Presented by Dr Evelyn Jamieson

Bringing Festive cheer to our proceedings, I would like to celebrate the passion we have as artists in being able to work together in our dynamic arts and cultural environment. Collaborative practice is a shared, mutually dependent, and constantly evolving dialogical process that has been the central focus of my practice and research since 2000. It is the key driver in my performance making, community facilitation and teaching as a member of staff here at the University of Chester. It is my view that through shared ownership, one can create a truly collective and innovative endeavour: “It is about crossing boundaries and entering another space together” (Jamieson, 2011). Today’s lecture investigates and demonstrates how we enter this space together in order to find points of intersection and develop understanding, practice and creative enterprise through a rich, creative collaborative process.

Dr Evelyn Jamieson is an Associate Professor and Programme Leader for MA Dance and MA Drama at the University of Chester. Having performed and worked with leading choreographers, directors and composers such as Wayne McGregor and Leigh Landy and companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre and Dundee Rep Theatre her professional practice centres on teaching and learning in higher education and research informed teaching.

Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

Our Lunchtime Lectures are videoed and archived for future viewing, by attending you give permission for us to do so – thanks!





Approx 60 mins

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?