- 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.
- UWE Bristol Illustration students go 'Hot & Cold' at the Tobacco Factory
'Hot & Cold', Tobacco Factory (Main Bar) until 2 March 2014
'Hot & Cold' is an opportunity to take in the talent of UWE Bristol's final year BA (Hons) Illustration students as they showcase their latest work in an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.
- Merchant's account book sheds new light on Bristol's slave trade and domesticity in a Georgian Bristol home
UWE Bristol academic, Dr Madge Dresser, has been looking into a 270-year old book of accounts, once owned by Cranfield Becher, a prominent Merchant Venturer who lived at 12 College Green, Bristol. The book was recently acquired for Bristol City Council's historic collections and is now revealing new insights into Bristol's slave trading past.
- UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers capture all the fun of Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year celebrations were in full swing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at the weekend. Now Bristolians can relive the fun by watching a short film of the community events captured by UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers.
- Taking children's literature seriously: UWE author to give keynote address
Author and critic Dr Catherine Butler will give the keynote address at the Society of Authors Children's Writers and Illustrators Group AGM on Tuesday 19 November.
Dr Butler is associate professor of English at UWE Bristol, an award-winning critic and the author of numerous novels for children and young adults.
- UWE researchers develop artificial heart to pump human waste to power future robots
See link to video here
A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
- Lest we forget: Paul Gough gives lecture on commemorative art in the city
The 2013 BIRTHA Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Gough on 11 November 2013 at 6.30 pm in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol.
His talk, entitled 'Running out of memory: Inscribing the city in the cause of commemoration (and/or celebration)', will feature as part of the InsideArts Festival.
- UWE historians appointed national advisers on BBC's World War One at Home project
The researchers selected to participate in the BBC's 'World War One at Home' project have just been announced. Following their involvement in the successful pilot project in the West region, Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth from UWE Bristol will have roles as national advisers to the researchers. This is alongside their work in the BBC South West region, which includes Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.
- UWE researchers help develop charter on women, ageing and the media
Three academics from UWE Bristol have played an important role in the development of a charter on Ageing | and Sexism in the Media to be launched on 3 October in London.
- New book traces the public memory and legacy of the civil war in Spain
A fascinating new book - After the civil War: Making Memory and Re-making Spain Since 1936
by Associate Professor Michael Richards from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) reassesses the war and the dictatorship, the post-Franco transition to democracy, and the 'history wars' in Spain since the late 1990s.
- Slavery and the British Country House: new book launched by UWE historian
The link between British country houses and the transatlantic slave trade is examined in a book just published by English Heritage. Co-edited by historian Dr Madge Dresser from UWE Bristol and Andrew Hann of English Heritage, the ground-breaking book is the first work to consider what one contributor calls 'slavery's heritage footprint'.
- UWE Bristol celebrates Iftar
UWE Bristol will be holding an Iftar event on Tuesday 6 August at 19:30 in the Octagon, Frenchay Campus.
- Boring boron, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave
The periodic table, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave are providing inspirational starting points for some of the winning entries of the third Arts and Humanities Research Council funded REACT Sandbox.
New forms of documentary storytelling will be explored by innovative collaborations between academics and creative industries practitioners. Three of the six projects announced for the Future Documentaries Sandbox involve UWE Bristol researchers.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Katie Alcott
UWE Bristol is awarding the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Katie Alcott in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up a social enterprise and registered charity to fund life-saving clean drinking water projects.