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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Being Human: a festival of humanities - Lost voices from the North-East

25th November 2017, 15:30 to 16:30, Concert Hall, Palace Green, Durham University

Durham University is running two events as part of the Being Human, National Festival of Humanities, this November. The Festival takes place in the middle two weeks of November across the UK, involving hundreds of events showcasing humanities research in all its variety and richness.

The two events, supported by the Festival, Durham University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the Institute of Advanced Study, take place on the 19th and 25th November. The IAS took a leading role in the early establishment of the Festival which is run from the School of Advanced Study in London.

For the full Festival programme see:

Lost voices from the North-East - 25 November 2017, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Listen in to echoes from the past, when All Hallows’ Eve struck fear in people’s souls!

‘Lost voices’ retrieves and presents voices, melodies, and popular traditions in the North-East, from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian times. The show includes songs which inspired Stevie Smith, Walter Scott, and Dylan Thomas, haunting soul dirges, fire-and-brimstone preaching by Puritans, dances for the dead, worm ballads, and silent creatures of the night. With Hector Sequera, Barbara Ravelhofer, musicians, singers, a dragon, and a wild horse. Want to know more about music, theatre and performance traditions in Durham and beyond?

No booking required.

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