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November 2018

Graphic ‘Frankenstein’: An Exhibition

November 16 - November 24
The Crawford Building, 13 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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A word-and-image exhibition creatively engaging with Frankenstein and the multimedia adaptations it has inspired. Come along and experience 3D projection and trick photography as well as many other exciting ways of interpreting and capturing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. You can enjoy the exhibition anytime during the opening hours of the Crawford Building.

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We Shall Be Monsters

November 16, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre
Dundee, Scotland DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Award-winning writer Anna Stewart will lead a writing workshop exploring a theme central to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and to contemporary society: the outsider. Bring your brain (in your head or a jar) and something to write with, and question the boundaries of human communities through this illuminating session. Anna’s work includes the story Rickle O Bones, readable here, which responds to Frankenstein’s themes through the setting of an apocalyptic Dundee.

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Frankenstein’s Medical Marvels

November 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
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This event will take over the Dundee Science Centre with some special Frankenstein-themed activities, such as monstrous crafts and 'Frankenstein-me' drawing, pop-up performances, face-painting, and more. There is also the opportunity to enjoy the regular interactive exhibitions that the centre offers. Suitable for all ages. This event is free, but please note that there is a small entrance fee for the Dundee Science Centre. A limited number of free entrance tickets will be made available but please contact organisers for details.

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Frankenstein Returns!

November 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Chaplaincy, Cross Row
Dundee, Scotland DD1 5HG United Kingdom
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Come along to the eagerly awaited return of our own home-made superhero, Frankenstein’s monster, on his 200th birthday. But is he ready for modern Dundee, and is Dundee ready for him? And what other local legends will he encounter? Featuring hideous songs, outrageous costumes, and audience participation. Can you do the monster mash? What is the creature’s name, anyway? Written and performed by Playing Small Parts, and directed by Kai Durkin and Eddie Small. Catch this absolutely unique show before…

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‘Frankenstein Re-membered’ (2018)

November 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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Frankenstein is one of the most influential texts in the English-speaking canon, especially in visual media. In celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary, the University of Dundee proudly presents an exclusive screening of a commissioned film by local experimental filmmaker and PhD student Chris Gerrard. Re-stitching 200 of those works which have thrived off the corpse into one continuous narrative brought alive by the power of cinema, this film will cut, splice, split-screen and expose the history of Frankenstein on…

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‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ (1935)

November 18, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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A rare chance to see this horror classic on the big screen, back where it belongs, starring the iconic Boris Karloff as the Monster. The second film in Universal’s legendary Frankenstein series, The Bride of Frankenstein replaces the stark terror of its predecessor with delicious black comedy, and features Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of the Monster’s bride and (in a gloriously camp prologue) Mary Shelley herself. Introduced by Matthew Jarron. The film is rated 15.

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Frankenstein’s Poetic Progeny

November 21, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Global Room, College Hall, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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Join the Wyvern Poets for a special reading of poems commissioned for the Being Human Festival. Highlights include The Monster Rants, Soulless Mates, Spare Parts, Unhuman Resources and Transhuman (some assembly required). There will also be an opportunity to read your own work at the open mic, and have a go at writing new pieces that very evening. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Body Parts in the Archives

November 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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During this Frankenstein-inspired event, you will handle images, documents and drawings relating to anatomy and other subjects, some hundreds of years old. You will be able to view 19th-century pathology watercolours by botanists, find out about experimental x-rays used by early University lecturers, and read intimate descriptions of the inmates of Tayside asylums. The event will also include a special tour of the stores and a chance to find out about how archives are preserved. This event lasts one hour…

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‘Frankenstein Returns’: The Comic (Launch)

November 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 7, The Vision Building
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
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This event launches the Frankenstein Returns comic produced during the Being Human Festival, comprising the artworks of local artists and competition winners. Professor Chris Murray will open with a quick illustrated talk on a history of Frankenstein comics. There will also be some food and drink for you to enjoy.

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The Frankenstein Phantasmagoria

November 23 - November 24
Dundee Congregational Church, 10 Constitution Rd
Dundee, DD1 1LP United Kingdom
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Designed and hosted by the Chairman of The Magic Lantern Society, this marquee event comprises a hair-raising, eye-popping visual performance using Victorian projection equipment and live musical accompaniment. Prepare to be immersed in a ‘gathering of ghosts’, based on the wildly popular Gothic shows which might have thrilled Mary Shelley when she was writing Frankenstein. Not for the faint of heart! Repeat performances will be taking place over the weekend. This event is suitable for ages 13+

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