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Festival of Intimacy Open Call
18th Jan 2021
[[{"fid":"14737","view_mode":"medium","fields":{"height":"1292","width":"1934","class":"media-element file-large","format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][title]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][url]":"","field_caption[und][0][value]":"","field_float_left_right[und]":"none","field_file_image_decorative[und]":"0"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"height":"1292","width":"1934","class":"media-element file-large","format":"medium","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][title]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][url]":"","field_caption[und][0][value]":"","field_float_left_right[und]":"none","field_file_image_decorative[und]":"0"}},"attributes":{"height":"1292","width":"1934","class":"media-element file-medium"}}]]Out of Touch: A Festival of Intimacy is a day-long festival of intimate performances, conversations and interactions that responds to the themes of touch and intimacy, and asks what intimacy has meant whilst living through the Covid19 pandemic. Contributing work will be created by artists, UCL students and academics, and the event will take place across UCL’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Grant Museum, Petrie Museum and a variety of outdoor spaces in between. Whether you are a student, academic, artist or any combination of the three, we invite you to pitch ideas for the festival that responds to the themes, can work within social distance measures, and be open to being performed in unusual spaces across the UCL Culture venues.We are interested in small scale work which has a ‘pop up’ feel as well as large scale ideas. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary pieces and those which push you and the audience out of comfort zones. We are open to all types of performance from dance, theatre, music, spoken word and poetry, circus, comedy, multimedia as well as talks and facilitated conversations. This is a funded opportunity and the application deadline is 9am on Friday 26 February 2021. The Festival is due to take place on Sat 19 June 2021.To enter, complete the Word document form below and send it to sylvia.harrison@ucl.ac.uk.[[{"fid":"14729","view_mode":"small","fields":{"format":"small"},"link_text":"Out of Touch Festival Open Call information (PDF)","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"small"}},"attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-small"}}]][[{"fid":"14741","view_mode":"small","fields":{"format":"small"},"link_text":"Out of Touch Festival application form (Word Doc)","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"small"}},"attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-small"}}]]
Colour photo of shabti figures arranged in rows
Explore UCL Culture's museums from home
14th Dec 2020
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The Engaged University: turning words into action
10th Dec 2020
We are very pleased to be able to share “The Engaged University: turning words into action” report and accompanying resource pack.Jointly commissioned in summer 2019 and subsequently co-authored with our friends at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), the aim of the report was to explore, in conversation with colleagues in 30+ universities in the UK and internationally, the state of play in strategic support for public engagement. What this report offers is a snapshot in time. Significantly, this was the state of the art in university public engagement ‘pre-Covid’. Nevertheless, we think it is a snapshot which provides a very timely set of reference points for rethinking our future engagement practice post-COVID. It highlights the challenges and limitations in the current system and points to practices outside Higher Education which we should learn from. We hope it provides a useful platform to inform the step change in public engagement which is now required. It has certainly informed our development of the new UCL Public and Community Engagement Strategy 2020-2027 due to launch early in 2021.The Resource Pack is intended for use alongside the report and has been put together to signpost the case studies and good practice that we could not include in the report. It is intended to help those within HEIs who are making the case for public engagement who may wish to tailor the report towards their own institutional context and drivers.Download the resource pack. (PDF)Download the full report. (PDF)Read an associated article where Julia Unwin and Vivienne Parry ponder how universities will consolidate their civic role, despite the challenges society is facing.Documents are PDF but if you need the documents in another format please email us to let us know. 
Colour photo of human shaped shabti figures
Our museums have reopened!
27th Nov 2020
We're delighted to be able to reopen the museums for a few more dates this year. We've been working hard behind-the-scenes to make our museums safe, with reduced opening times, safety measures and pre-booking in place. The Grant Museum and Petrie Museum are open to the public on SaturdaysWe are happy to announce that the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology are reopening to the public Saturday 5 December and Saturday 12 December from 11am – 5pm.  Book tickets for the Grant MuseumBook tickets for the Petrie MuseumUCL WednesdaysUCL students and staff can enjoy free and exclusive access to the Grant Museum, Petrie Museum and UCL Art Museum on Wednesday 9 December and Wednesday 16 December from 1pm - 5pm.Find out more MediaCentral Widget Placeholderhttps://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/IA017if0 How we’re keeping you safeTier 2 COVID alert level (high)London is currently at Tier 2 COVID alert level (high). Please only visit the museum with members of your household and support bubble, and avoid mixing with groups outside of your householdIn each of our museums we’ve installed sanitising stations, our staff will be wearing face coverings and we’ve temporarily removed any drawing materials and shared items. We’re keeping visitor numbers low and we’ve set-up one-way routes for you to follow.In return, you’ll need to wear a face covering inside our museums and when moving around the UCL campus (unless you are not able to for personal reasons).  As in other public spaces, you need to keep 2m away from other visitors and if you develop any symptoms of Covid-19 after your visit, please contact NHS Test & Trace.Bloomsbury Theatre and StudioDue to Covid-19 the Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio is temporarily closed. However, you can now book tickets for some of our 2021 performances including Julian Clary, Larry Dean and Jenny Eclair. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!Find out moreExperience UCL Culture from homeIn the meantime, you can experience our museums from home. You can also sign-up to our monthly e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. [[{"fid":"14303","view_mode":"small","fields":{"format":"small","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Good to go icon ","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][title]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][url]":"","field_caption[und][0][value]":"","field_float_left_right[und]":"none","field_file_image_decorative[und]":"0"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"small","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Good to go icon ","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][title]":"","field_caption_heading[und][0][url]":"","field_caption[und][0][value]":"","field_float_left_right[und]":"none","field_file_image_decorative[und]":"0"}},"attributes":{"height":"250","width":"250","class":"media-element file-small"}}]]
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