There is plenty to do this Christmas with a wide range of events taking place at universities. Here we have rounded up the top five taking place in London, Cambridge, Brighton and Kent:
14 Nov 2014 – 30 Jan 2015
BA Jewellery Design. A project at The Foundling Museum
In response to the Foundling Museum Collection and the story of the Foundling Hospital, both lecturers and students from Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design have created new artwork around the subject of jewellery.
“Their creations express some of the conflicting feelings that the Collection evokes: abandonment and belonging, uniformity and individuality, the loss of identity and the chance for a new life.”
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27 Nov 2014 – 8 Jan 2015
Exhibition of work in practice by MDes Textiles students
This exhibition gives you the chance to find out more about what textiles courses have to offer at Brighton University and what can be produced during students’ time here.
The diversity of textiles are shown at this time before the students’ final exhibition in May and demonstrates the range of textiles that have been produced as well as the thought process and work that has gone into producing the pieces.
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University of Kent
12 Dec 2014
The recent Sainsbury’s Christmas advert which depicts the football match that took place during the 1914 Christmas truce has been one of this year’s favourites, but did it really happen?
Professor Mark Connelly of the University of Kent has been carrying out research to find out the truth on the subject and will present his findings at a one-day public talk at the University.
The event is free and open to the public but as places are limited seats must be reserved by email.
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10 – 11 Dec 2014
LCDS presents Design Collaborations
Design Collaborations is a bold and imaginative project in which third year choreography students from London Contemporary Dance School work with design students from Wimbledon College of Art to create a performance. The design work ranges from large scale constructions to innovative uses of the theatre itself.
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University of Cambridge
Last year Cambridge welcomed a record number of visitors to this event and they are hoping Feb 2015 will be even better. Twilight at the Museums starts at 4.30pm and ends at the extended time of 8.30pm, giving families more opportunity to wander around and explore.
There will be a wide variety of topics to investigate such as experiencing the sights and sounds of ice at The Polar Museum to finding out about plants’ power of deception and disguise at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. There will also be a torch-lit trail through the natural world where you can discover weird and wonderful plants, bugs and animals at Whipple Museum of the History of science.
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