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Broken Chords Can Sing A Little is a series of community-based art projects that began in 2016, commissioned by the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Calling upon classical mythology, this body of work aims to bring together disparate communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough, while addressing the current migration and displacement crisis in Teesside.
  In the midst of a time where we are more disconnected than ever, Hitcher Encounters brings you, We’re All Strangers Here, available for audiences across the globe. Inspired by the stories of real hitchhikers and travellers we invite you to take our hand and slip into a web of connection. Travel across the world…
This event explores the spiritual and cultural world of the Maguzawa, or Hausa animists of Northern Nigeria.
Webinar: CLIMATE LENS: The Human Story in a More-Than-Human Frame Una Chaudhuri Una Chaudhuri will present the work of “CLIMATE LENS,” a collective of theatre makers and educators who seek ways to expand the artistic conversation on climate. In particular, CLIMATE LENS strives to go avoid approaching the climate primarily as a problem to be…

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Webinar: Terror as Performance: a case study of Boko Haram Mercy Ette: Trinity University Lagos, Visiting Fellow,University of Leeds Nicolas Salazar Sutil: University of Leeds In this presentation, Visiting Research Fellow Dr Mercy Ette examines terrorism as a performative act using Boko Haram as a case study. She explores how Boko Haram exploits performative power…
Let your curiosity take centre stage… Celebrating John Tenniel’s 200th birthday, Pareidolia: Past the Page takes inspiration from Tenniel’s iconic illustrations and transports you on a journey through the ordinary, and the extraordinary, to a place where the pages of the past pave the way for the present. Through visual spectacle, a haunting soundtrack and…
There is always a ‘but’ in this imperfect world. (Anne Bronte)  A contemporary exploration of Anne Bronte, widely perceived as the most forgotten of the three Bronte sisters. Discover the life of a truly complex woman: steeped in both fantasy and tragedy. Her writing often descended into unusually dark depths, particularly as she approached her…
RISE TO POWER LEAK: Ex-lover Ariadne tape leaked to reveal Theseus’ real rise to the top. Through Ariadne’s insider knowledge, reflect on the Government of the past and how Minister Minos’ regime had absolute power just like you were really there. You can follow the journey and discover a version of Theseus that nobody knew…
The MA module Performance and Collaborative Enterprise (PACE) has brought together young women from China and the UK with diverse backgrounds, from international finance to performance design, translation to management. They have collaborated with The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery to create text, films and images designed to attract a new audience to the gallery, especially…
Final year students from the School of Performance and Cultural industries present Maleficarum, originally created as a stage performance but now totally reconceived as a radio play.
Our digital creative literacy has had an enormous boost during the period of lock down. Formerly niche platforms like ‘Teams’ and ‘Zoom’ have become as familiar as Facebook and Youtube. Many creatives have moved on-line, with a raft of singer songwriters delivering gigs from their couches and cultural heavyweights such as the National Theatre and…
stage@leedsDigital presents Close Knit: Knitting away the loneliness, stitch by stitch• Let’s knit ourselves closer during this time of self isolation and cast on to new connections. Close Knit
The wild imaginations of the chaos and horror that surrounded them. The brave few who struggled to protect others. Those that reigned terror upon their victims. A performance, using adaptation of texts, to explore stories of those in hiding and those whose job it was to track them down.
From cat cemeteries, to gagging yourself at night so you don’t talk in your sleep, to singing at the top of your lungs ‘till you run out of words, Oliver and Bernadette really learn to live through the hardships together. In 140 words.