17th -18th April 2019 at Newman University Birmingham
17th April 12pm-5pm
18th April 9am-5pm
CALL for Proposals & Booking Details
Deadline: 15th February 2019
The Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CADLab) at Newman University Birmingham in collaboration with the UNIMA Research Commission and the UNIMA Commission for Education, Development and Therapy are delighted to announce a 2-day symposium exploring ways of training professional performers and health practitioners in approaches, techniques and embodied empathic relationships between performers, puppets, healthcare professionals and audiences.
17th April Raven Kaliana, Director Puppet (R)Evolution Theatre Company. Speaking on: 'Changing the Narrative.'
18th April Professor Ross W. Prior, BEd, MEd, PhD, PgCertRD Supervision, MACE, FRSPH, PFHEA, Research Professor of Learning and Teaching in the Arts in Higher Education at University of Wolverhampton. Speaking on: Training the animator anew: Developing cross-disciplinary opportunities for puppetry in arts, health and education
We welcome proposals on these or any other relevant topics within the area of puppetry, community performance, health and wellbeing.
Title of Proposal, Type (Paper or Narrative, Workshop, Artistic Sharing), Abstract (250 words maximum describing your session), Relevance (200 words maximum describing how your proposal addresses the themes of the conference),Biographical Statement (50 word maximum per presenter).
Proposals will be peer reviewed. Authors/applicants will be notified of the outcome by February 28, 2019. For submissions, please email them to Dr Persephone Sextou at firstname.lastname@example.org and COPY IN Cariad Astles at email@example.com , Emma Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jane Allcroft at ALLC300@newman.ac.uk
*Conference Booking is now open*
Standard ticket - £50
Concession ticket (Student/Unwaged) - £25
Paper presentation via Skype connection - £50, concession - £25
The fee includes a 2-day attendance, coffee/tea and a buffet of light snacks on both days. Accommodation is NOT included in the fee. Accommodation is available on campus at a cost of £30 per night (room only basis with use of kitchen facilities). This can be booked with your conference ticket and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We have 30 rooms available. Alternative accommodation can be found in Birmingham city centre or nearby Harborne town, both accessible by public transport. Delegates will need to book this type of accommodation independently.
A dinner/social evening is being arranged for 17th April. The cost is not included in ticket price and will be payable on the night. Please indicate when booking your conference ticket whether you would like us to reserve you a place at the dinner.
Image credit: Dr Emma Fisher's Practice based research "Pupa" photo taken by Emma Mac ceramic puppet made in collaboration with Sheila Stone.