Heath Pennington (MA Performance and Culture, 2013) received their second MA in Gender Studies from Central European University in 2018. Their cross-cultural thesis explores affective bonds around belonging and gender amongst BDSM practitioners in London and Budapest. Their interdisciplinary research interests include affect and queer theories; gender and performance studies; and embodiment. Read more about […]Read more "Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research"
Elizabeth Kow (BA Drama and Theatre Arts, 2017) is a live artist, director, educator and entrepreneur based in Singapore. Her most recent solo live artwork was ‘Jiak Kan Tang’, which she performed in Singapore in January 2018. She is also the co-founder of Thereabouts Theatre and directed their debut performance ‘Set Apart’ in March 2018. Currently, […]Read more "Guest Post: Only the resilient are free"
Theatre for Children in Hospital. The Gift of Compassion. My book “Theatre for Children in Hospital. The Gift of Compassion” (15 December 2016) brings to the reader experience of over ten years practice and evaluation of bedside theatre performances for children in hospital wards in the U.K. and abroad. It makes an argument for the […]Read more "Guest Post: Theatre for Children in Hospital"
It is with great sadness that Department of Theatre and Performance announces the death of Brian Roberts on 25 December 2016. Brian was a former academic colleague who devoted more than 30 years to his work at Goldsmiths, mainly in the Drama Department, but also at times in Education. Over many years his own practice […]Read more "Brian Roberts passes away"
Why I’d like to see more alumni return to campus Since the start of the new academic year, the events staff at the Goldsmiths Students’ Union have been incredibly excited about the prospect of members of the alumni community holding talks or events of their own in the Stretch, our newly refurbished, award-winning space at the […]Read more "Guest Post: Alumni on campus"
We caught up with Gruff Theatre, formed at Goldsmiths by Tom Bostock, Holly Shuttleworth, Alistair Foylan and Phoebe Naughton, who met whilst completing their BA in Drama and Theatre Arts. Now two years after graduation, we find out more about their time at Goldsmiths and what they’re currently working on. Gruff’s methodology is rooted in Michael Chekhov’s technique and principles […]Read more "Ones to Watch: Gruff Theatre"
Did you graduate in 2009, 2010, 2011 from an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Sociology or Drama/Theatre and Performance? We’d love to hear about what you’ve done since, and you’ll also be entered into a prize draw for an iPad Air when you participate. After Goldsmiths is a pilot project led by the Careers Service in collaboration […]Read more "After Goldsmiths: Career Stories"
The Making of And So Forth I’m currently in rehearsals for Damsel/Wife/Witch, the inaugural show of And So Forth (ASF), a new London-based company I co-founded earlier this year dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration. Performed by two actors, a singer and a pianist, the show was written by a close partnership of artists: a playwright, a […]Read more "Guest Post"
Comedian, entertainer and novelist Julian Clary’s (BA Drama and English, 1983) debut children’s novel The Bolds launches today! For children aged 8 and above, The Bolds tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bold, who are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and […]Read more "The Bolds by alumnus Julian Clary launches today!"
A highlight of last year’s Venice Film Festival and this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, Blood Cells is the story of Adam, an exiled young man, who embarks on a dark and twisted journey home across modern Britain. Blood Cells is a feature debut from directors Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull and produced by Samm Haillay, Tim Francis […]Read more "Blood Cells releases in the UK on 30 June"