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Memory Remembering Remembrance

Second year student artists exploring the concept of memory for their studies on their BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance course.

Using the centenary of the 1914 –18 war as a starting point, and the role that the Headingley campus played as a military hospital, students will be investigating the construction of memory and memorial in a contemporary context. They will be thinking about the state of the world today and how conflict and socio-economic inequalities impact on the migration of people and our perception of what we remember ‘before’.

The performance intends to disrupt  the day for a moment and engage with passers-by; prompting us to consider how, what or who we remember and the importance of memory to our everyday and political lives. It is a text-based performance which incorporates the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, original writing by the students and excerpts from WW1 poems. Student have worked closely with the Leeds Beckett University Headingley Archive as an inspiration, considering the lives of the people depicted in archival photographs.

There will be two performances on this day:

  • Outside the James Graham Building at Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus from 11.00.
  • Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall. Following a public talk on remembrance and peace the students will perform in the courtyard outside the museum at approximately 15.45.

The performance will last approximately 45 minutes.

Event Details

15 November 2018 -
15 November 2018
11:00 at Leeds Beckett University and 15:45 at Abbey House Museum.
Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus and Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall.
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