Perfect your comedic timing, see how trees can act as ecological clocks, and hear about the history of protest music as part of BU’s Festival of Learning.
The Festival runs from Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 June, with a variety of free arts and theatre events among the activities on offer.
This includes a performance of HAP: a comedy about happiness, on Monday June 27 at 7pm, created by Bournemouth-based Doppelganger Productions.
The team will also hold an interactive comedy workshop which will explore happiness, laughter and other aspects of the human condition through participatory drama, comedy improvisation techniques and discussion.
A multimedia exhibition All trees are clocks will demonstrate how ancient trees can act as ecological clocks, showing how climate change is affecting woodland.
The exhibition launches with a wine reception at BU’s Talbot Campus on Saturday 25 June.
Professor Adrian Newton, part of the team behind the research and exhibition, said: “All Trees are Clocks is a multi-media exhibition featuring the results of recent ecological research, presented together with photography, video, sound art and music.
“The research examines the impact of recent environmental change, particularly climate change, on the ancient woodland ecosystems of the New Forest National Park.”
Other arts-focused Festival of Learning events include an exhibition of award-winning algae photography at Poole Park, two new plays by winners of the Fresher Playwriting Prize, and an exploration of the history and role of protest music – complete with live performances.
To find out more about the Festival of Learning, and book free tickets, visit the Festival of Learning website