The Arts Centre

The Arts Centre
Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
  • Telephone 01695 584480
  • Opening times Mon–Friday noon–5.30pm.
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  • Website www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/
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Athena SWAN Annual Lecture

Athena SWAN Annual Lecture - Professor Janet Hemingway, CBE Edge Hill University's annual Athena SWAN Lecture will be presented by internationally renowned researcher, Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Insect Molecular Biology, Janet Hemingway CBE. Professor Hemingway will deliver an…

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 18:00 – 19:15

Cartref

Set when the foundations of Welsh National Identity were laid, Cartref explores Wales' most influential migrant community, the Liverpool Welsh. Rewinding back to August 1929, the performance calls the audience to witness a middle-aged Welsh woman as she prepares a funeral tea, according to the traditions of her community.

Wed 21 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 19:30

The Comedy Of Errors

Outdoor specialists Illyria present Shakespeare's shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy, relocating the action to a sleepy Mexican town where the two sets of identical twins create escalating confusion.

Sun 2 Jul

£15; £5 Edgehill students (£13) / 01695 584480

  • 15:30

Dance Movement Psychotherapy And Psycho-Trauma

Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Psycho-Trauma: Moving Through the Therapeutic Landscape - Caroline Galon This event will take place in the Dance Studio Traumatic experiences can be just as harmful to the physical body as they are to the mind. In recent years, research into the effects of trauma has expanded to include…

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 13:00 – 20:30

Eliciting Identities Through Creative Practice

Eliciting Identities through Creative Practice - Francesca Bernardi Art is one of the most powerful modes of self-expression. Using art as a communicative tool can support participation in activities that are meaningful and expressive. This encourages children to develop a self-identifying language, particularly for those…

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Festival Of Ideas Launch Event

You are invited to attend the launch of Edge Hill University's second annual Festival of Ideas. This year's Festival will explore themes of Identity and Belonging in a stimulating programme of debates, talks, films, exhibitions, roundtables and performances throughout the month of June 2017. The launch will commence from…

Wed 7 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Identity As Best Interests?

Identity as Best Interests? Parentage, Protection and Kinship Ties: The Need for Legislative Reform - Jacqueline Williamson, CEO of Kinship Care, Northern Ireland The right to a genetic identity is a complex issue and is relevant to a multitude of sectors including social workers, non-government organisations (NGOs) and…

Thu 8 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Identity Crisis

Best known for her role as aloof supermodel Liberty Baker in ITV1 drama Footballers' Wives, Phina, now in her 40s, has started to question who she really is. Spending more than two decades of her life taking on other people's identities - first as a New York fashion model and later as an award-winning TV actress - has…

Thu 22 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 19:00

In Context - Jigsaw Artists Collective

In Context - Jigsaw Artists Collective In Context brings together Jigsaw, four artists from India and the UK who are described as "four humans living and constantly moving at quite a distance in time, space and life at large". Individually they produce art work in a jumble of genres; drawings, prints, archives, collages…

Tue 13 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 10:00

Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium

Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium will celebrate and bring into discussion the work and legacy of Lancastrian-born Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). This timely event forms part of the existing body of research and creative practice that has already emanated…

Fri 30 Jun

£20 (£10) / 01695 584480

  • 08:30 – 21:00

Limits And Possibilities: Difference, Identity, And The Public In Post-Liberal Britain

Limits and Possibilities: Difference, Identity, and the Public in Post-Liberal Britain - Professor Victor Merriman It is undeniable that the British people were divided in 2016, with tensions around difference, identity and belonging brought into focus as the UK voted to leave the EU. The determination to 'take back…

Mon 19 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 18:00 – 19:15

Medea / Mother's Clothes

In Greek mythology, Medea was an anti-mother figure who avenges her husband's betrayal by killing their children. This performance re-envisages this mythical character and explores concepts of motherhood, intimately portraying the life of a contemporary mother living in a foreign country. Medea/Mother's Clothes is an…

Wed 28 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 18:00

The Mersey Sound At 50

One of the world's most influential anthologies, The Mersey Sound brought a fresh image to poetry and helped to fashion a new identity for the city of Liverpool and for poetry itself. It went on to sell over 500,000 copies, becoming the one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time. The poems are characterised by…

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 17:30 – 18:45

The Psychology Of Language And Communication

The Psychology of Language and Communication - Professor Geoff Beattie The language we use in everyday life reflects, signals and helps construct our personal and social identity, our sense of who we are and how we belong. In this talk, Professor Geoff Beattie will uncover some of the less obvious ways in which language…

Fri 23 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 18:00 – 19:30

Publishing The North

Is there such a thing as 'northern writing'? How do northern publishers cultivate an identity that is both local and international and what do small publishers have to offer that the big conglomerates don't? The conversation will explore some of the most exciting new voices in fiction that have emerged through the work of…

Mon 12 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 17:30

Remember Me

Remember Me - Professor Helen Newall Remember Me is a multimedia art installation designed for an audience-of-one to explore the fragmentation of memory and identity in the context of the First World War. Combining digital animation, physical memorabilia and soundtrack, Remember Me provides a powerful visual and sensory…

Thu 15 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 09:00

Roger McGough

The much-loved Liverpool poet reads his work.

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 19:00 – 20:00

STUCK

STUCK is an immersive performance which explores the way in which time and memory are staged, using digital video technology, soundscape and live performance. This autobiographical journey depicts the gradual decline of the artist's mother from advancing dementia, observing the difficult process of her identity being…

Wed 28 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Wellbeing Or Flourishing? The Role Of Identity In The Era Of Health Care Austerity

Wellbeing or Flourishing? The Role of Identity in the Era of Health Care Austerity - Dr Andrew Edgar Wellbeing is a concept that has become increasingly prominent within healthcare, social care and public health. The notion of 'flourishing', allows for individual identity and for people to make meaning of their own lives…

Tue 27 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 13:00 – 14:15

We're Not English, We're Cornish - Stargazy Pie And Sauerkraut

First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, James Stock's Stargazy Pie and Sauerkraut is concerned with the nightmare of history weighing heavily on the formation and integrity of cultural identity. A Cornish fisherman, resentful of all that it means to be regarded as English, befriends an elderly German film actress, in…

Mon 19 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 19:30

The White Man's Dog: Transatlantic Slavery And The Moving Image

The White Man's Dog: Transatlantic Slavery and the Moving Image - Dr Jenny Barrett This event will take place in the Studio Theatre In partnership with The Bluecoat Liverpool's 300th anniversary events, this illustrated talk will explore a collection of slave identities. Dr Jenny Barrett will ask what stories the movies…

Tue 13 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Writing The Self - The Narrative Research Group Of Edge Hill Writers

The Narrative Research Group of Edge Hill Writers will enrapture audience members with lively fiction readings which celebrate the multiplicity of identities which we inhabit in writing. Exploring themes of identity, place and sexuality, the writers will lead a passageway of personas in contrasting settings. Joining…

Mon 12 Jun

Free / 01695 584480

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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