- New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched
A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.
- Cary Comes Home - UWE Bristol supports first festival for Bristol screen icon
Vintage clothing, red carpets and paparazzi, students and staff from UWE Bristol are helping to recreate some old style Hollywood glamour in bringing Bristol's favourite son, Cary Grant back to our screens at the Bristol Hippodrome, as part of a two day festival in the city, Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend (11-12 October 2014).
UWE Bristol is a major festival sponsor, working with The Bristol Hippodrome and Watershed to host this inaugural festival celebrating how Bristol-born, Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. The event includes talks, tours, cocktails and film-making challenge.
- UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition
A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won £1,000 as runner up in a national competition called Love | Learning run by UCAS that attracted over 2,500 entrants. Emma Leaper is studying Fine Art and she specialises in conceptual sculpture that looks at the intersection between art therapy and contemporary art.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to David Rose
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Rose in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and television.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 24 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- Cinematographer Ben Smithard to speak at UWE Bristol London Graduate Show
Guest Lecture: Saturday 21 June from 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: The Bargehouse (4th Floor) South Bank, London SE1 9PH
London Graduate Show: 19 – 22 June 2014,The Bargehouse, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
Talented graduates from UWE Bristol's BA (Hons) Photography, Filmmaking and Creative Media (FCM) and Animation courses will be joined by renowned Cinematographer Ben Smithard BSC at their London Graduate Show as part of celebrations to mark 20 years of graduating students from the FCM course.
- Madge Dresser to join immigration debate at Brighton Festival
Migration is one of the most important issues affecting the world today. Yet conversations around the subject often go no further than whether the UK has too many or too few immigrants.
On Saturday 17 May at 8pm, an immigration debate will take place at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, as part of Brighton Festival 2014 - a three week celebration of arts and culture that spans music, theatre, dance, visual art, film, literature and debate from a wide range of national and international companies and artists.
- Women pop artists ripe for rediscovery, says UWE art historian
Art historian Dr Sue Tate is taking part in Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art - A Culture Show Special to be broadcast on Saturday 10 May, 8.30pm on BBC2.
- It's the green light for Luke Jerram's Park and Slide in Bristol
Internationally renowned artist and UWE Bristol visiting senior research fellow, Luke Jerram is delighted to announce that his latest installation – Park and Slide will go ahead this Sunday 4 May from 11:00-17:00 subject to a final health and safety sign off on the day.
- UWE Bristol animation interns work on Disney film with Arthur Cox
Graduates from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have worked with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol on a new preschool series for Disney Junior.
- UWE Bristol students get animated at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014
Talented student animators from UWE Bristol will unveil their animation shorts to an audience of over 500 people at this year's 2014 BBC | Food and Farming Awards (1 May) marking the start of Bristol's ground breaking city-wide food event -Bristol Food Connections (1-11 May)
- UWE Bristol academic joins illustrious panel for Arts and Business awards
Sam Thomson, Director of Civic and Cultural Engagement at UWE Bristol, will join a distinguished panel of judges for the Digital Partnership Award Category of the Arts and Business Awards on 21 May.
The awards ceremony for the 35th Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover will take place at BFI Southbank.
- UWE graduate helps spread gorilla conservation message using pedal power
UWE documentary film graduate Emma Tyrrell is using pedal power to help bring wildlife conservation messages to young people in the UK and Africa.
Emma, who graduated from UWE with a masters' degree in 2005, now works for Reef and Wildlife (RAW), an organisation that matches volunteers to wildlife conservation projects in East Africa.
- UWE Bristol's world-leading ceramic 3D printing to feature on 'Gadget Show'
The Centre for Fine Print Research CFPR, at UWE Bristol, is to feature in an episode of Channel 5's The Gadget Show to be broadcast at 7.00pm on Monday 31 March 2014. The broadcast coincides with the launch of a new commercialisation initiative from CFPR.
- UWE Bristol presents Soho Cinders
From 12 – 15 March 2014
Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol
This year's student production at UWE Bristol is the new musical by Stiles and Drewe, Soho Cinders.
The show can be seen at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from 12 to 15 March at 19:30 with a matinee on Saturday 15 March at 14:30.
- UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access
UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.