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November 2020

Who Lies Beneath Audio Walk

November 12 - November 22
Online: The University of Sheffield, Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. 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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Tunnel Audio Walk

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

This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. "....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 Audio Walk

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

This is a self-led activity - please follow social distancing guidelines. Join Dr Radha Kapuria as she leads you into the fascinating world of the musicians and dancers of Punjab. This downloadable audio walk will transport you to the mystical 'Bridge of the Dancing Girl' (Pul Kanjri) on the India-Pakistan border near Amritsar, as you walk between Lady’s Bridge and Ball Street Bridge here in Sheffield, England. Navigate the walkways of Kelham Island as you immerse yourself in the storytelling,…

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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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What Does the Fox Say?

November 12, 10:00 am - November 22, 5:00 pm
Sunnybank Park, off Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom
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Activities will take place both in-person (socially distanced, at a time of your choosing) and online. Do you know your animal neighbours? Whether you are a country bumpkin or live in town, wildlife is all around us and its stories are just waiting to be heard! Watch a short film of a storytelling walk, where you will get to know the Sunnybank Park fox and some of its friends. You can then follow in the walk’s footsteps to see the…

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Walking with a Convict

November 12, 12:00 pm - November 22, 12:00 pm
Online: Shadwell Railway Station, Cable Street
London, E1 2QF United Kingdom

This is an online event. Let’s go back to a period when crimes turned convicts into colonists and punishment by transportation was a fate second only to execution. Did you know that impersonating an Egyptian or stealing a shroud from a grave would result in penal servitude on the other side of the globe? As we walk through the streets of 19th-century East End London, we discover what happened at Blue gate Fields when Mary’s pocket-picking crime saw her imprisoned…

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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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It Felt Like Year One: A Tour of Angela Carter’s ‘60s Bristol

November 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Rd
Bristol, West Country BS8 1RL United Kingdom

This is an online event. Join author Stephen Hunt (Angela Carter's Provincial Bohemia) on a virtual tour of Angela Carter's 1960s Bristol. Angela Carter was one of the late 20th century’s most acclaimed novelists and came of age as a writer in 1960s Clifton, where she experienced life in post-war Bristol, looking at a horizon bombed-out and derelict, but also booming with reconstruction schemes. On this guided virtual tour through Clifton and Hotwells, revisit the places and counterculture that inspired…

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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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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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