Staff and Student event: University’s Tate Partnership meets Open Circuit

The University of Liverpool’s Research and Partnership Development Team have joined the Department of Music’s Open Circuit Festival to run a celebratory event at partner institution Tate Liverpool. All staff and students are invited to attend for free on Monday, 4 March, 2019.

Staff, students and invited guests will have one of the last chances to see and hear about the University supported exhibition, New Times, New Pleasures, by modernist painter Fernand Léger and hear from distinguished speakers from the University.  The University’s Open Circuit musicians, Matt Fairclough and Richard Worth, will provide a musical response to the work of Lèger with a new flute and live electronics piece which will be performed in and around the gallery.

The event will reflect on the past three years of the University’s successful Partnership with Tate and how the collaborative projects have enabled academics and students from a range of departments to enrich their research and to contribute to the cultural life of the city. Guests will then hear about the future of the collaboration and be introduced to the University’s Open Circuit Festival off campus for the first time, opening up new audiences and bringing new dimensions to the exhibition.

Tate Partnership meets Open Circuit Programme

6.00pm      Drinks on arrival

6.15pm      Welcome speeches – Professor Dame Janet Beer (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool) and Helen Legg (Director of Tate Liverpool)

6.30pm      Reflections of the success of partnership and forward look – Professor Fiona Beveridge (Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Liverpool)

6.40pm      Curator talk: Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures

6.50pm     La Création du Monde and the Impact of Jazz in Europe and introduction to Open Circuit Festival (Professor of Music; Head of the Department of Music, the University of Liverpool)

7.00pm     Live music performance inspired by Léger in and around the gallery

7.30pm     Close.

Places are limited so please book in advance here now to avoid disappointment.

Forthcoming events

Visit our University of Liverpool and Tate Partnership webpage here for more collaborative activities and events.

Get involved

We are now seeking expressions of interest from University staff and students who are keen to develop complementary activity around forthcoming exhibitions including Keith Haring and Sol Calero. Please contact Kate Spicer (Senior Impact and Business Development Manager) for a proposal form, deadline of 11 February, 2019.