Additional Information


We are delighted to announce that our 2020 conference is to be held at the Hepworth Wakefield, further embracing our aim to step out of the academic environment into public spaces.

Address The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

venue  The Hepworth Wakefield

Getting Here

Venue: The Hepworth Wakefield


All sessions at the conference are delivered in the auditorium, a beautiful and spacious room overlooking the river Calder. While this means we accept fewer abstract it means we all delegates have the opportunity of presenting, performing and engaging with every presentation. If you paper wasn’t accepted this year, please try again next year.


Coffees, teas and pastries will welcome you on day one, followed by a coffee break and then a working lunch will be served from 1-2pm. On day 2 lunch will be served at 12:00-12:40 and afternoon coffee and teas from 2p,-2:20. The caterers are providing vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Exhibitions at Hepworth

 Permanent collections (galleries 1 – 6) at Hepworth are free of charge. The gallery charge for temporary exhibitions but delegates at the Public Engagement & Performance Conference receive 50% off the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased on the day at our reception desk. The current temporary exhibition at the Hepworth is Brandt/Moore:

Virus update

We are aware that the coronavirus might have created some concern about travel and public spaces. We do not know of any specific problems in the locality and the Hepworth Gallery remains open, so we plan to continue with the conference unless the situation changes for the worse.