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Edinburgh Campus

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Heriot-Watt will be hosting and facilitating events as part of the Being Human Festival, including:

Tracking Sounds and Soundtracks
November 15, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Heriot-Watt University

Discover a place in sound. In this workshop you will create a soundtrack for recorded stories or songs by sampling sounds of the surroundings – from woodland, lake and meadow to car park, laboratory and sports centre. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series, by Heriot-Watt University.

Finding Our Selves in Nature
November 18, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Holyrood Park Edinburgh

In this outdoor workshop, you will (re-)discover how landscapes are connected with the self, non-human, group dynamic and emotional well-being. The group will meet at the Scottish Parliament. Please note that this workshop is weather-dependent. Due to the nature of this event if you have any questions about accessibility we recommend getting in touch directly with the organiser. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

Exploring Cultural Commoning
November 19, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street 

This interactive performance workshop explores, with full audience involvement, ways of discovering the cultural commons that makes our place through play and dance. Weather permitting, the workshop will involve an outdoor element in the venue's garden area. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

Discovery Ceilidh
November 19, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street 

Traditional culture can bring people together or create barriers. Following the theme of 'Discovering Home – Scotland, Europe, World', this ceilidh (traditional gathering) will see opportunities for visitors to experience and co-create through music, story, poetry, dance and seasonal customs, in an ambience of ‘radical hospitality’ and inclusion; bridging divides between cultures, mentalities and research disciplines. Expect to be surprised, and get involved, in an evening of entertainment and exploration! Hosted by Heriot-Watt University's Intercultural Research Centre.

Hidden Island Treasures
November 20, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Heriot-Watt University 

This interactive workshop engages with the 'New Connections' virtual museum of maritime heritage in the Northern Isles, using exhibits displayed at Heriot-Watt University, to develop fresh perspectives on heritage-making as a resource for sustainable communities and places. As part of this event there will also be aspects of an innovative museum exhibition that was co-curated by people across Orkney and the Shetland. The exhibition will be at the Heriot-Watt University Museum.

Finding their Voices in the City
November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Records of Scotland, Lord Clerk Register room, General Register House 2 Princes Street

Using sources from archives and collections to locate communities in their historical place(s), this workshop traces creative networks in the city, finding links with contemporary creativity and place identity. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

Scotland’s Secret Sounds
November 22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge 

Discovering new routes and networks of song transmission, from archive sources to performance, this workshop explores interactions between living traditions and archives. Come along to singi songs (in English, Gaelic and Scots), and learn about accessible resources en-route. This event is part of the 'Streaming New Voices' series by Heriot-Watt University.

To find out more, visit the Being Human Festival website.