The Bartlett


Urban Storytelling: submit your story to be performed at the Bloomsbury Festival

22 August 2018

The Urban Storytelling event – a collaboration between The Bartlett and UCL STEaPP – will see selected work performed as part of the Bloomsbury Festival in October 2018.

People walking in front of Empire Cinema, Leicester Square

Are you interested in writing about activism and the urban environment? Have you ever thought about how you experience the city around you?
The Bartlett and STEaPP’s City Leadership Lab are calling for UCL students, staff and alumni to produce stories relating to the theme of ‘Activism and Architects of Change’ and people’s experience of the city, to be performed publicly at the Bloomsbury Festival. Themes can include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility
  • Feminism
  • The City at Night
  • Queer Spaces
  • Arts in the City
  • Homelessness
  • Green spaces
  • Technology innovation
  • Urban utopia/dystopia

Your submission can be in any written format, but should take no longer than 10 minutes to perform. Performance space is limited, so this should be taken into account when deciding your format. Formats can include, but are not limited to:

  • Flash fiction
  • Short stories
  • Poetry
  • Theatre
  • Spoken word

Chosen submissions will be showcased at the Bloomsbury Festival (a five-day celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, including a programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection) on Saturday 20 October, which includes the UCL Hub, The Bartlett and STEaPP Late.
Submission deadline: Friday 14 September 2018
Chosen contributors will be notified on: Friday 21 September 2018

Please send your submissions to steapp.events@ucl.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Urban Storytelling’.

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