Past Events (12)

Date range
September 23, 2021
Thursday
  • Making Routes 10 year anniversary

  • Sep 23, 2021 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Description:

    Exactly 10 years after Making Routes launched in Glasgow, we are gathering together again as we embark on a new phase of our journey. 

    Held in partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh, the event starts at 7.00pm at RCS for a programme of performances and presentations on creative mobilities. At 8.30pm, we will then walk the length of Hope Street and raise a glass to another decade of journeys in performance.

    The event will also celebrate the publication of our new book with Triarchy Press: Making Routes: Journeys in Performance 2010-2020. Copies of this will be available for sale on the evening.

    We have invited some of the Making Routes contributors and collaborators to join the authors Laura Bissell and David Overend. These include Phil Smith and Helen Billinghurst (Crab & Bee), Sarah Hopfinger and Beverley Hood. These artists and researchers will help us think into the future of this project at a time w

  • Created by: David Overend
March 15, 2018
Thursday
  • London Drift

  • Mar 15, 2018 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Meet at 11 Bedford Square, London for an afternoon's walking
  • Description:

    A creative walking workshop in Central London, exploring the sites of astonishing fossil discoveries: from extinct elephants and hippos in Trafalgar Square, to reindeer and bison in South Kensington. We will playfully uncover the vestiges of former Thames terrace deposits, laid down during successive cycles of warm and cold climate, which can still be detected beneath two millennia of urbanization, together with the stone tools of London’s Palaeolithic occupants, the last people to see these vanished species. Supported by the Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • Created by: David Overend
November 30, 2017
Thursday
  • Performing Wild Geographies workshop

  • Nov 30, 2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location: the Arboretum, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Description:

    Embracing disparate disciplinary perspectives and methods, this workshop sets out to explore how scientists, geographers and artists might work together. Part of an ongoing research project by Dr. David Overend (Drama, Theatre & Dance) and Prof. Danielle Schreve (Geography), Performing Wild Geographies imagines repopulating the British countryside with past inhabitants; animals that have not lived here for several thousand years.

    The workshop, focussed on collaborative performance-making strategies is a cross-disciplinary experiment in engaging the public with the 'rewilding' movement.

    Image by Anna May annamay.de

  • Created by: David Overend
November 23, 2016
Wednesday
  • Living Maps seminar

  • Nov 23, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Chandler House,2 Wakefield Street,London WC1 N 1PF
  • Description:

    David Overend will be presenting a paper on 'Deep Mapping Route 77' at the Living Maps seminar at Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London WC1 N 1PF

  • Created by: David Overend
September 5, 2016
Monday
  • Radicant Documentation

  • Sep 5, 2016 to Sep 6, 2016
  • Location: University of Bristol
  • Description:

    David Overend will be presenting a paper at the Theatre and Performance Research Association annual conference at the University of Bristol: 'Radicant Documentation: Re-presenting mobile performance practice'

  • Created by: David Overend
October 10, 2015
Saturday
  • CauseWay by Victoria Bianchi

  • Oct 10, 2015 to Oct 13, 2015
  • Location: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Description:

    CauseWay returns to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum after a hugely successful run in 2014. Part play and part guided tour, Causeway tells the story of two suffragettes who cycled from Glasgow to Alloway in 1914 intent on blowing up Burns cottage. Weaving the words of Robert Burns with performance, storytelling and live music, the performance questions the links between the work of Burns and the suffragettes' cause.

    This is a piece of walked theatre; performances will take place in and outdoors and will move between the museum and the cottage.

    Written by Victoria Bianchi and directed by David Overend

  • Created by: David Overend
June 14, 2014
Saturday
  • CauseWay: The Story of the Alloway Suffragettes by Victoria Bianchi

  • Jun 14, 2014 to Jun 16, 2014
  • Location: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Description:
    CauseWay: The Story of the Alloway Suffragettes 
     
    written by Victoria Bianchi
    directed by David Overend
     
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
    Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 
    Performances at 2pm, 3.15pm and 4.30pm
     
    Tickets £10 (£5) available from
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    Murdoch's Lane, Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
    tel: 0844 493 2601 email: burns@nts.org.uk
     
    Part play and part guided tour, CauseWay tells the story of two suffragettes who cycled from Glasgow to Alloway in 1914 intent on blowing up Burns Cottage. Weaving the words of Robert Burns with performance, storytelling and live music, the performance questions the links between the work of Burns and the suffragettes’ cause, whilst also exploring women’s rights across the world today.
     
    The performance will take place partly outside and will travel between Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage.
  • Created by: David Overend
May 22, 2014
Thursday
  • Research on Display Talk at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • May 22, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Description:

    RESEARCH ON display
    The Whittaker Library is embarking on a new project aiming to showcase how its learning resources contribute to Conservatoire research, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning.

    The Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland warmly invites you to the first event in our new series of free lunchtime talks and displays.

    On THURSDAY 22nd MAY at 1pm
    Dr Laura Bissell (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) &
    Dr David Overend (University of the West of Scotland)
    will share their research into
    COMMUTING AS A PERFORMATIVE PRACTICE.

    A short talk, in an informal setting, with coffee and cake. FREE. All welcome.
    Documentation and library materials relating to the talk will soon be on display in the Whittaker Library.

    ABSTRACT: Rhythmic Routes: Developing a nomadic performance practice for the daily commute


    How can the contemporary theatre practitioner maintain a deterritorialised, nomadic existence within the regulated systems of twenty-first century mobile li

  • Created by: David Overend
June 8, 2013
Saturday
October 5, 2012
Friday
  • Journey #1 - Misguided in Ayr

  • Oct 5, 2012 to Oct 6, 2012
  • Location: Ayr
  • Description:

    2pm - 4pm or 4pm - 6pm

    ‘There should be no destination, only a starting point and a time. A journey to change space, not march through it’

    The first of a series of artist-led journeys. Phil Smith (Wrights & Sites) will lead a mis-guided tour of an unfamiliar town. 

    The walk will depart from a secret location in Ayr. Details will be provided on booking.

    Free but booking required. Email journeys@makingroutes.org

  • Created by: David Overend