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Excavation in Sudan


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In search of the Celts: beyond art, language and genetics

Friday 16 October,
18.30 / Special event

Celtic voices: modern poetry from the Celtic world

Friday 23 October,
19.00 / Special event

The Big Draw: Celts and much more

Saturday 24 October,
11.00 / Special event

What is art for? A forensic investigation

Wednesday 28 October,
18.45 / Special event

Day of the Dead late

Friday 30 October,
18.30 / Special event