All Events

Go By The Book

25 Feb 2020

A celebration to launch Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation ed. by Roberta Mock and Mary Paterson.

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LADA Screens: selina bonelli

13 Feb 2020

A screening of (re)collecting (f)ears, a film documenting a number of performances by the artist selina bonelli.

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Fat Activist Vernacular: eBook Launch

29 Jan 2020

The launch of a new eBook by Dr Charlotte Cooper exploring fat activist language. The evening will feature  an interview with Charlotte, fat readings and a fat discussion.

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Extreme Performance Association – a gathering

23 Jan 2020

A gathering to support ‘extreme performance artists’, considering strategies for managing safety, risk management, fees and techniques, and to support programmers and producers in understanding the specific needs of your work.

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MIGRANTS MAKE CULTURE: Together against the Hostile Environment – LADA Bibliotheque

18 Jan 2020

An Activation Day for migrants, people of colour and allies working in the cultural sector, aiming to connect and build a movement able to resist the government’s Hostile Environment Policy, and to work towards a cultural sector for us all to thrive.

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Dissenting Bodies Marking Time – Study Movie Room and Bibliotheque

08 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

LADA has curated a Bibliotheque and video review as part of the next iteration of Venice International Performance Art Week.

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Gut Reactions: Watch, Read, Chat

17 Dec 2019 - 21 Apr 2020

Part reading-group, part-film club, and part-social, Gut-Reactions returns for its newest series of Study Room Sessions at LADA.

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LADA Festive Fair 2019

08 Dec 2019

Join us for LADA’s second annual Festive Fair on Sunday 8 December.

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World AIDS Day Screening – David Wojnarowicz

05 Dec 2019

LADA is delighted to host the first UK screening of Self Portrait in 23 Rounds, a film about the work and life of David Wojnarowicz.

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Performing Solidarity – Self-Organising, Self-Instituting

04 Dec 2019

An event considering current social issues and alternative ways that artistic practices can offer with regard to creating new structures for relating and coexisting.

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Social Art Publications Launch

28 Nov 2019

Come along to the launch of Social Art Publications for an evening of talks, readings & performances.

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SKIN in the GAME

28 Nov 2019

A day of provocations and discussions by Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic artists, leaders, academics and organisations, taking place in Manchester.

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flop to the floor: a performance lecture

21 Nov 2019

As part of the Study Room Residency undertaken by artist and researcher Jude Browning, the live event looks at notions of female vocality and expectations of formal public address and will begin with a new performance by Amelia Barratt.

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LADA Screens: Narcissister

14 Nov 2019

Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death.

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The Pink Supper

07 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019

The premiere of Nando Messias new performance work – ‘The Pink Supper’.

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Performing Solidarity – Making Common Cause

30 Oct 2019

One of two events discussing the ways that solidarity can be organised and performed through the arts.

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A Live Art Gala 2019

26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

A fundraising gala to celebrate the Live Art Development Agency’s 20th Anniversary.

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LADA at 20: Pop Goes Live Art – Icons on Icons

10 Oct 2019

An evening in which some of LADA icons will present illustrated talks about their own icons from popular culture

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On Swiss Live Art

08 Oct 2019

An evening exploring the Live Art scenes in Switzerland.

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Book Launch: ‘Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art’

01 Oct 2019

This book attests to the rise of the rise of performance art in Latin America in the 1980s, in the context of feminism, HIV-activism, and human right movements.

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F U T U R E R I T U A L | Film night

24 Sep 2019

An evening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.

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LADA Screens: Club Ate

09 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

LADA is thrilled to present ‘Ex Nilalang (From Creature ~ From Creation)’ by multi-form artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra, Club Ate.

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‘Timely Readings: A Study on Live Art in Australia’ Launch and LADA Screens: Club Ate

06 Sep 2019

A two part event, featuring screenings, conversation and readings, looking at Australian Live Art.

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Bethnal Green Open Gardens Treasure Trail

25 Aug 2019

Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the amazing network of community run gardens in Bethnal Green

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A Participatory Walk with Todd Shalom

01 Aug 2019

To mark the launch of ‘Elastic City’ please join Todd Shalom on an improvised, participatory walk through Bethnal Green

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Artholes – an evening with Stacy Makishi and Marcia Farquhar

30 Jul 2019

An evening event in which first recipient Marcia Farquhar, hands over the baton to the second recipient, Stacy Makishi

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MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ)

20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

A project by Theatre of Research & LADA for Manchester International Festival 2019

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Project ID – In Between Identities | Study Movie Room

05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019

Ouch screening programme is being shown at Ruimtevaart Den Haag, The Netherlands

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Dr Duckie – The Library of Performing Rights Open 2019

02 Jul 2019

Dr Duckie – aka Ben Walters – in a public explanation of his just-completed PhD on Duckie in the Community

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performingborders | LIVE | Curating Borderless Spaces

22 Jun 2019

Join us for a day of talks, conversations, actions and sharing at/across/against borders.

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BECOMING AN OBJECT: An evening with Skip Arnold

20 Jun 2019

A rare UK appearance by Skip Arnold, a significant artist who works primarily in public, durational and/or behavioural actions and “activities”.

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Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power

19 Jun 2019

We invite you to share ideas about how we might build for future struggles to free art and artists from their dependency on the proceeds of toxic capitalism.

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Something Other Live: On Solidarity

13 Jun 2019

Something Other Live is a night of experimental writing and performance, in support of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

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The Live Art Almanac Volume 5 and It’s Time – launch event

11 Jun 2019

Save the date for the launch of two new publications showcasing exciting possibilities of Live Art thinking and doing

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LADA at 20: Readings from the Pulpit

06 Jun 2019

An evening with artists readings of extracts from significant books held in LADA’s Study Room

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LADA Screens: Kembra Pfahler – Online Screening

06 Jun 2019 - 06 Sep 2019

LADA is thrilled to present ‘Soldier of Female’ by the visual and performance artist, filmmaker and musician Kembra Pfahler

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Live Art Now

01 Jun 2019

A day of discussions around kickstarting and maintaining a Live Art practice

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LADA Screens: Kembra Pfahler

28 May 2019

A screening of films and video artworks by the visual and performance artist, filmmaker and musician Kembra Pfahler

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Ron Athey and Jennifer Doyle: joint book launch

05 Nov 2013

The evening of the joint launch hosts Ron Athey and Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Monica Pearl.

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Book launches: Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey

26 Sep 2013

Launch at Arnolfini, Bristol, of the first book dedicated to Ron Athey’s work, Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, edited by Dominic Johnson.

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Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey book launch events

21 Sep 2013

Launch at Tate Modern, London, of the first book dedicated to Ron Athey’s work, Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, edited by Dominic Johnson.

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Raimund Hoghe & Tim Etchells publications launch at SPILL

05 Apr 2013

Launch of two new publications from LADA: Throwing the Body into the Fight: a Portrait of Raimund Hoghe edited by Mary Kate Connolly and While You Are With Us Here Tonightwritten by Tim Etchells.

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Announcing the launch of Performance Matters

30 Apr 2010

Launch of Performance Matters, a three-year creative research project.

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