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 Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London in the city’s East End, and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

What's On


People of Letters workshop, Weston Library, 16th May 2019

An informal discussion on how we access information about and by historic writers of colour in our nations’ archives. People of Letters is the first gallery in the Museum of Colour, a digital museum exploring and celebrating the achievements of creatives of colour in film, television and the arts. This specific project is looking at […]


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. […]


Museum of Colour – People of Letters (PoL)

People of Letters is the pilot project for Museum of Colour, a digital museum focused on the creative journeys of British people of colour. The project will celebrate how writers of colour in the U.K have been encouraged and promoted over the past 250 years. It will explore the memories and experiences of those who […]


Indigenous Research Methods Workshop

On behalf of the ESRC and AHRC, People’s Palace Projects will be hosting a three day workshop on Indigenous Research Methods in Rio de Janeiro from 20-22 March 2019. The workshops will include researchers from a wide variety of indigenous communities in 10 different countries (Brazil, Colombia, India, Mongolia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Kiribati, Papua New […]


Contemporary Narratives Laboratory

  Artists and journalists construct narratives that help us understand the world and shape our sense of reality, but digital technologies are having a profound and challenging impact on the way in which stories are produced and experienced. As researchers try to understand why some narratives thrive in the public sphere regardless of the quality of evidence behind them, artists and journalists […]

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

+44 (0)207 882 5618