04. March 2019 - 18:00 till 19:30
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Staff and Student event: University’s Tate Partnership meets Open Circuit | Tate Liverpool | Monday, 04. March 2019

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 students are invited to attend for free on 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 3 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 which will be performed off campus for the first time, opening up to new audiences and bringing new dimensions to the exhibition.
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
Please note that this event is only open to University Staff, Students and invited guests. Staff and Students are entitled to free entry to this event and all paid exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain and Tate Modern; plus 10% discount in the Tate Liverpool Shop and 20% discount at the Tate Liverpool Cafe.*
* Staff and Students must present a valid University of Liverpool Staff or Student ID Card when visiting Tate Liverpool and a staff / student card together with a Corporate Supporter Pass for entry into Tate Britain and Tate Modern.