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Deliah Derbyshire Day – 10th June

Delia Derbyshire Day 2017 Saturday 10th June, 7.30pm Band on the Wall More info & Tickets: http://bit.ly/2sh9qKG @DeliaDDay Honouring the woman behind the Dr Who theme! Featuring ‘How we made the Dr Who theme’ with BBC Radiophonic workshop colleagues, new art commissions and archive sharing.   Delia Derbyshire Day Registered charity 1164959 http://deliaderbyshireday.com/ http://www.facebook.com/DeliaDerbyshireDay https://twitter.com/DeliaDDay https://www.instagram.com/deliaderbyshireday/

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HiP Event: Has Manchester Betrayed Its Radical Traditions? – 10th June

Thursday 15th June, 6.30pm – 8pm 70 Oxford St Free tickets and more information available here: https://radical-manchester-traditions.eventbrite.com Jonathan Schofield gives a potted history of Manchester’s incredible record of radicalism from the English Civil War through Peterloo, Chartism, Free Trade, Female Suffrage, Unemployed Protest in the Great Depression, the Mass Trespass, Clause 28 protests and on to 2017. But in the second decade of the 21st century is the fire still in the belly? Has the atomization of the digital world into global groups rather than local and regional put out those flames? In a time of great upheaval how come the ...

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LGBT+ Liberty Festival – 9-12 June

NEW CREATIVE ACTIVIST FESTIVAL TO SUPPORT LGBT+ RIGHTS IN THE USA AND AROUND THE WORLD TAKES PLACE IN MANCHESTER IN JUNE AND THEY WANT YOU TO GET INVOLVED … 9 _ 12th JUNE 2017, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE The LGBT+ Liberty Festival is a carnival of Mancunian LGBT/queer culture taking place in solidarity with the National Equality March for Unity in Pride in Washington DC, marking the first anniversary of the Orlando terror attack. The Festival is a voluntary, grassroots, “get involved, get creative” style festival and organisers want as many people as possible to be involved! In the ...

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Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations – 8th June

You are invited to: Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations 8 June, 2-6pm open space on the first floor of the Righton Building. Refreshments provided The artist’s residency is an opportunity to experience new places that provide the impetus for new work or a fresh engagement with an ongoing project. We will view and discuss work made during two residencies in the far north of Norway and Sweden. Please see the attached flyer for the programme. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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CALL FOR PROVOCATIONS as part of: NAVIGATIONS – Reflecting on the complex pathways of Early Career Researchers – 21st June

A Symposium for ECRs in the Arts and Humanities Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 10am-6pm Number 70, Oxford Road, MMU, Manchester M1 5NH £10* – Book via the MMU Online Store Early career pathways in the Arts and Humanities are often individual experiences tailored to reflect particular interests and ambitions but also moulded by the demands of academic institutions, funding bodies and external opportunities. These journeys can be as perplexing as they are rewarding and despite the various support structures it is not unusual to feel isolated or even lost, cut adrift in a sea of acronyms and policy that seem ...

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Open Call – Creative Provocations – 31st May

Creative Provocations Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3.30 – 5pm Righton Open Space Provocation is the causing of a strong reaction, often from speech or action. This reaction, although equated in some contexts with annoyance or anger, is a deliberate intent to provoke an audience to sit up, listen and take note. A provocation can be useful. We want to encourage the use of the provocation as a way to explore our research questions and interests. Staff and students are invited to fill a two – ten minute slot with a chosen provocation, addressed to the audience to unpick, counter or ...

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SCIBAR: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind – 30th May

This month’s SciBar will be the last in the 2016-17 series and is brought to you by Dr Nick Davis, senior lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind One of the greatest mysteries in science is the relationship between the brain and the mind. There are many ways to study the human brain, developed over the last couple of centuries. More recently scientists have developed ways to change the activity of the brain, which allow us to probe the brain as it works. Some of these methods may be useful ...

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Made in Translation – 26th May

Free Public Seminar The Portico Library Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm To accompany The Portico Library’s May 2017 exhibition and artists’ book ‘Made In Translation’, a free public talk and panel discussion will welcome visitors to the library on Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm. Focusing on the relationships between text, image, material and performance, the speakers will respond to questions about their Reading & Writing Non-Fiction research residency and the resulting new commissions. This is a free public event, supported by MMU and The Zochonis Charitable Trust, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please ...

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Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice? – 12th May

5th Arts & Humanities Graduate School Symposium Our Contemporary Landscape: Brexit, Spice and All Things Nice? Friday 12th May 2017 Geoffrey Manton Building Free, Lunch & Refreshments provided Booking essential via K.Johnson@mmu.ac.uk Programme 08:45 – 09:00 Registration GM 306 09:00 – 09:05 Welcome – Professor Jenny Rowley Chair,  Symposium GM 307 09:05 – 09:30 Keynote Address – Professor Jenny Rowley Succeeding in your viva GM 307 09:30 – 11:00 Panel 1 – Chair, Owen Rees (Student Organising Committee) Siobhan O’Connor (Dept. of English) ‘An English Diaspora: What the Displaced Heroes of Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell Can Tell Us About ...

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