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University of Chester

Series: Sensing the past

 

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November 2017

Sounds of Chester

November 17, 8:00 am - November 25, 5:00 pm
Storyhouse, Hunter Street
Chester, North West England CH1 2AR United Kingdom
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This is a digital event running throughout the festival. Record and share your sounds of contemporary Chester on Twitter. Reveal your memories of lost sounds from around the city. Use #soundsofchester to participate online. 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 botanic sensorium

November 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Storyhouse, Hunter Street
Chester, North West England CH1 2AR United Kingdom
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Free 16 spots left

Come and experience Dr John Hope’s botanical teaching sensorium. Find out how people learned about plants using their senses in the late eighteenth-century through the re-enactment of an Enlightenment botanic lecture. Then have a go at sketching botanical specimens, find out why herbariums are important and appreciate the beauty of botanic teaching diagrams.   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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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 11 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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