Inside Out Festival 2015

Inside Out Festival 2015, in association with Times Higher Education, took place at venues across London from 19th – 24th October, highlighting the massive contribution that members of The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) make to London’s cultural and creative life.

There were 52 events in total –  talks, walks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and workshops.

Thanks to all those who attended and took part!

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Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works

Mon 19 October 2015

Exhibition runs: Friday 25 September – Saturday 31 October
10am – 5pm Monday – Friday  / 11am – 4pm Saturday, closed Sunday

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Chris Dobrowolski: Escape

Mon 19 October 2015

This exhibition runs: 2 - 23 October 2015

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Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London

Mon 19 October 2015

This exhibition runs from 2nd July 2015 to 13th December 2015.

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Mon 19 October 2015

Guildhall School final year actors present this stage adaptation of Klaus Mann’s modern classic, directed by the School’s Director of Acting, Wyn Jones.

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Climate Change – Designing for a new Reality

Fri 23 October 2015, 11am - 6pm

Open pop-up studio/exhibition to visualise what sustainability in the face of climate change looks like, and to test ways of recording public responses to the issues we face around climate and sustainability.

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Contemporary Dance Mixed Bill: Commissioned Works

Thu 22 October 2015

New choreography from Gary Clarke, Marina Collard, Lizzi Kew Ross, Tom Roden & Adam Rutherford, performed by third year students on Trinity Laban’s world-famous BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance programme.

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Out of the 50s into the 60s: Art School Experiments in Art & Design

Fri 23 October 2015, 6pm - 7pm

See on film how Art Schools shaped postwar Britain

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Weeping Britannia: Emotional Politicians, Past and Present

Fri 23 October 2015, 6.30pm - 8pm

Dr Thomas Dixon discusses his new book on the role of emotions in politics with expert colleagues from Queen Mary University of London

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TIN Pieces

Fri 23 October 2015, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Exploring processes of instant composition, within and across dance, music, film and theatre – the event promises to be a lively celebration of all things spontaneous!


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Jazz Masterclass with Tina May & Nikki Iles

Fri 23 October 2015, 2.30pm - 5pm

Masterclass by jazz vocalist Tina May and jazz pianist Nikki Iles

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Evening Concert with Tina May & Nikki Iles

Fri 23 October 2015, 7pm - 9pm

Jazz vocalist Tina May and Jazz pianist Nikki Iles come together for an evening concert at London College of Music.

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Dance Umbrella: Body Politic

Fri 23 October 2015, 7pm - 8.30pm

In this live and online discussion we will examine the role of art in international relations, and unravel the relationship between policy makers and artists in fabricating identity.

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An Audience With Will Self

Fri 23 October 2015, 8pm

Join one of the UK’s leading authors, broadcasters and journalists for what will undoubtedly be an evening of great erudition and entertainment in equal measure.

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Kirsty Mclean and Timea Gazdag, Soprano

Fri 23 October 2015, 1.05pm

For this free Friday lunchtime recital, sopranos Kirsty McLean and Timea Gazdag present a beautiful programme of songs and solo vocal music.

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Free Music – Click Here?

Fri 23 October 2015

Experienced industry professionals discuss the potential outcomes of not upholding the copyrights of composers and performers with an opportunity for audience Q & A.

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London Clubs in Literature: A Leisurely Stroll through London’s Club-land

Thu 22 October 2015, 2pm

Featuring some of London’s historic Gentlemen’s Clubs, discussing both literary members and the clubs’ appearances in literature.

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The Thames in Victorian Literature

Thu 22 October 2015, 6pm - 7.30pm

Professor Robert Hampson, Dr Matt Ingleby and Dr Jaclyn Rajsic discuss the Thames in Victorian Literature

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The Verbatim Formula

Thu 22 October 2015, 6.45pm - 7.15pm and again at 7.30pm -8pm

Through an innovative use of verbatim practice, children use performance to ask questions, create dialogue and stimulate change.

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Yuko Yagishita, Piano

Thu 22 October 2015, 1.05pm

Chance to hear rising star pianist Yuko Yagishita perform Ravel’s enchanting Gaspard de la nuit, one of the most infamously virtuosic works ever composed.

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Thu 22 October 2015, 1.30pm - 3pm

Imaginative performance and discussion event explores the dynamic work of ‘All Singing All Dancing’, an older people’s music and dance group, part of Trinity Laban’s Retired not Tired programme.

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Contemporary Music Workshop with Stephen Petitt

Thu 22 October 2015, 4pm - 6pm

Workshop given by music critic Stephen Petitt on his approach to Contemporary Music critique

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The Authorpreneur: how to build a platform and strategy for your writing that engages readers

Thu 22 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm

A workshop in how to build a platform and strategy for your writing that engages readers

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Digitising London – games, archaeology and augmented reality

Thu 22 October 2015, 6.30pm - 8pm followed by networking drinks

London’s virtual past and future explored, with Museum of London’s Foteini Aravani, Chelsea’s Prof Stephen Scrivener and Ravensbourne’s Carl Smith.

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Some Things Rich and Strange

Thu 22 October 2015, 5.45pm to 8.45pm

This multi-dimensional event brings together members of the London Chamber Orchestra and Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music

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Lunchtime Concert – Celebrity Recital: Tippett Quartet and Emilie Capulet

Wed 21 October 2015, 1.10pm - 2pm

Lunchtime performance featuring the Tippett String Quartet

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Violin Masterclass by Jeremy Isaac

Wed 21 October 2015, 3pm - 5pm

Violin Masterclass given by Jeremy Isaac from LCM’s ensemble in residence ‘English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble’

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Humanitarian News: changes, challenges and prospects

Wed 21 October 2015, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Panel of experts debate how we report such issues at the launch of a new book by Glenda Cooper (City University) and Professor Simon Cottle (Cardiff University).

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Superpiano: The Piano “Inside Out”

Wed 21 October 2015, 7.30pm - 9pm

Kate Ryder provides an extraordinary new sound world in this solo piano performance with electronics, which creates a fascinating aural experience.

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Light talk: Night walk

Wed 21 October 2015, 7.30pm - 9pm (30 minute talk followed by 60 minute walk)

An illuminating talk and night walk through the city, from the gas lights of Pimlico to the iconic digital billboards at Piccadilly Circus

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Philosophy and Contemporary Visual Art: Sacha Golob with artist Nadège Mériau

Wed 21 October 2015, 6pm - 7pm

Sacha Golob and Nadège Mériau discuss contemporary artistic practice, the idea of dwelling, nature of claustrophobia and dynamics of nurture.

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Sea Without Shore (Film Screening and Q&A)

Wed 21 October 2015, 6pm - 8pm

Dance Theatre film, directed by Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi, founders of critically acclaimed Anglo-Brazilian physical theatre company Zikzira, and makers of Ashes of God, followed by Q&A.

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Beats In The Bar

Wed 21 October 2015, 7.30pm

Lively concert features performances by brilliant first year students studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Europe’s number 1 place to study jazz.

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Professor Simon Williams on Writing about Actors: History, Process and Craft

Wed 21 October 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Prof Simon Williams, one of the United States’ leading academics, offers a valuable model for considering how to write about the work of actors.

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Freud and his Legacy: The Times Higher Education Inside Out Festival Debate in association with The Freud Museum London

Wed 21 October 2015, 7pm - 8.15pm

A timely discussion on the implications of Freud’s thought for twentieth century art, culture and psychotherapy.

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(Un)touched…research phase 2

Tue 20 October 2015

Artist Nathaniel Rackowe & choreographer Angela Woodhouse invite you to take part in an experiment towards the making of (Un)touched, their new performance installation for 2016.

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Pandemonium! The Industrial Revolution: empowered by the world of water and steam technology

Tue 20 October 2015, 3.30-4.30pm and 7-8pm.

Site specific performance/exhibition event offering an interactive walk through the different chambers of London Museum of Water and Steam

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Guitar Spectacular

Tue 20 October 2015, 7pm

Guitarists Maria Camahort, Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas and Jørgen Skogmo present a varied programme of solo and chamber guitar works.

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Ian Pace – Piano Recital

Tue 20 October 2015, 7pm - 8pm

Head of Performance at City University and internationally-renowned pianist Ian Pace performs a characteristically adventurous programme

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I Never Lied To You: Artist Talk Lea Collet

Tue 20 October 2015, 6pm - 7.30pm

To coincide with the exhibition I Never Lied to You at Camberwell Space Projects, an exhibition of work by recent BA Fine Art Alumni of Camberwell College of Arts.

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Beats In The Bar

Tue 20 October 2015, 7.30pm

Lively concert features performances by brilliant first year students studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Europe’s number 1 place to study jazz.

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Ragged Children, Mended Lives – exhibit launch

Tue 20 October 2015, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join researchers from Queen Mary, University of London for a slice of East End life at the launch of a new collaborative exhibit at the Ragged School Museum.

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Chris Dobrowolski: Antarctica

Tue 20 October 2015, 1pm - 2pm

Antarctica coincides with a solo exhibition CHRIS DOBROWOLSKI: ESCAPE at Wimbledon Space, 2 – 23 October 2015.

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Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works – Exhibition Tour

Tue 20 October 2015, 1.30pm

Exhibition Tour led by Professor Val Williams, Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at  London College of Communication

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Tue 20 October 2015, 7.30pm – 8.45pm

A dance performance about deadly cancer – with an illuminating talk by the makers on arts, medical science, cancer and more.

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Inside Out Festival in association with Design Exchange present: Design Salon: On Public Space Now

Tue 20 October 2015, 5pm - 7pm

Salon encouraging discussion and debate on key issues relating to our current relationship to and perceptions about public space.

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The Art of Living

Tue 20 October 2015, 7.30pm – 9.15pm

An evening of performance and discussion to accompany the launch of Dominic Johnson’s book The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art

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Zangwill’s Spitalfields: A Walking Guide to the Victorian East End

Tue 20 October 2015, 6pm - 7.30pm

Zangwill’s Spitalfields: how a forgotten novel has brought to life the streets of the Victorian East End

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Citizens or subjects? El Sistema in critical perspective

Mon 19 October 2015, 6.30pm

This talk, drawing on extensive research in Venezuela, shines a critical light on the question of music education and citizenship

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Industry Platform: Greig Johnson ‘The Power of Comedy In Social Media’

Mon 19 October 2015, 5pm

Comedy writer/performer/musician/filmmaker Dr. Greig Johnson discusses his career in the creative industries at London College of Music

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Sivan Magen Harp Masterclass

Mon 19 October 2015, 10am

Witness Sivan Magen pass on his expertise to the next generation, as he works with brilliant young harpists studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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Inside Out Festival Opener – Peter Knapp’s The OPERA

Mon 19 October 2015, 7pm - 9.15pm

This evening concert performance, featuring the new ‘Singing Inside out Chorus’, celebrates the opening of this year’s Inside Out Festival.

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Inside Out Festival 2015: ‘Singing Inside Out’ workshop and opening performance

Mon 19 October 2015, 11am - 9.15pm

Learn to sing opera and perform the same day to open the Inside Out Festival 2015 with a performance of Peter Knapp’s ‘The Opera’.

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