Public Engagement & Performance conference March 15/16 2018
10:00 Registration 10:30 Welcome & Introduction Kitrina Douglas 10:40 Keynote Bernadette & Paul Burbridge, Riding Lights Theatre 11:00 Invited Workshop: Stories Form the Frontline - in progress workshop 12:00 Invited Workshop: 13:00 Lunch & time to explore the Hepworth galleries 14:00 Key Note Award Winning Sculptor Sarah Smith "Imagination and Intuition" 14:00 Films & Live performances/multi media presentations [open to the public] 17:00 Day one finish 18:00 Evening social, Iris Restaurant Wakefield
10:00 Round table discussion with directors and producers 11:00 Presentations sessions one - paper & multi media 13:30 Lunch & time to explore Hepworth galleries 14:30 Presentations sessions two - paper & multi media 16:00 Dilemmas Cafe - solving issues with public engagement
Below you will find extracts from some of this years contributions
Brief Biography: Andrew works in high-performance sport in the UK and elsewhere, helping coaches and sport science practitioners to problematise their practice, and supporting them in their developmental journey. His job title is probably Coach Developer but he prefers disruptor, meddler, or cage-rattler.
FILM: A Well Trodden Path (the distance between two places) by Janice Howard (Oxford Brookes University).
“We are more alike than we are different\”: Co-Creating Intergenerational Theatre, Georgina Binnie, University of Leeds. Writing Back is an intergenerational letter-writing project that tackles loneliness and improves wellbeing by matching University of Leeds students as pen pals with older Yorkshire residents. Since 2014, the pen pals’ correspondence has provided a powerful testimony as to the impact of loneliness on both age demographics. In 2016-17, a collaboration between Writing Back and Fall into Place, a local, community-theatre group, led to the pen pals’ letters being transformed into two innovative and cross-generational performances. This presentation with multi-media footage and the reflections of the cast and the audience, advocates for the power of intergenerational theatre to create health-related and community change across the generations.
|FILM & PRESENTATION: “Reborn” presented by Matthew Staples, Leeds Beckett University.
A short film portraying the experiences of a qualified PE teacher with a disability based on life-story interviews.
PERFORMANCE: Unconscious into Concsious: A personal story of emergent creativity in response to trauma. Jan Filer (BACP, PTUK, Sherborne International Association, University of Bristol). This auto-ethnography is set in the genre of dance/movement. It shows how, as therapist and client, I integrate creative arts into therapy. This experiential insight ‘Shows’ as much as it ‘tells’ about my story and what it is like to be me as I inquire into the meaning of living my life as a piece of research.
Whirlpool & Reverberations are two short films that stem from research exploring bullying. In “Whirlpool” we attempt to amplify experiences of participants that are difficult or impossible to voice about being bullied while in “Reverberations” the researchers attempt to reflect on their own experiences.
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