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Southampton Solent University is proud to be a part of this year’s Being Human Festival, the only national festival of the humanities in the UK. Visiting 45 towns and cities across the nation, the festival aims to highlight how the humanities inspire, enrich and aid us in every aspect of life. 

This year, Being Human will return with the theme of 'lost and found'.

Solent has helped to organise a variety of events in the city, from dustology to knitting - see what you can find hidden in Southampton!

Being Human

The festival will run Friday 17 November - Saturday 25 November. See below for more information, or visit the Being Human website.

Lost and Found: traces, spectres and contemporary art in Southampton

Celebrate the start of the Being Human Festival, with introductions by curator, Dr Flavia Loscialpo and artists-academics Sarah Filmer, Dr Sebastiane Hegarty, Jennifer Anyan, Dr Atsu Ito and Rosy Maguire.

Sound walking

Join sound artist and Solent lecturer Dr Sebastiane Hegarty for this exciting walk, exploring key landmarks in Southampton through sound. Create a visual map of the city's soundscapes.

Knit the walls

Join artist Sarah Filmer at the iconic God’s House Tower to help create a woollen version of Southampton’s medieval walls. Deborah Gearing will also be performing poetry, inspired by the walls.

Mapping lost and found

For the final evening of the festival, Solent will be opening the 'Mapping Lost and Found' collaborative exhibition. To celebrate, there will be a range of events organised at the University.