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6 March 2015

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Vietnam: A Nation not a War

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging in Vietnam.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


DULOG Present - 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

The Assembly Rooms

Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th March
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.


Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham

10:00am to 4:45pm, Palace Green Library

This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.
Admission to this exhibition is free.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


On Seeing the Author Exhibition

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
Thinking about the author has always been important in thinking about the words. Research is brought together in a fascinating new exhibition at Palace Green Library.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Vestiges of their Hearts - 3.11 three years on

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
16 January - 29 March
This photographic exhibition by Jorel Chan, showcases a series of carefully curated photographs taken during a humanitarian mission to the Tohoku region in Japan, with the aim of charting the humanitarian progress made in the various cities and towns hit by the 3.11 Great Tohoku Earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear incident.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Art Studio: No stigma attached

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
16 January - 19 April
A group exhibition exploring South Asian art and personal journeys of hope, growth and expression by members of the Art Studio, Sunderland. The art displayed reflects both the diversity of South Asian culture as well as the varied interests of group members. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media and styles - paintings, lino-cuts prints, sculptures, drawings and ceramics.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Is the Russian Bear marauding Europe? Placing the Western-Russian antagonism in a historical and geopolitical context .

5:30pm to 7:30pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

Dr. Andrei Fursov, Head of the Department of Asia and Africa at Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences will consider this and other related questions in a special Café Politique format. Joining him for a Q&A section on soft power, proxy conflicts and irregular warfare will be Dr. Elena Ponomareva, Professor of Comparative Politics and Politology at the Moscow State University of International Relations.

Contact ustinov.cafepol@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.



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