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Being Human

Event date Event time Event location
17/11/2016 - 25/11/2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Various across UK

The 2016 Being Human festival, now in its 2nd year, has a mutitude of fantastic and engaging events across the UK. Find out more at http://beinghumanfestival.org/and watch the short film about the inaugural festival in 2014.

Being Human is headed by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

See below for an interesting selection of some of the events available (see website for more).

Sheffield: 17 November Fictional Human & Real Robot - Workshop & Film. Ponder a future when androids are part of our everyday lives - How then do we distinguish human-kind?

London: 17 November Being Human Festival Launch, Senate House, University of London, marking its 3rd year, and marvel at new reverberations.

Leicester: 18 November Science and the Victorian Public, see a 19th Century lantern show and learn how science was presented through glass and electric light.

Oxford: 18 November Extinctions! Invasions! The wild side of hopes and fears, Find out about the history of UK fauna - Register a vote for the future of animals in an interactive event.

Swansea: 19 November Heroes & Villans - Draw your own dreams and demons, Hands on activity where the whole family gets to create their own gouls and evil spirits.

Canterbury: 19 November Identifying Roman Artefacts - Hands on Day; identify objects & speak to archaeologists.

Edinburgh: 20 November Memories of Partition Explore the aftermath of the 1947 India/Pakistan separation and also the histories of India, Pakistan and Britain through three public events.

London: 20 November Spitalfields, winter 1892: a guided walk Victorian Writer Israel Zangwill navigates the area via a walking tour app to demonstrate the lives of Jewish immigrants in Victorian London.

Worcester: 21 November Talk & Taste: How the Pershore plum won the WarSee the exhibition, enjoy the talk and do some tasting!

Liverpool: 21 November Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine: hope conquers fearPanel discussion with audience input on Dahl and his influences on medicin.e

Reading: 22 November Freedom food? Factory chickens and modern farmingWelfare of animals versus population needs and alterations in farming today.

Dumfries: 22 November Deshantori (the migrant) Reconstruction via film of 26 Banglandeshis on an illegal movement to Europe, exploring why such risks are taken.

Swansea: 23 November Is the light at the end of the tunnel an oncoming train? A public workshop on how the struggle between hope and fear passes on knowledge to today's authors.

Exeter: 23 November Poetry of the Lancashire cotton famine Performances of cotton famine poetry, song, and analysis of the famines effects.

Birmingham: 24 November Where's my igloo gone? family theatre and installationWith live performances and music, explore the journey of Oolik, trying to save her igloo home.

Cambridge: 24 November Hope and fear in a hardy adaptationHow does paper get into film? Panel discussion and film screening of Far from the Maddling Crowd.

London: 25 November Whitechapel StoriesEnjoy an evening of residents stories, discussion and vibrant social history.

Leeds: 25 November Soft DriverExperience a choreographed chat between a dancer (outside the car) and driver in a driving simulator.

More information on the Being Human Festival can be found on the website, where you can also sign-up for the latest e-newsletter, view the Blog or check the latest programme.

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