LSFPA LAUNCH FEST 2022
University of Lincoln
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Other Locations
19th May – 5 July 2022 | Various Times and Dates | See below for listings
LAUNCH FEST is a celebration of new art, dance, music, theatre and performance from the students of the University of Lincoln’s Fine and Performing Arts courses.
Taking place Thursday 19th May – Tuesday 5th July 2022 the festival showcases new work from emerging professional artists, performers, and creatives – all made as part of their studies. Audiences will be welcomed onto the Brayford Campus and to events across Lincoln as part of this exciting festival of new arts and culture, featuring exhibitions, music, dance, new writing, contemporary theatre, and more!
Events include the student curated Nebula Music Festival (4th June), a day-long programme of live music of all genres for all tastes, and the annual LSFPA Dance Showcase (19-20th May) – two nights of contemporary dance and choreography from students, staff, and visiting guest artists in Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
First year students from the BA Drama & Theatre Ensemble Show course will be presenting work on the LPAC Main Stage for the first time, created under the direction of professional theatre performers, while the third years will be showing their final Degree Show pieces, entirely created, written, performed and directed by the cast. Look out for There’s a Shark in the Thames (8th June) – which looks at the increasing problem of climate change – and The Due Diligence Scouts (9th June) a dark and comical look at society and growing up.
Planning for the the LSFPA BA Fine Art Degree Show is also fully underway. The Project Space Plus Gallery on campus will be throwing open its doors on June 10th to coincide with a celebratory event to mark the festival and raise a toast to the hard work and talent LSFPA students have shown over the year – all are welcome.
To close the festival season, the staff of MA Theatre will be welcoming professional playwrights Carmen Nasr (Dubailand), Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), April de Angelis (Hush), and Anders Lustgarten (A Day at the Racists) for a special series of Playwriting Intensives, followed by a showcase of new scripted performance from Lincoln’s newest writers.
Head of School, Dr. Andrew Westerside said, “I’m incredibly proud to welcome audiences to the first ever LAUNCH FEST, our end-of-year showcase of work for students across the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Over the last two years, students in LSFPA have had to face some of the biggest challenges the Higher Education and Arts sectors have ever seen. Not only have they faced those challenges, but they’ve done so with creativity, imagination, resilience, and professionalism – this festival showcases that huge accomplishment.”
Full details of upcoming events are listed below, and further information is available here:
Online Brochure: https://issuu.com/rbuol/docs/launch_fest_22
LSFPA Launch Fest Events Include:
SHOWCASE: BA Dance and MA Choreography & Performance Practices
THUR 19 & FRI 20 May | 7pm | LPAC Auditorium
FINE ART EXHIBITIONS: ’Beyond the Gallery’
WED 25 – THUR 26 May | Various times | Across Lincoln
ENSEMBLE THEATRE: ‘The Backrooms’ (dir. Ollie Smith)
TUE 31 May | 7pm | LPAC Auditorium
ENSEMBLE THEATRE: ‘The Inescapable Hourglass’ (dir. Teo Ghil)
WED 1 June | 7pm | LPAC Auditorium
NEBULA MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT 4 June | Various Times | Throughout LPAC
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES SCHOOL TOUR: ‘Jake Space!’ by Macaroni Rainbow
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES ON DEMAND: ’A Cat’s Tale’ by Macaroni Rainbow
MON 6 – Fri 10 June
CONTEMPORARY THEATRE DEGREE SHOW: ’There’s a Shark in the Thames’ by Meliorate Collective
WED 8 June | 6.30pm | LPAC Auditorium
CONTEMPORARY THEATRE DEGREE SHOW: ‘The Due Diligence Scouts’ by Super Sponge Assembly
THUR 9 June | 6.30pm | LPAC Auditorium
LAUNCH FEST CELEBRATION EVENT – FRI JUNE 10th
From 5.30pm – speeches start 6pm | Outside Project Space Plus Gallery (Weather permitting!)
DEGREE SHOW: EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW – ‘JUST CALL IT ART’
FRI 10 June | Opening 6pm | Exhibition runs til 24 June | Project Space Plus Gallery and Fine Art Studios
TECHNICAL THEATRE & STAGE MANAGEMENT: ’1984’: a 1-2-1 Technical Theatre VR Experience
FRI 10 June | From 5.30pm | LPAC Foyer
WORK IN PROGRESS: ‘Hello Friend’ – Audio Walk by The Lincoln Company
FRI 10 June | Various Times | Starts LPAC Foyer
CABARET, SATIRE, & SONG: A short evening of cabaret-style fun!
THUR 16 June | 7.30pm | LPAC Studio 1
MA THEATRE EVENTS: Professional Playwriting Intensives & ‘Write Now!’ Scriptwriting Showcase
MON 4 & TUE 5 July | Various times | LPAC