avenue
Manor Park, London E12 5PA United Kingdom
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A textile and storytelling workshop exploring how stories have travelled across languages and cultures, are woven into and shape our identities and communities. Find out about the journeys of ancient fables with researcher Dr Rachel Scott, discuss themes of translation and language, intercultural encounters, community and identity. You can also share your own travelling tales, and engage with your creative side by making your own textile art in a workshop led by artists from East London Textile Arts. This event…

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Hack a Robot

November 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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Robot Lindsey is currently giving people tours around The Collection Museum, Lincoln - telling them about various artefacts and times past. Come and help improve what Lindsey does! Work with robotics researchers from the University of Lincoln to design a new tour for the robot. Then program the robot yourselves (with a little help if necessary), and see your tour come to life! Groups of 2-4 people will do the activity, with two groups at most simultaneously. This is a…

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Exploring Cultural Commoning

November 19, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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This interactive performance workshop explores, with full audience involvement, ways of discovering the cultural commons that makes our place through play and dance. Weather permitting, the workshop will involve an outdoor element in the venue's garden area. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

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Excavating Roman Voices

November 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, 12 Walbrook
London, EC4N 8AA United Kingdom
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Gain a new insight into Roman London at this evening of poetry inspired by the hidden voices present within the Bloomberg writing tablets, some of the earliest written documents found in Britain. Hosted at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE where the tablets were discovered, Dr Josephine Balmer’s poetry will be performed by students from the University of Notre Dame. The event will also include a short talk on the tablets and an opportunity to view the Temple of Mithras where the…

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Humanising Medicine

November 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barts Pathology Museum, 24 W Smithfield,
London, London EC1A 7BE United Kingdom
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Come along to an evening of art and storytelling at the unique Bart’s Pathology Museum in celebration of the humanity and artistry at the core of medicine. There will be an exhibition of art depicting the lived experiences of people involved in all aspects of healthcare. You will also hear the personal stories of health, illness and care from doctors, nurses, students and patients. Join the event that is putting the heart and soul back into medicine. This event is…

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Secret Ingredients

November 19, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Exeter Central Library, Castle Street
Exeter, South West EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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Ingredients come in many forms: they may be the foods that make a particular dish or cuisine, or the special insights that advance human knowledge. At this event you will be able to explore ingredients in all their varieties. Researchers from archaeology, classics and english will be on hand to explain the origins of the ingredients in our modern diet: why do we eat some plants and animals but not others, and should we be eating animals at all? You…

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