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Culture Vultures - November Vlog
Welcome to Corinne's November Vlog offer some brilliant suggestions to top up your cultural activities this month.
A 15 minute soundscape from the Arab Arts Festival
Available until the 14th November.
Audiences are invited to enter a vision of the future in this free, bilingual digital audio experience exploring a seascape of a future Bahrain. Featuring poetry and narration by seven Bahraini poets, it has been set to music and sound designed by Yussuf Maleem.
Darcus Howe is a legend in Black British history
4th November 6.30 to 8.15pm
He was a key figure in many major movements from; the Black Panthers, to the Mangrove 9, to Bangladeshi housing, the Black Peoples Day of Action, the Brixton uprisings and changing the face of British TV with the Bandung File and Devils Advocate
This talk will cover his background, influences, legacy and some of the many campaigns he was involved in.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
5th November at 6.30pm .
Using movie classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Thing from Another World and others, we’ll see how and why top filmmakers crafted sophisticated sci-fi thrillers that also served as propaganda for American’s fears about the Soviet Union. (The title of 1952’s Red Planet Mars makes it clear who the real villains are.) Also explore real-life espionage inside the Manhattan Project—the building of the first atomic bomb—and hear the true story behind Nevada’s mysterious Area 51, site of a supposed alien crash in 1947.
Being Human Festival
From the 9th November
A Festival of online event throughout November including the launch by Lemn Sissay, the Cottingly Fairies photography challenge, LGBTQIA and lonliness and the story recycling bank.
Mediaeval buildings Myths - Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings
11th November at 7.00pm
Stories of secret passages, yarns that spiral stairs in castles turn one way to advantage right-handed swordsmen and tall tales of ships timbers in pubs. The legends are outlined, the origins of the myths are explained and the underlying truth behind each story is revealed. Hopefully the talk will help to give a broader and deeper understanding of mediaeval buildings that will bring us just that little bit closer to their former occupants. James Wright is an experienced broadcaster and expert on mediaeval and early modern history and archaeology – in particular those subjects which relate to architecture. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mediaeval-buildings-myths-folklore-and-archaeology-of-historic-buildings-tickets-166519579545?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
London: A Wicked City
12th November 2.00 to 3.00pm
Pete Smith rounds up some of the many stories of Londoners’ vice and depravity. Join him to meet a variety of rogues and their victims, and to find how to tell a blowsabella from a toppin cove, a Patricio from a quire bird, an Abram man from a cony catcher and a molly from a punchable nun.
Do you believe in magic?
14th November 7.00 to 8.00pm from the Yorkshire Festival.
Join international storyteller Sita Brand as she transports you to Northern India. Here you’ll meet the King. He was rich, he was powerful and he lived the life of Riley, hunting all day long. But was he happy? No. Despite having six wives, he had no son.
One day, everything changes. He meets Laksmi, marries her, and she has a son. The boy with the moon on his forehead.
Join us for this fascinating talk by the best-selling author Stephen Hoare!
17th November at 6.30pm
Piccadilly, London's milelong western artery, was originally known for its busy coaching inns and magnificent aristocratic palaces, and, more recently, for its internationally renowned department stores, theatres, restaurants and hotels. In his latest book, London historian Stephen Hoare explores how and why 'Dilly' has always been a haunt for pleasure seekers. It traces the development of London's West End from its aristocratic origins right through to its hedonistic heyday, when the Bright Young Things rubbed shoulders with royalty, film stars, gangsters, pimps and prostitutes.
Searching for Muslim figures in Literature
17 November at 7.00pm
Focusing on the famous works of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Shakespeare' Othello, join Warwick's Shahnaz Akhter, and guests including Sue Newby from the Bronte Parsonage Museum, as she hosts a public online discussion into the ethnicity of main characters Heathcliff and Othello. Introducing conversations on race and religion in literature, Shahnaz will also reflect on her experience and conversations with secondary school children on these themes.
Remembering Eleanor Rathbone
18th November 6.00 to 7.30pm
75 years since the first payment of family allowance
The Real story of how the Enigma code was broken
24 November at 6.30pm
Join us for this fascinating talk about one of the most secret, and most important breakthroughs which alone might have decided the outcome of WW2, with author Dermot Turing. Dermot Turing is a lawyer and nephew of Alan Turing, a cryptanalyst who was involved in cracking Enigma. He is the author of Prof: Alan Turing Decoded, the acclaimed biography of Alan Turing. It’s common knowledge that the Enigma cipher was broken at Bletchley Park, but less is known of the background: an exhilarating spy story of secret documents smuggled across borders, hair-raising escapes, Gestapo interrogations and betrayals.
Thanks for listening and best wishes