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November 2017

Making history!

24 November, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Walronds, 6 Fore Street
Cullompton, South West EX15 1JL United Kingdom

This is a chance to get creative with the past. For centuries, artists and writers have used the past as an inspiration for new works: from the history paintings of Raphael and Reynolds, to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. This event gives you a chance to explore your artistic side, responding to particular stories from history to create your own art or piece of creative writing. We will focus on the kinds of histories being told and constructed in the Tudor…

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Lost limbs and posthuman enhancement

24 November, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QE United Kingdom

Prosthetic technology was intended to help those who had lost limbs, but as technology improves we may access further human enhancements. Learn about prosthetics of the past and future and explore speculative, futuristic designs before joining our panel for a discussion about technology and our changing humanity. This event is part of the series Finding Glasgow: hidden secrets and lost meaning. For event information, please contact Anna McFarlane at anna.mcfarlane@glasgow.ac.uk.

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Home abroad: lost and found

24 November, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB24 5TU United Kingdom

Come along to Aberdeen Science Centre for a series of talks on the heritage and identity of Polish and Lithuanian migrants to Scotland. Members of the Polish Association Aberdeen and Professor Karin Friedrich from the University of Aberdeen will lead lively discussions on the place of migration and identity in modern Scotland and the long and fruitful tradition of Polish-Scottish contacts. The event will take place in two parts: 'Heritage: lost, found and reclaimed', Tuesday 21 November, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Aberdeen Science Centre…

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Multilingual Swansea – a celebration!

24 November, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Volcano Theatre, 27-29 High St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1LG United Kingdom

Swansea has a rich variety of language communities, dialects, accents, alphabets and scripts. How much of this can be captured in pictures? Join us at Volcano Theatre for ‘Multilingual Swansea’, a family friendly evening of photography, poetry and music - a celebration of voices! You’ll have a chance to see photographic responses from the public, engage with local poets, artists and musicians, and find out our competition winners. This event, in partnership with Volcano Theatre, is part of Cross-Language Dynamics –…

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Gasp! Exploring breathlessness through creative arts (panel discussion)

24 November, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, South West BS1 4QA United Kingdom

Join researchers from the Life of Breath project for a panel discussion alongside an installation artist, puppeteer, musician and writer exploring breath and breathlessness in their work. The panel will include talks as well as some performative elements. Dr Alice Malpass from the Life of Breath project and Elspeth Penny, an arts and health specialist, will share themes arising in creative writing workshops in which participants are invited to write a letter to their breath. Chris Pirie, Green Ginger's Artistic Director,…

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Paignton lantern workshop

25 November, 2017, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall South West United Kingdom

The Paignton Lantern workshops will take place through a series of community making sessions with regional partners Torre Abbey, Paignton Library, Brixham Edge and the Palace Theatre, with Doorstep Arts as the lead cultural delivery partner. Sat 25 November - Lantern and music-making workshops for children aged 4-14 at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Torquay, TQ1 4BX: 9.15-10.15 (children aged 4-7), 10.15-11.15 (children aged 7-11) and 11.30 to 12.30 (young people aged 11-14). These workshops are led by Wren Music and Doorstep…

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Voices from London

25 November, 2017, 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Stratford Library London, London United Kingdom

This interactive exhibition showcases stories and visual storytelling by refugees and asylum seekers in Calais Jungle and London and invites other Londoners to respond to the stories they hear and see. University of East London's Life Stories course in Calais Jungle and OLIve course in London gets together with Birds crossing borders, postcards to Calais. This exhibition is open from Sunday 19 November– Saturday 25 November 6:00pm–7:30pm | No booking required but please sign up for the launch below. Programme…

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Mapping the Borders: glass map making workshop

25 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Creative Coathanger, 50 Island Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 1NU United Kingdom

Make your own glass map of the Scottish Borders using the historical map collection at the National Library of Scotland as a starting point.  You will learn basic glass making techniques such as etching and engraving to build up a multi layered glass map. No previous experience required. All materials supplied. Frame can be taken home afterwards for £10. Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. This class is taught by Borders based artist Inge Panneels, who also lectures at…

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A flower for Oscar Wilde

25 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 1QH United Kingdom

Did you know that Oscar Wilde was an inmate at Reading Prison in the late 1800s? If you are aged 16-25 and part of the LGBTQ+ community, join the University of Reading in creating an installation dedicated to Oscar Wilde. Made up of 3D printed flowers created by workshop participants, the artwork will be displayed in relation to the ‘Artist as Critic’ exhibition running at Reading Museum as part of ‘Reading: International Autumn 2017’. This event is run by University…

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Putting Southwick on the map (exhibition)

25 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25 November, 2017

Austin House Family Centre, 22 Shakespeare Street, Southwick
Sunderland, North East England SR5 2JX United Kingdom

Southwick, Sunderland is a community with a rich heritage, a distinctive cultural life, a strong sense of identity and a wealth of stories from the profound to the subversive. The research project Putting Southwick on the Map has, since 2015, been working with community researchers and partners in Southwick to document its artistic and cultural life. This exhibition features visual artworks lost, found and made during the project and a digital culture map. On November 24th there is also a…

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New impressions: redesigning Norwich’s Renaissance books

25 November, 2017, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain
Norwich, East of England NR2 1AW United Kingdom

The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library's collection of Renaissance books, held in the Norfolk Heritage Centre, is one of Norwich's greatest treasures, just waiting to be discovered. This spectacular collection contains books from the centuries soon after the invention of the printing press, books which demonstrate the different ways in which this new technology was used to disseminate knowledge, engage readers, and celebrate craftsmanship. To show how inspiring these books can still be today, East Anglian designers have produced their…

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“What I want to say is”… finding meaning in language

25 November, 2017, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Meadows Library, Meadows Library, Wilford Grove,
Nottingham, nottinghamshire NG2 2DR United Kingdom

Come along to a creative writing workshop to explore languages and what it means to be multilingual. The morning session 'If I can find the words' invites participants to think about what they can and can’t yet say in their languages, and what is important for them to say. In the afternoon workshop, 'What has it got in its pockets?', participants will write in their own language about what they find in their pockets. Workshop 1 - what you can…

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Pieces of a jigsaw: portraits of artists & writers in Wales

25 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cinema & Co, 17 Castle Street
Swansea, Wales SA1 1JF United Kingdom

Join us for the book launch and exhibition of a unique collection of portraits from the Welsh arts scene taken by Bernard Mitchell. Pieces of a Jigsaw is a selection from the Welsh Arts Archive project which began in 1966 with a series of portraits of Dylan Thomas' Swansea friends, including artists Ceri Richards and Alfred Janes, poet Vernon Watkins and composer Daniel Jones. In 1990 Bernard Mitchell recommenced his work and added many more artists and writers including Will…

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Sleep: lost and found

25 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26 August, 2017 at 11:00am

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road
Manchester, North West England M13 9PL United Kingdom

Struggling to get a good night’s rest? You’re not alone. Come along to a fun-packed weekend of activities with your family at The Manchester Museum where you can get practical advice from a range of sleep experts about how to improve your bedtime routines and sleep-quality. You can test out your sleep knowledge, learn about the history of sleep, design your ideal bedroom, and get top tips about how to improve your rest. Sleep historians from the University of Manchester…

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Revealing the Reformation tour

25 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Senate House Library, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom

Explore the English Reformation and its communication from its roots to its impact on culture and society at home and abroad, in an intellectual trip that ranges from a lost son, lost stories and lost manuscripts to newly found relationships and technology. Lose yourself in the rarely displayed books and manuscripts and find connections with today’s world as you are guided through Senate House Library’s exhibition by its curator. This event is also taking place on the 23 November. On arrival…

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Dickensian disappearances

25 November, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Dickens Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road
Portsmouth, South East England PO1 4QL United Kingdom

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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Ruin and rebuild: exhibition of urban dereliction

25 November, 2017, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room B03, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck College, University of London, Room B03, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck College, University of London
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom

This unique pop-up exhibition uses creative work to reflect on what it means to live within urban spaces affected by constant design, dereliction, and rejuvenation. Join students as they interact with artefacts, photography, film, art, and poetry to explore city ruination in exciting ways. From the city of London to Tunisian life in the suburbs, themes of nostalgia, home, abandonment, family and struggle are documented and imaginatively explored. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, join us and…

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O what we ben! Discovering post-apocalyptic landscapes

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Westgate Gardens, St Peter's Place
Canterbury, CT1 2BQ United Kingdom
Free 2 spots left

On this interactive walking tour you will uncover the hidden post-apocalyptic landscapes of Canterbury through the narratives of Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, set in a Kent of the future following nuclear devastation, and the Anglo-Saxon Andreas, set in the ruins of a city peopled by devil-worshipping cannibals. Over a thousand years separates the writing of these works of literature, but together they have much to tell us about the enduring power of ruinous urban landscapes on the popular imagination. This…

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Lost skills: list writing

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Malet Place
London, London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom

In this workshop, find out how Ancient Egyptian papyrus can help you recover lost skills in list writing in the early 21st century. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from world-class scholars about the new and exciting research that is being carried out in the field of ancient studies. Our event will take place at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, home to a renowned collection of Egyptian antiquities. No booking required This event is part of the series…

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Belief, lost and found: the unbelief cafe

25 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 18 High Street
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2RA United Kingdom

Come along to the unbelief cafe for an afternoon of activities and talks exploring what it means to be an unorthodox believer or unbeliever in the modern world. Participants have the chance to share and discuss their own beliefs, and to learn more about belief and unbelief from leading experts in the field. The place of religion in British people’s lives is changing and changing fast. Around half of the population say they have no religion, while many others are…

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