The UK’s only national festival of the humanities returns to Swansea for the fourth year running

Swansea University is once again featured as the only Welsh hub for Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, and is sharing the proud distinction with Nottingham of being named a festival hub for three consecutive years. The other festival hubs are Queen’s Belfast, Dundee & Glasgow.

This year’s theme of 'Lost & Found', will be taking place nationally from 17th – 25th November 2017, and will also mark the festival’s fourth year. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy  the festival is a hive of activity within the community across the UK.

Swansea’s hub ‘Voices, Faces and Places’ will be engaging with the ‘Lost and Found’ theme by focusing on the aspect of uncovering, rediscovering and remembering.  With something for everyone, the hub feature creative and interactive activities such as public talks, creative workshops, performances and exhibitions. 

There will be a range of free events across the festival period, including:

All the events in the up-and-coming week are delivered by Swansea University’s Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH), in collaboration with a range of partners from the Swansea Bay area.

Dr Elaine Canning, Head of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities at Swansea University, said: “Being Human’s legacy in Swansea is growing every year. The opportunity to imaginatively engage the public with a diverse range of subjects has become a key feature of our November calendar and one that we and our community very much look forward to.”

Being Human 2017