Additional Information

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  • Evening showcase event
  • Venue
  • Map and directions 

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Researchers have sometimes been accused of being inward focussed, of spending a great deal of time submitting research to scholarly journals but little time sharing research beyond the institutional border or across disciplines, or working towards social justice.

The evening event, while being very much part of the conference, helps us take an ‘outward focus’ by providing an opportunity to share and engage with the public. We hope to include, once again, performances that draw on a variety of genres including poetic representations, film, documentary, stories, ethnodrama, songs, dance and stand up comedy.

Following the success of last years documentary films this year we have a dedicated film stream in the evening event.

Last years performance included 

“Off the Grid” a film by Jonathan Taggart and Phillip Vannini

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Released in 2015 following two years of fieldwork, “Off the Grid” documents the lifestyles of people who live off the grid in every provide of Canada.

“Grin Up North”

AIMG_1646 “Grin Up North” by Kate Fox asks what Northernness means now to performers and audiences. As the “Northern Powerhouse” notion gains ground, how can cultural responses reflect the actual views of people (and audiences) in the North?



“Breath[e]:LESS” a performance about climate psychology, and the floods in Yorkshire.

The Venue: YHA York

We are delighted to announce that engageyork2016 will be held at YHA York Conference Centre, embracing our aim to step out of the academic environment into public spaces.mergevenue

YHA York Conference Centre has two dedicated conference suits which are part of an amazing two million pound refurbishment. The centre offers a conference venue within easy reach of the city centre and railway station, and a beautiful location on the banks of the river and park.

Included in the conference fee are the day one workshop, evening meal, showcase performance evening, and day two presentation, key notes and two course lunch.