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Peopling the Palace(s) Festival – 31 May-9 June 2017

31st May 2017 - 9th June 2017

We’ve got an incredible 2 weeks of events lined up, including film screenings, discussions, interventions and performances.

The eclectic programme will showcase work from a range of academics, artists, current students and recent Queen Mary graduates.

CREDITS

Peopling The Palace(s) Creator: Lois Weaver | 2017 Festival Curators: Julia Bardsley & Daniel Oliver | Producers: Rose Sharp, Sal Morton, Holly Smelt, Rosie Vincent | Technical Team: Tracey Hammill, Jules Deering, Tom Wilson, Tilly Bungard (Stage Manager) | Marketing: Rupert Dannreuther

With thanks to all the student volunteers

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WED 31 MAY

Globe: Here Be Dragons

Join us for a screening of Janetka Platun’s film ‘Here Be Dragons’ followed by a long table discussion chaired by Caoimhe McAvinchey.

6 – 8pm Pinter Studio, ArtsOne – Free

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THURS 1 JUNE

Conference on Collaboration

Attendance by invitation.

The ‘Arts and Criminal Justice’ and ‘Women and Criminal Justice’ sectors have established networks of research, training and peer support. However, practitioners working specifically with Women, Theatre and Criminal Justice rarely have the opportunity for sustained dialogue with each other or to engage with international practices.

This day-long symposium is an invitation to artists, academics, policy makers, and professionals working in criminal justice and women’s services to consider the distinctiveness of theatre practices that engage directly with women affected by the criminal justice system. We are delighted to be joined by artists and academics from Australia, South Africa and the UK who will share their practice and the socio-political conditions which shape it. Additionally, the day offers an opportunity to develop research questions to inform the development of an international network addressing issues of women, theatre and criminal justice.

International research continues to evidence that women affected by the criminal justice system are disadvantaged. Many have backgrounds of abuse, violence, mental ill-health and addiction. Despite the compelling case to provide more considered alternatives to custody and more responsive systems of support for women considered to be at risk or who have recently been released, there has been little political commitment to realise this.

– How does theatre and performance negotiate these issues both for women affected by the criminal justice system and audiences including policy makers and the general public?

– What strategies do theatre makers employ to reach these audiences in different

international contexts?

Refreshments will be available at registration, mid-morning break and at lunch-time but we ask that everyone brings their own lunch. There are a number of coffee shops and supermarkets within a five-minute walk of the Arts Building.

Conference hosted by Aoife Monks

10 – 6pm ArtsOne & ArtsTwo – Free

 


 

FRI 2 JUNE

Daniel Oliver presents: MAX Dyspraxe’s constructing a dyspractice good times time travel contemporary performance workshops

This is a workshop for dyspraxic performance makers, or those who identify as clumsy, awkward, messy, scatty… We will explore the idea of building and performing experimental performances that emerge from an embracing and foregrounding of dyspraxic approaches to life and work

10am – 6pm RR2 & RR3, ArtsOne – Free

 

Reading Room0: inside Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Reader, Dominic Johnson & Actioneer, Julia Bardsley inside a diagnostic chamber, addressing the current ideological & cultural malaise through Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

[a process event bought to you by Bardsley’s The House of Wonder & Panic]

Listeners/spectators are free to come & go throughout the day

2 – 6pm, Film Studio, ArtsOne – Free

Martin O’Brien Exhibition

An exhibition of performance documentation from Martin O’Brien’s work.

2pm – 10pm, RR2, ArtsOne – Free

The Unwell by Martin O’Brien

The Unwell is a film made by Martin O’Brien and Suhail Ilyas. It plunges us into an apocalyptic landscape inhabited only by strange, coughing bodies. It is part of O’Brien’s ongoing exploration of the figure of the zombie as a metaphor for the sick body.

Trailer – https://vimeo.com/138026831

Hitchcock, ArtsOne, Screening start 6.30pm (30 mins), followed by a discussion & drinks

Retro(per)spective by Split Britches

A Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980s or a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it! Retro(per)spective is a medley of some of Split Britches performances that made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations assessable to all ages and persuasions for the last 30 years.

8.00 – 9.10pm Pinter, ArtsOne – £12 / £8

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SAT 3 JUNE

Daniel Oliver presents: (two events)

MAX Dyspraxe’s constructing a dyspractice good times time travel contemporary performance workshops

(For full details see Friday 2nd June)

10am – 6pm RR3, ArtsOne – Free

 

Chipolataartparty

CHIPOLATAARTPARTY is a dyspraxic time-travel adventure party show involving the good fake future silver clothes and the bad real hypnosis they like to call ‘hypnosis’. There will be talking, rubbish, rubbish talking, audience participation and a psychedelic light world brought to you by Gareth Hustwaite’s ‘Electric Magnetics: The Bastard Light’.

More info

7 – 8pm RR3, ArtsOne – Free but please book online

 

Retro(per)spective by Split Britches

A Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980s or a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it!

(See Fri 2nd June)

8.00 – 9.10pm Pinter, ArtsOne – £12 / £8
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SUN 4 JUNE

The Sub-Prime Film Festival

Organized by Charlotte Young

Join us for a day of screenings of films concerning the events surrounding and leading up to the 2008 sub-prime mortgage crash: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Big Short, and Margin Call.

12-8pm Hitchcock, ArtsOne – Free (18+ ONLY)

MON 5 JUNE

Women, Theatre and Criminal Justice: International Perspectives and Practices

This symposium invites artists, academics, policy makers, and professionals working in criminal justice and women’s services to consider the distinctiveness of theatre practices that engage directly with women affected by the criminal justice system. We will be joined by artists and academics from Australia, South Africa and the UK who will share their practice and the socio-political conditions that shape it. Featured companies include Clean Break, Open Clasp and Somebody’s Daughter.

10am – 4.30pm Pinter, ArtsOne – Free

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TUES 6 JUNE

How not to pass in the arts: A Long Table on Diversity and Self-presentation/preservation

Situations arise in the arts in which we suspect we are passing ourselves off as something we are not. This is an opportunity to discuss diversity in the performance and art world and the provocations, politics and pleasures of these experiences of ‘passing’. It will include a series of short provocations including Dushant Patel on queerness and race, Catherine Hoffman on class, and Daniel Oliver on neurodiversity.

More info

5 – 7pm Pinter, ArtsOne – Free

 

An Evening of Performance

8pm: You say change comes from within by Camilla Canocchi

What does it mean to be healthy today? A performance that questions the ever-growing mania for wellbeing, clean eating and personal productivity.

8.20pm HERPES by Eirini Kartsaki

A performance about the pains and pleasures of straight sex, STIs and fantasizing about the Dutchess of Cambridge.

http://www.eirinikartsaki.com/

8.45pm Spirals by PartSuspended (Hari Marini)

Spirals is a series of performances, video work & photography. A poetic journey of creating & walking in spirals, indoors & outdoors, leaving behind traces of care, joy, pain, friendship, womanhood, betrayal, frustration, time and love.

http://www.partsuspended.com

Interval

9.05pm Lady Garden by Alex Lyons

Lady Garden is a part narrative, part image based performance which explores the pressures placed upon young women within Western society. I use my body, and more specifically, my vagina, as a primary tool to recall those pressures within my sexual experiences.

from 8pm FADS, ArtsTwo – Free

WED 7 JUNE

DIY HIGH SCHOOL

Get the skills to make something amazing happen including photography, video, social media, graphics, events & pop ups all in a free mini masterclass. Featuring special guest photographer Marcus Hessenberg as well as guest bloggers and creatives for these 2 unmissable sessions.

1. Visual Skills: Photography, Video and Graphics

2. Digital Skills: Social Media, Blogging, Marketing and Organizing Events

Session 1: 2pm – 4pm Session 2: 6-8pm RR1, ArtsOne – Free

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LIVES FROM THE MARGINS

A screening of films from QMUL MA Documentary practice students, exploring subjects including a drag artists’ gender neutrality, substance abuse, urban loneliness, and a working community for those formerly homeless.

Big City Syndrome

Director: Lisa Zimmerling

Emmaus

Director: Lucy Wardley

Resume

Director: Leanne Davies

SHAY

Director: Spencer Curtin

https://vimeo.com/filmqmul

6 – 7:30pm Hitchcock, ArtsOne – Free


THURS 8 JUNE

Reading Room1 Bardsley v Bachelard – The Poetics of Space

Reading Room1 is the act of reading in a room. Reading aloud, cover to cover. The room answering the book, wall to wall. It’s an exploded diagram, a dialogue between thinking and making.  It’s the rumination of the building itself, its matter and materials in the presence of a text. With Julia Bardsley as Architect & Actioneer, Boyd Clack as Reader of the Book, and Moa Johansson & Andrew Poppy as guest Actioneers.

[a process event bought to you by Bardsley’s The House of Wonder & Panic]

Listeners/spectators are free to come & go throughout the day

3 – 8pm RR3, ArtsOne – Free

FIRST FLIGHTS

A day of performances, durational pieces and installations from QMUL students.

Including Chloe Dorato & Molly Giles, Trash City, Hugo Aguirre, Mimi Gilles, Georgina Da Silva, TABOO, Holly Smelt & Anna Dean, Rosie Vincent, Chloe Borthwick, Andrew Bourne.

Work being shown from 3pm onwards – across all spaces in ArtOne – Free

Download First Flights 2017 programme

 


FRI 9 JUNE

Reading Room1 Bardsley v Bachelard – The Poetics of Space

(For full details see Thursday 8th June)

Listeners/spectators are free to come & go throughout the day

3 – 8pm RR3, ArtsOne – Free

 

 

ALUMNI PLATFORM

A day of performances from QMUL alumni.

Beth Christlow, Atlas, Ema Boswood, Hannah Maxwell, Moa Johansson (pictured above), Amanda Hohenberg and Pussy Patrons.

Work being shown Film Studio 2.50-5.50pm and Pinter from 6pm – 9pm – Free

Download full alumni platform programme

Details

Start:
31st May 2017
End:
9th June 2017
Event Category:

Organiser

School of English and Drama
Phone:
020 7882 8910
Email:
sed-web@qmul.ac.uk
Website:
www.sed.qmul.ac.uk

Venue

Queen Mary University of London
327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Website:
www.sed.qmul.ac.uk