How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the East End of London and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

What's On


Film London as a Village available online

This week it’s been a year since we host the world premiere of the short film London as a Village at the Embassy of Brazil in London. The film is a documentary directed by film maker Takumã Kuikuro and produced by People’s Palace Projects with the support from Brazil’s Ministry of Culture. To celebrate the […]


PPP wins two awards at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017

Queen Mary’s annual Engagement and Enterprise Awards dinner was a celebration night for People’s Palace Projects, as we’ve received two very special awards, in recognition of achievement in public engagement across Queen Mary University of London. The night showcased forty-two projects across fifteen awards demonstrating the exceptional work taking place at QMUL to share, enhance and apply […]


Lições da Maré: como combater a violência a partir de um projeto exclusivo para mulheres

Confira a matéria especial para a BBC Brasil escrita por Eliana Sousa Silva, Cathy McIlwaine, e Paul Heritage sobre o projeto “Cidades Saudáveis, Seguras e com Igualdade de Gênero: Perspectivas Transnacionais Sobre a Violência Urbana Contra Mulheres e Meninas (VCMM) no Rio de Janeiro e em Londres”. O projeto é uma parceria que envolve a Universidade Queen […]


No Feedback in the Creative Commons

No Feedback CIC is a practice-based research study to evaluate whether discovery-based learning through participatory performance can change discriminatory attitudes and behaviour. No Feedback  is an immersive theatrical event that combines cutting-edge human rights research and physical theatre in a newly devised world. Click here for No Feedback CIC website, facebook page and twitter  


Gambiarra Lab 2.0

Gambiarra Lab 2.0 is produced by B3 Media as part of a two-year research project led by People’s Palace Projects, Queen Mary University of London. Following the first Gambiarra Lab in Rio de Janeiro which took place in the spring of 2016 with 13 emerging artists from the city who developed a collaborative performance showcased […]


VAGW – Violence Against Girls and Women

‘Healthy, Secure and Gender Just Cities: Transnational Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Rio de Janeiro and London’ is a ESRC funded project that examines how violence against women and girls changes across borders between Rio de Janeiro and London. In Brazil an estimated 15 women are killed by men every day. […]

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People's Palace Projects
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

+44 (0)207 882 5618