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LLC at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

As the yearly celebration of innovation approaches, we take a look at the range of events involving staff and students from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

Please note that some events are only open to students at the University of Edinburgh, while others are open to everyone. See individual listings on the Festival of Creative Learning website for details.

M for Magic: Magic & Mentalism Workshop - Festival of Creative Learning 2019

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Expand your mind while developing heaps of self-confidence when you learn how to use modern magic and innovative mentalism as useful ice-breakers. Led by Ning Cai, award-winning Singaporean illusionist and author, M for Magic is an interactive hands-on workshop for adults teaching intriguing "sleight of mind" that may be used effectively as creative ice-breakers in business networking and social settings.

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Chthulucene Dark: Imagining Climate Catastrophe via Table-Top Roleplaying

Tuesday 19th February 2019

This event will use table-top roleplaying as a form of live, interactive improv theatre, where players will control individual characters in a fictional setting adjudicated by a narrator. It is designed to be open and accessible, even to newcomers who are unfamiliar with table-top roleplaying.

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The Bilingual Workshop in Creative Writing

Wednesday 20th february 2019

The Bilingual Worksop in Creative Writing is a unique opportunity to learn and improve the literary experience (writing or reading) and can offer new perspectives on how a literary text can be produced. The team will use a series of playful techniques to entertain and train our mind from bilingual views. 

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I'm not racist, but...: Challenging prejudice and unconscious bias

Wednesday 20th February 2019

This event aims to look at the roots of unconscious bias (including a look at the way our brains work) and to encourage participants to recognise it and address it. It will seek to provide an open and non-judgemental evironment in which participants can identify their own prejudices and discuss startegies to challenge them.

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LLC Blethers 2019

Thursday 21st February 2019

A night of fast-talking, good-eating and fun-having, LLC Blethers is a chance to hang out with fellow members of LLC away from University. The main focus of the night is a series of Pecha Kucha talks on all aspects and topics of LLC life as well as food and drinks, prizes for participants, a quiz and live music.

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Read our interview with LLC Blethers Lead Organiser, Veronica Vivi