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Being Human Festival – 14-23 November 2019

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. The festival is running 14-23 November 2019 and number of events are taking place across Greater Manchester including:

Discovering Emigrant Children

This event offers the unique chance to learn about the 90,000 orphaned British children who forcibly emigrated from the North-West of the UK to Canada between the 1860s and 1920s. See: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/discovering-emigrant-children-21-11/

Discovering Caribbean Family Memories

Manchester is home to a vibrant and diverse Caribbean community and during this workshop you can discover and become the keeper of your Caribbean family memories. See: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/discovering-caribbean-family-memories

Music and Migration

Underlining the theme of Bengali folk music and its significance for the Bangladeshi (and Bengali) migrant diasporic population, two events showcase the rich heritage of these traditions for younger generations of Bangladeshis. For the exhibition see: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/music-and-migration-exhibition/ and for the singing competition see: https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/music-and-migration-singing-competition/

Find more about other Being Human Festival events and activities: https://beinghumanfestival.org/events/

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