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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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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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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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Draw Your Dreams

November 23, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8RY United Kingdom
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Drop in to get involved with this family-friendly activity inviting children, young people and families to 'draw their dreams' and discuss how the self is replicated in dreams. Based at Kelham Island Museum, this day of family fun is run in partnership with the arts charity Ignite Imaginations. Also taking place at Kelham Island Museum on Saturday 23 November: 'Moving Heaven and Earth', performances at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00. 'Behind the Mask', 10:00 - 15:00. This event is part of…

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Behind the Mask

November 23, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8RY United Kingdom
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A family-friendly mask making workshop based on the Heaven Closet mural at Bolsover Castle. No need to book, just turn up. Also taking place at Kelham Island Museum on Saturday 23 November: 'Moving Heaven and Earth', performances at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00. 'Draw Your Dreams', 10:00-15:00. This event is part of the 'Myth, Dream, Love' hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

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Faces: An Exhibition of Changing Essex Style

November 23, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Firstsite, Firstsite
Colchester, England CO1 1JH United Kingdom
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At this exhibition discover the changing faces of Essex style. Take a look at photographs of local people’s experiments with fashion, hair and make-up and listen to audio recordings collected at a pop-up beauty salon (see more about 'Beauty School Drop In' below). The exhibition will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences and investigate ideas around femininity. Come along to demystify the beauty secret. Although booking is not essential, registering your interest and estimated…

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Really? A Dig on a Council Estate?

November 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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Everyone is welcome to this pop-up expo. Explore the surprising discoveries spanning 800 years made by local residents taking part in an archaeological dig on a post-war council estate in Lincolnshire. Find out what the dig revealed about its history and why it matters, and contribute your own memories of childhood play and ideas about social housing. Drop-in to talk to dig participants, explore the wall-mounted photo-narrative and finds display, take part in a hands-on mock excavation and win prizes…

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Unearthing Roman Riseholme

November 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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Visitors of all ages are welcome to this hands-on multi-activity pop-up exhibition to find out what was discovered during 8 days of family-centred community archaeological excavations in July 2019 at Riseholme, near Lincoln. Talk to archaeologists about what was found, hear from volunteers about their experiences, see and handle 1,800-year-old finds and learn about life in Roman Britain. This event is part of the 'Moving Stories: Discovering Lives Lived Differently' festival hub organised by the University of Lincoln.

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But I Know This City!

November 23, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street
Nottingham, NG1 3AL
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50 years ago B.S. Johnson’s ‘book in a box’ The Unfortunates was published. Acclaimed as one of the great post-war experimental novels the 27 separately bound chapters (other than first and last) can be read in any order. For Being Human festival 2019, 75 readers will be taking on the role of B.S. Johnson. Spreading out across the city of Nottingham in which the book is set - in bookshops, pubs, churches, homes and a host of atmospheric nooks and…

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Hands-On Humanities Day

November 23, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, South East England SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join researchers at the John Hansard Gallery, City Eye, Nuffield Southampton Theatre City and Solent Showcase in the centre of the city for a free family day suitable for all ages. The John Hansard Gallery’s exhibitions, Nuffield Southampton Theatre City and Solent Showcase will be open as usual, but for one day only you can also explore a wide variety of interactive activities, workshops, talks and exhibits that will give you an insight into the amazing Humanities research that takes…

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