Being Human Festival 2017 - Lost and Found

The University of Sheffield are taking part in the Being Human Festival 2017. Funded by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, these free events are taking place nationally and globally from 12–25 November 2017. The theme for this year’s festival is Lost and Found. 

What’s on in Sheffield

Finding the diary of Madeleine Blaess: a film premiere

Madeleine Blaess was a British student from Yorkshire who was trapped in Paris when the Germans invaded France in 1940. She wrote a daily diary about her experiences. She later became a lecturer in the French Department at the University of Sheffield and her diary was found after her death in 2003.

Dr Wendy Michallat has worked with filmmaker James Parsons to produce a short film about Madeleine’s life in Paris. Join Wendy, James and our Head of Special Collections Jacky Hodgson for the premiere of the film and find out about Madeleine’s amazing story.

Weston Park Museum, Saturday 18 November, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

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JackyHodgson and WendyMichallat

Message in a bottle

The Room of the Lost and Found

Have you ever lost or found something? Share your losses and celebrate your finds with experts from Museums Sheffield, academics from the University of Sheffield & other groups who have found things as part of their research. We’ll create a display of things loved and lost and the amazing things people find when they least expect it.

Weston Park Museum, 11.00am-3.00pm Saturday 18 November - drop in anytime

The Lost Songs of MGM

Ahead of the Sheffield Theatres’ Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz, Dr Dominic McHugh presents an evening of lost songs from film musicals produced by the legendary studio, MGM. Responsible for many genre-defining films including Singin' In the Rain and Gigi, MGM also commissioned original scores featuring many well-loved songs of the last century. With live performances of previously unheard songs, this event will delve into the history of many of MGM's popular classics, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Ziegfeld Follies, Cabin in the Sky and The Barkleys of Broadway.

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

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MGM