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'The Being Human Parlour' is a quirky series of drop-in activities that will reboot your relationship with the world around us in wholly unfathomable ways. Activities include sensory-deprived and sensory-enhanced storytelling, have-a-go flash fiction, book tasting for babies (literally), body building (crafts), improv performances, and tag team readathons. Each event is aimed at different age groups, from 5 to 105, but everyone is welcome.

Reading can be isolating and even ableist. But it shouldn’t be. And ghost stories do not have to be terrifying – quite the opposite. So come along to 'The Being Human Parlour' to sit back and enjoy the show, or get involved if you want to!

The Parlour line up

Friday 12 November, 17:00 - 19:00 – 'Ghost Ghast Guest Night'

Pop by for some poetry readings, flash fiction, improv performances, and more - this evening's theme? ggggghosts!

Monday 15 November, 17:00 - 19:00 – 'Being Baby Humans: Storytime'

Stop by for some interactive story time with facilitators from the School of Education. Learn all about being human, and eat some books (literally!). Suitable for ages 0-4.

Wednesday 17 November, 17:00 - 19:00 – 'Building Humans: Crafts and Stories'

This event includes lots of different hands-on activities aimed at children across different age groups (ages 5-12). Take away some goodies too. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Thursday 18 November, 17:00 - 19:00 – 'The Scientific Muse with the Wyvern Poets'

Come along for the launch of the latest poetry pamphlet by the Wyvern Poets, who will introduce and read out their works. Art and science together again!

Friday 19 November, 17:00 - 19:00 – 'The World’s Friendliest Haunted House'

A haunted house is scary, right? Not this one! Blending comedy and terror, these activities will include sensory deprivation, brain-bending challenges, and more. Don't let your mind play tricks on you. Or do - the world's a funnier place that way!