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Manifesto Zine Workshop: the Performance of Birth

13 Jul 2023

Manifesto Zine Workshop: the Performance of Birth is designed for participants to manually make a zine expressing their views on birth as a performative act.

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BYOBaby Live Art Workshop

06 Jul 2023

The BYOBaby Live Art Workshop, embraces the themes of interruption, levity, unruliness, and autobiography as participants will engage in a series of multi-disciplinary exercises and prompts drawn from Ballou’s own practice and research into performance-making.

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Intersect with: Jelili Atiku

18 Sep 2022

An in-person gathering at Lewisham Art House, featuring the artist Jelili Atiku. This event is part of LADA’s Intersect series, and the 2022 Deptford X Festival.

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2nd Annual Live Art Lecture by Morgan Quaintance

21 Apr 2021

The Live Art Development Agency and Queen Mary University of London are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Live Art Lecture 2021 will be presented online by the critic and artist Morgan Quaintance.

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performingbordersLIVE20 | Unbordering

23 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020

A three-day gathering, bringing all the performingbordersLIVE20 together to reimagine borders-free collaborative Live Art practices.

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[POSTPONED] Maïté Chénière – artist presentation

14 Apr 2020

Presentation by Swiss artist Maïté Chénière who will talk about their work in music, performance and queer club culture, and the research they have been undertaking on their residency in LADA’s Study Room.

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[POSTPONED] Live Art Now 2020

06 Apr 2020

An evening of presentations by Ansuman Biswas, Anne Bean and Sandra Johnston on the practice of Live Art, and the 2nd Annual Live Art Lecture on the politics of Live Art by Morgan Quaintance.

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[POSTPONED] An Evening with Sheree Rose

02 Apr 2020

An evening featuring the legendary performance artist, photographer and dominatrix Sheree Rose.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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An evening with Mónica Mayer and GraceGraceGrace

03 May 2019

Please join us for an evening with a group of extraordinary artists unpicking ideas about women, art and age.

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LADA at 20: As Seen on TV

30 Apr 2019

An evening screening clips from TV programmes featuring artists from the worlds of performance art and Live Art

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The Bristol Art Library – open evening

23 Apr 2019

As part of their 20th anniversary, the Bristol Art Library is coming on tour to LADA’s Study Room

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CUNTemporary EcoFutures Presents – Performing Rights Series: Ecologies of Migration

09 Apr 2019

Presenting a selection of performance videos, curated by CUNTemporary as part of EcoFutures festival

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Evening with Dani d’Emilia and The Uhuruverse

19 Mar 2019

An evening with two artists whose decolonial, queer and anti-capitalist performance practices fiercely trouble the boundaries of the known.

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Artsadmin’s Sweatshop on Documentation

28 Feb 2019

A look at a range of approaches to documenting performative and participatory work

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LoveBethnalGreen Networking Breakfast

22 Jan 2019

We are hosting LoveBethnalGreen’s first networking breakfast of the year

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Access All Areas at LADA

22 Nov 2018

An evening exploring the art of the Access All Areas Performance Company

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An evening with VestAndPage

06 Nov 2018

Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes introduce and share their collaborative art practice

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A conversation with Tehching Hsieh

02 Oct 2018

A conversation between artist and LADA Patron Tehching Hsieh and artist Li-E Chen

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Rita Marcalo: One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa

14 Sep 2018

A perambulating dance taking place between Guildford, England and Cloughjordan, Ireland

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Access All Areas at LADA

04 Sep 2018

Addressing the lack of visibility for learning disabled and autistic artists within Live Art

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An evening with Creature Cramps: Urinal Residency

01 Aug 2018

A live performance installation in men’s toilets, devised and performed by Orion

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MAX Dyspraxe Neurodivergent Revolution Fun Time Discussion Time Travel

23 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018

A day looking at dyspraxia, performance art, neurodiversity, time travel and the forthcoming neurodivergent dysutopia

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Is art lonely? An event with Filippos Tsitsopoulos

23 Jul 2018

An illustrated talk about a series of works that examine loneliness in the context of creativity

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Tempting Failure: Performance Philosophy with Dr Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

19 Jul 2018

Reading and discussion session about performance, philosophy and the TF18 provocation, Fractured Bodies

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Last Night Art Saved My Life

26 Jun 2018

Artists present their strategies for survival, sharing what they have found works, what doesn’t and how things can be better

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Kids, Families, Gender and Live Art

24 May 2018

An evening to discuss Live Art, kids, young people, non-binary identities and non-conformist families

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Weeding with max+noa

10 May 2018

You are invited to be part of a collective planting, remembering and laying down of roots at The Garrett Centre

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Arts Council England: Grants for artists

04 Apr 2018

An overview of the recent changes to Arts Council grants for artists

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Extraction & Exchange, making art away from home – Study Room Gathering

07 Mar 2018

A gathering about a project facilitating exchanges between socially engaged artists in UK and Taiwan

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