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  • Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces


    The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.

    Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between UWE Bristol and the Bristol Parks Forum, the umbrella organisation for Bristol's network of community and volunteer-led parks groups.

  • Double win for UWE in RTS Student Awards


    Student Roos Mattaar has won the animation category of this year's RTS West of England Student Awards 2014, for the stop motion and live action composited film MoonBird.

    Speaking about winning the animation award Roos Mattaar said, “I am very happy to have won this award and I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. I started making films as a teenager. After filling my bedroom with miniature landscapes and all sorts of stop motion creatures, it was time to take my ambitions to the next level. I left the Netherlands to study animation in Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol research shown as 'milestones' during first ten years of the AHRC


    Projects by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) feature as national milestones on the timeline recently launched by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

    The timeline has been created to celebrate the first decade of the hundreds of activities that AHRC has funded since it became a research council in 2005.

  • UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film


    The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.

  • Media regulators go head to head for first time


    The Bristol School of Film and Journalism at UWE is hosting the first head to head debate between two rival media regulators this week.

    On Thursday Matt Tee, Director of IPSO, and Jonathan Heawood, Director of IMPRESS, the two competing post-Leveson press regulators, will be at UWE's Bower Ashton campus.

  • Scenes of Ethiopia come to Bath in new photography exhibition


    A striking new view of Ethiopia is coming to the city of Bath, thanks to an exhibition of photographs being held at Fairfield House, in Kelston Road, Newbridge. Fairfield House is the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

    The 'Roots' exhibition, which is the first UK showing for Ethiopian photographer Addishiwot Asfawosen Zeleke, is a fascinating series of portrait, documentary and landscape photographs from diverse regions of Ethiopia, presenting an intimate look into the lifestyle and culture of her homeland. It has been curated by Dr Shawn Sobers, Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • Arnolfini present major new Richard Long exhibition


    Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol announces a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol's year as European Green Capital, TIME AND SPACE includes several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition, and will be accompanied by a new publication. Richard Long was born in Bristol, where he continues to live and work and this will be the most comprehensive exhibition by the artist in his home city since 2000. TIME AND SPACE will run from 31 July – 15 November 2015. Arnolfini and UWE Bristol have announced an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol, which will be fully agreed in the Spring.

  • Arnolfini and UWE Bristol announce new partnership


    Arnolfini and UWE Bristol are working on an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol. The partnership, which will be agreed in full in spring, will see the two organisations sharing resources and facilities and collaborating on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and academic research. The combined creativity and resources of both organisations will enable both institutions to offer a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and other activities to an increased audience.

  • National Photography award success for UWE Bristol's, Angus Fraser


    Angus Fraser, Senior Lecturer – Photography at UWE Bristol has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 in its inaugural year. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers' Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was recently announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers' Gallery.

  • UWE graduate works on BBC's ground-breaking new documentary


    UWE Bristol graduate, James Dalby, recently finished working as an Edit Assistant on the BBC's ground-breaking new natural history documentary, The Snow Wolf Family and Me, which will be aired on BBC2 on 29 and 30 December at 21:00.

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%


    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

  • UWE Bristol students named in most influential Bristolians under 24


    Three UWE Bristol students have been included in Rife Magazine's 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.

    Anna-May Richards, Silas Adekunle and Rhys Buchanan appear on the list in the Green, Technology and Media categories, respectively.

  • Film and Media Students develop heritage app Celebrating 150 years of Clifton Suspension Bridge


    Bridge Tales is available for free download from Apple Store and Google Play from 8 December.

    Would you like to explore Clifton Suspension Bridge's stone abutments? Or discover the rare Bristol Onion, a plant that can only be found, in the UK, at the Avon Gorge? Now visitors to Bristol's most iconic landmark, can discover the stories of its history, surroundings and the people who use it through a new free heritage app for smartphones developed by a team of UWE Bristol film and media students on work placement with the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust.

  • Creativity can boost UK prosperity, says CEO of Creative England


    4 December 2014, The Watershed at 18:00

    What links Christopher Columbus, Punk Rock, and the banking industry? Creative enterprise – something that Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury will argue should be at the heart of economic thinking.

  • Animation interns celebrate Children's BAFTA film nomination for Disney film with Arthur Cox


    Animation graduates from UWE Bristol are delighted that 'Nina needs to Go' a film they worked on with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol, was recently nominated for a British Academy Children's Award.

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