Explore the hidden rhymes and reasons behind the old Nottingham such as Bearward Street (now Mount St.) and Houndsgate, where 17th-century locals would have seen bears and dogs walking through the streets.
The event will include a poetry reading, talk and play performance bringing the sculptures to life and linked to the story of St Zita, who is represented in one of the statues, and her miraculous ability to feed and care for the needy.
This event will engage the audiences with the rhymes and reasons hidden in the vibrant glass artefacts of the Bronze Age Aegean through hands-on activities, discussions and games, using 3D printed artefacts and, a variety of coloured material such as lapis lazuli and reproduced glass beads.
Drop in to Toton Library to learn about Viking poetry and kennings. In this family-friendly event, volunteers will perform Viking poetry in costume.
‘Rhymes and Reasons of Nottingham’s Multilingualism’ explores the variety of languages and dialects of English we hear spoken today. As Britain experiences shifting social realities, what inspirations and meanings lie hidden in the languages and dialects we speak?
Being Human is a national festival that highlights the ways in which the humanities can: inspire and enrich our everyday lives and help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.
The Being Human Festival returns in 2015, showcasing the role that the humanities have in the cultural, intellectual, political and social life in the UK. This year’s Nottinghamshire theme is ‘Creative City’. The University of Nottingham, working with a range of external partners in the East Midlands, will hold a series of events focused on the city of Nottingham as a creative space and source of inspiration.