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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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Childhood Curtailed

November 22, 10:00 am - November 23, 3:00 pm
Ground Lab, Portland Street
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 7LB
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In 2018 13.9% of global migrants were under the age of 18, many travelling alone and many experiencing detention in prisons and camps. In this event, which will include an exhibition and a series of film screenings, talks and workshops, researchers will show and discuss films made by children, and images produced by professional photographers and filmmakers in the last decade of global mobility. Workshops will invite children and young people, families and local community groups to use photography, storytelling…

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Walking Free

November 22, 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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Music in the Archives

November 22, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University Library, George Edwards Building, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH., George Edwards Building, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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This interactive pop-up exhibition delves into the hidden treasures of the University of Surrey Library to explore the secret worlds that live amongst its stacks and shelves. The exhibition uses its title ‘Music in the Archives’ as a prompt to academic, librarian and archivist scholars whose research correlates with the humanities. Invited scholars at multiple career stages will contribute to this event and consider how their research intersects with ‘Discoveries and Secrets’, the theme of the Being Human Festival 2019.…

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Dancing on the Tyne (Schools/Colleges Workshop)

November 22, 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Join us to rediscover Newcastle’s ‘Scottish’ dance tunes, composed by 18th-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh. 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 workshop will include: - looking at music books from the period - interactive talks with performances of the tunes - participating in recreating the dances This workshop is open to young people in years 7-13 and their teachers. Places are…

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A New Vision of the World

November 22, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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Come along to this public talk to celebrate Sunderland-born chemist and inventor Joseph Swan, with photographic historian Dr Carol McKay and photographic artist Dr Liza Dracup. Most people know Joseph Swan as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, but few know he was also a photographic pioneer, an entrepreneur and businessman, with connections far and wide. Come along to celebrate this story in Sunderland, the place where he was born and grew up and where he encountered photography for…

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Scotland’s Secret Sounds

November 22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Discovering new routes and networks of song transmission, from archive sources to performance, this workshop explores interactions between living traditions and archives. Come along to singi songs (in English, Gaelic and Scots), and learn about accessible resources en-route. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

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