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Game Over? BRINGING LIFE TO DEATH...Dying to talk about death & life

University of Reading: Institute of Education & the MERL

Friday, 10 November 2017 from 15:30 to 20:00 (GMT)

Game Over? BRINGING LIFE TO DEATH...Dying to talk...

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Type End Quantity
general admission 3.30-8pm 10 Nov 2017 Free  
Kevin Toolis Talk 7-8pm
Kevin Toolis is a journalist, writer and filmmaker. He is an acknowledged terrorism expert and has studied and reported on conflicts in Africa, Ireland and the Middle East. Kevin is the founder of independent television production company Many Rivers Films. For a decade he worked as a magazine writer for The Guardian and has also written for the New York Times Magazine and The Observer. He has also written screenplays for Universal Pictures. His book ‘My Father’s Wake’ is part personal, emotive memoir of one man’s journey into death – the death of his father, and when younger, the death of his brother and how that sent him into a lifetime exploration of death in his journalism. Beyond this, and beyond the singular, it is also an exploration of how a culture deals with death can show us a way to deal with death in our own society. Kevin won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for Complicit in 2014. All welcome but the talk may be more suitable for 15+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Jazmine Miles-Long: Ethical Taxidermist interactive talk 3.30-4.30
Jasmine Miles-Long is well known in her field. She leads interactive talks about ethical taxidermy to adults and children. She has been working with museums on a series of artworks and events that engage with the public to challenge ideas and perceptions of taxidermy and to highlight it as a heartfelt art form that shows compassion for the natural world. Jazmine is aiming her workshop to be accessible for all audiences and especially children from the age of 5+ http://www.jazminemileslong.com/
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Jazmine Miles-Long: Ethical Taxidermist interactive talk 4.45-5.45
Jasmine Miles-Long is well known in her field. She leads interactive talks about ethical taxidermy to adults and children. She has been working with museums on a series of artworks and events that engage with the public to challenge ideas and perceptions of taxidermy and to highlight it as a heartfelt art form that shows compassion for the natural world. Jazmine is aiming her workshop to be accessible for all audiences and especially children from the age of 5+ http://www.jazminemileslong.com/
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Jazmine Miles-Long: Ethical Taxidermist interactive talk 6-7pm
Jasmine Miles-Long is well known in her field. She leads interactive talks about ethical taxidermy to adults and children. She has been working with museums on a series of artworks and events that engage with the public to challenge ideas and perceptions of taxidermy and to highlight it as a heartfelt art form that shows compassion for the natural world. Jazmine is aiming her workshop to be accessible for all audiences and especially children from the age of 5+ http://www.jazminemileslong.com/
10 Nov 2017 Free  
MERL INTERACTIVE TOUR 4-4.45pm
During this organised tour you will go round the museum and explore artefacts that relate to life and death in rural areas. How about animals? Prize animals? Industrial animals? Meet the Museum pet mouse, too! You may be asked to show your 3D coin....Suitable for all
10 Nov 2017 Free  
MERL INTERACTIVE TOUR 5-5.45pm
During this organised tour you will go round the museum and explore artefacts that relate to life and death in rural areas. How about animals? Prize animals? Industrial animals? Meet the Museum pet mouse, too! You may be asked to show your 3D coin....Suitable for all
10 Nov 2017 Free  
MERL INTERACTIVE TOUR 6-6.45pm
During this organised tour you will go round the museum and explore artefacts that relate to life and death in rural areas. How about animals? Prize animals? Industrial animals? Meet the Museum pet mouse, too! You may be asked to show your 3D coin....Suitable for all
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Print Screen (Art Studio) 3.30-4.00
Join our artist in residence and our fabulous artists for some creative printing. Details to follow. Suitable for all
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Print Screen (Art Studio) 4.00-4.30
Join our artist in residence and our fabulous artists for some creative printing. Details to follow. Suitable for all
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Badge Making 3.30-4.30
Program your design using Python, print it out and turn it into a badge. We will help! Suitable for budding programmers (easy but fun for more experienced programmers). Ages 10+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Badge Making 4.30-5.30
Program your design using Python, print it out and turn it into a badge. We will help! Suitable for budding programmers (easy but fun for more experienced programmers). Ages 10+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Badge Making 5.30-6.30
Program your design using Python, print it out and turn it into a badge. We will help! Suitable for budding programmers (easy but fun for more experienced programmers). Ages 10+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 3.30-4pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 4-4.30pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 4.30-5pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 5-5.30pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 5.30-6pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Paper circuitry with chibitronics 6-6.30pm
Make a commemorative card using copper tape and an LED light.One card per workshop participant. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Music composition jamboree 3.30-4.30
Respond to a music stimulus and jam alongside our talented musicians. Details to follow. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Music composition jamboree 4.30-5.30
Respond to a music stimulus and jam alongside our talented musicians. Details to follow. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Music composition jamboree 5.30-6.30
Respond to a music stimulus and jam alongside our talented musicians. Details to follow. Suitable for all.
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Stop frame animation workshop 3.45-4.45
Details to follow. Suitable for 8+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Stop frame animation workshop 4.45-5.15
Details to follow. Suitable for 8+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
Stop frame animation workshop 5.30-6.15
Details to follow. Suitable for 8+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
3D Printing 3.30-4.30
Join us and work with our fabulous Computer Scientists on 3D printing. You will be able to design print a coin. They will share the mythology around the idea for a coin. Printing your coin can take some time. We will let you know when you can come back and collect it. You may need it for your MERL tour...Suitable for 9+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
3D Printing 4.30-5.30
Join us and work with our fabulous Computer Scientists on 3D printing. You will be able to design print a coin. They will share the mythology around the idea for a coin. Printing your coin can take some time. We will let you know when you can come back and collect it. You may need it for your MERL tour...Suitable for 9+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
3D Printing 5.30-6.30
Join us and work with our fabulous Computer Scientists on 3D printing. You will be able to design print a coin. They will share the mythology around the idea for a coin. Printing your coin can take some time. We will let you know when you can come back and collect it. You may need it for your MERL tour...Suitable for 9+
10 Nov 2017 Free  
VJaying TO BE CONFIRMED 5-6pm 10 Nov 2017 Free  
Death & the Maiden: Lucy Coleman Talbot 6.30-7pm
Power relationships and women's role around death: Delighted that the wonderful Lucy Coleman Talbot, the force behind the internationally popular project Death & the Maiden will be joining us for an inspirational talk
10 Nov 2017 Free  

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On November 10th, the Institute of Education and MERL are opening their doors to the public for a celebration of life and remembrance! So, join us to discuss multicultural perspectives and research on rituals around loss and grief and celebrate life through a carousel of innovative, creative and interactive workshops through Art, Music and digital technologies!

Join us for  an immersive experience with workshops at three levels.

 
Level 1(un-scary): aimed for younger audiences: celebrating life and reflecting on oral histories about death; exploring ideas around social death through workshops and crafts
Level 2 (moderately scary): Discussing the idea of 'good death' in urban and rural settings through workshops, stories and digital workshops
Level 3 (quite scary): Exploring ideas around after death and digital rights; what research around terminally ill patients teaches us about good death


FAQs

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a family event and you are all welcome!

We do suggest though that most of the workshops are more suitable for children ages 5 years and up (5+ year olds). Children younger than 5 years are welcome to join their siblings but need to be supervised by their parents. The eventbrite tickets will indicate the age-appropriateness of the workshops . 

There will be notes on the door of each workshop to indicate age appropriateness and content.

Few of the activities will be aimed towards adults and again there will be indication on the site and at the door of the workshop. Kevin Toolis' talk is aimed at adults. Jazmine Miles-Long' taxidermy interactive talk is for children and adults.

Workshops are supported by DBS-checked volunteers (mainly our wonderful PGCE and BA Ed Reading Partnership Trainees ) but we expect that parents will stay with their children during the workshops.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is some but limited parking on site. The venue is not far from the Reading train station and public transport takes you near the Institute of Education and the MERL.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Start at the MERL or at the ART studio (Building G04).  You can register and receive a nice wristband and a sticker! Don't worry if you ran out of time though! If you have booked a workshop, you can go directly to your workshop. If you have not registered, the workshop convenor will register you there (and give you your wristband and your sticker). 

We will share a copy of all the events on the eventbrite site. You can print the event trail map out and roam around the workshops!

 

What can I bring into the event?

Your ticket for the workshops, please.

Water and a snack for the kids (there is a cafe both at the Institute and at the MERL but they may get busy). 

 

Do I have to register for the workshops?

Some of the workshops are open to all and you don't have to register. Others require you to register. We want to ensure that we have enough resources for you. Most of the workshops are repeated more than once. If the workshop is full, we have a waiting list. If the workshop is full, you can still attend but you may not be able to take part if you have not registered. 

 

WORKSHOPS YOU DON'T HAVE TO REGISTER FOR:

  • Facepainting (though it will be very popular, of course)
  • Eulogy wordclouds
  • Inside Out Drawings for our Emotions Tree installation
  • Decorating the altar
  • 3D hangman
  • Wall of tears
  • Great Bake Off
  • Walk the labirynth: Mindful walk
  • Dead-boo the unspoken game
  • Top 10 music hits to watch the world go by
  • Record In Peace (share with us your favorite song, poem, etc that reminds you of a loved one or that you associate with grief)
  • Data legacy: digital rights after death
  • Death wishes game
  • Memorial

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email Yota Dimitriadi: Y.Dimitriadi@reading.ac.uk

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not necessarily. You can show it to the module convenor on your phone on the day and at the door.

 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes until 10am on 10/11/17. Registration for the workshops will close at 10 am on  10/11/17


Can I register for more than one workshops?

Of course!...and while you are waiting for your selected workshop you can explore all the other activities and workshops that don't need booking...

 

Do you have questions about Game Over? BRINGING LIFE TO DEATH...Dying to talk about death & life ? Contact University of Reading: Institute of Education & the MERL

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Institute of Education, University of Reading & The MERL
4 Redlands Road
RG1 5EX Reading
United Kingdom

Friday, 10 November 2017 from 15:30 to 20:00 (GMT)


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