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November 2017

Recollecting popular music memories in Merthyr Tydfil

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Theatre Soar, Pontmorlais,
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales CF47 8UB United Kingdom

What are the lost musical histories of popular music in Merthyr Tydfil and how do they resonate with the mainstream? How can lost local musical memories of the past resonate with young people today? This event is a performance which will draw together material produced in a series of workshops run with residents and school children looking at the rich history of popular music that has taken place in their town, between 1955 to 1975. Led by musicologist professor Paul…

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Must bankers be bad?

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Impact Hub, 58 Oxford Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5NR United Kingdom
Free

Financial scandals are a regular part of life under twenty-first century capitalism—from Libor-fixing to subprime mortgages and Fred 'the Shred' Goodwin. But are they symptoms of a lost sense of morality, or just a few lost sheep? This panel discussion brings history and philosophy together with real-world experience, to find new ways of thinking about good and bad among the masters of money. What are the ethics that guide financial professionals, and how do individual motives fit within the enormous…

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Discovering Roehampton’s hidden treasures

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grove House, Froebel Campus, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane
London, London SW15 5PJ United Kingdom

Hidden in odd corners of the University of Roehampton's campus are fragments of the ancient world: vases and sculptures, heroes and goddesses. Follow the Activity Trail to discover how they came to be there, and what it felt like to (re)discover and (re)create these artefacts in the eighteenth century. Handle a collection of ancient pottery, arrange your own sculpture gallery or test your skill at imitating the exhibits, and learn about the fascinating history of Roehampton’s Grove House as you…

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Dickensian disappearances

25 November, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Dickens Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road
Portsmouth, South East England PO1 4QL United Kingdom
Free

Charles Dickens: novelist, social reformer, journalist... and conjuror? Dickens, a keen watcher of magic, gave a number of magic performances in the 1840s at Christmas and during summers on the Isle of Wight. This event, a blend of talk and performance, uses the unique setting of the Dickens Birthplace Museum in Portsmouth to discover Dickens’ involvement in the world of magic. Dr Christopher Pittard explores Dickens’ engagement with famous conjurors, the influence of magic on his fiction, and goes behind…

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Home at MERL (performance)

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom

This promenade performance will highlight the performers’ past experiences of migration and resettlement whilst responding to the history, architecture, collections and habitual pathways of each space. Dance company, Reside Dance, and members of the local community will take you on a journey of migration and encourage you to discover your own sense of belonging to the people around you and the different spaces that you inhabit. Can recalling and sharing memories of migration and resettlement help performers develop new connections…

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Memory and oblivion in the library’s mind

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 25 November, 2017 at 2:00pm

Warburg Institute, Woburn Square
London, WC1H 0AB United Kingdom

'Memory and oblivion in the library’s mind' runs in two Saturday afternoon sessions exploring the ways in which imagery and ideas can be lost and found by the human brain and the mind of a library alike. Eight interactive talks will survey the removal and resurfacing of the past through curious case studies in art, religion, science, philosophy and astrology. The programme offers a unique opportunity to thumb through the history of the Warburg Library by looking at some of…

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Lost and found: the serendipity of collecting

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge University Library
Cambridge, East of England CB3 9DR United Kingdom
Free

In the 19th century Cambridge scientists setting up museums relied on serendipity to acquire specimens. One of the greatest found objects was a whale that washed up on Pevensey Bay, Sussex, in 1865. Today, artist Jo Atherton works with objects gathered on the UK coastline. In this talk Jo will discuss the nature of lost and found objects with historian Boris Jardine. They will reflect on the moment of discovery, explore when lost becomes found, and examine the very human…

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On y’bike: cycling in postwar Tyneside

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Journey/ Recyke y’Bike, Higham House , New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8AN United Kingdom
Free

This free exhibition will display the North East’s little-known cycling past. The event will also include a short talk by experts, a screening of archival film, and an open discussion with participants in the sport. Following the Second World War, dozens of young Geordies got on their bikes and rode out into Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and beyond. Many of these cyclists joined clubs to ride competitively, while others took advantage of their bikes to get to work, socialise, or…

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Play with plastics

25 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BArts, 72 Hartshill Road
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7RB United Kingdom
Free 27 spots left

Puzzled by plastics? Want to find creative solutions to the problems of plastic waste? Come along to B-Arts for two afternoons of activities. Explore objects, 3D printing, and hands-on making, supported by readings, writing workshops, and film screenings. Watch, think, reflect, debate and play with stuff! You’ll be working with local artists and facilitators from Keele University who believe community creativity can help the UK revalue everyday materials that are all too often lost to waste. For event information, please…

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War child

25 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
Free

This pop-up exhibition and film screening will examine and reflect on the creation of the Evacuee Archive and the experiences of migrant children. Based on the research project War Child, led by Dr Teresa Murjas’ from the University of Reading, the event will offer a chance for audiences to explore the Evacuee Archive based at the Museum of English Rural Life, watch films created during the project and ask questions about these creative responses to the migrant experience. This event…

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Lost cities of the Strand: an exploration

25 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Departing from Somerset House, Strand,
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom

To navigate the city, we need to find things: our place, our destination, our way about. But for everything that can be found in an ancient metropolis like London, many other things have been lost. This architectural-metaphysical walking tour goes in search of vanished monuments amid the tangled streets between Somerset House and St Paul's, locating what is no longer extant via imprints left in the contemporary cityscape, and reflecting en route on how absence, as much as presence, shapes…

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The queer allure of art deco

25 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
Free

Join the V&A’s LGBTQ Working Group for an archival visit to the Prints and Drawings Study Room, exploring queer aesthetics in original Art Deco prints and designs in the Museum collection. The talk will delve into the work of stage and costume designers George Barbier, Leon Bakst, and Erté; photographers Cecil Beaton and Paul Tanqueray; and performers such as Nazimova, Nijinsky, and Valentino. The talk will be followed by screenings of specially selected excerpts from key productions of the era…

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The lost film shows: screening films on the home front

25 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

In 1940, the Ministry of Information launched its mobile film show scheme. Running for the rest of the war, the Ministry’s mobile film units were vans containing projectors and screens that were driven around the country by a driver-projectionist, to give free film shows in village halls, schools and factories. The event will recreate a film show in the former home of the Ministry with a selection of information films and documentaries on the war effort and the home front.…

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React and reimagine – across the acronym

25 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
Free

Queerseum presents the first of a series of panel discussions, 'across the acronym'; exploring each letter as part of the LGBTIQA+ community and recognising the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity through the simplicity of initialism. Launching with ‘L’, this panel seeks to explore the legacy, legislation and lifestyle of Lesbians, their place within the LGBTIQA+ community, the rise and fall of visibility and the battles this group still faces. For event information, please contact the Queerseum person at queerseum@gmail.com

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Dickensian disappearances

25 November, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Dickens Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road
Portsmouth, South East England PO1 4QL United Kingdom
Free

Charles Dickens: novelist, social reformer, journalist... and conjuror? Dickens, a keen watcher of magic, gave a number of magic performances in the 1840s at Christmas and during summers on the Isle of Wight. This event, a blend of talk and performance, uses the unique setting of the Dickens Birthplace Museum in Portsmouth to discover Dickens’ involvement in the world of magic. Dr Christopher Pittard explores Dickens’ engagement with famous conjurors, the influence of magic on his fiction, and goes behind…

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Lost voices from the North-East

25 November, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concert Hall, Palace Green, Concert Hall, Palace Green
Durham, North East DH13RL United Kingdom

Listen in to echoes from the past, when All Hallows’ Eve struck fear in people’s souls! 'Lost voices' retrieves and presents voices, melodies, and popular traditions in the North-East, from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian times. The show includes songs which inspired Stevie Smith, Walter Scott, and Dylan Thomas, haunting soul dirges, fire-and-brimstone preaching by Puritans, dances for the dead, worm ballads, and silent creatures of the night. With Hector Sequera, Barbara Ravelhofer, musicians, singers, a dragon, and a wild horse. Want to…

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React and reimagine – finding the future in our past: under construction

25 November, 2017, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

There are Queer museums in New York and San Francisco and Berlin, virtual Queer histories and collections online… but where is our place within the museum landscape of London and why are our histories hidden in filing cabinets, museum collections and back in our closets? We demand a space for people to experience our queer history in a physical embodiment, to be taken out of the shadows and kept from gathering dust. We need to know where we came from.…

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Swift at 350: the graphic anthology

25 November, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 7, The Vision Building
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
Free

Come along to the book launch of Swift at 350: The Graphic Anthology, featuring the work of local artists and competition winners. Meet the artists and learn more about the process of bringing ideas to life in the comics form. Drinks and nibbles provided. Details about the competitions, which will run during the festival, will be available on the Dundee Comics Creative Space website. This event is part of the series Jonathan Swift at 350: lost and found. For event…

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Bristol Waters lost and found: an evening of music, film and art

25 November, 2017, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Hallows Hall, 13 All Hallows Rd
Bristol, BS5 0HH United Kingdom
Free

An evening of music, film, and art about Bristol rivers and waterways – including lost streams, holy wells, eel pies, Bristol’s amazing tides (second highest in the world), and their history ecology and culture, and much more. To include: a set of watery songs by the amazing and prize winning Bristol based Fantasy Orchestra; films, artworks and maps created by Bristol artists Inc Nova Creative Lab, Luci Gorell Barnes and Helen Adshead working with local communities and schools for the…

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Bloomsbury and the grounds for philanthropy

25 November, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square
London, WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
Free

In this event, Dr Matthew Ingleby will lead a panel discussion exploring the role urban geography has played historically in revising the bounds of human sympathy. Bloomsbury has been associated with philanthropic innovation since 1739, when Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in fields on what was then the northern edge of London. The Foundling was followed by a plethora of pioneering charitable organisations, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for children (founded 1852), the first of its kind in…

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