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Welcome to the SARC events page.  Concerts at SARC are part of the wide range of public events that go on in the School of Creative Arts at Queen's.  These include concerts, film screenings, drama plays and research seminars.  You can browse these events below or keep in touch by registering with us.

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Public Workshop:

Public Workshop: "'I was born in the rain and I got soaked'- theatre in conflict”

9 May 2014 2:00PM -

Description:

By actor and writer, Vincent Higgins

Friday 9th May 2014, 2-4pm
Rehearsal Room, Drama & Film Centre (beside QFT)
21 University Square, Queen’s University
Admission Free
For further information, please contact David Grant (d.grant@qub.ac.uk)

Vincent Higgins lived through the conflict in the north of Ireland. He has worked as an actor and writer during the conflict, throughout the long drawn-out peace process and now the period referred to as 'post-conflict'. He will examine aspects of his work during this time which includes mainstream theatre: (Abbey Theatre, Lyric Theatre), independent theatre: (Dubbeljoint, Brassneck), site specific theatre: (Kabosh), prison arts: (Prison Arts Foundation, RTE Radio), bespoke theatre: (Plays for ICTU, IFA, Attorney General's Office). Vincent is a member of the Global Arts Corps. He has worked with them in Kosovo, South Africa and the USA. The GAC brings together artists from post-conflict environments in order to begin a global dialogue that will enable us to share our stories, learn from one another and express solidarity as artists with no frontiers. His presentation will include the Irish premiere of a 20 minute film about the GAC production in Boston: 'Hold your Tongue, Hold your Dead'. This event is organised by the Interdisciplinary Research Group ‘Art, Performance and Media in (Post-) Conflict Societies’, hosted and funded by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast


Venue: Rehearsal Room, Drama & Film Centre, 21 University Square
Booking info: FREE

Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe, dir. David Grant

Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe, dir. David Grant

23 Sep 2014 7:30PM - 23 Sep 2014 9:30PM

Description: AN GRIANAN THEATRE, Letterkenny (in association with the School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University) "From one of Ireland’s most daringly original writers, Frank Pig Says Hello, Patrick McCabe’s stage version of his acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy, first appeared as part of the 1992 Dublin Theatre Festival. The stage adaptation allows us inside the troubled mind of Francie Brady, letting his share his hopes, his fears, his sense of fun and ultimately his rage against the world around him. It is a poignant and provocative journey into the heart and mind of a young man driven beyond the boundaries of his mental and emotional health. A black comedy, a grotesque fusion of story telling and role-play where over 30 characters are played by two versatile actors (Patrick McBrearty and Stefan Dunbar), the production offers a highly theatrical, visually inventive experience. Challenging but rewarding, humorous yet harrowing, Frank Pig Says Hello is at times breathtaking, often haunting and always hugely entertaining. Directed by David Grant. Booking 02890 971382 or studentshows@qub.ac.uk. www.brianfrieltheatre.co.uk"
Venue: The Brian Friel Theatre
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Human Workshop

Human Workshop

1 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 1 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Steve Davis


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Human

Human

2 Oct 2014 1:10PM - 2 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Human


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Seminar

Seminar

8 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 8 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

"Christological analysis of the libretto of Handel's Messiah" Speaker Dr Kerry Houston (DIT)


Venue: McMordie Hall
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We Are Northern Lights

We Are Northern Lights

14 Oct 2014 6:30PM - 14 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

How do you capture the essence of Scotland in just one film? You invite people from all across the country to submit their unique visions in a mass participation project and combine them into an impressionistic self portrait of contemporary Scotland that is poignant, thrilling, moving, often very funny and strays far from the stereotypes often encountered. Created on the eve of the most momentous decision in the country’s history - the vote for independence, this is a unique chance to re-discover Scotland through the eyes and thoughts of the people who live there.


Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
Booking info: £4 (free for the first 20 QUB students)

Viva Chile Mierda

Viva Chile Mierda

15 Oct 2014 2:00AM - 15 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description: Chile, 1974. Under the cloak of darkness Pinochet's military intelligence service raid the home of the filmmaker's aunt Gaby. She, together with her husband and brother, were blindfolded and taken to a secret military prison to be interrogated. For three weeks they were tortured and terrorized. No one knew where they were. Their children were kept under armed guard. Were it not for the help given to them by one young prison guard, they would not have coped. That guard was Andres 'Papudo' Valenzuela, who several years later would be the first military intelligence officer to admit to the crimes committed by the dictatorship. Through intimate interviews, illustrations, animations and first person voice over, this film traces the lives of both prisoners and guard in order to reflect on the enduring effects of this traumatic history. Their stories shine light on larger issues of exile, national identity, truth and reconciliation.
Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
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Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Quasar Saxophone Quartet

15 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 15 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Quasar Saxophone Quartet


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Viva Chile Mierda

Viva Chile Mierda

15 Oct 2014 2:00PM - 15 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Chile, 1974. Under the cloak of darkness Pinochet's military intelligence service raid the home of the filmmaker's aunt Gaby. She, together with her husband and brother, were blindfolded and taken to a secret military prison to be interrogated. For three weeks they were tortured and terrorized. No one knew where they were. Their children were kept under armed guard. Were it not for the help given to them by one young prison guard, they would not have coped. That guard was Andres 'Papudo' Valenzuela, who several years later would be the first military intelligence officer to admit to the crimes committed by the dictatorship. Through intimate interviews, illustrations, animations and first person voice over, this film traces the lives of both prisoners and guard in order to reflect on the enduring effects of this traumatic history. Their stories shine light on larger issues of exile, national identity, truth and reconciliation.


Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
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The 2014 Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture

The 2014 Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture

18 Oct 2014 5:00PM - 18 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

 To commemorate Stewart Parker’s 26th anniversary, QUB Drama and the School of Creative Arts is delighted to welcome one of our most renowned actors for stage and screen, ADRIAN DUNBAR, who will deliver this year’s Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture.


Venue: Brian Friel Theatre
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Richard Wakely in Conversation with performer and choreographer Claire Cunningham

Richard Wakely in Conversation with performer and choreographer Claire Cunningham

22 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 22 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

 Richard Wakely, Director of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, will speak with Festival Artist-in-Residence, Claire Cunningham about her experiences and latest work, ‘Guide Gods’, which looks at the perspectives of different Faiths towards the subject of disability. Claire Cunningham is a Glasgow-based performer and choreographer of multi-disciplinary performance. One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renown self-identifying disabled artists, Cunningham's work is intelligent and humorous. It is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies). Richard Wakely is the Director of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and is a member of the Board of Directors of Dance Ireland.


Venue: Brian Friel Theatre
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"'One of the past': Strauss's self-image and the dynamics of history."

22 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 22 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Dr David Larkin (Sydney Conservatorium)


Venue: McMordie Hall
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Moynihan-O'Leary Duo

Moynihan-O'Leary Duo

23 Oct 2014 1:10PM - 23 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

This event is a partnership between the School of Creative Arts at Queen's and the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's.


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Concert, Sonic Arts

Concert, Sonic Arts

29 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 29 Sep 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Lab
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Analogue-Digital Dialogues in Contemporary Experimental Film'

Analogue-Digital Dialogues in Contemporary Experimental Film'

29 Oct 2014 4:30PM - 29 Oct 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Dr Kim Knowles


Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
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Concert, Sonic Arts

Concert, Sonic Arts

30 Oct 2014 1:10PM - 30 Sep 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Lab
Venue: Sonic Lab
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"The Past Frames The Composer Frames The Past"

5 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 5 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Professor Piers Hellawell (QUB)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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Beyond stereotypes: innovative original works for harp

Beyond stereotypes: innovative original works for harp

6 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 6 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: "“Originally from Birmingham, Tanya Houghton studied in Cambridge, London and Paris before embarking on a career as a freelance harpist of many different guises. Her recital today explores repertoire that takes the harp beyond its traditional musical stereotype, including Britten's Suite for Harp and works by Hindemith and Canadian harpist Caroline Lizotte. Tanya's freelance work includes solo, chamber and orchestral playing. She has developed a specialism in playing for singers, both in the operatic world and as an accompanist to soloists and choirs. Last November she was honoured to play for Britten’s 100th birthday concert in Wigmore Hall, London, accompanying Nicholas Mulroy in Britten’s Canticle V :The Death of St Narcissus. Earlier in 2013 she enjoyed a tour (with performances in the Hermitage, St Petersburg and Southwark Cathedral) of the complete Britten Church Parables led by Roger Vignoles. She has a thriving duo partnership with mezzo-soprano Cerys Jones and recently accompanied soprano Rebecca van der Berg for the Ryedale Festival. Tanya’s orchestral work includes appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra amongst others. She is principal harpist of Orchestra of the Swan. She has had the privilege of working with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington and Edward Gardner. "
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Improvisation Trio from Brazil

Improvisation Trio from Brazil

7 Nov 2014 5:00PM - 7 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: "The three musicians began performing as part of the ""Itiberê Orchestra Family"", an instrumental music group led by musician Itiberê Zwarg. With this formation, they participated in the recordings of several CDs, including the 'Pedra do Espia' (2002) and 'Mundo Verde Esperança' (2002) by Hermeto Pascoal. Each of the three members has a very diverse artistic trajectory, appearing with other musical groups, being part of recordings and carrying out music research. This trio formed with Pedro Albuquerque joining in 2010, the year in which cellist Maria Clara Valle also came to the group. Renata Neves joined the group for the first time during performances at the Cadilda Becker Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, in 2011."
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: Free

Sonic Arts

Sonic Arts

12 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 12 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Sonic Arts

Sonic Arts

13 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 12 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House

13 Nov 2014 4:00PM - 13 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House with Christopher Fitz-Simon.


Venue: Brian Friel Theatre
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The Alison Dunlop Memorial Lecture:

The Alison Dunlop Memorial Lecture: "Newly Discovered Harpsichord Suites by Georg and Gottlieb Muffat"

19 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 19 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Dr Glenn Wilson (Musikhochschule Würzburg)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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The Alison Dunlop Memorial Recital

The Alison Dunlop Memorial Recital

20 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 20 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: " Japanese harpsichordist Naoko Akutagawa has been engaged by the CD label NAXOS to record the 27 newly-discovered Suites by the great 18th-century Viennese composer Gottlieb Muffat. She had the privilege of working closely with Dr Alison Dunlop from the beginning of the project, the first disc of which was released in 2013, and Alison's achievement will be the foundation for its continuation. This Memorial Concert will be the first known performance for over 200 years of three of these masterpieces of baroque keyboard music. "Naoko Akutagawa (harpsichord)
Venue: Sonic Lab
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The Challenge of Capturing Impact: Fionnuala Kennedy of Kabosh Theatre Company reflects on their work

The Challenge of Capturing Impact: Fionnuala Kennedy of Kabosh Theatre Company reflects on their work

25 Nov 2014 4:30PM - 25 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Fionnula Kennedy (Director with Kabosh) and Victoria Durrer (QUB)


Venue: Seminar Rm, Drama & Film Centre
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Marin Von Gorkom

Marin Von Gorkom

26 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 26 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Sonic Arts - Marin Von Gorkom


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Loss and Resurrection: The Case of Allan Dwan’s THE HALF-BREED

26 Nov 2014 2:00PM - 26 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Originally a star of the Broadway stage, Douglas Fairbanks began his film career not as Zorro, Robin Hood, or d'Artagnan, but in a series of contemporary comedies and western dramas filmed under the auspices of the Triangle Film Company. Perhaps the most idiosyncratic of the series was The Half-Breed, released July 1916, in which the star played a half-white/half-Indian outcast suffering from the prejudices of local townspeople. Created by a team of future film legends (director Allan Dwan, production supervisor D.W. Griffith, cinematographer Victor Fleming), the cast also includes: Alma Rubens, Sam De Grasse, and Jewel Carmen. For decades the film had been available only in severely degraded and abbreviated versions, until the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Cinematheque française collaborated to restore the film back to its original 1916 release version. Rob Byrne 


Venue: Screen 2, Drama & Film Centre
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Marin Von Gorkom

Marin Von Gorkom

27 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 27 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Sonic Arts - Marin Von Gorkom Directed by Claudie Landy
Venue: Sonic Lab
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"Gossiping to Music in Renaissance France"

3 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 3 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Prof Jeanice Brooks (Southampton)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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Gordon Campbell (trombone) with Steve Barnett & Friends

Gordon Campbell (trombone) with Steve Barnett & Friends

4 Dec 2014 1:10PM - 4 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: The popular pre-Christmas jazz recital this year sees the welcome return of Gordon Campbell, star jazz trombonist and principal with the BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra and other leading jazz and popular ensembles in London.
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Christmas Concert I

Christmas Concert I

6 Dec 2014 11:00AM - 6 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Students of Junior Academy of Music


Venue: Elmwood Hall
Booking info: £3

Raviv Gandrow

Raviv Gandrow

10 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 10 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Raviv Gandrow - Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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Raviv Gandrow

Raviv Gandrow

11 Dec 2014 1:10PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Raviv Gandrow - Sonic Arts
Venue: Sonic Lab
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QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

11 Dec 2014 7:30PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Join us for our annual celebration of the season through Big Band Jazz, when the virtuosi of QUB Big Band are directed by Steve Barnett. Jazz favourites, from the Swing Era through to the 70s, will be spiced with seasonal favourites for Christmas time.


Venue: Crescent Arts Centre
Booking info: £7/£5

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

11 Dec 2014 7:30PM - 11 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Join us for our annual celebration of the season through Big Band Jazz, when the virtuosi of QUB Big Band are directed by Steve Barnett. Jazz favourites, from the Swing Era through to the 70s, will be spiced with seasonal favourites for Christmas time.


Venue: Crescent Arts Centre
Booking info: £7/£5

Christmas Concert ii

Christmas Concert ii

13 Dec 2014 11:00AM - 13 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Students of Junior Academy of Music
Venue: Elmwood Hall
Booking info: £3

“Music Memory: parading the past in Belfast”

“Music Memory: parading the past in Belfast”

17 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 17 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Dr Ray Casserly (CIEE)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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Bach To The Future - i

Bach To The Future - i

18 Dec 2014 1:10PM - 18 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) "With playing described in the press as ‘alluring’ and ‘a wonder’, violinist Fenella Humphreys is much in demand as a chamber musician and soloist, with performances taking her across the globe. Her first concerto recording, of Christopher Wright’s Violin Concerto for Dutton Epoch with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was released recently to great critical acclaim, including selection as ‘Orchestral Choice CD’ in a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine. She has collaborated with artists including Alexander Baillie, Pekka Kuusisto and Martin Lovett, and is regularly invited by Steven Isserlis to take part in the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove. Konzertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie, she also enjoys guest leading and directing various ensembles in Europe. In 2012 Fenella created Bach To The Future, an inspirational commissioning project for six established composers to write works for solo violin to be performed alongside Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas. Three of these works, by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Piers Hellawell and Gordon Crosse, were premiered at the Maltings, Snape this year in a residency, while the other three, by Sally Beamish, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton, follow next year. In today’s recital Fenella presents Bach's Partita in E major with its new 'fellow', by Cheryl Frances-Hoad; in addition we hear a landmark for solo violin from a later era, the Sonata no.2 by Ysäye, in which the great Belgian violinist himself quoted and reflected upon Bach’s ideas from the Bach Partita in E. The recital opens with a Sonata by the ‘father’ of solo violin, Heinrich Biber, the Baroque composer whose landmark violin works form the background to Bach. Please note: second recital event today at 5.30 pm. "
Venue: Sonic lab
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Bach To The Future – ii

Bach To The Future – ii

18 Dec 2014 5:30PM - 18 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) In an informal lecture-recital setting, Fenella Humphreys performs Bach’s great Partita no 2 in D minor, with its closing Chaconne. Before this she will be joined by Piers Hellawell to introduce his own contribution to her project, Balcony Scenesfor solo violin; this will be performed on its own, first, and then with its four sections interspersed among the movements of the Bach Partita. Join us for Bach's great Chaconne!
Venue: McMordie Hall
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