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Human Worlds Festival 2019 took place from Thursday 14th to Saturday 23rd November.

This editionincluded Humanities Late, a special evening event, that saw the John Hansard Gallery and City Eye opening to the public outside normal hours on Friday 22 November. The night featured a temporary installation by artist and performer Elaine Mitchener, inspired bythe research of historian Professor Christer Petley, a talk by writer Professor Philip Hoare and live performances by composer Dr Drew Crawford and artist Barbara Touati-Evans. These events took place alongside the main gallery exhibition 'Waves and Forms' by internationally renowned artist and Winchester School of Art graduate, Haroon Mirza.

The Festival concluded with Hands-on Humanities Day on Saturday 23 November, which took place for the first time atthe John Hansard Gallery , City Eye, Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST City) and Solent University's Sir James Matthews building, at the heart of the Southampton Cultural Quarter on Above Bar Street.The day brought together internal and external exhibitors passionate about the arts and humanities, including community radio station Unity 101 FM.

Both Humanities Late and Hands-on Humanities Day were part of the Being Human festival 2019 programme.

Wider Festival events included:

Watch the following videos to experience the festival vibes at Hands-on Humanities Day 2019 and re-discover one of the amazing performances at Humanities Late, Emotional Resonances.