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    The LIFT Placement Programme

    19 August, 2016

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    LIFT are a small, upbeat and creative bunch. Our friendly team will guide you through the day to day of festival making and offer you hands-on responsibilities to expand and enhance your skill set to support your career development. APPLY NOW Reviews Read about Lara's Placement Experience Read about Melanie's Placement Experience Read about Jana's Placement Experience Browse all our Placement blogs The programme is currently aimed at students on University courses who wish to complete their education and gain practical experience in their professional career. Each placement provides additional rather than essential support to the LIFT department in which he/she is based. As well as practical experience, the programme provides participants with guidance and structured feedback and opens doors to many professional networks. “I can't recommend this placement enough, especially if you want some real hands-on experience.”Selma Wilcocks, Marketing Officer at Artsadmin and LIFT Digital Board Member The LIFT ...


    Lara's Placement experience

    16 August, 2016

    My first day at LIFT began with a 7am start in a flat in Marylebone, in which a small crew armed with camera and microphone were frantically rearranging furniture, adjusting lighting and testing awkward under-glass-table angles to film the first shot of the #LIFT2016 launch video. From there we rushed to the Barbican, to Leather Lane, to Peckham to Canary Wharf to film the many faces of London for the film that would premier at the LIFT launch party. The party, brimming with yellow balloons rounded off my first week as a LIFT Content Placement. My last day of LIFT festival also began with a small film crew, this time armed with a much larger camera and microphone, filming a mini documentary on LIFT for the German television channel. The day ended on the roof of a car park in Stratford, watching site-specific dance installations that were both fierce and ...


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    DEPART ANIMATED SERIES

    12 August, 2016

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    We commissioned film makers Will&Joe to create a series of animated films inspired by the production of DEPART. These four hand-drawn films refer to the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, a story that weaves throughout the performance. Music by Will Sullivan.


    Siren Sea - All Is Lost For She (Audio Walk)

    12 August, 2016

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    If you came to see DEPART back in June, you'll already be aware of the stunning location - why not return to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in the day time and explore its leafy pathways and wonderful sights while listening to an original story created specifically for the park? We commissioned Romany Reagan (Abney Rambles) to create an audio tour of the cemetery, this fictional tale will bring your walk around the park to life. DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO WALK


    The Hamilton Complex - a review

    1 August, 2016

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    Written by Hanna Retallack, a PhD candidate at the UCL Institute of Education where she is researching feminist groups in schools. Alongside her academic work, Hanna teaches secondary school English Literature and a feminist course in a London school as well as delivering feminist workshops in schools and community spaces. Twitter: @HannaRetallack My PhD research into teenage girls' engagement with feminism in their schools involves much thought about the sexual construction and regulation of girls; what does it mean to 'be' a girl and to 'do' girlhood in our Westernised context now? Scholars have long documented the binary formations around girls as 'sexualised victim' or 'corrupted whore'; as public and private moral panics continue over the eroticised girl-child; a framing that posits girls' sexuality as only a product of 'sexualisation' and denies girls any sexual agency. As Valerie Walkerdine has theorised, fantasies of the eroticised-innocent girl child are now mass commodities whilst ...


    Notes From Other Cities - Urban Heat Dro City Lab

    1 August, 2016

    Highlights from Andy Field's short daily updates from the City Lab programme of Urban Heat, which brings together artists, academics, faith leaders, political scientists and technologists to re-imagine how art could evoke change and support sustainability in our cities. Read the full diary and subscribe to future updates at tinyletter.com Part one: Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries. It is as though mankind had divided itself between those who believe in human omnipotence (who think that everything is possible if one knows how to organise masses for it) and those for whom powerlessness has become the major experience of their lives. (Hannah Arendt, First Preface to The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1950) One of things we ...


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