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November 2019

Space is Full of Sound

22 November, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Chameleon Arts Cafe, 17A Angel Row
Nottingham, East Midlands NG1 6HL United Kingdom
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This event explores the hidden sounds of the 'ether', the unexpected vibrations of our surroundings and the 'unbodied' voices that shape the spaces through which we walk. Join the discussion and performance by two experimental artists. Marja-Leena Sillanpää (born in Finland, based in Stockholm), will summon sounds from the ether, in a powerful and moving electrical/electronic performance, making present the atmosphere as sound source. Sillanpää works in many media, always attentive to place and to the place of the human.…

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Draw Your Dreams

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8RY United Kingdom
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Drop in to get involved with this family-friendly activity inviting children, young people and families to 'draw their dreams' and discuss how the self is replicated in dreams. Based at Kelham Island Museum, this day of family fun is run in partnership with the arts charity Ignite Imaginations. Also taking place at Kelham Island Museum on Saturday 23 November: 'Moving Heaven and Earth', performances at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00. 'Behind the Mask', 10:00 - 15:00. This event is part of…

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Behind the Mask

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8RY United Kingdom
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A family-friendly mask making workshop based on the Heaven Closet mural at Bolsover Castle. No need to book, just turn up. Also taking place at Kelham Island Museum on Saturday 23 November: 'Moving Heaven and Earth', performances at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00. 'Draw Your Dreams', 10:00-15:00. This event is part of the 'Myth, Dream, Love' hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

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Unearthing Roman Riseholme

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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Visitors of all ages are welcome to this hands-on multi-activity pop-up exhibition to find out what was discovered during 8 days of family-centred community archaeological excavations in July 2019 at Riseholme, near Lincoln. Talk to archaeologists about what was found, hear from volunteers about their experiences, see and handle 1,800-year-old finds and learn about life in Roman Britain. This event is part of the 'Moving Stories: Discovering Lives Lived Differently' festival hub organised by the University of Lincoln.

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Really? A Dig on a Council Estate?

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Collection Museum, Lincoln, Danes Terrace
Lincoln, LN2 1LP United Kingdom
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Everyone is welcome to this pop-up expo. Explore the surprising discoveries spanning 800 years made by local residents taking part in an archaeological dig on a post-war council estate in Lincolnshire. Find out what the dig revealed about its history and why it matters, and contribute your own memories of childhood play and ideas about social housing. Drop-in to talk to dig participants, explore the wall-mounted photo-narrative and finds display, take part in a hands-on mock excavation and win prizes…

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Faces: An Exhibition of Changing Essex Style

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Firstsite, Firstsite
Colchester, England CO1 1JH United Kingdom
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At this exhibition discover the changing faces of Essex style. Take a look at photographs of local people’s experiments with fashion, hair and make-up and listen to audio recordings collected at a pop-up beauty salon (see more about 'Beauty School Drop In' below). The exhibition will highlight changes to women’s lives, celebrate the diversity of women’s health experiences and investigate ideas around femininity. Come along to demystify the beauty secret. Although booking is not essential, registering your interest and estimated…

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But I Know This City!

23 November, 2019, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street
Nottingham, NG1 3AL
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50 years ago B.S. Johnson’s ‘book in a box’ The Unfortunates was published. Acclaimed as one of the great post-war experimental novels the 27 separately bound chapters (other than first and last) can be read in any order. For Being Human festival 2019, 75 readers will be taking on the role of B.S. Johnson. Spreading out across the city of Nottingham in which the book is set - in bookshops, pubs, churches, homes and a host of atmospheric nooks and…

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Hands-On Humanities Day

23 November, 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
John Hansard Gallery, 142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, South East England SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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Join researchers at the John Hansard Gallery, City Eye, Nuffield Southampton Theatre City and Solent Showcase in the centre of the city for a free family day suitable for all ages. The John Hansard Gallery’s exhibitions, Nuffield Southampton Theatre City and Solent Showcase will be open as usual, but for one day only you can also explore a wide variety of interactive activities, workshops, talks and exhibits that will give you an insight into the amazing Humanities research that takes…

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Stitches and Stories

23 November, 2019, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ulster Museum Belfast, Botanic Gardens, 8 Stranmillis Road, BT9 5AB
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Come stitch with us! Belfast is a patchwork of neighbourhoods and communities, and at this informal, beginner-friendly event you will help hand-stitch a textile map of the city. In keeping with Belfast’s rich industrial heritage, you will work with upcycled vintage Irish linen. While you stitch, you will have the opportunity to share your own memories of the city. Working with The Open University’s Heather Richardson, and a team of enthusiastic stitchers from the University’s Belfast office, you will co-create…

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Hidden Histories: Women and Books

23 November, 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Liverpool Hope Creative Campus, Shaw Street
Liverpool, England L6 1HP United Kingdom
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Discover the roles that women have played as makers, collectors, and readers of books over the centuries through a day of hands-on activities. You will explore the hidden stories of women that objects tell with rare books from Liverpool Hope University’s Special Collections, then workshops with artists will allow you to practise the skills of printing and book-making to create your own simple prints and books inspired by the rare books and their histories. Suitable for families and older children.…

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We Are Not Amused!

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Atkinson, Lord Street
Southport, North West England PR8 1DB United Kingdom
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What would it take to make a Victorian laugh? Join researchers from Edge Hill University as they reveal the forgotten history of nineteenth-century humour. The Atkinson in Southport will host family-friendly workshops on Victorian joke-writing, tours of the 'We Are Not Amused!' exhibition, and training to become ‘Joke Detectives.’ In the evening, Greg Jenner (Horrible Histories) will appear in-conversation, and Iszi Lawrence (Radio 4’s Making History) will host a live comedy performance. Daytime activities (drop-in): 11:30, 14:00, 16:00 - Exhibition…

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Making Sense of the Black Country

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Ramble through this multi-sensory walk across the Black Country's overlooked landscape, literature and history brought to life by live writers and actors. It will change your perception of this often overlooked, 'neglected' region. The walk weaves together five events focusing on the senses. Starting in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, we listen to Black Country sounds. At Wednesbury library, you are invited to do hands-on research during a workshop on ‘linguistic landscaping’, reading stories on public private and official signs in…

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Hidden Attenborough

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Attenborough,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG9 6DY United Kingdom
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Discover the hidden corners and secret stories of Attenborough Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Trent. Join us at one of the East Midlands’ most popular and best loved nature reserves as we explore what makes this unique wildlife site so popular and consider why it means so much to so many people. Throughout the day we will have a series of walks and talks that will shed new light on the site’s history, wildlife and management, as…

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Mapping Migration Stories

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discovery Museum, Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 4JA United Kingdom
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This workshop invites families to use art and calligraphy to tell migration stories. Try your hand at writing and drawing using traditional tools and create communal artworks documenting journeys and revealing histories linked to migration. Inspired by the Discovery Museum's 'Destination Tyneside' exhibition and facilitated by Dr Rola Naeb of Northumbria University.

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Moving Heaven and Earth

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8RY United Kingdom
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Join the court of Charles I for an immersive experience recreating the sights, sounds and tastes of a royal banquet and theatrical entertainment at Bolsover Castle, with talks to find out more and craft activities for all the family. The festivities are led by Professor Angie Hobbs from the Department of Philosophy at The University of Sheffield and Dr Crosby Stevens, a freelance curator and conservator. Performances will take place at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00. Please note: There will be…

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The Mind in the Cave

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Cory Education Centre, National Trust Dyffryn Gardens, Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6SU United Kingdom
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Art is an essential part of being human. Cave painting is one of the earliest, most mysterious of its forms – strange patterns and images of animals hidden deep within caverns. Its survival and re-discovery after tens of thousands of years is extraordinary! Many theories relate to the purpose and creation of these beautiful images, drawn and painted in secrecy and darkness. Join Guerilla Archaeology and award winning artist Paul Evans in a hands-on creative experiment, recreating cave paintings using…

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Black and mixed-race children and the care system

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square
London, SW2 1EF United Kingdom
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A workshop on Black and mixed-race children in the care system and the controversy around trans-racial adoption, 1940s-present. Speakers including, Lola Jaye and Shama Sutar-Smith, will debate the controversial history of Black and mixed-race children in the care system and trans-racial adoption and fostering. The day also includes content from of Dionne Draper’s show DAWTA: Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5-days-old Sarah is raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a…

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Music and Migration (Singing Competition)

23 November, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heaton Mersey Community Centre, St Johns Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3BR United Kingdom
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Come along to a folk singing competition for ages 8 to 18. The event will recall how singing was of vital importance to Bangladeshi immigrants arriving to work in its mills and factories in the 1950s and 1960s. Young people are particularly welcome to come along and experience how collective singing of and listening to these songs provided critical succour to their forefathers in a time of displacement and upheaval. The competition will take place at the Heaton Mersey Community…

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Discovering Emigrant Children

23 November, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW United Kingdom
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This event offers the unique chance to learn about the 90,000 orphaned British children who forcibly emigrated from the North-West of the UK to Canada between the 1860s and 1920s, as part of a wider scheme to deal with ‘problem’ or destitute children. The North West area of the UK faced particularly acute problems of poverty and deprivation at this time, which placed extreme pressures on the region and the problem of destitute children fell on local charities. In Manchester,…

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Listening Lives

23 November, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gnome House, 7 Black Horse Lane, Walthamstow
London, London E17 6DS United Kingdom
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We often hear stories about refugees, but it is not often that we get to listen to stories told by refugees in their own words. And it is not often that we shift the focus from the stories themselves to the process of listening. What does it mean to really listen? Join an afternoon storytelling event in Waltham Forest, and listen to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers sharing their stories and inviting you to share yours. The room will be…

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