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  • UWE Bristol graduate film throws light on period poverty

    12/10/2018

    Girl, directed by recent UWE Bristol graduate Lowri Roberts, pulls no punches, tackling issues around immigration, homelessness and periods. The 12 minute film has been officially selected for the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, premiering on Saturday 13 October.

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette launches state-of-art digital facilities at Bower Ashton campus

    08/10/2018

    Sir Peter Bazalgette, who is Executive Chairman of ITV, hosted the official opening of the Digital Media Studios at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on Monday. The award-winning £9 million building on the Bower Ashton campus houses industry standard production film making, animation and photography facilities for creative industries students.

  • AHRC funding to develop the next generation of academics in the arts and humanities

    15/08/2018

    The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership is to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2019.

  • Honorary degree awarded to John Akomfrah

    20/07/2018

    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to John Akomfrah in recognition of his contribution and commitment to arts and moving images.

  • Honorary degree awarded to Professor Lubaina Himid

    20/07/2018

    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Professor Lubaina Himid in recognition of her contribution to British contemporary art and advocacy of Black artists and their creativity.

  • Honorary degree awarded to David Olusoga

    18/07/2018

    UWE Bristol awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Olusoga in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of the past as an author, TV presenter and producer. He is a public intellectual who offers a nuanced and sensitive approach to contested histories which resonate today.

  • 19th century Poet Laureate's Kingsdown home discovered through UWE Bristol research

    20/06/2018

    A blue heritage plaque has been unveiled in Bristol to denote the house where a famous 19th Century Romantic poet once lived. While researching a new online course about writers in the west country, a Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) discovered that former Poet Laureate Robert Southey lived in 87 Kingsdown Parade from 1802-1803.

  • Student designed Gromit to go on display at Bower Ashton as part of arts trail

    15/06/2018

    A Gromit sculpture painted by two UWE Bristol graduates is to go on display at the University's Bower Ashton campus, as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 public arts trail, which takes place in Bristol over the summer. The artists decorated the dog – one half of the Wallace and Gromit duo in the eponymous animation films – after winning a competition to design the canine character.

  • Art students to showcase work as Spike Island opens its studios

    27/04/2018

    The home of UWE Bristol's Fine Arts courses is set to throw open its doors to the public.

    Students on Fine Art and Art & Visual Culture courses based at Spike Island will showcase their work during an open studios weekend.

  • £6.5m project aims to drive digital innovation in the South West

    13/04/2018

    A project worth £6.5million is being launched across the South West to expand the use of digital technologies throughout the region's creative, health and manufacturing sectors.

  • Symposium to explore how documentaries can better engage audiences using technology

    16/03/2018

    The fifth edition of the i-Docs symposium, which is dedicated to the expanding and evolving field of interactive documentaries, is to take place from 21-23 March at the Watershed. The bi-annual event is hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)'s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).

  • Creative Media Design student wins Bristol Pound competition

    16/03/2018

    BA Creative Media Design student Radley Attwell Cook has had his design chosen to represent Bristol on the new Bristol Pound notes that will enter circulation later this year. His design, 'Power in Numbers!' representing the Protest and Rebellion culture in Bristol, was selected from over 300 designs by an online vote and a panel of judges made up of community leaders and artists including Massive Attack's Grant Marshall and civil rights activist Paul Stephenson OBE. The judges were tasked with choosing winning designs that take into account designs what would be workable on a small paper note.

  • UWE expert discusses Bristol Women in Politics at MShed

    09/02/2018

    The latest lecture from the Regional History Centre at the University of the West of England will focus on Women, Citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol Women in Politics.

  • Filmmaking and animation students the best in the West

    08/02/2018

    UWE's filmmaking and animation students have dominated at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards. In a strong field of nominations from colleges across the region, UWE students won the Animation, Factual, Comedy, Entertainment and Short Feature categories. The RTS also recognised the exceptional craft contributions of many individual students to the winning films. In total UWE had 10 out of the 17 nominations.

  • Bristol named UNESCO City of Film

    01/11/2017

    Bristol's reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised with the announcement that it has been named a UNESCO City of Film.

    The announcement by the Director-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) made this morning confirmed that Bristol has succeeded in its bid and will join the likes of Sydney, Galway, Rome and Bradford as a City of Film.

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