Peopling the Palace(s): 7th-19th June 2016

TUESDAY 7 JUNE

17.00-18.30 REHEARSAL ROOM 2

On Dialectics: Performance Research Issue Launch

Join us for the launch of the Performance Research issue ‘On Dialectics’ (21:3), which will ask why dialectics might be crucial to research today. Drinks and nibbles provided.

 

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE

14.00-17.00  PINTER STUDIO

The Researcher as Artist

Can enquiry encompass aesthetics? When does performance disseminate knowledge? How can the understandings encountered and embodied in creative processes be accounted for and documented, and when should they be?  In this conversation, QM researchers discuss the crossovers, challenges and pleasures in conjoining scholarly enquiry with artistic practice. 

Hosted by Martin Welton.

 

17.30-19.30  Arts One  PINTER STUDIO

DRAMA WORKS - film screening and workshop

What are the things that I do when I am doing Drama?
What tools will I have in my hands with a Drama degree?
Come and see our new Film about doing Drama at QMUL.
Join in a workshop that identifies, names and explores the skills that Drama gives you, and what you can do with Drama in the world of work.

Hosted by Maggie Inchley and Ali Campbell

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18.45-20.30 Arts Two Film & Drama Studio

The Artist and the Academy

This event is the culmination of the first year of the Artist Research Fellowship scheme in the Department of Drama. Comprised of a series of short dialogues between artists and staff members in the Department of Drama, followed by a general discussion, the event invites participants to reflect on the relationship between arts practices and academia.  While funding and salaries etc. will inevitably and importantly be part of the conversation, we are keen to expand the discussion to consider broader questions of patronage, intellectual exchange and the indirect ways in which the relationship between the artist and university may be a fraught and/or productive economic and social one.

 Curated by Aoife Monks

 THURSDAY 9 JUNE

14.00-18.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – Jen Harvie

QMUL Drama Staff and PhD Research Symposium

Staff from QMUL’s Drama Department will present their current research in presentations, films and discussion.

18.30 – 20.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – Maggie Inchley

GCSE English Literature Drama Guides Book Launch

Playwright SIMON STEPHENS will be part of a panel and pupils will perform short extracts. Join us for a drink and chat about studying English or Drama
If you are a teacher or GCSE pupil come and help us launch guides to DNA, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Journey’s End, A Taste of Honey, My Mother Said I Never Should, An Inspector Calls and Blood Brothers.

 

 FRIDAY 10 JUNE

14.00-16.30  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – Collaboration with Fulvio D'Acquisto at the William Harvey  Institute, and Aoife Monks

Life is Shit (Shit is Life)

This long-table discussion considers the role of shit as both a metaphor and a material reality in our daily London lives.  The discussion will include scholars from medical research, biology, engineering, history, sociology, psycho-analysis, theatre and performance, visual art, migration studies, and cultural geography along with artists and theatre makers.    

 

17.00-18.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – SH!T THEATRE

Letters to Windsor House

Sh!t Theatre are Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit. They have lived together for five-and-a-half years now. From their kitchen in Windsor House they’ve been watching a London and a friendship that’s changing. This housing crisis gets personal. Starting with letters they found in the flat they moved in to, this yet again potentially illegal work-in-progress by Sh!t Theatre takes advantage of a loophole in the Postal Services Act that says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance…. Stories, song, dodgy landlords, detective work and moving on: The Singing Detectives for Generation Rent.

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20.00 – 21.00  Arts Two Film & Drama Studio – Lindsay Goss and Nicholas Ridout

Quite the Best News in some Considerable Time (rinse and repeat version)    

A new performance about trying to be serious when it’s better to be cool, about what happened in Greece last year and about the future. Continuing their efforts to work out the role of the intellectual in revolutionary struggle, Goss and Ridout turn at last to doing proper interviews and dancing in bars. 

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SATURDAY 11 JUNE

19.00 – 20.00  Arts Two Film & Drama Studio – Lindsay Goss and Nicholas Ridout

Quite the Best News in some Considerable Time (rinse and repeat version)

A new performance about trying to be serious when it’s better to be cool, about what happened in Greece last year and about the future. Continuing their efforts to work out the role of the intellectual in revolutionary struggle, Goss and Ridout turn at last to doing proper interviews and dancing in bars.

Book a free ticket online here

 

20.30 – 22.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO

Mr Ferris’s presents iMagic and Daniel Oliver presents Weird Séance: MAX Dyspraxe 3

A double bill of participatory performance by dyspraxic artists. Followed by a Q and A that focuses on performance and dyspraxia. Weird Séance features the Snapped Ankles and Laura Milnes and was part of the SPILL Showcase 2015.

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MONDAY 13 JUNE

16.00 – 17.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – Janetka Platun

GLOBE... but where is home?

Globe is a sculptural and filmic project, exploring questions of home and migration. Globe relates to the local and the global, questioning ideas of who falls inside and outside, them and us.

 

TUESDAY 14 JUNE 

18.00 – 21.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO 

Tammy WhyNot My Channel Launch Party

Tammy WhyNot has her own YouTube Channel and she’s having a party to celebrate!  Guest performances, refreshments and fun for all.

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WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE

19.00 – 21.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO – Daniel Oliver and Shane Boyle

A long table on performance, mental health and neurodiversity

To include presentations by Simon Raven, Ellie Holiday and Others.

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THURSDAY 16 JUNE

09.30 – 17.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO, Rehearsal Room 1, Rehearsal Room 2

Applied Theatre and Attachment Conference

A one-day event, hosted by Theatre Troupe and Queen Mary University London, as part of the Peopling the Palaces Festival and Gradfest, exploring issues of psychological and neurobiological attachment in relation to theatre and the arts. It will ask whether theatre, with its propensity for connecting through human contact, and striving for Utopian communities through a company or “troupe” model, could offer opportunities for good neurological attachment for those who have experienced trauma and loss.  For more information, and to book your place, please contact Emily Hunka at e.hunka@qmul.ac.uk
£15/£12 (concessions) but FREE to QMUL students and staff and prospective Msc. students.

 

19.00 – 22.00  Arts One HITCHCOCK SCREENING ROOM

Punk PhD Film Night

Lewis Church curates an evening of Los Angeles punk film, drawing on his research into the scene and its distinctive flavour and history. Featuring concert and performance footage, documentary clips and artist films.
Includes a rare screening of Vaginal Davis's short That Fertile Feeling (1992).

 

FRIDAY 17 JUNE

19.00 – 22.00  Arts One

First Flights

A two-night festival of showcase performances from some of QMUL’s recent graduates. Produced by Ema Boswood and Alex Legge

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See the full line up here

 

SATURDAY 18 JUNE

19.00 – 22.00  Arts One

First Flights

A two-night festival of showcase performances from some of QMUL’s recent graduates. Produced by Ema Boswood and Alex Legge

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See the full line up here

 SUNDAY 19 JUNE

19.00 – 22.00  Arts One PINTER STUDIO

Siren: Enticing and Dangerous Songs, a Benefit for Unfinished Histories

Lesbian feminist 1980’s new wave band will perform songs with their perspective on the politics of then and now.  With images, news clips and graffiti, that era comes to life in the songs and has an uncanny relevance to issues today. The evening is also
supported by Rose Collis in Trouser-Wearing Characters

To book tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2554686
Tickets  £15 & £12 concessions