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From March to September
Obsessively avoided and often misunderstood,
dirt - and our complex relationship with it - is the subject of a
season of activity from the Wellcome Trust.
Running from March to September, the Dirt
Season features a major exhibition 'Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life' at
Wellcome Collection, online games, and events at special dirty
locations including the Eden Project to the south, Glasgow to the
north and Glastonbury and other summer festivals somewhere in the
'Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life' - Wellcome Collection's major new exhibition - takes a closer look at something that surrounds us but that we are often reluctant to confront. 24 March-31 August 2011.
The Decontamination Unit, an installation by Guerilla Science, physically and morally cleansed festival goers. Watch the video to find out more.
Is your mobile phone a potential health risk and does keeping your hands clean reduce this risk?
This summer Eden's Freaky Nature family event will be discovering all there is to know about poo.
Music festivals have never just been about the music. With the help of festival old-hands, emerging talent, scientists and gastonomes, we will be exploring all that is filthy this summer.
Events at Glasgow Science Centre and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in September wil explore infection and pollution.
How dirty are you? Find all 331 filth-related words hidden in this dazzling painting.
Dan Snow is bringing the filthy histories of the world's greatest cities to BBC Two in this new series.
This project by Serena Korda will transform dust collected from houses, businesses and institutions into a time capsule of 500 commemorative bricks.
Find out about the science of dirt.
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