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November 2020

Illustrating Anthropology (Liverpool)

November 12 - November 15
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool, North West L3 1BP United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. At this outdoor exhibition explore human lives around the world through comics, drawings, and paintings of anthropological research. From researchers who use illustration as a method to capture their experiences of fieldwork, to those who put pens into the hands of the people they are researching to better understand their world view, this exhibition draws together a wide range of contemporary illustration as research practice. Drawing has long been part of anthropological…

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Indoors: Experiences of Older People during Lockdown

November 12 - November 22
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6LS United Kingdom
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This is an online and socially distanced in-person event. This photography exhibition narrates the lived realities of coping, connecting and remembering, through the stories and photographs of older East Londoners during lockdown. The exhibition will showcase photographs and interviews, alongside insights from research in social science, ethics and history. It will share the voices, experiences and images of ‘shielded’ communities of older people as they have both struggled with, and adapted to, life under lockdown. Researchers from the Wellcome Centre…

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Mining Migrations

November 12 - November 22
Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve Stoke-on-Trent ST6 7QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Activities will be taking place both in person (socially distanced) and online. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery still sits at the centre of the vast North Staffordshire coalfield, its derelict chimneys and winding gear a defining landmark for local people and visitors alike. Yet this was also a centre of global connections – of movements of people, things, ideas and innovations, and a workplace that linked local families to world commerce. Come and hear some of these stories – either on a…

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COVID-19 in 2020: Apart but Together

November 12, 10:00 am - November 22, 5:00 pm
Online: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
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Activities will be taking place both in person (socially distanced) and online. COVID-19 fundamentally changed our world in 2020. It has forced us to create distance from each other. This event will use art, creative writing and storytelling to bring people together to share experiences of how COVID-19 has impacted us and how we have adjusted to the new socially-distanced world. A physical magnet exhibition will be held outside at Queen Mary University of London for those that want to…

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Presumed Curable

November 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online: Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham, BR3 3BX United Kingdom

This is an online event. Have you ever wondered what type of information can be gleaned from the Victorian Bethlem Royal Hospital patient records? Join museum archivist David Luck and learning officer Amy Moffat for an online interactive session to find out more about the Victorian asylum and work together to decipher a case record from 1887. A version of this event will also take place on Tuesday 17 November between 14:00 and 16:00 and requires booking separately.

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Fixing It: Repair as Resistance

November 14 - November 22
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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Activities will be taking place both in person (socially distanced) and online. Learn new repair skills, share advice and reflect on some big questions. Open to all, 'Fixing It' is a week of events encouraging contemplation around what mending means. Is repair an act of resistance in an unsustainable world? Does it matter if the cracks show? Can everything be mended? From tutorials on how to repair household items to conversation circles discussing the best ways to fix community issues,…

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Making a Home Away From Home

November 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Museum of English Rural Life, MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Come along and explore a replicated United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent decorated by a Syrian refugee and discover more about the interior and exterior space. Last year, the UN Refugee Agency revealed that the number of people fleeing violence was the highest recorded since the Second World War. While the need for temporary shelter has never been greater, many refugees find that these settlements are more permanent than originally intended.…

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Destination Moon!

November 14, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. What does a day in the life of an astronaut look like? This “take-over” day at the Dundee Science Centre will include all of the regular interactive exhibitions, plus some special space-themed activities, such as astro-crafts and drawing, pop-up performances and talks, face-painting, and more. Artists from Dundee Comics Creative Space will help you create your own moonscapes or space monsters. Hundreds of free tickets will be available via the University of…

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Fixing It: Why Mend Textiles?

November 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Rose Sinclair teaches basic hand-sewing techniques whilst reflecting on the motivations behind darning. Why do we mend our clothes, woollens and fabrics? Is it about hating waste or affection for treasured things? This workshop will teach basic hand sewing techniques that can be used with a variety of textiles, and give you the opportunity to share stories of things you have saved through repair. A kit and instructions will be provided to support…

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On the Trail of Refugees in 1930s Bloomsbury

November 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Corner of Bloomsbury Street / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HF, (0)20 7862 8961, Corner of Bloomsbury / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury
London, London WC1B 3HF United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. On this guided walking tour, follow the trail of the 1930s refugees from Nazi Europe around Bloomsbury, a magnet for the new arrivals due to its cheap boarding houses and Bohemian reputation. Find out how support for refugees was coordinated from Bloomsbury, how exiles contributed to Britain’s anti-Nazi propaganda war, and how activists plotting the Nazis’ downfall were spied on by MI5 agents. The walk brings to life work by the Research Centre…

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Fixing It: Mend it with Mo

November 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Mo (Morlai Sumah) is passionate about resisting throw-away society and runs a regular Repair Café at The Telegraph Hill Centre. In this workshop, you'll have the chance to watch and learn from Mo as he fixes three different items, talking you through the process of repair, step by step. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from Mo and other participants on how to repair the object you have…

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Tiny manyings for Riddley – A Family Art Making Day

November 15, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. A fun day for families working with humanities researcher Dr Paul March-Russell and eco artist Julieann Worrall Hood to plan and model an organic monument inspired by the new world created 40 years ago by Russell Hoban in Riddley Walker, set in the landscapes of East Kent. Explore history, myth and the making of meaning in a world where we are all more aware of our surroundings and the way in which we…

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Fixing It: The Beauty of Broke

November 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. How can brokenness make us reflect on what is beautiful? Bring along something broken and celebrate your objects beyond repair by thinking of creative ways to display them, discussing and remembering their usefulness and place in your life, and writing short poems to celebrate both their beauty and their brokenness. All of this will form part of an ongoing installation in the window of 310 New Cross Road. Sue Mayo is an artist…

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Labelling the World

November 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand
Derby, DE1 1BS United Kingdom
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This in a socially distanced in person event. Over the last three years, thousands of people have worked with Derby Museums to co-produce ‘Objects of Love, Hope and Fear: A World Collection’. People on the streets of Derby, co-production volunteers and new friends across the globe have cleaned, photographed, researched, interpreted and displayed this important collection of objects. However, a gallery like this can never be considered finished and interpreting these objects makes us have honest, open and sometimes uncomfortable…

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Illustrating Anthropology (Sheffield)

November 17 - November 21
Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 71 Eyre Lane
Sheffield, S1 4RB United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. At this exhibition explore human lives around the world through comics, drawings, and paintings of anthropological research. From researchers who use illustration as a method to capture their experiences of fieldwork, to those who put pens into the hands of the people they are researching to better understand their world view, this exhibition draws together a wide range of contemporary illustration as research practice. Drawing has long been part of anthropological research…

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On the Trail of Refugees in 1930s Bloomsbury

November 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Corner of Bloomsbury Street / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HF, (0)20 7862 8961, Corner of Bloomsbury / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury
London, London WC1B 3HF United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. On this guided walking tour, follow the trail of the 1930s refugees from Nazi Europe around Bloomsbury, a magnet for the new arrivals due to its cheap boarding houses and Bohemian reputation. Find out how support for refugees was coordinated from Bloomsbury, how exiles contributed to Britain’s anti-Nazi propaganda war, and how activists plotting the Nazis’ downfall were spied on by MI5 agents. The walk brings to life work by the Research Centre…

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New Worlds Café

November 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Star Glazer’s Potter and Painting Cafe, 17 High Street
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2AB United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. Since Covid-19 reared its ugly head the world seems to have got darker. This free, informative, and fun workshop will imagine new worlds where things can get better. There will be a short talk about the idea of dystopian worlds, followed by either painting your own coaster or writing a short piece of fiction or self-reflection. Held in the fabulous Star Glazers pottery and painting café in Falmouth and supported by Falmouth…

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Fixing It: Drop off your Broken Items

November 18, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
310 New Cross Road, 310 New Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in-person event. Something beyond repair cluttering up the house? Can't bring yourself to see it thrown away? Here's the answer! Drop off your items, broken beyond repair, at the shop and contribute to an evolving installation in the shop window. Write your memory of the object on a tag, attach it, and next time you see your cracked teapot or broken lamp it will have become part of the window display celebrating brokenness and the…

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Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony

November 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Square Tower, Broad Street
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2ND United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. On the cobbled promenade of historic Old Portsmouth stands a bronze statue. It commemorates a group of travellers who sailed from the city to the ‘new world’ of America in the late 14th century. Among those emigres was John White, a man who would become governor and the grandfather of Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in the ‘new world’ in 1587. Since then, Virginia Dare has become part…

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On the Trail of Refugees in 1930s Bloomsbury

November 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Corner of Bloomsbury Street / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HF, (0)20 7862 8961, Corner of Bloomsbury / Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury
London, London WC1B 3HF United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. On this guided walking tour, follow the trail of the 1930s refugees from Nazi Europe around Bloomsbury, a magnet for the new arrivals due to its cheap boarding houses and Bohemian reputation. Find out how support for refugees was coordinated from Bloomsbury, how exiles contributed to Britain’s anti-Nazi propaganda war, and how activists plotting the Nazis’ downfall were spied on by MI5 agents. The walk brings to life work by the Research…

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