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Queen Mary University of 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

On The Beach: Discovering Early Humans in Norfolk (Talk)

November 15, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wenn Evans Centre, Blacksmiths Lane
Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QY United Kingdom
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At this evening talk discover the archaeological excavations that have taken place at Happisburgh and what this reveals about humans' origins. Over the last twenty years discoveries at Happisburgh have transformed knowledge of early humans in Britain and established this corner of Norfolk as a key location for the study of the Stone Age. Come and find out more about the research at Happisburgh and explore the connections between our early ancestors in Britain, changes in climate and the landscape…

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On The Beach: Discovering Early Humans in Norfolk (Activities Day)

November 16, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wenn Evans Centre, Blacksmiths Lane
Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QY United Kingdom
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Come along and enjoy an exhibition showcasing the activities of local collectors as well as the research that has taken place at Happisburgh. There will also be opportunities to participate in object handling and identification, see knapping demonstrations and visit the locations on the beach where key discoveries have been made. Over the last twenty years discoveries at Happisburgh have transformed knowledge of early humans in Britain and established this corner of Norfolk as a key location for the study…

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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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Gate: Exploring the Power of Borders

November 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London Library, Mile End
London, London E1 4NS United Kingdom
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We live in complex times with currents and counter currents of migration taking place across the globe. These floating populations understand that borders matter. They follow you around and can shut you in as well as out. This workshop, organised by Janetka Platin and Olivia Sheringham (Poiesis), invites you to reflect on your own experiences and feelings of un/welcome. It will begin with an audio recording with sounds of gates opening and closing. Sometimes the gate will crash violently, other…

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Listening Lives

November 23, 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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The Secret Lives of Costume

November 23, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Come along to 'The Secret Lives of Costume' and discover the profound ways in which clothing shapes the experience of our bodies and the world. This sensory walk backstage at the National Theatre invites audiences to pay attention to the senses we can use to engage with theatre costume, to the smell of sweat, the sensation of a corset, the weight and sound of armour or the taste of thread. Visitors are also invited to consider the meanings of theatre…

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The Secret Lives of Costume

November 23, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Come along to 'The Secret Lives of Costume' and discover the profound ways in which clothing shapes the experience of our bodies and the world. This sensory walk backstage at the National Theatre invites audiences to pay attention to the senses we can use to engage with theatre costume, to the smell of sweat, the sensation of a corset, the weight and sound of armour or the taste of thread. Visitors are also invited to consider the meanings of theatre…

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