Peopling the Palace(s) Festival 2023 – Full Schedule

Peopling the Palace(s) Festival 2023 Schedule

Saturday 3 June – Sunday 11 June 2023

Queen Mary University of London

Free tickets to all events here:

Peopling the Palace(s) Festival invites you to connect with academics, artists, students, and alumni in 9 full days of performances, films, conferences, exhibitions, conversations & fun. 

Saturday 3 June


First Flights: Clear the Runway, a curated platform of QMUL graduate performances

Sunday 4 June­­­­­­­­


Sunday Night Special an informal salon for talking, showing and sharing any old or new ideas and projects with QM alumni and friends    

Monday 5 June

11:00 (in person) 14:00 (online)

Creative Skills Academy: Online Journalism, workshop with Ru Dannreuther


What the F*** am I doing with my Life?


Writing with other-than-humans, a workshop with QMUL Alumni, Rosa Postlewaite

16:00 and 18:45 

Moonface, a new solo performance by QMUL alumni Meg Hodgson followed by a Long Table on Intergalactic Colonisation at 19:30

Tuesday 6 June


A Public Studio on Neurological Disease Prevention and Risk Assessment, a conversation that uses the designer’s studio as a format for creative problem-solving with Dr Ruth Dobson, a consultant neurologist, and Dr Alison Thomson, a design researcher from the Preventive Neurology Unit at the Wolfson Institute

16:30- 18:30

Feeling Places, a participatory research collaboration with Departments of Drama, Film, Geography, and young people from local schools to explore the psychogeography of the university


Through the Diaspora: Through the Diaspora: PtP Film Festival,  2 screenings followed by Q&As with the film makers


Kiki Tianqi Yu’s Nest, a documentary that follows the life of Fang Junrui, who encounters relentless obstacles in his pursuit of a job.


Yasmin Fedda’s Ayouni, a film searching for answers about loved ones, who are among the over 100,000 forcibly disappeared in Syria.

Wednesday 7 June

9:30-13:00 (Exhibition runs to 18:00)

Women/Theatre/Justice, a sharing of findings from the Women/Theatre/Justice research project with and about Clean Break Theatre Company that includes a long table, an exhibition, and film screenings.


All Hands on Deck, a vinyl DJ workshop with SuperSevens. No experience necessary.


After Hours Performance Club, inclusive queer performance night that celebrates diversity and empowers emerging LGBTQIA+ artists

Thursday 8 June


Long Table on Care and Solidarity, a long table on care and how it can risk individualising responsibility and eroding our commitment to social welfare. Table quests include Dr Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal, Professor Jen Harvie and Niall Morrissey.


Rosemary Lee-Moving Worlds-Dance on Film, a special screening celebrating Rosemary Lee’s unique contribution to dance film making over the last thirty years

Friday-Saturday 9-10 June (10 June online)


Mad Hearts: Queering Boundaries, a conference and festival on Arts and Mental Health

Friday 9 June

13:00 Online

Blind Date with Maya Rao & Lois Weaver, two feminist performers from New York and New Delhi, making art for almost half a century in their own corners of the world, meet each other for the first time for a blind date


Jelly Live, live performance of the new album by Andrew Poppy

Saturday 10 June  A Day of Live Art

13:30- 17:00

Fragility, Festivals, Funding, and other F- words in Live Art, a long table and break-out sessions withfestival artists, directors, curators, and friends of Live Art


TransMission: SissyTV, a showing of a new performance by Nando Messias


Ascension, a new performance by Shaun Caton followed by a Live Art Social

Sunday 11 June


People’s Palace Projects book launch: RE-IMAGINING SHAKESPEARE EDUCATION,  a launch of the book and a celebration Catherine Silverstone’s contribution to the chapter and a toast to her community as it brings this 2023 Peopling the Palaces festival to a close.

The Peopling the Palace(s) is curated by Lois Weaver and produced collaboratively by Drama at QMUL and Air Supply, QMUL’s platform for arts graduates.

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