So it’s that time of year again, the Being Human festival is coming to Portsmouth from November 13th -21st 2015 and it is not to be missed.
Being Human is the first UK wide festival of the humanities and it is back for a second year. Portsmouth University has a key role in the event leading the series, Port City: Narratives of Migration . As Yael Friedman says on the Portsmouth University Being Human Facebook page:
“Portsmouth tends to be associated with the history of the Navy, and there is a mistaken perception that the city is mono-cultural. Through its lectures, walk, workshop, exhibition and readings, Port City: Narratives of Migration aims to dispel this notion and encourage people to think a little differently about the city’s history.” Yael Friedman
There are 5 key events associated with the period and although they are all FREE, numbers are limited so early booking is essential:
13 November: Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world
14 November: Portsmouth sailortown walk
17 November: Engaging with the past: Migration memories
18 November: Reviving the crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia
21 November: Exploring Walter Besant’s ‘By Celia’s Arbour’ – Creative Writing Workshop
Being Human is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA) with additional support from the Wellcome Trust.
If you want to find out more about Being Human please visit the website: http://beinghumanfestival.org/
To find out more about Port City please visit their Facebook page: