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: bit.ly/peoplesthepalaces2023
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
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
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
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.