Forthcoming events

We curate a diverse programme of events, consisting of workshops, seminars, lectures, symposia and performances.  The majority of our events are open to public audiences. Unless otherwise stated, they are free of charge to attend, and take place in Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. Some of our events during the course of a year will address a particular research theme. For 2019-20, our theme is Making/Thinking.

Arts Weeks 2020: Online

For Birkbeck Arts Weeks 2020, we are delighted to present a range of works by our artist Fellows, Centre members, and students.

Running from Monday 18 May to Friday 19 June 2020, this year’s festival picks several paths through the work of Birkbeck School of Arts. Expect new perspectives on the arts and culture from across the world, talks and readings from prize-winning authors, and insightful new film and performance works responding to the times we’re living in.

Each week, Arts Weeks unveils a selection of offerings for you to enjoy online at any time. An email goes out on Mondays during the festival with that week’s selection – sign up to our mailing list to receive it. You will also be able to access the majority of the festival’s content on the Arts Weeks website.

Along with these selections, Arts Weeks is staging a series of events to be streamed live – two of which are presented by Centre Fellows.

The Mendfulness Clinic
Mend garments and discuss fabric with artist Louise Wilcox
(Wednesday 3 June, 30min slots between 6.00-10.00pm)

Performance and artwork
Love in the Time of Corona
A one-on-one experience with artist Shabnam Shabazi
(Thursday 18 June and Friday 19 June, 30min slots between 12.00pm – midnight)

By the end of Arts Weeks 2020: Online, the whole festival will have been revealed. Join us for as much or as little as you wish – all Arts Weeks events are free.

GRiT/Graduate Research in Theatre

GRiT is our termly research seminar, featuring presentations by visiting scholars, faculty and graduate students. There is no need to book in advance to attend.

Check back for forthcoming sessions soon.

London Theatre Seminar

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre also supports London Theatre Seminar. For the schedule of seminars for 2019-20, click here.