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King’s College London

Festival Hub 2019

‘This Time It’s Personal’

Language, stories, art or home. Which of these make you unique? Do you share them with the world or keep them hidden? Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute have joined forces to uncover the personal side of the issues shaping our world today. Through workshops, exhibitions, performances and interactive events, explore Arab hip hop, refugee stories and how creativity underpins modern medicine.

November 2019

Flying Circus Airlines

November 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus
London, London WC2R 2LS Select a Country:
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ice&fire theatre company presents extracts from their upcoming show: a fun, irreverent and accessible excavation of the complex themes of freedom of movement versus the politics of exclusion. Be prepared for a show featuring clowns, an airplane, karaoke and possibly a turf war between a brown owl and a parakeet. Includes Q&A with the creative team. Created by playwright Amy Ng and Olivier-award winning Director Donnacadh O’Briain in collaboration with Dr Sarah Fine (King's College London). This event is part…

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(Beat)Making the North African Cool!

November 16, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rumi’s Cave, Carlton Vale
London, London NW6 5HH United Kingdom
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Interested in learning beat-making with a twist? Come and discover the rich and vibrant North African music tradition in this half-day workshop. Led by Dr Cristina Moreno Almeida and well-known Moroccan rapper and producer Dizzy DROS, this workshop will explore the history and culture of Hip Hop in North Africa as well as a wide range of the local music traditions including Arab, Amazigh, Andalusi and Gnawa. Dr Moreno Almeida will present her research on the fascinating history and politics…

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Discovering Home

November 16, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Place, 17 Duke’s Road
London, London WC1H 9PY
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'Discovering Home' is an interactive workshop, led by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein and Sarah Fine (King’s College London), which draws on philosophy, dance, music and visual art. The workshop is focused around participation and collaboration. In a world of growing division and displacement prompted by conflict, climate crisis and injustice, can we find hope and common ground in conceptions of ‘home’ and in attachments to place? As a new generation leads the way in finding spaces of resistance and modes of…

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Weaving Tales Between East and West

November 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Little Ilford Church Hall, Sheringham Avenue
Manor Park, London E12 5PA United Kingdom
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A textile and storytelling workshop exploring how stories have travelled across languages and cultures, are woven into and shape our identities and communities. Find out about the journeys of ancient fables with researcher Dr Rachel Scott, discuss themes of translation and language, intercultural encounters, community and identity. You can also share your own travelling tales, and engage with your creative side by making your own textile art in a workshop led by artists from East London Textile Arts. This event…

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Humanising Medicine

November 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barts Pathology Museum, 24 W Smithfield,
London, London EC1A 7BE United Kingdom
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Come along to an evening of art and storytelling at the unique Bart’s Pathology Museum in celebration of the humanity and artistry at the core of medicine. There will be an exhibition of art depicting the lived experiences of people involved in all aspects of healthcare. You will also hear the personal stories of health, illness and care from doctors, nurses, students and patients. Join the event that is putting the heart and soul back into medicine. This event is…

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Lost and Found Words

November 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Somerset House East Wing, Learning Exchange Room SW2.09, Strand Campus
London, London WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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'Lost and Found Words' invites 7-11 year old children, their teachers, parents and carers on a journey of language discovery. Through writing and performance, the event will explore words we seldom hear any more, rediscover them and give them new life. Come along to play with the sounds and rhythms of these words and work with musicians to find their musicality. The event takes place in the heart of London and is likely to have a multilingual audience, so words…

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