November 21 Discussion/Leeds

November 23 Screening/London

November 24 Performance / Cardiff

“Other conferences could take a leaf out of #r3fest’s book” – Dr Alex Lockwood, Guardian 2014. Of the pioneering first biennale (RUN! RUN! RUN! International Festival of Running) exploring running as an arts and humanities discourse.

Join three female artist-researcher-runners Dr Kai Syng Tan, Annie Grove-White and Dr Carali McCall in three energising events in three cities.

The RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2016 #r3fest draws on the success of the inaugural RUN! RUN! RUN! International Festival of Running which took place at the Slade Research Centre in 2014. At the second run, now re-named RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2016, we will explore running as a metaphor and methodology for us to think about the body, gender, ageing, the city and borders.

With guests and colleagues including representatives from charities Free to Run (an NGO for running for women and girls in Afghanistan), A Mile In Her Shoes (a running group for homeless women) and Headway East London (a charity supporting people affected by brain injury), Eddie Ladd (international performance maker), Dr Karen Throsby (University of Leeds), Joe King (Royal College of Art), Simon Freeman (Like the Wind), Dr Andrew Filmer (Aberystwyth University), Catrin Kean (writer), Dr Alan Latham (UCL), Amelia Johnstone (illustrator) and Sarah Brown (Leeds Art Gallery) and Dr Debbie Lisle (Queen’s Belfast). RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2016 is sponsored by Leeds College of Art.

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How does running (dis)connect people across borders?
November 21 / Leeds: Discussion. 2-4pm. MA Creative Studio.
Leeds College of Art Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ

How does running (dis)connect people with the city?
November 23 / London: Screening. 6-8pm. Exhibition Room. Pearson Building
Department of Geography. UCL Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

How does running (dis)connect people with their body?
November 24 / Cardiff: Performance. 6-9pm. National Indoors Athletics Centre.
Cardiff Metropolitan University CF23 6XD