Use the year tabs or the sliding rule to move the timeline along

To access PAL's timeline from a smart phone or tablet please use the list below.


While we are always focused on the next piece of work, we think it is important to demonstrate how our work has developed over the 25 years we’ve been in action.

The timeline is an experimental work in progress. We are adding material as fast as we can. Use it to dip into individual Labs or trace the story of our work from year to year. Use the year tabs or the sliding rule to move the timeline along. Click on individual Labs to find out what the Lab was about and who was there. You can also access the Lab information by selecting Labs from the list below (which you can sort by category, date or name by clicking on the relevant heading).

Date Name Category
1989/01 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
1990/08 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1991/08 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1992/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1993/06 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1993/09 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1994/06 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1994/09 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1995/06 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1995/09 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1996/02 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
1996/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1996/09 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1997/05 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1997/07 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
1997/08 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
1997/08 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1997/11 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1998/04 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1998/05 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
1998/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1998/08 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
1998/09 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1998/10 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
1998/11 SCRAWL Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1998/11 Goree Music Lab, Senegal Opera/Music Theatre labs
1999/04 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1999/05 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
1999/07 Dance Lab – Choreographers Labs for Artists
1999/08 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
1999/08 Opera and Music Theatre Lab Opera/Music Theatre labs
1999/10 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
1999/11 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
2000/01 Channel Four Convergence Lab Interactive Media labs
2000/03 Family Film, TV and Interactive Media Lab Labs for Artists
2000/04 Lit Lab 1 Labs for Artists
2000/05 Multimedia Lab Interactive Media labs
2000/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2000/08 Dance Lab Labs for Artists
2000/08 Lit-Lab 2 Labs for Artists
2000/10 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
2000/11 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2001/02 Short Film Lab Screen-based Labs
2001/03 Animation Lab Labs for Artists
2001/04 Lab in Learning Labs in Learning
2001/05 Broadband Lab Labs for Artists
2001/05 Performance and the Future of Broadcast Media Lab Interactive Media labs
2001/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2001/08 Dance Lab Labs for Artists
2001/11 Architecture Lab Architecture Labs
2001/12 Playwrights Lab Playwrights Labs
2002/01 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2002/02 Labs in Learning: Clown Competency Labs in Learning
2002/03 Architecture Lab Architecture Labs
2002/03 Pygmalion Screen-based Labs
2002/06 Labs in Learning Clown Competency Review Lab Labs in Learning
2002/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2002/08 Dance Lab Labs for Artists
2002/10 Science Simulation Lab Science Labs
2002/10 Chaos Colloquium Chaos
2002/12 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2003/02 Creative Science Teaching Lab Science Labs
2003/03 Continuous Professional Development Seminar Labs in Learning
2003/05 The Shetland Labs Labs for Artists
2003/06 Writing Drama for Television Lab Screenwriters Labs
2003/06 Pygmalion Lab Screen-based Labs
2003/07 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2003/11 Screenwriters Lab Screenwriters Labs
2003/12 Food Lab Colloquium Food Labs
2004/02 Creative Science Teaching Lab Science Labs
2004/06 Pygmalion Labs Screen-based Labs
2004/09 Digital Science Lab Labs for Artists
2005/02 Lab for Those who Work with Volatile & Challenging Young People Labs in Learning
2005/03 Failing… to Learn Lab Labs in Learning
2005/03 Creative Science Teaching Dissemination Lab Science Labs
2005/07 Pygmalion Labs Screen-based Labs
2005/11 Food Lab Food Labs
2005/11 Inclusion through Media Partnership Lab Interactive Media labs
2006/01 Texterritory Lab Interactive Media labs
2006/01 Playing in the Risky Sandpit Chaos
2006/03 Failing … to Learn Lab Labs in Learning
2006/04 Slingshot Script Development Lab Screen-based Labs
2006/04 Fact Fiction Lab Screen-based Labs
2006/06 Volatile & Challenging Colloquium Labs in Learning
2006/06 TEST Seminar Interactive Media labs
2006/09 Roma Media Lab, Television Screen-based Labs
2006/10 Pedagogy of Curiosity Colloquium Labs in Learning
2006/10 Roma Media Lab, Radio Screen-based Labs
2006/12 Brilliant Sound and Light Labs in Learning
2007/01 Slingshot Script Development Lab Screen-based Labs
2007/02 Pedagogy of Curiosity Colloquium Labs in Learning
2007/06 Pygmalion Labs Screen-based Labs
2007/11 Design Fluency Lab Labs in Learning
2007/11 PAL Workshops: Art, Design & Ecology (India) Labs for Artists
2008/01 Artist as Leader Lab Labs for Artists
2008/02 Slingshot Script Development Lab Screen-based Labs
2008/04 STEM Fluency Lab Labs in Learning
2008/06 Met Film School Skillset New Writers Scheme Lab Screen-based Labs
2008/08 Pygmalion Labs Screen-based Labs
2008/09 Creative Exploration Lab Labs in Learning
2008/10 Big Draw Legacy Lab No boundaries
2008/11 East Midland STEM Fluency Lab Labs in Learning
2008/12 The Difference Engine Lab Labs in Learning
2009/03 Pro-Active Communities Lab Labs for Artists
2009/05 Couscous Global Lab No boundaries
2009/06 Art of Enquiry Lab Labs for Artists
2009/11 East Midland STEM Fluency Lab Labs in Learning
2009/12 Indian Children’s Film Lab Screen-based Labs
2010/01 QCDA Lab Labs in Learning
2010/02 Here and There Lab Labs for Artists
2010/08 Art of Enquiry Lab Labs for Artists
2010/11 East Midlands STEM Fluency Lab Labs in Learning
2011/02 Movement and Meaning Lab Labs for Artists
2011/07 If Not You, Who Else? Youth Labs