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Birkbeck's annual Arts Week set to take centre stage in Bloomsbury

The summer showcase of research, teaching and creative work from Birkbeck academics, artists and associates.

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Arts Week, Birkbeck's annual arts festival is taking place from 24-28 April this year. Open to the public as well as Birkbeck students and staff, this year's programme features over 30 free events.

Events include a walking tour of the lost world of Westminster, a workshop about AI's potential impact on museums, a theatre scratch night, and a panel discussion on the contemporary experience of crossing borders between countries. Many of the events will take place in the heart of Bloomsbury, at Birkbeck's campus, but some will also be open to online attendance and participation.

Established in 2012, Arts Week is the annual summer showcase of research, teaching and creative work from Birkbeck School of Arts' academics, artists and associates. This year the College is also celebrating its 200th anniversary as an institution widening access to higher education and transforming lives, making the annual Arts Week event - designed to encourage the wider community to engage with and celebrate artistic practice and research - a meaningful addition to the celebrations.

Professor Joanne Leal, Dean of the School of Arts said: "This is the eleventh year hosting this celebration of the creativity and intellectual endeavour of Birkbeck's School of Arts and championing our engagement with Arts research and practice beyond our own institution. It is a pleasure to welcome the public, whether they attend in-person in Bloomsbury or join one of our exciting online events. In showcasing the work that our colleagues and collaborators do, we want to give an insight into the innovative practice and research taking place at Birkbeck in the hope of inspiring the public towards better appreciation of the Arts."

Arts Week 2023 will run from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April, view the full programme of events and book here.

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