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November 2018

Words You Didn’t Know You Needed

November 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Fun and informative, ‘Words You Didn’t Know You Needed’ is an interactive quiz-based performance which aims to stimulate interest in broad concepts of language renewal, obsolescence and change, and to build awareness of the varied history of the Irish language in particular. The event focuses on a selection of amusing, quirky and arcane words from medieval Ireland. Armed with a fact about each word – a linguistic fact about the word itself or a historical fact about the period to which…

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Atlantic Philanthropies Stories

November 21, 9:00 am - November 22, 5:00 pm
Cresent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Rd
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NH United Kingdom
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Come along to this unique oral history event by the Digital Repository of Ireland where participants can share personal reflections about social change initiatives in Northern Ireland supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Stories recorded will be included in an accessible online archive charting its activity across the island of Ireland. The innovative digital archive is a public history collaboration between historians and archivists. It combines new humanities research on the contemporary history of Ireland with best practice archival and digital preservation…

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Let Down

November 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Friel Theatre, 20 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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'Let Down' interweaves movement, real life accounts and an original soundscape to give voice to women's experiences of nourishing tiny humans. Northern Ireland has the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, and breastfeeding successes and failures can be difficult to talk about. Building on interview material and online forum discussions of both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, 'Let Down' explores questions of the quantified self, failure, and online 'sharing' in the context of infant feeding. The performance is part of a…

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