Histories of the Unexpected Live
  • The House, Plymouth University

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As a curtain raiser for Plymouth History Month, BBC’s Sam Willis and Plymouth University’s James Daybell present Histories of the Unexpected Live, the chart-topping, history podcast that features on Dan Snow’s History Hit Network, Histories of the Unexpected Live.

There is a new buzz about history – the new rock and roll! Surely, there is nothing unexpected about the past? About history?

Adopting a new approach to exploring our past, and moving away from the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements, Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history. The history of the itch, the history of crawling, the history of clouds or of lightning, zombies, zebras, holes, perfume or rubbish – they all have fascinating histories of their own – histories that can change the way you think about the past and present.

Sam and James electrify history for you, showing you how everything links in unexpected ways. It will blow your mind.

Date: Thursday 4 May
Time: 19:30–20:30
Venue: The House, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available to Plymouth University students through SPiA.

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Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

Building on the success of the city’s Plymouth International Book Festival, the Plymouth Festival of Words takes place between Wednesday 3- Sunday 5 May 2017, celebrating literature and ‘words’ through a diverse range of art forms. In addition to opening Plymouth History Month, Plymouth Festival of Words includes rich programme of writers, poets, film-makers and performance artists to Plymouth as well as the Society for Storytelling's annual gathering.

The Plymouth Festival of Words has been organised through a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

More information on the Plymouth Festival of Words.

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