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Peggy Shaw’s RUFF

April 14, 2016 - April 16, 2016


Barbican, Silk Street Theatre,
14 – 16 April 2016 / 19:45

Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humour and arresting honesty. Supported by video monitors, a green screen and her virtual back-up band, Shaw talks, croons and imitates her way through anecdotes and stories, in a manner ‘admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed’ (New York Times).

RUFF constitutes a central component of a larger body of creative and public engagement work by Split Britches (Shaw and Lois Weaver), exploring ageing and wellbeing in the arts and as artists. Thursday 14th will include a post-show Q&A with a health professional, contributing to this ongoing conversation.

Click here for more information and to book yourself a place.


April 14, 2016
April 16, 2016
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Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.