Events diary

Bristol and local events

  • UWE's Annual Miniature Print Exhibition 2014

    Date: 24 November - 28 February 2015
    Venue: Foyles, Cabot Circus, Bristol

    Staff and MA Print students from the School of Art and Design, University of the West of England, produce an annual show of limited edition prints. The Miniprint exhibition is designed as a print exchange between artists, as well as creating an archive collection for students to refer to.

  • Start-up Drinks Bristol

    Date: 17 February 2015
    Venue: The Engine Shed, Bristol

    UWE Enterprise are hosting a drinks and informal networking evening for all those interested in start-ups and entrepreneurship.

  • Andy King - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 19 February 2015
    Venue: MShed

    In November 1974, the last regular trading ship left Bristol's City Docks, bringing to an end a trading history stretching back to the very beginnings of the city. On the 40th anniversary Andy King looks at the reasons for the closure of the city-centre docks, the end of the way of life associated with them and the politics and plans that created the Harbour that we see today.

  • The Bristol Deaf Culture Collective - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 19 February 2015
    Venue: MShed

    Experience the city from a different perspective. This multi-media, tactile presentation will map some issues of importance to local Deaf communities. Presented in British Sign Language by members of Bristol's Deaf communities, interpretation will be provided for the comfort of audience members who do not sign.

  • War, Revolution and the Romantic Era in South West England - Conference

    Date: 28 February 2015
    Venue: MShed, Bristol

    In 2015, the Bristol Festival of Ideas will launch a year-long celebration of the city's historic association with British Romanticism, c. 1780-1820.

  • UWE Musical 2015: The Secret Garden

    Date: 11 March - 14 March 2015
    Venue: Redgrave Theatre - Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LE

    The Secret Garden - UWE Musical 2015. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon.

  • Professor Jonathan Barry - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 19 March 2015
    Venue: MShed

    The story of Thomas Perks, a gunsmith's son from Mangotsfield, conjuring spirits in Kingswood in the early 1690s, was first told in a letter by Arthur Bedford, vicar of Temple in Bristol in 1704. This talk, while exploring what we know about Perks' himself, also considers the changing meanings of the story as it was reported over the next two centuries.

  • Mindfulness and Leadership for Patient Care

    Date: 19 March 2015
    Venue: The Garden Room, Clifton Pavilion

    This seminar will explore the links between mindfulness and transformative, compassionate health and care services, for staff and for service users.

    The event will be participative and will include a range of speakers from academia, as well as leading practitioners of mindfulness in health and social care.

  • Professor Peter Fleming - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 16 April 2015
    Venue: MShed

    In November 1216 Magna Carta was reissued by the royal council meeting in Bristol, soon after the coronation in Gloucester of the infant Henry III, son and heir of King John. In this paper Peter Fleming puts this event in the context of the Bristol region's history in the century from the accession of King John's father, Henry II, in 1154, to the middle of the thirteenth century, during the reign of John's son, Henry III.

  • Alex Craven - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 21 May 2015
    Venue: MShed

    Following a failed Royalist uprising against the rule of Oliver Cromwell in 1655, the Lord Protector imposed a system of military government across England and Wales. This paper will explore South-West 'suspected persons', and examine what it meant to be included amongst their number.

  • Professor Steve Poole - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 18 June 2015
    Venue: MShed

    William Hogarth's portrayal of eighteenth century London life has heavily influenced the ways in which we imagine the urban scene in Georgian England.

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