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Being Human Festival

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Being Human Festival

10 Nov 2023 - 18 Nov 2023


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Edge Hill University has been selected as one of five flagship hubs for this year’s Being Human Festival.

Inspired by the Ancient Greek concept of sacred hospitality, researchers from Edge Hill will lead a programme of events titled ‘Be My Guest’ at venues in Liverpool city centre including FACT and St Luke’s, better known as the Bombed Out Church.

Activities including screenings, creative writing workshops and a comedy quiz will explore themes of migration and belonging, otherness, healthcare and nature.

– Guest or Pest – hospitality-themed comedy quiz hosted by drag queen Stephanie Legs
– In Other Words: Hit the Road – writing workshop and screening of Iranian film ‘Hit the Road’
– In Other Words: God’s Own Country – writing workshop and screening of ‘God’s Own Country’
– In Other Words: The Trouble with Nature – writing workshop and screening of ‘The Trouble with Nature’
– In Other Words – writing workshop building on activities related to screenings
– No Angels – immersive theatre performance exploring nurse’s experiences of working in healthcare
– Holy Hosts – pop-up exhibition, short film screenings and performances celebrating work of people who support homelessness charities

– Keyside – performance by Liverpool band that includes EHU alumni
– The Other Side of Hope – discussion of journeys in refugee and immigrant literature and writing workshop
– What’s her story? – an interactive talk and pop-up exhibition that celebrates research and achievements of women whose education and teacher training was hosted by Edge Hill College

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