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The Arts of Storytelling: Weaving Tales Between East and West - 19 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.

This workshop explores how stories have travelled from East to West, how they form part of our sense of identity, and how they can be used to build communities. Working with animal fables from an ancient Arabic book called Kalila and Dimna, participants will explore themes of translation and language, intercultural encounters, community and identity with a researcher from King’s College London, Dr Rachel Scott, and also have an opportunity to make their own beautiful textile masks based on the fables with a local community arts group, East London Textile Arts. The event is aimed at school-age children, adults with learning disabilities, and families.

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. Booking is required via Eventbrite

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19 November 2019