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EVENTS

We sometimes run special events alongside our shows.  These often include panel-led debates or discussion based symposiums with invited speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With support from Wellcome Trust, we ran two very exciting events along side the tour of 'Killing Roger'. 

PAST  EVENTS

If you would like to engage even further with these events and their subject matters, you might like to visit and contribute to our Killing Roger blog.

Assisted Dying Debate:
Who should have the final choice on how and when we die?
London

17th June 2014   5:30pm-7pm   

Greenwhich Theatre

 

Using the hugely successful format that we developed with the Mason Institute of Life Sciences and Law last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we now bring the discussion to London’s Greenwich Theatre. 

The event will be chaired by Broadcaster and journalist Sheena Macdonald

 

The panel is:
Sarah Wooton - Chief Executive for Dignity in Dying
Dr Kevin Yuill - author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization  
Leslie Close editor of 'Assisted Dying - Who makes the final decision?'
Dr Paddy Stone - Professor of Palliative medicine at the University of London.
Lawrence Illsley - co-writer of Killing Roger 

'Art and the end of life' Symposiumn - Brighton

19th May 2014   5:30pm-6:30pm 

The Warren, Brighton Festival Fringe

 

Inspired by the five star production of Killing Roger, Sparkle and Dark invite you to join a dynamic panel to talk about how art can tackle challenging biomedical ethical issues.  Using a successful format developed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 this promises to be a dynamic panel led discussion on how art can tackle challenging biomedical ethical issues, with a focus on work inspired by the end of life.

Tickets are free but booking is required.  Booking coming soon.

Assisted Dying Debate - What are the Issues and Options for Scotland?

In Asscociation with the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences & the Law

14th August 2013 - Edinburgh Festival

 

Run alongside Sparkle and Dark's 'Killing Roger' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  A sold-out panel led this exciting and spirited debate, including Patrick Harvie MSP, Professor Graeme Laurie (Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh), Dr Calum McKellar (Scottish Council for Human Bioethics) and Lawrence Illsley (Sparkle and Dark) in a public debate, chaired by broadcasterSheena McDonald,about assisted dyingin Scotland.

'Arts and Ethics' Symposium

In Asscociation with the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences & the Law

22nd  August 2013 - Edinburgh Festival

 

Run alongside Sparkle and Dark's 'Killing Roger' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The show raises contemporary bioethical issues and the symposium invited audiences to discuss the place of the arts within policy and practice and how we can benefit from further collaboration.  A selection of artists discussed their work at the event.
 

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