Emma Humphries: Through Your Eyes

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Emma Humphries: Through Your Eyes

Part of Into The New 2014

Tue 14 - Wed 15 Jan 2014 | 14th: 6pm | 15th: 1.30pm | Duration: 1 hour | Day pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book)

“A city in Scotland on the River Clyde; population 578,700 (est. 2009). Formerly a major shipbuilding centre, it is the largest city in Scotland.”
Oxford Dictionary 2013

“Glasgow’s history stretches back almost two thousand years and has been rich and varied. Originally a small salmon-fishing village at a crossing point on the River Clyde, Glasgow has been shaped by Battles, World Wide Trade and Heavy Industry to become a truly International City.”
Clyde Valley website 2013

These are the facts and the history of this city but at the heart of the city is its people, their stories, their memories and their experiences. The children from Garnetbank Primary School and I have been discovering what Glasgow means to us in 2014. Together we have been sharing, discussing, making, and creating, carving out our Glasgow from our stories.

About Emma Humphries

Over the past year, Emma has worked as a facilitator with children learning English as an Additional Language, using drama workshops to build confidence. Her latest collaboration is with Hilary Jones and Momentum Skills, creating confidence-building workshops for adults who have suffered a brain injury and/or mental health issue which has results in a loss of confidence in speaking. Emma enjoys working with non-performers and using performance to bring about dramatic life transformations.

Other collaborations include International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Glasgow 2013 and Off The Rails.

About Into The New

Into The New is a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Capturing the ethos of the CPP course, which takes as its basis the artist Joseph Beuys’ claim that ‘civilisation is an art work and everybody is an artist’ by encouraging a socially engaged practice, Into The New 2014 offers three days of work designed to intrigue, challenge, entertain, excite and provoke, created by a group of artists trying to make sense of the complexities of our world by making performance to share with others. Tackling subjects such as masculinity, depression and environmentalism, the work at this year’s festival asks us to consider – what makes us human? What connects us? What divides us? Most of all, it asks us to imagine what a better world might look like, and how we can all use our imagination to find creative solutions to the crises our planet faces.

If we are all ‘artists’, we are all part of finding those solutions – please come down, enjoy the work, and join the artists in the bar afterwards to discuss all this and more…

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