‘Being Human’ is a free, two-day arts and science festival, taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017, which explores the question of just what it is to be human.
Visitors can discover a range of exhibitions about Richard III, ancient people from the Andes, disability in Roman times, 3D printing bones, drone applications in cultural heritage, or build your own skeleton from Lego.
On Saturday 9th, families can explore what ‘Being Human’ means through exciting and interactive activities throughout the city of Liverpool, ranging from joining in a scratch choir to finding out what your fingerprints say about you.
This will be followed by an exhibition by international researchers at Liverpool School of Art and Design on what we can learn from studying human skeletons, including a chance to see a replica of Richard III’s skeleton and demonstrations of 3D printing.
The Saturday programme will be topped off with a public talk by world renowned palaeoanthropologist, Professor Chris Stringer, on how a host of recent new discoveries are changing our view about how our species evolved.
On Sunday 10th you can come and ‘Meet the Scientist’ in the World Museum. On Sunday afternoon, anthropologists from across the UK will host a dozen activities in the museum – featuring forensics, cave painting, walking like prehistoric humans and playing a DNA game, to name a few. Come along and take part in our ‘Being Human’ events!