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November 2020

Global Derbyshire in 10 Objects

12 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020
Online: University of Derby, Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB

This is an online event. How did Derbyshire play a role in the rise of Indian nationalism in the early 20th century? Did you know that the people of Derby paid for some of the scientific instruments that accompanied Captain Scott on his doomed voyage to the South Pole? What can a cotton reel tell us about Derbyshire’s relationship to slavery? How are artists and makers continuing to develop the collections held in Derbyshire? This series of ten mini podcasts…

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‘Tunnel’ – Podcast Audio Experience

12 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is a podcast audio experience available to stream at home. "....and then, finally, you arrive. You get there, where you always wanted to be..." Put on your headphones and take a look around. We are about to set off. Join Sam and Alex as they guide you through a route of your choosing. You probably know where you are going, but you never know where you might end up. 'Tunnel' is an audio walk guided by robotic voices. Blending…

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‘Bridges’ – Podcast Audio Experience

12 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom

This is a podcast audio experience available to download at home. Join Dr Radha Kapuria as she leads you into the fascinating world of the musicians and dancers of Punjab. This downloadable audio walk features Mandakini Swain, the talented classical vocalist of the Gwalior gharana (lineage), and acclaimed Indian actor and voice-over artist Sagar Arya. It will transport you to the mystical ‘Bridge of the Dancing Girl’ (Pul Kanjri) on the India-Pakistan border near Amritsar, even as you walk between Lady’s Bridge and Ball Street Bridge here…

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‘Who Lies Beneath’ – Podcast Audio Experience

12 November, 2020 - 22 November, 2020
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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This is a podcast audio experience available to download at home. Wadsley Church cemetery in north Sheffield is home to a mass grave: 2,500 people who died at the nearby mental asylum between 1872 and 1948. A small plaque, erected in 2012, is the only evidence of this tragic, hidden history. Earlier this year, Mexican-British artist Helen Blejerman created a series of artworks, 'A Visual Theory of the Soul', based on the living flora of the churchyard and in memory…

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Reading in the Pandemic

18 November, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online: Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

This is an online event. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, many of us have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation or escape. At this free, online and interactive event you will have the opportunity to reflect on your reading, and share this with the READ-IT project. The event will include: • A short talk by Dr Shafquat Towheed, on ‘New Worlds or Old Habits? Reading during the Pandemic’; • A conversation with Bibliotherapist…

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Miniatures – Live Podcast Café

18 November, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This is an online event. What can we learn from a headstrong donkey determined to drop its rider into a ditch, a WW1 soldier refusing his corporal’s order to make coffee, or an ancient scribe doodling a labyrinth on a clay tablet? On the Miniatures podcast we show that the big picture in history is best seen through a collage of such individual and local stories. In this live episode, researchers from the University of St Andrews share their favourite…

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Begin the World Over Again

19 November, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online: Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent
Salford, M5 4WX United Kingdom

This is an online event. Come along to this discussion of the the Working Class Movement Library’s extraordinary collections, which will highlight parallels with our contemporary situation and what the future might look like. Join a team of artists from Walk the Plank, members of the Working Class Movement Library’s writing group and academic guests from the University of Salford as they introduce and discuss six podcasts about the Library's holdings. The link to join this online event will be…

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