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November 2017

Lost literary Edinburgh – a Wikipedia editathon

November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
50 George Square, 50 George Square
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9LH United Kingdom
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Free 16 spots left

Edinburgh has a long literary history, and many famous authors have made the city their setting and subject. But it's also a place rich in voices and stories which are now just the faintest of echoes around its streets and tenements. The LitLong app and web resource recovers some of these lives and stories, giving them back to the city and its readers. But LitLong users rely on the common store of knowledge built up elsewhere online, so in this…

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Putting Southwick on the map (exhibition and workshop)

November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Austin House Family Centre, 22 Shakespeare Street, Southwick
Sunderland, North East England SR5 2JX United Kingdom
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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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ADAPT Live

November 24, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 24 November, 2017 at 10:30am

The National Science and Media Museum, Little Horton Lane
Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber BD1 1NQ United Kingdom
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A rare opportunity to find out what making early TV was really like 50 years ago! Pioneering ex-BBC television crews responsible for bringing colour into our homes in the late 1960s will appear LIVE in the foyer along with much of the original kit they once worked with, including early colour cameras, the Pye PC 80 and EMI 2001. These huge beasts that take 4 men to lift and at least an hour to warm up, have been fully restored…

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Queer visions of peace: creative interventions in post-conflict narratives

November 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall Street
Belfast, BT1 2FF United Kingdom
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This event will include a discussion, screening and exhibition of the creative processes and outputs of the project ‘LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict’. The project has aimed to relocate the ignored and marginalised contributions and stories of LGBTQ people in imagining what a peaceful society could and/or should look like, post conflict. Following on from focus groups, photography and performance workshops were hosted and facilitated by experienced professionals from Belfast Exposed and TheatreofplucK. They were…

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Finding Mr Hart

November 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Street
Blackburn, North West England BB1 7AJ United Kingdom
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At the dawn of the 20th century, Robert Edward Hart lived a quiet life in Blackburn, managing the family rope-making business. Few people realised he was spending his family’s wealth to create one of Britain’s most impressive book and coin collections. Using interviews, letters, business records, and Hart’s personal notes, this creative theatre show takes audiences into the quiet but imaginative world of one of the Britain’s most important collectors. Staged in London in Senate House, and in Blackburn at…

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Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter from Mary, Queen of Scots?

November 24, 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm
Alliance Française, 3 Park Circus
Glasgow, Scotland G3 6AX United Kingdom
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Join us as we enter the world of the music and musicians known to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87). Alongside live performances will be discussion between Aaron McGregor and Alison Wiggins (Music and English Language & Linguistics, University of Glasgow) of the Scottish Queen’s connections to networks of musicians and letter-writers during her captivity. Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter? The ‘Cultural encounters’ series includes five talks, each with live music and a different letter-writer. We consider current global and international…

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Vanished: a historian’s guide to extinction

November 24, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Lapworth Museum, Aston Webb Building, University of Bimingham
Edgbaston, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Free Sold out

Over 90% of beings that ever lived on Earth are now extinct - if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be in the 10% that survived! But as a scientific theory, extinction is surprisingly modern. This talk will be a whistle-stop tour of the history of extinction from a historian’s perspective. It will show how scientists have gone from believing that extinction can only be due to human actions to accepting that it is an endemic feature of the…

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O what we ben! Discovering post-apocalyptic landscapes

November 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Westgate Gardens, St Peter's Place
Canterbury, CT1 2BQ United Kingdom
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Free 18 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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Found theatre and poetry: disrupting the everyday (Friday 24 November)

November 24, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street London W1W 7BY United Kingdom + Google Map
Free 8 spots left

Disrupt your working day with a lunchtime visit to London’s most famous ‘lost’ theatre. Taking place in the subterranean home of the former ‘Soho Poly’, radical pioneer of lunchtime theatre in the 1970s and 1980s, come and enjoy an hour of discovery and surprise. Visitors will be introduced to the hidden space, and an exhibition of rare memorabilia by original artistic director Fred Proud. They will then have an opportunity to experience a newly-commissioned piece of digital lunchtime theatre from…

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Festival in a box: pop-up archive

November 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Since 2013 the 'Festival in a Box' project has been taking a ‘cultural meals on wheels’ service to socially isolated older people in Bloomsbury and Camden. Taking artists and performers into peoples’ homes, the project delivers a mobile festival experience to vulnerable people in the community. Over the past four years a project archive has been developed - drawing together some of the stories, memories and artworks developed by the project. For Being Human festival, pop in to view the…

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Lost authors: Geoffrey Trease

November 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Weston Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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Free 9 spots left

Nottingham-born Geoffrey Trease was a successful 20th-century writer of historical fiction for children. This workshop will re-exam the impact of Trease through two of his books, his very first book, Bows Against the Barons (1934) and Tales out of School (1949). Both are radical books in their very own way: Bows Against the Barons is an early depiction of Robin Hood as a radical anti-establishment leader in the shape of Wat Tyler, and Tales out of School challenges ideas about the…

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You’re only as old as you feel

November 24, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rehearsal Studio Brian Friel Theatre Belfast, 20 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Drama Workshop (for teenagers 15 – 19 years of age) using hand-manipulated puppets at the Drama and Film Centre. Explore ageing in these inter-generational drama workshops aimed at teenagers and the over-50s. Use hand-manipulated puppets to explore individual stories of ageing, focusing on how the sense of self can be lost and may need to be re-found as we age. Experiment with the use of puppetry in applied theatre and explore what ageing means to you. No booking required This…

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Write the future: science fiction writing workshop

November 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QE United Kingdom
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Free Sold out

Calling all writers! This workshop will teach you to write science fiction and encourage you to think about how your writing can change the world. Three winners’ work will be published online – a chance to share your futuristic visions. 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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Bacchus to Brexit: a European wine tour

November 24, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rickett Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT United Kingdom
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Free 6 spots left

'Bacchus to Brexit' is a chance to drink and think and learn about our European neighbours through their wine and culture. This ‘walk-around’ tasting takes you on a tour of Europe’s top wine producing nations - and their top thinkers - through an immersive sensorium. Along the way you will collate your experience through both a ‘tasting notes’ mobile app and a set of 'Top Trumps' style cards, offering a fascinating array of facts and figures. Come and find out…

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Suffer the Little Children – EU Asylum and Human Rights

November 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Liverpool, L69 3BX United Kingdom
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Public talk on the history and present-day realities of unaccompanied refugee children and their need for safe passage to Britain amidst the European migrant crisis. With Nuala Mole, founder of the AIRE centre, an organisation that promotes awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights This event is part of the series Childhood revisited. For event information, please contact p.g.mcauliffe@liverpool.ac.uk   book now

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

November 24, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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Finding Mr Hart

November 24, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blackburn Cotton Exchange, The Cotton Exchange, 71-73 King William St
Blackburn, North West England BB1 7DT United Kingdom
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At the dawn of the 20th century, Robert Edward Hart lived a quiet life in Blackburn, managing the family rope-making business. Few people realised he was spending his family’s wealth to create one of Britain’s most impressive book and coin collections. Using interviews, letters, business records, and Hart’s personal notes, this creative theatre show takes audiences into the quiet but imaginative world of one of the Britain’s most important collectors. Staged in Blackburn at the historic Blackburn Cotton Exchange. The…

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Navigating prehistoric landscapes

November 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Storyhouse, Hunter Street
Chester, North West England CH1 2AR United Kingdom
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Free 9 spots left

Join a virtual foraging expedition and learn how prehistoric people used their senses to navigate their landscape 10,000 years ago. As you walk in their footsteps, enjoy some hands-on history and archaeology and have a go at using replica stone tools to work the plant materials that they would have collected. This event is part of the series 'Sensing the past'. For event information, please contact Clare Hickman at c.hickman@chester.ac.uk.

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The Kindertransport: a home lost, a new life found?

November 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. This event brings together Kindertransportee Ruth Barnett and the German author Ursula Krechel who based the novel Landgericht, which won the German Book Prize in 2012, on her life. It provides an opportunity to see extracts from the 2016 TV adaptation of the novel and to take part in a discussion on the Kindertransport and its place in fiction. This event will take…

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Lost limbs and posthuman enhancement

November 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Glasgow Library, Hillhead Street
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QE United Kingdom
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Free 19 spots left

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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