Film OLOGIKO, artistic residency in an indigenous village

To celebrate Brazil’s Indian Day on April 19th, People’s Palace Projects and AIKAX (Indigenous Association of the Kuikuro People in Xingu) has launched OLOGIKO on PPP’s youtube channel. In OLOGIKO (Karib word for exchange), Takumã Kuikuro documents the exchanges between indigenous and non-indigenous artists and researchers that took place at the Ipatse village in the Upper Xingu. The […]

Watch acclaimed Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker back in London with her award winning show ‘Dog Without Feathers’

Brazilian Choreographer Deborah Colker announced as Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre In partnership with People’s Palace Projects, the acclaimed artist brings her company back to London after six years to perform the UK Premiere of her award-winning latest show Dog Without Feathers exclusively at the Southbank Centre from 7th to 10th May 2019. […]

We’re recruiting! Project Coordinator: People of Letters

We are recruiting for a fixed term post to coordinate the PEOPLE OF LETTERS which is the first public phase of the Museum of Colour project. It is produced by People’s Palace Projects (Project Manager: Samenua Sesher) in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums).  It is supported by The National […]

XINGU VILLAGE: 15th & 16th December 2018

Join us on an electrifying journey into the very heart of Brazil, and spend a day at the Ipatse village, home of the Kuikuro indigenous people of the Xingu, in the Amazon region. Using exciting augmented reality and video technologies, you will meet face to face with the Kuikuro, a community of around 800 people who live in […]

OTHER REGISTERS in London: 14th & 15th November 2018

FREE EVENT, NO BOOKING REQUIRED. Thursday 15 November and Friday 16 November 4:00pm to 8:00pm ArtsOne, Queen Mary University of London Mile End Campus, London E1 4PA  Closest stations: Mile End (Central line), Stepney Green (District line) ‘Other Registers’ is an immersive sound installation that uses software to transform data about police violence in Rio […]

Sacred Kamukuwaká cave discovered vandalised in the Xingu

During the research trip in September 2018 to capture digital data for the development of The Xingu Experience immersive installation, part of the research project The Challenge of the Xingu, it was discovered by members of the Wauja community, specialists from Factum Foundation and an independent team of Brazilian anthropologists that the ancient carvings in the sacred […]

Executive Summary of SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

90 days have passed since the assassination of Rio city councillor Marielle Franco. The person or persons responsible for her summary execution have still to be identified. To mark this moment, People’s Palace Projects publishes an executive summary of Someone to watch over me– a two year research project by Eliana Silva (Redes da Maré/Federal […]

BBC World Service: The Voices of the Amazon

Click here to listen to The Voices of the Amazon, BBC World Service radio programme tracing a day in Takumã Kuikuro’s life in the Ipatse Village, home of the Kuikuro people in the Xingu region. You can also watch the 2-minute video The Jungle Hooked On Their Phones, produced by BBC to promote the radio show. The […]

Tate Exchange – Mapping the Kuikuro Community

Join us for a series of events around the arts exchanges with the Kuikuro indigenous people of Xingu, as part of Tate Exchange week ‘Producing Memory: maps, materials, belongings’, with artists and researchers from Queen Mary University of London, from 1 to 6 May. For more information, visit: From Monday 1 to Sunday 6 […]

Seminar Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil)

Book your place for the seminar Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) on May 1st at Queen Mary University of London. Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus […]

Marielle Franco case: A light that will not go out (article)

*Originally published as na article in O Globo newspaper Eliana Sousa Silva Director of Redes da Maré “I can’t sleep. There is a woman stuck behind my eyelids. If I could, I would tell her to leave, but I have a woman stuck down my throat”. Eduardo Galeano I too have not been able to […]

SCAR – An installation by Bia Lessa at Women Of the World Festival

We invite you to join us for SCAR, an audiovisual installation bringing new perspectives to a subject that continues to define the situation of women in the 21st century: violence. Based on a research with over 800 women who live in Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela complex, Scar was created by genre-defining Brazilian artist […]

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 […]

Announced: 2nd artist selected for Air B2B artistic residency in Brazil

PPP and British Council are excited to announce the award of the second “Air B2B: Britain to Brazil” artistic residencies to Gemma Kerr: director, theatre-maker, teacher, script reader, and dramaturg. She is set to spend a month in Rio de Janeiro, in November 2017. Gemma is co-Director of High Hearted Theatre which she runs with writer […]

OPEN CALL: 3rd artistic residency in Brazil offered to UK based artists

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are offering a year’s programme of three residencies for 3 UK based emerging artists in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro) to take place between September 2017 and April 2018. To apply for the third residency, in association with Instituto Sacatar, […]

The Agency goes national after securing Big Lottery Funding

National Theatre of Wales and Fablab Belfast join PPP, BAC and Contact Theatre delivering creative and social entrepreneurship project for young people transforming their local communities  The Agency has secured over £873,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support its national roll-out over the next three years. With National Theatre of Wales and […]

Book tickets for the play Efemera

In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence. Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell. They may have the courage to share it with you, they may not. A powerful and […]

Just launched: Can We Talk About It? A new film created by young people

At the beginning of August, eight young people from across London joined People’s Palace Projects as part of the Rich Mix Takeover Festival for a full week of drama and film workshops on the theme “Can we talk about it?”.  An intensive week of creativity saw the group work with drama and film facilitators to script, shoot and edit […]

OPEN CALL: 2nd artistic residency in Brazil offered to UK based artists

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are offering a year’s programme of three residencies for UK based emerging artists in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro) to take place between September 2017 and April 2018. The first residency takes place in September 2017 between Rio de […]

Just announced: artist selected for 1st B2B artistic residency in Brazil

PPP and British Council are excited to announce the award of the first of three “Air B2B: Britain to Brazil” artistic residencies to Conrad Murray: actor, writer, director, rapper and beatboxer, drama teacher and founding member/facilitator for the last 9 years of the BAC Beatbox Academy.  His work has been performed at Battersea Arts Centre, Southbank Centre, […]

Creative Lab – The Producers’ final event

Monday 26 June, 6 to 8pm Pinter Studio, Arts One Building, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS) RSVP: As part of its 20th Anniversary Celebrations, People’s Palace Projects has invited nine young creative producers from four cultural organisations in Rio to spend 10 days in London on an programme of meetings, […]

WATCH award-winning play The Encounter, a masterpiece by Complicité

We are delighted to be partnering with Complicité to broadcast The Encounter online. The show, described as ‘a tour de force’ by Financial Times and ‘one of the most fully-immersive theatre pieces ever created’ by New York Times played a sold out run at London’s Barbican theatre in 2016, but from Friday 19 May at 7pm […]

Santander/Afroreggae Grant: Applications now closed!

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 […]

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 […]

PPP Transform report available for download

People’s Palace Projects has worked in partnership with British Council on a number of projects across the four years of the Transform programme and we have produced a short report on what we have achieved together. Since 2012, People’s Palace Projects have produced 14 projects as part of Transform, involving around 700 artists and organisations, reaching over […]

TV piece about the With One Voice choirs in Rio de Janeiro

The With One Voice (Uma só Voz, in Portuguese) choirs, formed by people with experience of homelessness in Rio de Janeiro are still going strong as this TV piece by TVT Network shows. The project, that started through the international Arts & Homelessness Network With One Voice 4 years ago, nurtures and develops the sector […]

With One Voice media coverage

Our With One Voice (Uma só Voz)- Arts & Homelessness project achieved an exceptional number of local (Brazil) and International media coverage during the end of 2015 and 2016. Find below some of the most important articles, and if you like to learn more about the project, click here. With One Voice Phase 2 Obvious […]

Instalação Outros Registros abre no Complexo da Maré

Fruto do projeto de residência artística Lab Criativo BRA x UK, Outros Registros é uma instalação sonora imersiva, que aborda criticamente o impacto da violência policial na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Uma paisagem sonora, criada a partir de dados de segurança pública, que se misturam ao dia a dia do Centro de Artes da […]

No Feedback at Being Human Festival 2016

Make sure you catch the No Feedback theatrical performance, part of the Being Human Festival 2016 this Saturday, 19th November 2016. The event gives an insight into human nature, setting against the backdrop of catastrophes both historic and contemporary. By taking Genocide Watch’s groundbreaking research as the backbone of the production, No Feedback intelligently and […]

Seminário Diálogos sobre Segurança Pública: Experiências Brasil e Reino Unido

Quarta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2016 | Sala Cecília Meirelles | 09.00 – 18.00 O Seminário Diálogos sobre Segurança Pública: Experiências Brasil e Reino Unido objetiva reunir profissionais, especialistas e ativistas interessados no tema da segurança pública de ambos os países, a fim de que possam descrever mecanismos institucionais das forcas de segurança, partilhar experiências, os   problemas enfrentados nesse campo […]

Exposição Circo Sem Limites, 19/11 a 30/12 na Biblioteca Parque

Circo sem Limites é uma exposição fotográfica acessível que celebra as conquistas alcançadas pelos artistas da Cia iLtda, a primeira trupe circense do Brasil liderada por artistas com deficiência. A exposição, que fica em cartaz na Biblioteca Parque entre os dias 19/11 e 30/12/16, apresenta os bastidores e as performances do espetáculo Parada Shakespeare, que […]

Espetáculo Parada Shakespeare

Companhia de circo formada por artistas com deficiência apresenta, em sua estreia no picadeiro, espetáculo inspirado nas obras de Shakespeare Para ver o clipping com as principais matérias sobre o espetáculo, clique aqui Composta por artistas com e sem deficiência, a Cia iLtda apresenta, nos dias 6, 13, 14 e 20 de setembro de 2016, […]

With One Voice : Beautiful pictures of our phase 3 project

From 18th to 25th July, 18th delegates from 5 different countries (Japan, United Kingdom, Portugal, United States and Australia) travelled to Rio de Janeiro for an Arts & Homelessness occupation, part of the Rio2016 Cultural Olympiad. Over 30 events happened during the week, from workshops to meetings, pop up performances and a final event held at […]

A Tempestade na British House

Releitura contemporânea de A Tempestade (The Tempest), uma das últimas peças escritas por Shakespeare e considerada por muitos sua grande obra-prima. A história, cercada de fantasia e magia, se passa em uma ilha onde Próspero, Duque de Milão e mago de amplos poderes, habita com sua filha Miranda e seus servos Ariel e Caliban, local […]

Macbeth e O Mercador de Veneza em turnê pelo Sesc SP

Alô, alô interior de São Paulo! A caravana do Fórum Shakespeare pediu passagem, e as peças O Mercador de Veneza e Macbeth se apresentaram nos Sesc Jundiaí, Sesc Santo André e Sesc Sorocaba, com oficinas teatrais ministradas com os elencos em casa localidade. Foram 6 apresentações no total, com um público de cerca de 800 pessoas, […]

Fórum Shakespeare Rio de Janeiro

de 20 a 29 de maio de 2016 no CCBB Rio de Janeiro A Tempestade, 20-29 de maio Oficinas Fórum Shakespeare, 26-29 de maio Entre os dias 20 e 29 de maio de 2016, o Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil do Rio de Janeiro respirou, discutiu e viveu William Shakespeare durante o Fórum Shakespeare, evento que celebra o dramaturgo […]

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 […]

Steve Tompkins visits Rio

As part of its ongoing POINTS OF CONTACT programme, PPP hosted a visy 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 buildings […]