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University of Dundee

November 2020

Tales from the Moon: After School Stories and Craft

November 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is an online event. Pop online for some out-of-this-world storytime as we head to the moon and back! Hear all about the thrilling adventures of astronauts, young and old. Delight in the lives of space creatures, great and small. We will also show you how to make your own moon-themed crafts, using materials found around the home. Collect your “make and take” bags ahead of time from the city library or request a home delivery. With Children’s Literature educator…

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Destination Moon!

November 14, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. What does a day in the life of an astronaut look like? This “take-over” day at the Dundee Science Centre will include all of the regular interactive exhibitions, plus some special space-themed activities, such as astro-crafts and drawing, pop-up performances and talks, face-painting, and more. Artists from Dundee Comics Creative Space will help you create your own moonscapes or space monsters. Hundreds of free tickets will be available via the University of…

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Paper Moons with the Wyvern Poets

November 18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: University of Dundee, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4HN

This is an online event. Join us online for an evening of poetry inspired by the ultimate blank page, the moon, in association with the Wyvern Poets Writing Group Dundee, who will read a selection of new pieces from their specially commissioned pamphlet, Paper Moons. Free printed pamphlets will be made available for attendees. There will also be an opportunity to try out your own writing in the open mic section of the evening. We’ll even write some poems together,…

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New Worlds in Comics

November 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online: Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 10, The Vision Building
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4QB United Kingdom

This is an online event. Come along to the launch of the latest Being Human comic books. The first, Pandemic Tales, charts responses to the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, reflecting on the ways we have all had to adjust to this new world over the last several months. The second, New Worlds, will feature the winner and runners-up from the Dundee Comics Prize competition, in which comics creators are asked to respond to the theme of New Worlds. There will…

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From the Earth to the Moon in 10 Easy Steps

November 22, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. An homage to experimental film, From the Earth to the Moon in 10 Easy Steps (2020) by local artist Chris Gerrard splices together classic clips with some new footage to tell the true story of Dundee’s moon hoax, as well as humanity’s long-held obsession with space travel. Feast your eyes on this unique archaeology of moon-themed film. Includes a short introduction from the filmmaker. Make it a moon movie double bill with…

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Moon (2009)

November 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DY United Kingdom
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This is a socially distanced in person event. Come along and watch this modern cult classic: Duncan Jones’s Moon (2009). The expectations were high when Moon was released over a decade ago. Would this finally be the British sci-fi film everyone has been hoping for? Intelligent script? Stylish set design? Believable effects? Working with a miniscule budget, Jones managed to achieve all of the above and more in this thoughtful space thriller. Please be advised this film is rated 15.…

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