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Lost and Found Words - 20 November 2019

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Being Human Festival Hub 2019 – This Time It’s Personal

Hosted by Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Queen Mary University of London.

Lost and Found Words invites 7-11 year old children, their teachers, parents and carers on a journey of discovery through language. We will explore words we seldom hear any more, rediscover them and what they describe and give them new life through writing and performance. We will play with their sounds and rhythms and work with musicians to find their rhythm and musicality.

The event takes place in the heart of London and we expect to have a multilingual audience, so we’ll also try our hand at translating the words. In this way we’ll create a new international dictionary through which to rediscover the world around us, imagining together what our lost and found words tell us about our world.

The workshop is led by Philip Davis of Write Inspired and by members of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project, who have been working together to explore new ways of creating access to language learning in primary schools. 

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the school of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

This event is open to all and free to attend, including refreshments. Booking is required via Eventbrite.


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