Urban dreams and nightmares to be explored at Being Human Festival
The session, which will run from 11:00 – 15:00, will be led by academics Dr Shane Ewen, Dr Caroline Herbert and Dr Zoe Tew-Thompson and supported by a group of student volunteers from the School. Members of the public will have the opportunity to drop in and discuss urban history and culture with these Leeds Beckett experts. There will also be short guided walks exploring the hidden meaning of buildings in the vicinity.
Leeds Beckett’s acclaimed Writer in Residence, Sunjeev Sahota will be running an informal writing workshop, providing attendees the chance to record their thoughts on the topics discussed.
This is the first time that Leeds Beckett have been involved with the festival. Senior Lecturer and event organiser Henry Irving commented:
“Our event has been designed to showcase the exciting work that is taking place in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities and will be a great way to discover new things. Cities like Leeds can be understood in various ways and public events like this provide a space to share these understandings. I am sure that we – as well as our guests – will leave brimming with new ideas.”
The Being Human Festival is in its third year and is a nationwide forum to engage the public with humanities research, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. Events will take place across the country for the duration of the festival, which runs from 17-25 November.