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On the Fringes - Encountering Borders and Boundaries

On the Fringes - Encountering Borders and Boundaries
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18 May 2019 1pm

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South Parade Baptist Church

Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3LF

Ancient Walls and Living Frontiers - 1-2pm. Join archaeology curators Sarah Forster and Elsa Price as they explore the history of Hadrian's Wall, one of Britain's most loved heritage site. This workshop will look at how the wall was used to physically mark the frontier of the Roman Empire and symbolically to contest the lands between England and Scotland long after Romans had left

Working on the Frontiers - 2.20pm - 3.20pm - Chris McAleer is an ex field staff member with Medicins Sans Frontieres. Previously he has worked next to frontlines during the current conflict in Yemen and witnessed how that has impacted people's access to health care, in a United Nations protected camp in South Sudan where the population feared to go outside due to risk of being killed.

Balkans Peace Park Project - 3.40pm - 4/40pm - In 2000, local people's concern for their unique but threatened environment prompted the ideas of a transboundry Balkans Peace Park in the Prokletije/ Bjeshket a Namums mountains of Albania. Kosovo/a, and Montenegro. It would be a symbol of Peace.

Les Sauteurs (Those Who Jump) - 6.30pm - By Estephen Wagner - The most Award winning Danish and Skandinaavian Documentory of 2016.

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