Being Human Festival 2017 #BeingHuman17 is festival celebrating the humanities.
This year the theme is ‘Lost and Found’ and our School of English and Drama are involved with exciting events and coverage in the following ways:
Tuesday 21 November, 10pm
Shahidha Bari will co-host a special studio discussion looking at how the themes of loss and rediscovery play out in discipline across the humanities, featuring research from
November 19, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
‘The great Yiddish parade’ is a re-enactment of a protest march by Jewish immigrants in Victorian Whitechapel, demanding better conditions for all East End workers. Experience the urgency, fervour and intensity of political culture in the Victorian East End. Join a band of klezmer musicians and singers performing newly discovered Victorian Yiddish protest songs in their original setting. Participation is warmly encouraged, and song sheets will be provided (no knowledge of Yiddish is required). March from Aldgate to Mile End Waste (about 1 mile), where you will find out more about east London’s forgotten heritage of protest in poetry and song.
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