• The Passion Industries: this BIH-funded one-day symposium explored voluntary labour in the arts.  It was a collaboration between Louise Owen (English and Humanities) and Sophie Hope (Film, Media and Cultural Studies).
  • The Animation Project: a guest performance-installation exploring experimental participatory choreography, presented by Kate Elswit (University of Bristol) and Megan Nicely (University of San Francisco).
  • Freshwater: a rehearsed reading of Virginia Woolf’s play in the Keynes Library, directed by Aoife Monks.  Part of Arts Week 2012.
  • Theatre Conversation: Surviving and Thriving: Emerging Theatre Companies: panel discussion involving theatre practitioners Jack Lowe and Sophie Larsmon of Curious Directive, Ant Stones of Never Say Theatre and Tea Fuelled, Simon Pittman of Rough Fiction, and Paschale Straiton of redherring.  Chaired by Andrew Dickson (arts critic).  Part of Arts Week 2012.
  • Theatre Conversation: Image, Text, Theatre: Contemporary Performance and Its Sources: a roundtable discussion exploring the use of material from nineteenth century literature and art as the basis for developing new work. Chaired by Louise Owen, featuring contributions from Martin Lewton and Andrew McKinnon (Theatre North), Karen Tomlin (writer and director) and Gemma Brockis (Shunt). Part of Arts Week 2012.
  • Joan Littlewood and the relation between a theatre and its community: workshop hosted by Theatre Royal Stratford East, run by Jan Sharkey-Dodds (Head of Young People’s Work).  Part of Arts Week 2012.
  • Naked Homo: performance of Theatre North’s acclaimed series of short pieces exploring identity and sexuality, directed by Andrew McKinnon.  Part of Arts Week 2012.
  • Theatre Conversation: What is Research Outside the Academy?: a panel discussion on the nature and role of research in criticism and arts practice. Chaired by Christopher Cook (broadcaster and critic), featuring contributions from Andrew Dickson (arts critic), Bruno Roubicek (performer and theatremaker) and Eliane Glaser (writer and radio producer).
  • Work Songs: a guest dance theatre performance exploring office politics using techniques of professional wrestling, presented by the dangerologists – Broderick Chow (Brunel University) and Tom Wells (independent artist)