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Keep up to date with the latest events from the University.

Contested Bodies | Performing gender as you see fit 
6-7.15pm, today (21 February) 

Coinciding with LGBT+ History Month and the University’s Contested Bodies exhibition, an international line-up of contemporary artists will join co-curator and collector of the exhibition, Marcelle Joseph, for a panel discussion around art and how gender is performed

Lecture | Pinter, Pensions, Artaud and the Absurd 
5.30-7pm, 23 February 

The School of English is proud to announce the first in a new series of professional inaugural lectures. Professor of Theatre and Performance, Mark Taylor-Batty, will present his lecture ‘Pinter, Pensions, Artaud and the Absurd’ at the Workshop Theatre on campus. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book launch in the School of English. Tickets are free and can be booked online

International Concert Series | Leeds Emerging Artist Festival 

The University of Leeds International Concert Series continues its 2024 season this week. Don’t miss the chance to hear work by students on performance courses on 23 February. The recently appointed Friends of University Arts and Music (FUAM) Ensemble in Residence, The Marsyas Trio, will also be making their debut performance at the University on 25 February alongside students from the School of Music. Tickets for these events are on a pay-as-you-feel basis. 

Visiting Artist’s Talk 
2-4pm, 26 February 

For the next Visiting Artist’s Talk we welcome Ding Shilun, a young painter with a burgeoning commercial career. 

People centred design 
1-4pm, 28 February 

Hear from colleagues at this online event on people centred design. Discover insights into leading research from around the world on the application of people centred design with the context of curriculum and learning design in higher education. 

Go fund yourself? Funding and the future of high growth startups in the Leeds City Region 
12 noon to 4.30pm, 29 February 

The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and the Horizons Institute are hosting an interactive workshop connecting business leaders and decision makers within the investment landscape in the Leeds City Region. Highlighting investment opportunities for high-growth startups, the workshop seeks to propose evidence-based solutions to build and scale up place-based funding support. Please contact Sherif Youssef at s.youssef@leeds.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

Contested Bodies | Curator tour 
5-5.30pm, 15 March 

Join Dr Laura Claveria for an exclusive tour of the Contested Bodies exhibition, which interrogates and celebrates the performativity of gender as a social construct and features artworks from more than 40 artists across the gender spectrum. 

Contested Bodies | In conversation with Tiegan Handley 
5.30-6pm, 15 March 

Join artist-researcher GossipGrrrl in conversation with Tiegan Handley. Tiegan, who works in textiles, was commissioned by the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery for the Contested Bodies exhibition. Their practice is concerned with expressive statements about themself, their queerness and their identity as a queer person, with a focus on language, quiltmaking, and its associations with craft. 

Book | Gryphons Go Kids Camps    

Need to plan some entertainment for your children during the Easter holidays? There’s still time to book them onto Sport & Physical Activity’s Gryphons Go Kids Camps. Children can swim, climb and explore the outdoors, as well as develop their physical skills and make use of our superb educational facilities. Camps will be hosted at The Edge from 2-12 April. 

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