Chess Player wanted for Human Library

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Neville Belinfante
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Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by Neville Belinfante » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:29 pm

As well as being a member of Bourne End Chess Club, I belong to Wycombe Sharing of Faiths,a multi-faith group based in High Wycombe. They are organising a Human Library and I have copied the details from their flyer below.

The main purpose of the event is to challenge common stereotypes. If anyone wishes to be a chess player at the Library (or even something more specialised like a Chess Champion or GM) please send me a PM.

Regards

Neville Belinfante
Wycombe Sharing of Faiths and Wycombe Library present two HUMAN LIBRARY events:

Dates: Sundays 10 and 17 November

Timing: 12noon till 4.00pm

Venue: Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe HP11 2DH

We invite you to come to come along – it’s free and no booking is necessary.

Please pass on the info and poster/flier to your friends, colleagues and family too – we think children from age 10 can enjoy the event and get value from it.

We find it’s quite difficult to get the idea across in a few words. We’re not inviting you to come and get your nose stuck in a book – we want you to come and have a one-to-one conversation (up to 30 minutes) with our human ‘books’. They’re people you might not normally have a chance to meet. Talk to them - ask questions - find out about their roles - they will help you enter the world of their life-experience.

We know that almost everyone who has attended over the past 4 years is enthusiastic about Human Library; here are some past favourite titles: Islamic calligrapher; portrait painter; Police; manic depressive; ‘green’ issues; Army; British Muslim; heavy metal; political refugee; lawyer; rugby cap; woman vicar; a Lord; a person with a hearing dog.

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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by John Upham » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:06 am

Neville,

Will there be an attempt to recreate scenes from a Ray Bradbury novel?

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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by Neville Belinfante » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:00 am

... you have lost me. Please dont bother to explain, if it goes off topic.

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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:50 pm

Presumably an illustrated man.

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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by Michael Flatt » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Fahrenheit 451 ring a bell? It was made into a film starring Julie Christie.

A future world with no paper books.

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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by PeterTurland » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:58 pm

I believe people of faith are dangerous, because they believe in stuff they have no evidence for, ergo they could believe me guilty of a crime, and when I ask them for evidence, they would probably say, "we do not need evidence, because we are right - about everything, all of the time."

These kind of people and their 'faith' might lead them to going on the underground, strapping home made bombs to themselves and blowing themselves and everyone else up, to kingdom come, in their belief that it would lead to them having 70 virgins, on tap.
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Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

Post by John Upham » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:25 pm

One of the themes of Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which paper auto-ignites) is the formation of human libraries for the safe guarding of literature.

An individual would choose to memorise an entire text verbatim lest it should be burned by the firemen.

There is a scene in which the human libraries pace around reciting their chosen text.

This is the scene

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