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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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Feltham Heritage 1917-1947 Photo Exhibition

November 20 - November 22
Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, Feltham TW13 4GU United Kingdom + Google Map

Marking the centenary of the opening of Hanworth Air Park in 1917, this photographic exhibition explores the history of the people, communities and events connected with the West Area of Hounslow between 1917 and 1947. Covering a rich and valuable heritage, particularly around the war and inter-war periods, which unfortunately is not well-recognised. Feltham Arts have worked closely with Hounslow Library Service Local Collection, the Feltham History Group, local volunteers including students from Rivers Academy, Tale Be Told Theatre and…

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Gate: Exploring the Power of Borders

November 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London Library, Mile End
London, London E1 4NS United Kingdom
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We live in complex times with currents and counter currents of migration taking place across the globe. These floating populations understand that borders matter. They follow you around and can shut you in as well as out. This workshop, organised by Janetka Platin and Olivia Sheringham (Poiesis), invites you to reflect on your own experiences and feelings of un/welcome. It will begin with an audio recording with sounds of gates opening and closing. Sometimes the gate will crash violently, other…

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Art, Music & Memory at the Soho Poly – Folk Performance

November 21, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
‘Soho Poly’ basement, Meet: 4–12 Little Titchfield Street
London, W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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Discover the 'pre-history' of London’s famous Soho Poly Theatre. In honour of its early incarnation as a folk club, come and disrupt your day with a lunchtime gig by Martin Stephenson, one of the UK’s most perceptive and best-loved songwriters. This will be the first live concert in the iconic basement space since the last 'Polyfolk' performance in 1970. There will also be a chance to browse the Soho Poly's specially curated exhibition celebrating the relationship between Pop and Politics. Please…

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How Wearmouth Saved the West

November 21, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
St Peter’s Church, St Peter's Way
Sunderland, North East SR6 0DY United Kingdom
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Historian and film maker Michael Wood, who has written about Wearmouth and filmed here, returns to St Peter's church to look at the golden age of Northumbrian culture. Founded in 674-5 and still a living church today, in the 7th and 8th centuries Wearmouth was one of the powerhouses of Anglo-Saxon civilisation, its library and scriptorium the envy of Europe. Among the great manuscripts written and illuminated here, and in its sister house of Jarrow, was the greatest of all…

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Music and the ‘Hypnerotomachia Poliphili’

November 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, England S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This lunch time talk by Dr Tim Shephard will explore the music in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a 1499 romance story published in Venice and renowned for its beautiful woodcut illustrations. Discover the volume’s origins and its intimate connection with the music of that time. This event is part of the 'Myth, Dream, Love' hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

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Finding their Voices in the City

November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Records of Scotland, Lord Clerk Register room, General Register House 2 Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3YY United Kingdom
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Using sources from archives and collections to locate communities in their historical place(s), this workshop traces creative networks in the city, finding links with contemporary creativity and place identity. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

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Hack a Robot

November 21, 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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