Conference Review

‘Found Performance’: Reflections on an undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine

‘Found Performance’: An undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine. Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, June 15th 2018. Report by co-chairs Alex Mermikides and Stuart Wood What happens if we approach sites of medicine or health care as if they are already in performance? Asking Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion’ by Persephone Sextou.

We are delighted to offer Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion (Sextou, 2016) for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book would be of particular interest to a reviewer with experience and expertise in applied theatre and performance, drama therapy, or child health. Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Prolonging life – we’re good at that! Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Performance, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 28 & 29 October 2016)

The hard-edged comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912), by the great Austrian Modernist doctor-writer, Arthur Schnitzler, will be staged in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Cambridge University’s Downing site. An unlikely comedy, Professor Bernhardi tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to Read more…

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Arts in Health

Feel It Festival: Exploring Pain & Breath Through Performance (Public Engagement, University of Bristol, 17-20 November 2016)

From the 17th to 20th of November 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath project will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular pain and breathlessness. Read more…

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Performing Migratory Identity: Performance Research on Displacement, Belonging and Auto/Bio and Participatory Biography (Workshop, Durham University, 30 October 2015)

Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab in partnership with the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, University of Durham, the Performing Arts, University of Northumbria, Platforma Arts + Refugee Network and The Forge,  reflects on the performance, film and installation work of London-based artist and researcher, Natasha Davis. 30th October 2015, 13:00 Read more…

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Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

For the best – a new play by Operating Theatre (Washington Arts Centre, 12 February 2015)

Operating Theatre produces thought-provoking drama on health and social issues using professional writers, directors and actors: Operating Theatre present… For the Best Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB 12 February 2015 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 / £5.00 (conc) Louise has a friend. Her name is Brenda, she’s come Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities