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.

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Santander/Afroreggae Grant: QMUL students wanted for week long residency in Rio de Janeiro!

Santander, QMUL and People’s Palace Projects launch grant for QMUL students In its third successful year, Santander, in partnership with People’s Palace Projects, is once more offering 6 grants for QMUL students to spend a life-changing time in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro with Grupo Cultural AfroReggae in July 2017 (1st to 9th). This […]


Bulletin Right to Public Public Security in Maré

(photo Rosilene Miliotti) Redes da Maré has released this month the Bulletin Right to Public Security in Maré, with the support of the Newton Funded research project Someone to watch over me: new ways of understanding the Police, culture and the favela in Rio de Janeiro. The bulletin initiates the Permanent Monitoring Project of the violations resulting […]


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 […]


No Feedback in the Creative Commons

No Feedback In the Creative Commons is a practice-based research study led by PPP project director Shana Swiss in partnership with No Feedback CIC 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 […]


VAGW – Violence Against Girls and Women

“Perspectivas Transnacionais sobre a violência contra meninas e mulheres entre Rio de Janeiro e Londres” é um projeto patrocinado pelo Economic and Social Research Council do Reino Unido que tem como objetivo examinar como a violência contra meninas e mulheres brasileiras se transforma e é desencadeada entre as cidades do Rio de Janeiro e Londres. No […]


Circus Unlimited

Circo Sem Limites (Circus Unlimited) is a three-year exchange between Graeae Theatre Company (UK) and Circo Crescer & Viver (Brazil) aimed at placing the disabled artists centre stage, by developing a new methodology of circus training for artists with disabilities and encouraging them to produce their own work. Inspired by the Opening Ceremony of the […]

Photo by AF Rodrigues

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

+44 (0)207 882 5618