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The Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History – Monthly Talks

The Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History brings together individuals and organisations keen to share and develop their knowledge of the history of Manchester and its region. The talks take place monthly on Wednesdays at 6.30pm in room 307 of the Geoffrey Manton building, MMU (room varies during vacations).  We have a full programme for the coming year, so please make a note of these dates in your diaries! Wednesday 19 October 2016 Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum by Dean Kirby Wednesday 16 November 2016 The Twelfth-Century Constables of Chester: Reassessing The Evidence by Andrew Abram ...

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History and Politics seminar series

With apologies for the short notice, please find attached this term’s programme for the History and Politics seminar series. The series is convened by Samantha Wolstencroft (Politics), Andrew Crome (History) and Craig Griffiths (History). We begin on Wednesday (5 March), with Seren Griffiths (University of Central Lancashire). Seren will discuss her research on community heritage in practice, focusing on the Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb, in North Wales. We meet at 4pm for a 4.15 start, in GM room 303. Tea and coffee is provided, and after the seminar please also join us in The Salutation pub around the corner.   ...

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Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum by Dean Kirby

The Friends of the Manchester Centre for Regional History are delighted to invite you ‘Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum’ by Dean Kirby on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 6.30pm. Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world’s first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging houses and deep cellars on the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs ...

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Visual Culture Seminar 3 – Works in Progress

Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 4:00-5:15pm MIRIAD Open Space Dear colleagues The Visual Culture Group is offering the third in its series of talks this Wednesday  at 4pm in the MIRIAD Open Space. Fionna Barber and Dani Child will speak under the joint title “(In)visible Women as Workers and Revolutionaries”. Please see the attached poster for more details. There will be another seminar next week (29 June) featuring Bex Lewis and Jim Aulich on World War II posters. More details later.

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Sound – Arts & Health

The North West Arts & Health Network alongside the Arts and Health Research Centre and Future Technologies Research Centre present: WHO: Arts and Health Artist in Residence, Vic McEwan, Dr.Toby Heys and Clive Parkinson WHAT: An exploration of practice that spans the sonic, the Australian wilderness, the tragic and human condition in extremis WHEN: Wednesday 29th June – 2:00pm – 5:00pm WHERE: Manchester School of Art WHY: To understand the reach of contemporary arts practice on the lives of marginalised people and its potential to impact on human wellbeing Limited Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sound-arts-health-tickets-26074699127

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor Alice Kettle

The Wandering Thread Wednesday 1 June 2016, 5.30pm—6.30pm Lecture Theatre 312, Chatham Building, Manchester School of Art ALL WELCOME. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite. For further details see www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/2016/ask-alice-kettle/ The weaver Anni Albers described the metaphorical character of thread, which provides the means to communicate and make visible ‘what had been brewing in our consciousness or sub-consciousness, in our awareness or in our dreams.’ In this talk, Alice Kettle exposes a strong connection between her own practice and the mediations of Albers in which thread used in the context of stitch, literally figures both the subconscious and conscious mind through both the aesthetic ...

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Visual Culture Research Group: WORKS in PROGRESS

Dear Colleagues, You are welcome to attend the second in our seminar series “Works in Progress” that presents recent work from members of the group to provoke discussion and gather feedback. The speakers are Dr Myna Trustram on “The shadow of the museum: notes for a book” –and- Dr Alison Slater on “Mapping connections: joining the dots on a signature quilt”.  Please see the attached file for further information. If you are unable to make this particular event, the next in the series will be on the 8th June. Please note that the seminar session will finish by 5.15pm in time ...

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor Martyn Evans

Design Routes: Revitalisation Through Design Wednesday 18 May 2016, 5.30pm—6.30pm Lecture Theatre 1 (G26), MMU Business School ALL WELCOME. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite For further details see www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/2016/ask-martyn-evans/ Drawing on the AHRC funded project Design Routes that Martyn leads, this lecture will explore how design can make a meaningful contribution in developing and revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices to make them relevant to the needs of people today. Increasingly such traditions are being reassessed and revitalised as their rich historical links with community and culture. This lecture will explore the links that people see between products and place – their roots, and ...

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