'Being Human: Hopes and Fears'
Now in its third year, Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA). Following a successful application, Swansea University has been awarded funding to hold events during the 'Hopes and Fears' festival week, 17 – 25 November 2016. During this year’s Festival, Swansea University’s hub ‘Dreams, Demons and Discovery’ will inspire you to express your hopes and fears in creative ways. Our programme will excite and challenge you to contemplate and reinterpret significant issues facing us today – from climate change and the changing face of energy, to our relationship with landscape.
Join us for a range of free events across the festival period, including: an evening with Michael Morpurgo, one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers; a hands-on arts and crafts session at our special ‘demon stations’ with our Egyptian demons expert; photo walks to inspire photographic responses to the beautiful Swansea coastline; a chance to share your stories of hope and fear with our award winning Creative Writing team; and an evening of Welsh poetry and celebration with the chaired bard at the 2016 National Eisteddfod, Aneirin Karadog.
Watch out also for opportunities to log your hopes and fears at locations around Swansea and see them projected onto the spectacular National Waterfront Museum!
These events will be delivered by Swansea’s Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) in collaboration with the following partners: City and County of Swansea; Swansea Museum; National Waterfront Museum; Tidal Lagoon Power; DylanED; Clyne Farm Centre; Volcano Theatre Company; Coastal Housing; Trust New Art; The National Trust; Sound UK; and the Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy (CHERISH-DE) centre at Swansea University.