Inaugural Beacon Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar, Friday 19th September 2014

To celebrate the launch of the University of Kent's Beacon Institute, a colloquium will be held on Friday September 19th on Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Collaborations, featuring papers from Evelyn Tribble and Freya Vass-Rhee. The seminar will be held in the Aphra Theatre at the University of Kent in Canterbury, followed by an introduction to the Beacon Project by Nicola Shaughnessy and a drinks reception.

Beacon Applied Theatre Training: with Magpie Dance Workshop: Inclusive Participation and Performance Saturday 11 October 2014

Beacon Institute training programme commenced with a full day workshop. This is the first of a programme of workshops for arts practitioners working in community and health contexts, sharing approaches to training and evaluation.

Changing Lives through Live Art: Evaluating Participatory Arts Practice Colloquium: Saturday, 17 January 2015 School of Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury

This colloquium, facilitated by C&T Theatre Company and hosted by The Beacon Institute; Illuminating Art and Science, at the School of Arts, University of Kent has the following Key Themes...

Interdisciplinarity Arts and Science: Public Engagement talk Thursday 4th December 2014

The Beacon Institute invited local sixth formers, staff and parents to a presentation by Vince Walsh : Interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy – Art and Science:

Mike Forrester Jones: Child development: Conversation analysis and methodology, Friday 30 January 2015

Michael Forrester is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His primary research interests are in child development and language, with secondary interests in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. The conceptual framework which informs his work derives primarily from pragmatics and in particular conversation analysis. Books published by Forrester include Early Social Interaction (2015), Psychology of the Image (2002), and Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide (2010)

Kelly Hunter: Heartbeat Method with Shakespeare workshop Wednesday January 28 2015

Kelly Hunter; actress and participatory arts practitioner specialising in Shakespeare performance activities with children on the autistic spectrum

Beacon Applied Theatre Training: Workshop with Tim Webb from ‘Oily Cart Theatre Company’

Oily Cart’ director Tim Webb led a very successful all-day workshop. Tim explored the approaches and ethos of the company in its work with non-mainstream audiences and shared examples of his practice in workshop activities with the participants

Performance and Medicine ‘roundtable’ discussion of research and impact: Friday 27 February

We hosted a very successful three way collaborative ‘roundtable’ event with guest speakers; Simon Parry from the University of Manchester (and previously The Wellcome Trust), Alex Mermikedes, University of Kingston and Gianna Bouchard, Anglia Ruskin University