The Politics of Play and Participation

If you are interested in socially engaged art practice, historical or contemporary perspectives on participation… then join us for this day of playfully politicized practices. The programme balances academic research and current art practices, the line up is an exciting mix. There will be roundtable discussions in the afternoon. I’ll be facilitating one on conflictContinue reading “The Politics of Play and Participation”

Teasing insight #MarketTown #Mischief

Today is about planning my Market Town lecture – which is more a performance with mischief, than a standard PowerPoint lecture about my research. I’ve had confirmation that I can go hands-free with a headset microphone, rather than be trapped on a tiny stage with a static microphone. And later today I can collect myContinue reading “Teasing insight #MarketTown #Mischief”

Making Mischief in Public

Or, making time for a new performance. Whilst my pitch is outlined below, I’m still in the planning stage… but expect a little mischief, maybe a modicum of participation, and probably some enticements for both. I’ve been asked by Radar, the contemporary arts strand of LU Arts at Loughborough University to give a lecture in Loughborough’sContinue reading “Making Mischief in Public”

I met Spiderman yesterday

He was ace – smart, funny, costumed and inquisitive (you can see the full glory of his Disco Derek costume here). I was an invited panelist for the University of Derby’s Creative Careers Fest. Along with Katie Seymour-Smith and Professor Chris White we talked about our post graduate journeys. Now I’m coming up for half-wayContinue reading “I met Spiderman yesterday”

@LiberateTate talk @Nottm_Contemp: critical citizenship, activism & art.

Art not Oil – Liberate Tate When: Wednesday 11th February 6.30pm, free entry with a ticket. Where: The Space, Nottingham Contemporary “Loughborough University’s Anarchism Research Group and Politicized Practice Research Group host an evening with Liberate Tate as part of their Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art, a series of seminars and events to showcase and critically discuss art activists’ efforts to give a voice toContinue reading “@LiberateTate talk @Nottm_Contemp: critical citizenship, activism & art.”

Researcher Essentials: Full Programme

  The last few tickets are available for tomorrow’s event: Researcher Essentials: Publishing and how to get Published (17 June 2014). Tickets, priced at £3 are available via this link. The event registration begins at 12.30pm (with coffee), the event starts at 1pm with a keynote address, ends at 5.30pm. We have an excellent programme including:Continue reading “Researcher Essentials: Full Programme”

#TheDelegates will perform at #DerbyFeste 22 September.

The Delegates have polished the Tiddlywinks, scrubbed protective goggles and dusted off their dancing shoes. We are officially ready to play ‘Yesterday’s Games Tomorrow’ in Circuit Training, a street theatre show in 3 acts. We’ll be constructing a couple of stadiums on Exchange Street in Derby (DE1 2DU – see map below), near the Co-op and theContinue reading “#TheDelegates will perform at #DerbyFeste 22 September.”

Getting into gear for an epic #PedalPoweredParty

On 9 September, between 4-8pm, we hope you’ll join us for a flamboyant village fete on Derby’s Market Place. Transformed, the site will host three exuberant stages with live music, theatre, dance, storytelling and DJs. The Village Green stage will be exclusively powered by your pedal-generated energy. The Main Stage will feature: QEII, Grassoline, TrinityContinue reading “Getting into gear for an epic #PedalPoweredParty”