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Professor Adrian Heathfield from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance opened the Doing Time exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, which features the works of the renowned artist Tehching Hsieh. Housed in the Palazzo delle Prigioni, close to St. Mark's Square, Doing Time is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work to date. Detailed installations of two of Hsieh's One Year Performances – 'Time Clock Piece' and 'Outdoor Piece' – are on show, in which he pursued unprecedented acts of endurance, as well as three previously unseen works for the camera: Road Repair, Exposure and Jump.

On 18 May, 28 Drama, Theatre and Performance students will perform at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a one off production with the People Show, as part of the Museums at Night festival.

Frazer Blaxland, a graduate of Roehampton in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, will be taking the lead role of Jesus in an open-air Community Passion Play. The community production of up to 250 performers will take place through the streets of Marlborough in Wiltshire on Easter Sunday.

Adrian Heathfield, Professor of Performance and Visual Culture in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will curate Taiwan's Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, opening in May 2017.

Dr Emily Orley, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will be presenting her solo performance Searching Shadows at the One Festival in London in January.

Ewan Forster and Christopher Heighes, both Creative Research Fellows at the University of Roehampton are presenting their latest project, Three King’s, over two days at King’s College London on the 13 and 14 October as part of the Arts & Humanities Festival 2016.
David Jubb has been recognised with an honorary degree from University of Roehampton for his commitment to London theatre, using performance as a medium for change and encouraging the use of creativity in all aspects of life.
The Periodic Table is a collection of short stories by the acclaimed writer Primo Levi. Graham White, Professor of Drama and Creative Practice at Roehampton has written 12 plays which follow the form of the collection, mirroring the book’s deceptively simple structure and exploring its extraordinary combination of history, science, autobiography and literary imagination. These will be aired on BBC Radio 4 from the 18th July.
Joana Craveiro, a PhD student in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will be showing her solo award-winning performance, A Living Museum of Small, Forgotten and Unwanted Memories, at Chelsea Theatre on Sunday 5 June.
University of Roehampton has retained its position as the highest ranked modern university in London in the results of the Complete University Guide 2017.
Roehampton Drama graduate Matt Henry has won an Olivier Award for his lead role as Lola in the West End show Kinky Boots. The awards show will be broadcast on ITV this evening (4 April).
Researcher Johanna Linsley, from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, is working on a project titled Stolen Voices that will use overheard voices, conversations and sounds to create a new piece of music inspired by a town in County Durham.
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and the University of Roehampton have joined forces in a new partnership to support the organisation’s Homegrown Company. The programme connects young people with professional artists to create innovative pieces of theatre, which are then performed at Battersea Arts Centre in front of the public.
The former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Roehampton, at its annual Winter graduation ceremony. The award is in recognition of his significant contribution to the journalism industry.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.

The unique events of the Christmas Day truce in 1914 where British and German soldiers broke from fighting, and met in no-man’s land to swap presents and play football, has inspired a play by University of Roehampton graduate Alex Gwyther.
Nicholas Cross, Charlotte Marigot and Sean Wai Keung, two Drama, Theatre and Performance and one Creative Writing alumni are to debut their first professional play, ‘DARK MATTER’, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August. 
An award of £15k from the Department for Education (DfE) has been granted for a study into the impact of funding on the attainment of children with additonal needs.

Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.

Final year students from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance have explained what graduation means to them and what they have enjoyed most about Roehampton, after donning their robes and being awarded their degrees at the Royal Festival Hall.