Origins and endings - Being Human Festival 2018
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, who lived in Dundee briefly as a teenager, partly inspiring her in writing her best known Gothic novel.
With a series of hands-on activities and immersive events, the University of Dundee is once again the Scottish hub for Being Human 2018, a Festival of the Humanities, with this year's theme being on the chilling masterpiece Frankenstein.
Scheduled events this year include:
- Graphic 'Frankenstein': an exhibition (16-24 Nov)
- We Shall Be Monsters - a writing workshop (16 Nov)
- Frankenstein's Medical Marvels - themed activities at Dundee Science Centre (17 Nov)
- Frankenstein Returns! - a unique interactive show (17 Nov)
- 'Frankenstein Re-membered' - an exclusive screening (18 Nov)
- 'The Bride of Frankenstein' - film screening (18 Nov)
- Frankenstein's Poetic Progeny - a special reading of commissioned poems (21 Nov)
- Body Parts in the Archives - an event giving you access to archive materials (22 Nov)
- 'Frankenstein Returns': The Comic (launch) (22 Nov)
- The Frankenstein Phantasmagoria - a visual performance using Victorian projection equipment (23-24 Nov)
To learn more about how to get involved, whether as an individual or on behalf of a local organisation, please contact the Being Human Dundee team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow them on Twitter (@HumanDundee). Thanks to the support of the funding bodies all of the events will be FREE.
Find out more at www.beinghumanfestival.org.