Video: Raising awareness on violence against Brazilian women in London

Watch the video sharing findings from a recent research on Violence Against Women and Girls among Brazilians in London. In a global context of around 1 in 3 women experiencing gender-based violence, this research explored the nature of this neglected issue from a range of perspectives. Working collaboratively with a series of partners – People’s Palace […]

Article on public security in Rio de Janeiro: THE STATE WE ARE IN

*By Eliana Sousa Silva, social activist, academic and founder of Redes da Maré. Originally published on the biggest newspaper in Brazil, O Globo, in Portuguese. Read here Armed conflicts resulting in death have become an everyday occurrence in the State of Rio de Janeiro.  The scale of the violence perplexes, revolts and overwhelms us with […]

Third artist selected for Britain to Brazil artistic residency!

British Council and PPP are thrilled to announce our third selected artist for the “Air B2B: Britain to Brazil” artistic residencies: British-born Ghanaian poet, writer and filmmaker Victoria Adukwei Bulley .  She is set to spend a month at Sacatar Foundation (Bahia, Northeast Brazil) and at Casa Rio (Rio de Janeiro), in April 2018. An […]

Oficinas Fórum Shakespeare Rio de Janeiro

A diretora teatral malaia Jo Kukathas, é um dos nomes proeminentes da cena teatral na Malásia e Ásia, diretora artística da premiada companhia de teatro Instant Café e conhecida por suas montagens calcadas na sátira política. Entre os dias 26 a 29 de maio de 2016, Kukathas ofereceu o workshop “A Tempestade: Magia, imaginação e shamanismo nos personagens […]

A Tempestade

Espetáculo teatral A Tempestade de William Shakespeare 20 a 23 de maio e de 25 a 29 de maio, sempre às 19h, no CCBB RJ. Entrada Franca, com retirada de ingressos 1h antes do espetáculo Releitura contemporânea da última peça escrita por Shakespeare, considerada por muitos sua grande obra prima. A história, cercada de fantasia e magia, se passa […]

Debate Shakespeare 400: Todo o mundo é um palco

No dia 22 de maio às 18h no CCBB BH, O Fórum Shakespeare recebeu o Debate Shakespeare 400: Todo o mundo é um palco, organizado pelo British Council através do programa Shakespeare Lives. Para saber mais do Shakespeare Lives, clique aqui. Tema do debate: Amor, sem qualitativos. Shakespeare escreveu que o amor é cego e os amantes […]

O Mercador de Veneza

Espetáculo teatral O Mercador de Veneza, de William Shakespeare 12-16 e 18- 21 de maio, às 19 horas, no Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte. Ingressos gratuitos – retirada com uma hora de antecedência na bilheteria do Teatro. Releitura contemporânea do clássico de Shakespeare, que explora estéticas da cultura mineira e brasileira para contar as […]

Oficina Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte

De 18 a 21 de maio de 2016, diretora teatral britânica Catherine Paskell ofereceu o workshop “O teatro de Shakespeare como um ato político”, dentro da programação do Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte. Catherine é um dos nomes proeminentes na cena teatral do Reino Unido: é diretora artística da premiada companhia de teatro Dirty Protest e Criadora Associada e membro fundador […]

Oficinas Fórum Shakespeare São Paulo

Na programação das oficinas do Fórum Shakespeare em São Paulo estão os acadêmicos da Queen Mary University of London: Jerry Brotton, autor de Shakespeare e o Islã (recém publicado pela editora Penguim, no Reino Unido), um dos mais proeminentes pensadores e escritores do Reino Unido; Joad Raymond, pesquisador da Renascença, especialista no séculos 16 e 17, […]

Macbeth

  Espetáculo teatral Macbeth, de William Shakespeare 20, 22, 23, 24 e 25 de abril, quarta-feira, sábado e segunda-feira às 20 horas, sexta-feira às 16 horas e 20 horas e domingo às 16 horas e 19 horas, no Teatro do Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Ingressos gratuitos – retirada com uma hora de antecedência na […]

Seminário Fórum Shakespeare: Rupturas & Suturas

23 de abril de 2016, das 10h às 17h no CCBB SP Para marcar o aniversário dos 400 anos da morte do grande dramaturgo inglês, o Fórum Shakespeare reuniu grandes artistas e acadêmicos do Brasil e do Reino Unido para um dia de palestras, debates e revelações. Explorando temas críticos de sua obra para o mundo […]

Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte |2016

de 12 a 22 de maio de 2016 n0 CCBB Belo Horizonte O Mercador de Veneza, 12-21 de maio Oficinas Fórum Shakespeare, 18-21 de maio  Debate Shakespeare 400: Todo o Mundo é um Palco, 22 de maio Entre os dias 12 e 22 de maio de 2016, o Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil de Belo Horizonte respirou, discutiu e […]

Fórum Shakespeare São Paulo |2016

de 20 a 25 de abril de 2016 no CCBB São Paulo Macbeth, 20-25 de abril Seminário Fórum Shakespeare: Rupturas & Suturas, 23 de abril Oficinas Fórum Shakespeare, 22-25 de abril  Entre os dias 20 e 25 de abril de 2016, o Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil de São Paulo respirou, discutiu e viveu William Shakespeare durante o […]

We’re looking for QMUL students to work with AfroReggae in Rio for 10 days!

Santander, QMUL and People’s Palace Projects launch grant for QMUL students After a very successful first year in 2015, 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 September 2016 […]

Premiere of documentary London as a Village

From 15th to 26th February, Brazilian filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro is back in the UK to launch his new documentary London as a Village. He’ll be participating in a number of screenings + Q&As happening at different organisations and universities across London, starting with the premiere of the film at the Embassy of Brazil on the […]

Fórum Shakespeare 2016: Testes para Macbeth em SP!

A SP Escola de Teatro abriu teste de elenco para uma nova montagem do clássico “Macbeth”, de William Shakespeare, com direção do diretor e ator britânico Greg Hicks. A montagem faz parte do Fórum Shakespeare 2016. Em breve divulgaremos mais informações sobre todas as atividades propostas para este ano. Para fazer os testes, os interessados […]

People with experience of homelessness launch calendar in Brazil

People’s Palace Projects and Streetwise Opera teamed up with English organisation Cafe Art to launch the Calendar My São Paulo, which showcases the work of more than 90 people with experience in homelessness in Brazil who – at the beginning of November – used disposable cameras to tell the stories of their city and their […]

Casa Rio residency space opening 1st October 2015

Our sister company People’s Palace Projects do Brasil will be opening their new residency space, Casa Rio, on Thursday 1st October 2015. This residency space in Rio’s Botafogo district houses workspaces for local artists and creative entrepreneurs alongside bedrooms which will very soon be available to UK and international artists to book. Casa Rio has […]

The Verbatim Formula: Inside Out Festival and GLA Leaving Care Week

Can I ask you some questions? Working with Queen Mary, University of London and People’s Palace Projects, looked after children have interviewed adults from inside the care system. Witness them perform their research in the exploration of a formula for change. Through this innovative use of verbatim practice, children use performance to ask questions, create […]

The Agency with BAC and Contact

JOIN THE AGENCY Have your ideas made real Apply online by Friday 16 October 2015 Alternatively call 020 7326 8215 or email theagency@bac.org.uk APPLY NOW The Agency is looking for people aged 15-25 from the Clapham Junction and Battersea area of London or the Moston and Harpurhey areas of Manchester, with ideas that need to happen. Lead UK […]

Convocatória para participação no Laboratório Criativo Brasil X Reino Unido

Transformações Sociais através da Cultura e Criatividade Convocatória para participação no Laboratório Criativo Brasil X Reino Unido Transformações Sociais através da Cultura e Criatividade (Social Change through Creativity and Culture) é um projeto inédito que irá reunir acadêmicos, artistas e profissionais dos setores criativos do Rio de Janeiro e do Reino Unido em um só […]

Drama Summer School for young people at Queen Mary University

This Summer People’s Palace Projects and Queen Mary, University of London are offering an exclusive free Drama Summer School opportunity specifically for 15 to 17 year old young people with experience of the care system. The project will be delivered by expert artists, facilitators, and directors, supported by QMUL Drama students, and will be a […]

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TAKUMA KUIKURO

People’s Palace Projects is proud to host Brazilian filmmaker Takumã Kuikuro for an artistic residency supported by Brazil’s Ministry of Culture and FUNARTE in partnership with British Council TRANSFORM as part of the Culture Brasil Connection programme during March and April 2015. Takumã is a member of the Kuikuro people, and grew up in the […]

Want to work for a week with AfroReggae in Rio de Janeiro?

 Santander, QMUL and People’s Palace Projects launch grant for QMUL students   Santander, in partnership with People’s Palace Projects, is offering 6 grants for QMUL students to spend a life-changing week in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro with Grupo Cultural AfroReggae in July 2015 (11th to 18th). This is a unique opportunity to […]

1ST EMBASSY OF BRAZIL VISUAL ARTS AWARDS 2015

The Embassy of Brazil, in partnership with Itaú BBA and People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) announces new Visual Arts Awards The inaugural Visual Arts Awards opens the call for artwork entries from all level UK-based artists aiming to celebrate the cities of London and Rio de Janeiro, the 2012 and 2016 hosts of the Olympic […]

The Becontree Hundred project is on!

Walking into Valence House’s education room on Thursday was a joyful experience. On the walls were images of dancing crowds and mud-covered carnival revellers.  Absorbed faces peered into computer screens as people got a chance to learn some DJ-ing skills – and it was truly accessible to all ages thanks to the equipment artist Gary Stewart brought […]

‘Scene Change’ brings together young people from Brazil and UK in artistic educational exchange

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Scene Change, a British Council Cultural Skills Unit project produced by People’s Palace Projects.  The project is themed around Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, and earlier this month, 16 “inspiration notebooks” (sketch portfolios) created by 100 students from Spectaculu Design School in Rio de Janeiro were showcased in […]

Job opportunity! PPP are looking for a part-time Projects Assistant (Bilingual Brazilian Portuguese)

People’s Palace Projects (PPP) are seeking a part-time Projects Assistant (Bilingual Brazilian Portuguese) to work with the PPP team in London. The candidates must be available to work 25 hours per week (5 hours per day) and his/hers duties and responsibilities will include: Manage the Artistic Director’s diary with a high level of professionalism. This will require the […]

Photographic installation Shakespeare by Ellie Kurttz

17-28 November 2014 People’s Palace Foyer (Queen Mary, University of London. 32 Mile End Road. E1 4NS) (Open weekday from 9am-6pm) Free Entry Celebrating the launch of Global Shakespeare, Queen Mary University of London is hosting a photographic installation by Brazilian artist Ellie Kurttz, one of the UK’s leading theatre photographers. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company […]

Residência Artística na People’s Palace Projects: Londres como uma Aldeia

O programa Conexão Cultura Brasil, do Ministério da Cultura, oferece aos brasileiros oportunidades de aprimoramento profissional e acadêmico no exterior, em áreas ligadas a arte, cultura e economia criativa. A People’s Palace Projects está oferecendo duas vagas para artistas e acadêmicos no Reino Unido nos meses de fevereiro e março de 2015.  Veja abaixo as informações […]

Residência Artística na People’s Palace Projects: Directing Shakespeare

O programa Conexão Cultura Brasil, do Ministério da Cultura, oferece aos brasileiros oportunidades de aprimoramento profissional e acadêmico no exterior, em áreas ligadas a arte, cultura e economia criativa. A People’s Palace Projects está oferecendo duas vagas para artistas e acadêmicos no Reino Unido nos meses de fevereiro e março de 2015.  Veja abaixo as informações […]

POWER, DEMOCRACY, ACTION! 18 AUG / 7.15pm / London City Hall

As part of the culmination of PPP’s ‘Encounters‘ digital project, we would like to invite you to City Hall to be part of an event platforming young people’s creative work. The evening is being hosted by People’s Palace Projects and the GLA Peer Outreach Participation team, and will be an opportunity for young people to […]

Shakespeare Forum 2014 Rio de Janeiro

09-23 April 2014 CCBB Rio de Janeiro Love, war, corruption, power, liberty, transformations. Why is Shakespeare still our contemporary? Twenty years after the first Forum Shakespeare at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, we return for another series of workshops, lectures, debates and masterclasses to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the World’s […]

RESULTADO Inscrições oficinas teatrais – Fórum Shakespeare São Paulo

O Fórum Shakespeare em São Paulo irá oferecer três séries de oficinas gratuitas com renomados diretores internacionais entre os dias 08-11 de maio no CCBB para 60 atores e diretores. Serão 4 dias de oficinas (quinta à domingo, 08-11 de maio) e um dia de apresentação pública (segunda, 12 de maio), de acordo com as informações abaixo. […]

RESULTADO das inscrições oficinas teatrais – Fórum Shakespeare Brasília

O Fórum Shakespeare em Brasília irá oferecer duas séries de oficinas gratuitas com renomados diretores internacionais entre os dias 24-27 de abril no CCBB para 40 atores e diretores. Serão 4 dias de oficinas (quinta à domingo, 24-27 de abril) e um dia de apresentação pública (segunda, 28 de abril), de acordo com as informações abaixo: Devido […]

Mastermind of Cultural Olympiad awarded honorary fellowship by QM

Ruth Mackenzie CBE, mastermind of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, has received an honorary fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London today (16 July). As Director of the Cultural Olympiad, Ruth Mackenzie was also curator of its finale, the London 2012 Festival – the largest ever UK-wide festival, with over 20 […]

Marcus Faustini visit to kick-start The Agency UK

People’s Palace Projects were excited to host Marcus Faustini in the first half of June, partnering with Contact Manchester and Battersea Arts Centre, to launch The Agency UK. The Agency aims to empower young people to effect positive change in their own communities, and takes inspiration from an innovative model developed in Brazil, Faustini’s Agência […]

Valuing the arts: in anticipation of the Spending Review…

Here we go again. The value of the arts is being debated, contested, eroded and derided. As we head towards Osborne’s spending review next week departments are being told to wind their necks in, batten down the hatches and look for savings of 8%, on top of the heavy, far-reaching cuts of the previous spending […]

More than 240, 000 Gather for Protests in Brazil

Large-scale protests are underway everywhere in Brazil. Major peaceful demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and many other capitals that will host World Cup games gathered over 240,000 people last Monday night, expressing people’s frustration over a range of issues, from the poor quality of public services to the lavish new […]

Galpão Gamboa

People’s Palace Projects created an evening of performance and celebration that marked the closing of the Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum 2013. Around 250 people attended the evening, generously hosted by Galpão Gamboa. It began with The Freak and the Showgirl, a hilarious, risqué and politically subversive cabaret and burlesque act created and performed by Mat Fraser & […]

Olympic and Paralympic Forum 2013

People’s Palace Projects were hugely proud to be involved with the Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum 2013 this April in Rio. The Forum was executive produced by the British Council, Ministry of Culture and People’s Palace Projects, curated by PPP’s Paul Heritage and Cid Blanco (Olympic Public Authority), co-curated by Jude Kelly and was part […]

Points of Contact 2013

Next week sees People’s Palace Projects hosting another Brazilian delegation to the UK as part of our growing Points of Contact programme. Eight delegates from Rio and Salvador will be here discussing the development of programmes and policies within the creative industries concerned with the training and accreditation of young people from low-income backgrounds. The […]

Wrapping up Shakespeare Forum 2013

Cicely Berry, Justin Audibert and Bridget Escolme close their week of workshops with young Brazilian actors and directors with a public master class this evening at Teatro Vila Velha. Each of them will open the door of the rehearsal room and show an audience something of how they have fused their own knowledge of Shakespeare […]

Shakespeare Forum 2013: Our second day

In her 87th year, Cicely Berry picks her way carefully down Salvador’s historic cobbled streets and is more cautious than other members of the RSC in trying the gastronomic delights of a Bahian restaurant, but she throws caution and her walking stick to one side when she enters the rehearsal room to begin her workshops […]

First Shakespeare Forum in Salvador, Bahia

It’s here! This week People’s Palace Projects’ Shakespeare Forum takes place at Teatro Vila Velha in Salvador with academics from QMUL Drama Department and staff from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). It is an educational and artistic exchange between Brazil and the UK, aiming to explore, represent, rethink and celebrate the legacy of the English […]

Paul Heritage hosts seminar at World Economic Forum in Davos

Queen Mary, University of London Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage has addressed two sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Professor Heritage, who is also artistic director of the People’s Palace Project (PPP), a research centre established in 1997 to explore the ways in which the arts can respond to […]

Steve Tompkins visits Rio

As part of its ongoing POINTS OF CONTACT programme, PPP hosted a visit by Steve Tompkins, one of the world’s leading theatre architects. In a series of meetings with leading actors, designers, architects and cultural policy makers, Steve exchanged ideas about the transformational role of theatre in the contemporary urban environment. What role can theatre […]

Looking forward to LapaLondres 2013

People’s Palace Projects hosted over 30 people yesterday morning at Queen Mary, University of London following the success of the Rio Occupation 2012, to look forward to LapaLondres Festival. LapaLondres is produced by PPP, taking place in Lapa – the vibrant cultural centre of Rio de Janeiro – at Fundição Progresso in 2013. The attendees […]

British Council Transform

People’s Palace Projects are delighted to be part of British Council Transform, launched on 1 October 2012. It is a new programme running from 2012 to 2016 and currently PPP are contributing five of the 29 projects involved: the five projects are: Rio Occupation London; Points of Contact; Transforming Lives; Shakespeare Forum; LapaLondres. Transform aims to […]

Points of Contact: Rio and Salvador

People’s Palace Projects are celebrating the end of another successful Points of Contact visit, with an inspiring and productive week in Rio and Salvador. The delegates for this UK visit to Brazil were: Pauline Tambling (Joint CEO at Creative & Cultural Skills) Simon Dancey (Director Wales for the British Council) Andrea Stark (former Arts Council […]

Shakespeare Forum 2013 LAUNCHES!

Yesterday saw the launch of Shakespeare Forum 2013 in Bahia, a partnership between People’s Palace Projects and Teatro Vila Velha. The event was opened by Gina Leite, General Coordinator at Teatro Vila Velha, with a presentation by Paul Heritage about the history of the project and his personal experience working with Shakespeare in Brazil. Paul […]

Rio Occupation London: SUCCESS!

As part of the London 2012 Festival, this summer saw the Rio Occupation London take place over 30 epic days from 6th July to 5th August with 30 groundbreaking Rio artists occupying more than 50 spaces across London. The artists showed more than 250 works of art and performance for over 37,000 people. Thank you […]

Rio Occupation London

Rio Occupation London Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro’s State Culture Secretariat and Executive Produced by People’s Palace Projects. Co-produced by BAC. Sponsored by Petrobras. 30 Rio Artists, 30 Days in London from 8 July Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro’s State Culture Secretariat and Executive Produced by People’s Palace Projects, Rio Occupation London will see 30 ground-breaking Rio […]

DECLARAÇÃO: AN ENCOUNTERS PROJECT, 24/3/12

For the last two weeks People’s Palace Projects and Gary Stewart have been working with 12 young people on the Encounters Digital Media project from the periphery of São Paulo, and tomorrow evening they will be holding a small performance of Declaração to celebrate the first phase of work in São Paulo. Whilst we know that […]

Encounters/Encontros São Paulo

Encontros re-mixes and re-imagines the relationships between digital technology, debate, and live performance with young people as they make art to re-make their worlds. People’s Palace Projects are currently working with Gary Stewart (People’s Palace Projects Associate Artist) on a new manifestation of Encounters in São Paulo, Brazil. From 12-24 March 2012, Gary Stewart and […]

Cultural Warriors Delegation To Visit Rio: March 28th to April 3rd 2012

Set up in 2009, Cultural Warriors is a three-year programme of knowledge and practice exchange between the UK and Brazil.  It was developed to extend young artist’s personal development through national and international exchanges, and to inspire young people to use art and culture as a means to fight for social transformation. The programme reaches […]

CULTURAL WARRIORS: State of the Nation perform at the Houses of Parliament for World Aids Day.

On the1st December 2011 State of the Nation (Theatre Royal Stratford East), who are one of People’s Palace Projects Cultural Warriors groups, performed at the Houses of Parliament for elected representatives, officials of the Commonwealth, Parliamentarians Association and UN AIDS Ambassador Annie Lennox OBE. State of the Nation’s performance, which used real testimony gathered by […]

Shakespeare Forum 2011

People’s Palace Projects Artistic Director Paul Heritage is currently in Rio de Janeiro preparing for next week’s Shakespeare Forum. People’s Palace Projects and The British Council are delighted to welcome the Royal Shakespeare Company to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nós do Morro. Activities Include: Workshops for actors and directors with […]