EVENTS

What Is AMR And What Can We Do About It?

Friday, 3 September 2021

14:00 – 16:30 – discussion and readings

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Live: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21036

Online:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21037

On 3 September 1928, Alexander Fleming returned to his laboratory after a holiday, and said, "That's funny".  Before leaving, Fleming had inoculated staphylococci on culture plates and left them on his bench. On return, one was contaminated with a fungus… penicillin.

We celebrate the birthday of antibiotics, with a conversation between Healthcare Scientists, researchers, artists, and patients on how to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. Plus Festival extracts, performance & discussion.

Presented in association with Precision AMR research initiative at UCL.

 

IF I DON'T PLAY I WON'T UNDERSTAND

Friday, 3 September 2021

18:00 – 19:30 BST - digital immersive performance

Online: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21038

Welcome to the Bacterial Leisure Centre; the best fitness centre for bacteria in the microbiome to train for bacterial success! Our Leisure Centre is located in the heart of the breathtaking Microbiome Resort, set in a 2,700 square feet of the Gut. Our team of trainers will coach and guide you in this adventure of becoming bacteria, and they will make sure you will have an unforgettable experience.

Explore communication and expression from a microbial perspective. Designed and directed by Monika Gravagno of Facciocose Theatre.

 

Nosocomial Collaborations

Friday, 3 September 2021

20:00 – 21:45 BST – screening; script in hand performance

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Live:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21039

Online:   https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21043

‘Nosocomial’ means ‘hospital acquired’, and the Nosocomial Project turns hospital-acquired experiences of NHS Healthcare Scientists, and patients, into drama. Klebsiella is the shapeshifter of the microbial world. A compulsive stealer of DNA. Who is she? Why does she do these things? In a crisis of identity, Klebsiella seeks psychotherapy. A film portrait of Klebsiella pneumoniae by writer/ performer Peter Clements & filmmaker Becky Simon. Nosocomial combines science fiction and science fact with the personal stories of NHS Healthcare Scientists. A staged reading of the award-winning verbatim drama by Nicola Baldwin. Jo is not well. Something strange is happening. As a scientist, she can resolve this. Unless it’s everywhere....

 

SOCK THE PUPPET

Saturday, 4 September 2021

14:00 – 15:00 BST – workshop and screening

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Live:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21040

Online:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21044 .

A puppet story for children about Socks, Science, Superbugs and Making Friends.

Meet Sock, the puppet. Sock is excited to go and sing for the children in Hospital with Ms Clown. Sock loves the Hospital. It is always clean and tidy. The children love Sock’s singing.

When Sock catches all the bugs that make the children poorly, Sock has an adventure to the cleanest, tidiest place in the whole Hospital: The Laboratory. Healthcare Scientist Bonnie introduces Sock to the bugs and explains how to keep them safely where they belong. Can you help Sock tidy the bugs and find a way back to Ms Clown? Join us for the film premiere of Sock the Puppet, and a make-a-friend for Sock workshop.

Supported by Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

 

LA BIOTIQUE: Migrant Health and Health Inequality

Saturday, 4 September 2021

16:00 – 17:00 BST – screening and live panel discussion

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Live: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21041

Online:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21045

Premiere of short film La Biotique by Rahila Gupta, followed by a panel discussion with Rahila Gupta, Sonali Naik QC and Dr Enrique Castro-Sánchez on migrant health and the global impact of health inequality as a driver for AMR. La Biotique is a contemporary reworking of an aria from Puccini’s opera La Boheme, in which Mimi, a poor seamstress in 1830s Paris is reimagined as a migrant textile worker in today's London, who sings of her heartbreak as she contemplates death from TB. With Radhika Aggarwal as ‘Mimi’. “La Biotique” sung by Otis-Cameron Carr.

 

80,000 SUSPECTS!

Saturday, 4 September 2021

19:30 – 21:00 BST

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Live: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21042

Online:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21046

A staged script-in-hand performance inspired by the classic 1963 British medical thriller about Healthcare Scientists battling a smallpox outbreak. Brought to life by a combined company of actors, artists, scientists, researchers, and you, the audience.  It's New Year's eve. You’re about to go on a much-needed holiday when you get a call to go into the lab. A patient is showing signs of a mystery illness. The doctor just wants you to run a few tests.... What could possibly go wrong? Followed by an informal discussion on the history of Healthcare Science, and the future challenges of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

 

Plus   Online screenings of artist films, discussions and Healthcare science videos; 80,000 SUSPECTS online LARP game; Science Showoff cabaret / Never Explain quiz.

 

Rise of the Resistance Festival aims to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance and showcase innovative responses to AMR. Presented by Nosocomial in association UCL Precision AMR.

Nosocomial is grateful to SfAM, HIS, RCPath, GOSH, GOSH and Pfizer Ltd UK for their support.

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