Ragged University: ‘Human Library’ – plus – ‘DADA and the Drum Kit’
You are invited to the open event at The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham Street, Manchester) on November 21st from 7pm to 10pm to enjoy two talks, some free food. It is an open door event, no tickets required; just come along, put your feet up and bring your friends.
Human Library – Challenge your prejudices by Helen Harvey
The Human Library is where people become books. Visitors to the library will sit down with living ‘books’ for intimate and challenging conversations. Through fascinating stories with local people from all walks of life the reader will re-think prejudices and assumptions. The Human Library® is a global innovative and learning platform. We are embedded in high school to higher learning, medical training to civic engagement to better our understanding of diversity in order to help create more inclusive and cohesive communities across cultural, religious, social and ethnic differences.
As usual, everyone is invited to bring an item of food along to put on the table and help take away what is left at the end. During the break there is a chance to have a bite to eat, fill the glass and have a chat
DADA and the Drum Kit by Aiden Pilling
A DADA approach to any artistic concept or cultural idea is to be free from the constraints of conformity and be daring to explore that which is random by nature for the benefit of creativity. I believe that it is through this exploration of the abstract that – in the context of music – we can develop new ideas, and so I intend to present, play and philosophize using my formula for learning and playing the drum kit. I do hope that this discussion can inspire those with mental blocks that obstruct the pathway to novel thought.