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November 2018

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

22 November, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB United Kingdom
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Free

In this creative writing workshop, you will explore texts by two radical, avant-garde writers of the early 20th century, Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy. Stein and Loy produced an array of innovative writing, often in reaction to visual art. In the first part of the workshop, you will examine some of their writing and discuss the ways in which their texts prefigure and inspire contemporary experimental poetry and art writing. Following this discussion, you are invited to write a response…

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Your Infertility: Our Problem? – Cancelled

22 November, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Over five million babies have been born worldwide via IVF. Over 20,000 British babies are born via IVF annually, the majority as a result of treatment at private clinics, so how does our society relate to infertility? Is assisted conception now part of normal life? And should the NHS be paying for infertility treatments? 40 years on from the birth of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, this…

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Snidge Scrumpin’: Mapping Smell and Memory 

22 November, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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Smell is unique because it has the special capacity to take us right back to our childhood. Snidge Scrumpin' maps the specific smells that belong to the Black Country, from Banks's brewery's hoppy stink to groaty pudding to spicy curry. In Black Country dialect, ‘Snidge’ means 'nose' and ‘Scrumpin'’ is 'foraging'. These events build on research into the Proust Phenomenon, which suggests that odours can reactivate memories. You are invited to take part in an interactive psychological experiment that collects Black Country smells and tastes that trigger different memories. You will be exposed…

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Kamila Shamsie – ‘Home Fire’

22 November, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Hall, Bay Campus, Swansea University
Swansea, Wales SA1 8EN United Kingdom
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Free

Over the last 20 years Kamila Shamsie has established herself as one of the most vital and interesting novelists at work today. Her books, often grand in scope yet always emotionally intimate, have captured the minds and hearts of readers across the world. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and winner of this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, join Kamila as she discusses her latest novel, Home Fire with Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers. A re-telling…

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Nothing is Not the End!

22 November, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chameleon Arts Theatre, 17A Angel Row
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6HL United Kingdom
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Free

Paul Hegarty and noise artist Romain Perrot present three performances that are all about noise. Expect samples of experimental music, anti-musical performance and bad vocals, old tapes, crappy electronics and other loud sounds. Romain Perrot is a leading experimental musician from France, performing under numerous names: Vomir, Trou Aux Rats and various 'shit folk' and 'shit rock’ projects. Paul Hegarty writes about and performs noise music, as well as being Professor of French at University of Nottingham. The event will…

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The Frankenstein Phantasmagoria

23 November, 2018 - 24 November, 2018
Dundee Congregational Church, 10 Constitution Rd
Dundee, DD1 1LP United Kingdom
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Free

Designed and hosted by the Chairman of The Magic Lantern Society, this marquee event comprises a hair-raising, eye-popping visual performance using Victorian projection equipment and live musical accompaniment. Prepare to be immersed in a ‘gathering of ghosts’, based on the wildly popular Gothic shows which might have thrilled Mary Shelley when she was writing Frankenstein. Not for the faint of heart! Repeat performances will be taking place over the weekend. This event is suitable for ages 13+

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Beautiful Confusion in Senate House Final Performance

23 November, 2018
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Beautiful Confusion Collective are a female-led performance group who specialize in exploring movement, gender, power and the built environment through site-responsive interventions. During the festival they will undertake a mini-residency in Charles Holden’s art-deco masterpiece, Senate House, University of London – exploring the histories and contemporary uses of this building through dance, movement and documentation. Buildings have form and they have stories. They have power structures and they have politics. Moving through space means engaging with these issues – either…

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Workshop by the Sea: Origins and Endings in Sunderland’s Industries

23 November, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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This event is dedicated to exploring the origins and endings of Sunderland’s industries. In the 18th century, the city emerged as a major centre for shipbuilding not only in Britain but the world. Professor Peter Rushton will explain how and why Sunderland played such a crucial role in Britain’s maritime endeavours. Dr Stuart Howard in his talk will look at the disappearance of heavy industry from Wearside in the 1980s and 1990s, which marked the end of a proud industrial…

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Evolution of a Theory: Alfred Russel Wallace

23 November, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A day of discovering more about one of Wales' foremost scientists, the pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913). In the historic Glynn Vivian Gallery, amongst the artifacts gathered from the four corners of the world, you will hear about the life and work of the man who led to the most revolutionary theory of the modern age - the theory of evolution. In the morning there will be a workshop for schoolchildren with the actor Ioan Hefin and some of…

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Real Stories of the Windrush Children

23 November, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library, University of London, Bloomsbury, London
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home. Mother Country is a remarkable new book that explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70…

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Inclusive Shakespeare (Performance)

23 November, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street
Richmond, TW9 2SA
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Free

Flute Theatre perform their inclusive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream designed for autistic children and their accompanying adults. Up to 15 young people on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with seven actors in a circle on our stage. Their families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium. The actors encourage the participants to play sensory games which unravel the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance has a related event…

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The Soho Theatre at 50

23 November, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
‘Soho Poly’ basement, Meet: 4–12 Little Titchfield Street
London, W1W 7BY United Kingdom
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To mark the 50th anniversary of London’s renowned Soho Theatre, the University of Westminster has invited its co-founder, and original artistic director, Fred Proud to direct a reading of the theatre’s very first production - Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s One Autumn Evening. The play is a darkly comic thriller which examines where the responsibilities of the artist begin and end. The reading takes place in the ‘reclaimed’ Soho Poly basement, which became Soho Theatre’s home throughout the 1970s and 80s. Here, through…

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Inclusive Shakespeare (Workshop)

23 November, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street
Richmond, TW9 2SA
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Free

Join Flute Theatre for a participatory workshop introducing the techniques they use when adapting Shakespeare for inclusive audiences, particularly children on the autism spectrum. Acclaimed director Kelly Hunter shares her method of sensory immersive theatre and demonstrates what has made it so effective. Shakespeare is often regarded as linguistically challenging and culturally elitist, but this does not have to be the case when the plays are performed. Approaching A Midsummer Night's Dream from a non-neurotypical perspective gives an extra dimension…

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The Archaeological Origins of Britain in Palestine

23 November, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Palestine Exploration Fund, 5-6 Dreadnought Walk
London, SE10 9FP
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Can a map change the course of history? What can the artefacts of ancient civilisations reveal about modern cultural debates? Who were the personalities behind great archaeological discoveries? To find out how Britain shaped Palestine, and how Palestine shaped Britain, come to Greenwich for an afternoon of expert talks, object handling, map-making, and more. People have long been fascinated by Palestine, drawn to its ancient heritage and significance as a holy land. This year marks the centenary of the end…

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Hallelujah and Allahu-Akbar

23 November, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ludorati Cafe, 72 Maid Marian Way
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6BJ
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Free

Come along to this discussion about expressions glorying ‘God’ in faiths and languages, particularly Arabic expressions, while focusing on the Islamic phrase now notorious and misinterpreted by the media. Led by Dr Ahmed Meliebary.

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The Blue Marble: Glass and Space Exploration

23 November, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Glass Centre, 2 Liberty Way, The Pod
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 0GL United Kingdom
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This talk will explore the impact of glass on the ways we see the world. It will explain how glass is and was used in science from the first telescopes to the International Space Station and space travel in the future. Glass was a crucial part of the origins of modern science. Public Talk with Inge Paneels (National Glass Centre/University of Sunderland)

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‘A New Mecca’

23 November, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Welsh National Temple of Peace and Health, King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AP United Kingdom
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Opened in November 1938, Cardiff’s Temple of Peace was designed as a place of pilgrimage, a shrine to which the Welsh people could march and dedicate themselves. Less than a year later, this dream was shattered by the outbreak of the Second World War. 80 years on, join this celebration of the Temple’s founding principles of peace, justice and health. Come and take part in a 21st-century re-imagining of the original Service of Dedication, combining spoken word, film and song.…

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Americans in Paris

23 November, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spend an evening immersed in the world of Paris in the 1920s as Sarah Churchwell and Alex Preston lead you on a Hemingway and Fitzgerald-inspired walking tour of Paris. You'll visit the bars and bistros that they frequented, walk the same streets they walked and see a host of the places they lived, from the Rue Cardinal Lemoine to the Hotel d'Angleterre. You'll learn more about the relationship between Hemingway and Fitzgerald, the literature they produced during and about their time in Paris, as well…

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Dead Famous

23 November, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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Do celebrities ever really die? Some famous figures are believed to live on not just in terms of their cultural legacy, but also in a more literal sense. Decades after his death on St Helena, people continued to believe that Napoleon would one day return. The Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell was spotted at the opera shortly after his death in 1891. And rumours persist that Elvis is living out a peaceful retirement in the American South. Others, like Russia’s…

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From a King to a Cartoonist

24 November, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower King Street
Royston, East of England SG8 5AL United Kingdom
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Free

How can we use obituaries to learn about the lives of influential people from Royston’s past? Come and explore this question and get hands-on experience with museum research. You can browse copies of obituaries from the Royston Crow newspaper dating from 1855 onwards. The museums's amazing photograph collection will be on hand for you to search through to find photos relating to the people. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire will also be leading a session on carrying out local…

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