2017-22

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 […]

2016-18

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 […]

2013-16

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 […]

2014-17

Scene Change

Scene change is a British Council Cultural Skills Unit project produced by People’s Palace Projects. The project is themed around Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, and 16 “inspiration notebooks” (sketch portfolios) created by 100 students from Spectaculu Design School in Rio de Janeiro were showcased in the magnificent surroundings of Theatro Municipal, Rio’s Opera House. The quality […]

2015-17

Creative Lab

CreativeLab/LabCriativo was curated by Batman Zavareze and Paul Heritage, and is produced by People’s Palace Projects and Festival Multiplicidade in association with Creativeworks London. The programme is funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council and Newton Fund and by in kind contributions from partners in Brazil. The research was led by Professor Morag Shiach (QMUL). […]

2014-17

The Art of Cultural Exchange

The Art of Cultural Exchange is a research project investigating cultural exchange as an act of translation. It focuses on the transformations sought through the exchange of artists, arts production and artistic methodologies. The research project asks what happens when artists translate ideas and practices from one cultural context to another: what gets lost and […]

2013-18

With One Voice

With One Voice 2012 was the first time in history that an event for homeless people was part of official Olympic celebrations. Over 300 people with experience of homelessness from organisations all over the UK performed at the Royal Opera House. After this major happening, Streetwise Opera and People’s Palace Projects coordinated 3 year Arts & Homelessness […]

2016

Horniman Museum and Gardens – Brazil Festival

PPP was engaged in the consultancy for The Horniman Museum and Gardens Brazil season, a festival celebrating the richness of Brazilian culture on a series of unique events and exhibitions from June to September 2016. The estimated audience of the season was 32.000 people. Besides providing curatorial support and consultancy to the overall programme, PPP […]

2016

Utopia – 500 Years

People’s Palace Projects, in partnership with SESC São Paulo and with support from British Council Brazil under TRANSFORM, promoted the seminar UTOPIA – 500 years in April 2016, in which academics, artists and intellectuals celebrated Thomas More iconic book, written 5 centuries ago, discussing its relevance in modern society and how utopia can be thought […]

2016

Shakespeare Forum 2016

To know more about the programme in each city, please click on the links below: Fórum Shakespeare São Paulo Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte Fórum Shakespeare Rio de Janeiro Fórum Shakespeare returned in April and May 2016 at the invitation of CCBB to celebrate, discuss and shed light over the work of the world’s greatest playwright, as […]

2015-16

London as a Village

In April 2015, film maker Takumã Kuikuro travelled all the way from his village, set within the Xingu Indigenous Territory (North Brazil), to the UK to take up a challenge from People’s Palace Projects: to spend a month in London producing and directing a film that would capture his vision of the city as a […]

2015-17

Someone to watch over me

New ways of understanding the Police, culture and the favela in Rio de Janeiro – Research investigates the relationship between Police, culture and favela in Rio de Janeiro Clique aqui para a versão em Português How can cultural and artistic initiatives influence public security policy in Brazilian favelas and poor communities?  Why do police operations differ […]

2016-17

The Verbatim Formula

The Verbatim Formula is a new applied performance research project with looked after children and young people, being developed by Dr Sylvan Baker and Dr Maggie Inchley and produced by People’s Palace Projects, in partnership with the Greater London Authority. The Verbatim Formula project includes several elements: What Does Love Look Like? (with young people and adults) Upstarts (with 15-18 year olds) The Irrepressibles (with 7-11 […]

2015

Becontree Hundred

HOW DO YOU SEE BECONTREE? In March 2015, Becontree residents, digital artist Gary Stewart and Brazilian photographer AF Rodrigues came together for a month to document the daily life of the Becontree Estate, in East London. A series of photography and digital media workshops running throughout March worked with fourteen individual participants and two schools to develop photographic skills […]

2013-17

The Agency

The Agency is a creative and entrepreneurial project for young people delivered by Contact Theatre, (Manchester), and Battersea Arts Centre (London). Created as a three-party collaboration between these two organisations and People’s Palace Projects, it is modelled on Agência de Redes para a Juventude (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and its creative and entrepreneurial methodology developed […]

Research impact: reports and evaluations

The Impact of People’s Palace Projects’ Work in England: Summary of Evidence 2006 – 2010 Report by Nick Williams, commissioned by People’s Palace Projects’ Board; January 2011 FAVELA TO THE WORLD EVALUATION REPORT FINAL Report by Raj Bhari, commissioned by People’s Palace Projects’ Board: 2013 QMUL Drama Department is ranked the UK’s top Performing Arts […]

Museum of Colour

Museum of Colour (MoC) is a research project focussed on the creative journeys of British people of colour.  It is building a public facing resource that uses archives, events and commissions to animate these contributions in dynamic and engaging ways.  This will be done in partnership with a variety of cultural and voluntary sector partners. […]

2014

Fórum Shakespeare

09 a 14 de abril, CCBB Rio de Janeiro 23 a 28 de abril, CCBB Brasília 30 de abril a 05 de maio, CCBB Belo Horizonte 07 a 12 de maio, CCBB São Paulo Click here to read in English Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade. Por quê a obra de Shakespeare é tão atual? Após 20 anos, o […]

Fórum Shakespeare Rio de Janeiro

Click here to read in English 09 a 23 de abril de 2014 CCBB Rio de Janeiro Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade, transformações. Por que a obra de Shakespeare é tão atual? Após quase 20 anos, o Fórum Shakespeare retorna ao CCBB para repensar o legado do mais famoso dramaturgo do mundo e celebrar o […]

Fórum Shakespeare Brasilia

23 a 30 de abril de 2014 CCBB Brasília Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade, transformações. Por que a obra de Shakespeare é tão atual? Após quase 20 anos, o Fórum Shakespeare retorna ao CCBB para repensar o legado do mais famoso dramaturgo do mundo e celebrar o seu 450º aniversário. O Fórum reúne grandes nomes […]

Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte

30 de abril a 05 de maio CCBB Belo Horizonte Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade, transformações. Por que a obra de Shakespeare é tão atual? Após quase 20 anos, o Fórum Shakespeare retorna ao CCBB para repensar o legado do mais famoso dramaturgo do mundo e celebrar o seu 450º aniversário. O Fórum reúne grandes […]

Fórum Shakespeare São Paulo

07 a 12 de maio de 2014 CCBB São Paulo Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade. Por que a obra de Shakespeare é tão atual? O Fórum Shakespeare chega ao CCBB com o objetivo de explorar e repensar o legado do mais famoso dramaturgo do mundo. E claro, para celebrar o seu 450o aniversário. Através do uso das artes […]

2013

Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum

Watch the video here The Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum took place in Rio de Janeiro [17, 18 & 19 April 2013]. It was the first of a series of open debates on the opportunities and challenges faced by arts organisations and cultural leaders in relation to large-scale sporting events such as the Olympic and Paralympic […]

Unlimited: Arte sem Limites

Watch the video here Following the Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum this April in Rio de Janeiro, People’s Palace Projects co-curated  with the British Council and Sesc Rio, with support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Queen Mary, University of London. Featuring some of the most exciting artists from London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Unlimited: […]

Encounters: Transforming Lives

Watch the video here See the project website Encounters: Transforming Lives re-mixes and re-imagines the relationships between digital technology, debate, and live performance. Developed by Gary Stewart (Associate Artist) and Paul Heritage, Encounters is an ongoing process by which young arts activists create live interactive digital audio-visual installations to question and challenge the power of […]

2012

Points of Contact

Points of Contact / Pontos de Contato is an exchange programme between Brazil and the UK to create new dialogues about social and personal transformation through the arts. Points of Contact aims to increase the capacity of artists, policy makers and funders to realise the full potential of dynamic and transformative cultural actions. People’s Palace Projects […]

2013

Shakespeare Forum

A partnership between People’s Palace Projects and Teatro Vila Velha brings the Shakespeare Forum to Bahia for the first time. Watch the video here   Shakespeare Forum is a multi-disciplinary artistic exchange that aims to explore, share, represent, rethink, transform and celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy. For the first time the Forum will take place in Salvador, […]

Rio Occupation London

30 Rio Artists, 30 Days in London, from 6 July to 5 August 2012 Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro’s State Culture Secretariat and Executive Produced by People’s Palace Projects. Co-produced by BAC. Sponsored by Petrobras. Rio Occupation London saw 30 ground-breaking Rio artists occupying the vibrant streets, stages and squares of London during the summer, […]

2011

Shakespeare Forum

People’s Palace Projects and The British Council were delighted to welcome the Royal Shakespeare Company to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nós do Morro Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), one of the most prestigious British theatre companies in the world, were in Rio de Janeiro from the 18th until […]

St. Paul’s Way Trust School

People’s Palace Projects is building a special relationship with St Paul’s Way School, one of only two Foundation Trust Schools in the country.  Situated less than a mile away from Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Campus and with a board of trustees from the university, there is great potential for us to work […]

2009-2012

Cultural Warriors

Cultural Warriors seeks to inspire young people to fight for social transformation through art and culture.  This collaborative project aims to build each partner’s capacity for supporting young people in being active and innovative participants in bringing about change in their communities. Cultural Warriors is a three-year youth leadership collaboration between People’s Palace Projects; Grupo […]

2010

Points of Contact

“Brazil revels in both proposing and tackling big conceptual ideas that have the power to change society through culture…In the UK we need a complete change if we want to make it easier for more marginalised groups and communities to have their rightful place at the culture table – for me Points of Culture is […]

2010

Encounters

See project website Encounters: Transforming Lives combines cutting-edge visual technology, topical debates, and live performances to create an exciting and innovative look at the relationship between young people and the arts.  Culminating in a live visual and interactive exhibition, Encounters asks the question ‘How do young people transform their worlds through the arts?’  Encounters answers this question […]

2009-2012

From the Favela to the World

Based on the inspirational performances of Rio de Janeiro’s cultural warriors AfroReggae, Favela to the World seeks to strengthen the resistance and resilience of young people in the UK through engagement with art. Working in partnership with UK organisations in East London, Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool, Favela to the World is building a unique legacy […]

Amazônia

The Amazônia programme created a dialogue around climate change and environmental degradation between artists and young people in the UK and the Amazon region of Brazil.  Hatched from a process of research and development between Paul Heritage and the Young Vic in 2006, the project involved both community-based and professional artistic production, training, documentation, dissemination, […]

Research Impacts: Amazônia

The Amazônia project engaged with over 5,000 participants and audience members in Brazil and with almost 50,000 people in the UK thanks to the partnership and coproduction support of the Young Vic. See the community projects in action on the Young Vic’s YouTube channel: Liga de Quadrilha in Acre Festa: The crowds gather Festa! The […]

Favela to the world

The second phase of “Favela to the World” consisted of performances by Grupo Cultural AfroReggae at the Barbican Theatre in June 2007, which were sold out and attracted five star reviews. The AfroReggae-UK Partnership was established, and includes Asian Dub Foundation, Barbican Bite, Barbican Education, Black Police Association, Contact Theatre, Hackney Learning Trust, Queen Mary […]

Lives On line + Be Seen, Be Heard

Whilst working intensively in Brazil, People’s Palace Projects also undertook two smaller pilot projects with young people in the UK between 2003-2006. Lives on Line was a year-long performance, visual art and design programme with excluded teenagers in 2003-4, and Be Seen, Be Heard! was a 3 year project for young people in care on […]

2002-2005

Changing the scene

In 2002, People’s Palace Projects established an office in Rio de Janeiro with local staff, responsible for the implementation of our Brazil projects. This enabled us to launch a new mixed-arts programme entitled Mudança de Cena or Changing The Scene. Focusing on young people in conflict with the law and those at risk of entering the […]

Staging Human Rights

People’s Palace Projects followed its AIDS/HIV programme with a new project entitled Staging Human Rights, which began in the State of São Paulo in 2000, and went on to run in four distinct phases through to 2005 scaling up to a further 11 Brazilian states, reaching 20,000 prisoners and 1,000 prison guards over its six […]

Love in Time of War

In the summer of 2004, Paul Heritage conceived a special performance project in  Rio de Janeiro in association with Grupo Cultural AfroReggae. Designed as an experiment in cultural interventions in sites of conflict, Amor em Tempos de Guerra (Love in Time of War)  was presented inside favelas dominated by armed drug gangs, as well as  in […]