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November 2018

Championing Women’s Voices

November 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB United Kingdom
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To commemorate 100 years of the Suffrage Movement, join international bestselling novelist and co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse and Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Sandeep Mahal, in conversation about Kate’s new novel, The Burning Chambers. They will also discuss the origins and future of the Women’s Prize for Fiction which celebrates outstanding and brilliant fiction written by women from all over the world. This event is presented in partnership with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and…

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Words and Music: University Chamber Choir

November 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Djanogly Recital Hall, East Drive
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD
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Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the choir will perform commemorative music and poetry to mark the anniversaries of Queen Victoria and President Kennedy’s deaths, as well as elegies for the fallen. Songs will include: Howells' 'Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing', Tavener's 'Funeral Ikos', Ramsey's 'How are the Mighty Fallen' and 'When David Heard', Tomkins' 'When David Heard', Harris' 'Bring Us O Lord God', Elgar's 'They are at Rest', Pearsall's 'Lay a Garland'.

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Where Did D.H. Lawrence Come From?

November 17
D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street
Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3AW United Kingdom
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These specially-themed guided tours of the D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum will interpret items from the fascinating display rooms to offer an intimate and detailed glimpse into D. H. Lawrence's early life in Eastwood. They will demonstrate how closely the author drew on his birthplace in his early writing. The tours will be led by Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Museum staff. The tours will take…

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To Walt with Love

November 17, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB United Kingdom
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The great American bard Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was not only a literary revolutionary and tireless champion of liberty, but also probably the century’s most high profile advocate of 'the manly love of comrades'. In 'To Walt with Love', Manchester-based male voice choir The Sunday Boys join specialists in literature and modern languages from the University of Nottingham to celebrate Whitman’s life and loves, and his abiding influence on LGBT+ cultures, through poetry, music and image. Established as a gay role-model…

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Losing Her Voice

November 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This live opera performance will incorporate archival media of the early 20th-century American opera diva Geraldine Farrar who became a silent film star. The event will utilise new technologies to enable interaction between live opera singers and the film, exploring ideas surrounding the cult of celebrity and the impact of social media. The evening will be led by Dr Elizabeth Kelly.

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Remembering Nottingham’s First World War

November 19, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trent Building, University Park
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD
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Walk from the University of Nottingham's campus to the city centre and discover of the First World War along the way. As the country marks the centenary of the war's end, this event will consider the sites of mobilisation and memory. It’ll look at the places where the war touched the lives of ordinary individuals, drawing citizens of Nottingham into the global conflict and it’ll also visit the places where their service and sacrifice was remembered. The outbreak of the…

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Nottingham Nature: Back to a Future?

November 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Attenborough Nature Centre, Centre Barton Lane
Nottingham, NG9 6DY United Kingdom
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This panel debate and question time event seeks to confront local and county-level species extinctions and what these have meant to us ecologically, socially and culturally over time. Both individual biodiversity loss and loss of bio-abundance have caused us to reflect on past-human practices and attitudes. The debate will also focus on emerging 21st-century conservation ambitions to return and restore some lost species to former haunts. Some of these rewilding energies within our ecosystems will go smoothly and receive widespread…

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

November 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 2GB United Kingdom
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In this creative writing workshop, you will explore texts by two radical, avant-garde writers of the early 20th century, Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy. Stein and Loy produced an array of innovative writing, often in reaction to visual art. In the first part of the workshop, you will examine some of their writing and discuss the ways in which their texts prefigure and inspire contemporary experimental poetry and art writing. Following this discussion, you are invited to write a response…

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Nothing is Not the End!

November 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chameleon Arts Theatre, 17A Angel Row
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6HL United Kingdom
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Paul Hegarty and noise artist Romain Perrot present three performances that are all about noise. Expect samples of experimental music, anti-musical performance and bad vocals, old tapes, crappy electronics and other loud sounds. Romain Perrot is a leading experimental musician from France, performing under numerous names: Vomir, Trou Aux Rats and various 'shit folk' and 'shit rock’ projects. Paul Hegarty writes about and performs noise music, as well as being Professor of French at University of Nottingham. The event will…

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Hallelujah and Allahu-Akbar

November 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ludorati Cafe, 72 Maid Marian Way
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6BJ
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Come along to this discussion about expressions glorying ‘God’ in faiths and languages, particularly Arabic expressions, while focusing on the Islamic phrase now notorious and misinterpreted by the media. Led by Dr Ahmed Meliebary.

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A Ticket to Ride

November 24, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Priory Church of St Antony, Gregory Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2NW United Kingdom
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Emigration to the Americas was a very harsh reality for many poor, unskilled people in Spain in the 1900s. This zarzuela (Spanish operetta) is a one-act piece written in 1905 which follows migrants from Andalusia, Galicia, the Basque Country and La Mancha in the centre of Spain as they travel across the Atlantic to Cuba in search of a better life. Zarzuela is almost never performed outside Spanish-speaking countries yet this one-act form, with its mixture of orchestrated folk-song and…

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