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November 2018

Other Registers

November 15 - November 16
ArtsOne, QMUL Mile End Campus London, E1 4PA United Kingdom + Google Map
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'Other Registers' is an immersive sound installation that uses software to transform data about police violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into sound. Visitors are invited to listen to official statistics for citizen and police deaths in the city between October 2009 (when Rio was selected to host the Olympics), and January 2016 (the start of the Olympic year), played as sound via a circle of eight loudspeakers. Police violence is a long-standing issue in Rio, but the high numbers…

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My First Death

November 16, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0RN United Kingdom
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How do healthcare professionals cope with death? In what ways do our deaths affect them? Come along to this event at the Royal College of Nursing for a frank, candid, and informal conversation about death, dying, and mourning. Doctors, nurses, and other practitioners will each take the mic for five minutes to share their first experiences of patient death and reflect on the emotional costs of care. You will also have the opportunity to think about and discuss the issues…

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Living in Ice Age Hackney

November 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hackney Museum, Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane
London, E8 1GQ United Kingdom
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Discover what life was like in Hackney 300-400,000 years ago when early humans lived in the Lea Valley and shared the landscape with an array of large animals, such as elephants and lions. Learn from an expert flint-knapper how stone tools are made and handle ancient objects from Hackney Museum’s stone age collections. You can also chat to archaeologists and explore the techniques they use to reconstruct ice age environments. Family-friendly activities will include the opportunity to have a go…

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Motherhood and Making

November 17, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road
London, London E2 9PA United Kingdom
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Gender pay gaps, precarious work, paltry paternity leave – what does it mean to be a mother working in the creative arts today? This event will bring together artists and organisations who are exploring the role of motherhood in contemporary society. Talks will explore how motherhood informs artists' and writers' work without shrinking away from the bigger issues. There will also be workshops for children from Little Artists London and a child-friendly talk from Mother House Studios' Artist-in-Residence Mary Martins.…

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I Write My World!

November 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St
London, SE1 1JA
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London is a city full of migrants. Many of us have heritage from all over the world. However it can sometimes be tricky keeping our children in touch with their cultural heritage. This creative writing workshop will give children (8 to 12 years old) with international heritage a chance to explore their cultural identity together with a parent/carer and discuss what 'home', 'roots' and 'identity' mean to them. Please bring along a photograph or object that makes you think of…

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The Last of The London

November 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
former Royal London Hospital Building, Whitechapel Road
London, E1 1BZ United Kingdom
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The former Royal London Hospital was once an imposing neoclassical building on Whitechapel Road. Conceived by historian Nadia Valman and artist Karen Crosby, this event reanimates the hospital with the ghosts of its past, using archive texts and spectacular photographic projections on the building’s facade. In this year of celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS, 'The Last of The London' remembers the struggle to provide health care to those in the East End during the 19th-century. As night falls, see…

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Tea’s London Journey

November 18, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canning Town Station, Silvertown Way
Canning Town, london E16 1DQ United Kingdom
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Connect directly with the sites of London where tea was forged as the national drink of Britain. Walk through the East End docklands and into the City, guided by tea historians from Queen Mary University of London. The route will follow tea’s journey from the import docks of the East India Company, via London’s forgotten Chinatown in Pennyfields and tea warehouses of the East End, to wholesale and retail sites in the City. Your guides will reveal hidden gems of…

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Before the NHS: Discovering East London’s Medical Past

November 19, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Royal London Hospital Museum, St Augustine with St Philip's Church, Newark St, Whitechapel, London E1 2AA
London, London E1 2AA United Kingdom
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In recognition and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, come and discover the traces of East London’s medical history. A guide map designed by Queen Mary University of London reveals the hidden relics of the hospitals that existed prior to the inception of the NHS. The map links together the Queen Mary sites that exist today: St Bartholomew’s Hospital founded in 1123 which is the oldest hospital in England to have provided continuous care for patients on the…

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Before the NHS: Discovering East London’s Medical Past

November 19, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal London Hospital Museum, St Augustine with St Philip's Church, Newark St, Whitechapel, London E1 2AA
London, London E1 2AA United Kingdom
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In recognition and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, come and discover the traces of East London’s medical history. A guide map designed by Queen Mary University of London reveals the hidden relics of the hospitals that existed prior to the inception of the NHS. The map links together the Queen Mary sites that exist today: St Bartholomew’s Hospital founded in 1123 which is the oldest hospital in England to have provided continuous care for patients on the…

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Keyboard Evolution

November 20, 1:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS United Kingdom
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Combining art and science, 'Keyboard Evolution' explores the development of the keyboard instrument and its music from the early clavichord to today’s cutting edge technologies. Leading academics in musicology, performance, science and medicine will take you through a series of interactive workshops, discussions and performances. This event allows you to discover how the keyboard has evolved over 500 years, explains how composers use subjects ranging from a Far-Eastern temple to the human body. Witness the historical progression of keyboard music…

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A fragile grip on life? Loss, Hope and Victorian Childhoods

November 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Road, Stepney
London, London E3 4RR United Kingdom
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Join historian Sarah Wise, Ragged School Museum Director Erica Davies and academics from Queen Mary University of London for a panel discussion examining responses to Victorian child poverty and early child welfare programmes. The event will consider how children’s charities – like that run by Ragged School founder Dr Thomas Barnardo – sought to ‘rescue’ children from the slums of Victorian London, tracing some of the outcomes that this resulted in, from migration to the empire to a different life…

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The End of Social Housing?

November 22, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lambeth Town Hall, 1 Brixton Hill Brixton
London, Greater London SW2 1RW United Kingdom
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This event will produce a beautiful handcrafted map in felt that will tell the stories of members of two of London’s most exciting and diverse housing communities: Brixton and Effra Housing Coops in Lambeth. Come and help make the map, participate in a short film and hear some wonderful stories. It has been claimed that social housing is going to end any day now because cash-strapped councils are demolishing large estates and London is being overrun by the private property…

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