Swansea University’s Cultural Institute has been chosen as one of six hubs for Being Human 2019, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
Now in its sixth year, Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This partnership draws together the three major bodies dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research in the UK and internationally.
With a theme of Discoveries and Secrets, this year's celebration of the humanities is taking place nationally between 14 - 23 November 2019, with a series of free events taking place across Swansea.
Under a hub theme of Rediscovering Swansea: from land to sea, audiences can participate in creative activities, performances, discussions and an exhibition that will take you from a family-fun day discovering the workings of the historical Tudor warship Mary Rose to an evening examining the brilliance of Sherlock Holmes. Watch Pinocchio reimagined in a modern western society, an interactive talk on the sinister world of assassination throughout the ages, and gain insight into Swansea’s influential industrialist Vivian family along with much more!
These events will be delivered by the Cultural Institute at Swansea University in collaboration with a range of partners from the Swansea Bay area.
Dr Elaine Canning, the Cultural Institute's Head of Cultural Engagement and Development, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a festival hub as part of Being Human 2019 and wish to thank the festival organisers for giving us this exciting opportunity to bring our research into the community once more."