All Events

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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FUTURERITUAL | 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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PLAYING UP Public Play In at OFFTA Montreal Festival

24 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019

‘SE LA JOUER / PLAYING UP’ is a special public play-in of PLAYING UP for the OFFTA Montreal Festival

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Edge of an Era and Block Universe – 1980s Performance Art and Now (A Panel Discussion)

20 May 2019

Bringing together a panel of artists and curators from the 1980s and current landscapes

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Miss High Leg Kick’s Mannequin comes to life

09 May 2019

In a live launch event, Miss High Leg Kick will introduce the newest member of her troupe, Mannequin.

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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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hereafter: book launch and roundtable

01 May 2019

A book launch and roundtable discussion creating space for radical speculation and reimagining of the future.

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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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LADA Screens: Katherine Araniello, a celebration – ONLINE SCREENING

17 Apr 2019 - 28 May 2019

A compilation of greatest hits by the extraordinary artist Katherine Araniello who died in February 2019

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LADA Screens: Katherine Araniello, a celebration

16 Apr 2019

An evening to celebrate the life and Live Art of the brilliant and inspirational artist Katherine Araniello.

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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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Collective Practices of Care in experimental performance – a gathering

05 Apr 2019

A gathering questioning practices of care, and imagining alternatives grounded in collective action and solidarity.

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Book Launch: GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age

28 Mar 2019

Launch of a new book, which discusses the strategies of visibility, chucking marginalised status out of the patriarchal pushchair

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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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LADA at 20: Launch event – AGENCY and Tiny Live Art (Development Agency)

06 Mar 2019

The first in a series of initiatives celebrating LADA’s 20th anniversary in 2019

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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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LADA Screens: Morgan Quaintance

21 Feb 2019 - 17 Apr 2019

‘Anne, Richard and Paul’ a moving image work relating to Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s work, ‘White Lightning’ (1987)

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The Fine Art of Performance: Living Legacies of UK Art School

20 Feb 2019

A one-day symposium looking at the importance of regional art school education in alternative arts

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Edge of an Era: Event

04 Feb 2019

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of EDGE 88 we are holding a special event in one of the original locations of this seminal performance art festival, St James’s Church, Clerkenwell in London.

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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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LADA Screens: George Chakravarthi – ONLINE SCREENING

13 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019

‘Barflies’ a film looking at the pleasures, fears and dangers of being in public ‘en femme’

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LADA Screens: George Chakravarthi

12 Dec 2018

Representations of the different femininities embodied by transvestites and cross-dressers, the pleasures and fears

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LADA Festive Fair – art, gifts, tasty things

09 Dec 2018

Over 15 exciting stalls run by local artists, activists and social action groups

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