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  • Writers and the City; UWE academic edits new book on the Bristol's literary tradition


    Literary Bristol tells the story of Bristol through its writers. Bristol has been recognised as a thriving port and commercial and industrial centre, yet insufficient attention has been paid to its literary importance. There are over one hundred significant authors, poets and playwrights linked to Bristol, which allow it to take its place as one of the world's great literary centres. Bristol can lay claim to a significant number of literary firsts in poetry, prose and drama. Novels with Bristolian connections include Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein and Dracula.

  • New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year


    13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside

    Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.

  • Double National Teaching Fellowship Award for UWE Bristol Lecturers


    Dr Karen Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Dr Jeanette Sakel, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics from UWE Bristol have each been awarded a prestigious national teaching fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contribution to excellence in teaching and learning.

  • UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show


    Over 500 Art, Design and Media graduates will showcase their final pieces of work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. The show is being held at the Bower Ashton Campus, near Ashton Court, and at Spike Island in South Bristol from Saturday 6 June to Friday 12 June 2015. Admission is free.

  • Forgotten British film producer is subject of award-winning book


    A book on Michael Klinger, the most successful independent producer in the British film industry over a twenty year period from 1960 to 1980, has won the top award in the 2015 British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Best Book Prize.

    Professor Andrew Spicer, a cultural historian from UWE Bristol, and research associate Dr Anthony McKenna, co-authored the book.

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette lecture marks formal UWE Bristol/Arnolfini partnership


    UWE Bristol and Arnolfini will mark the beginning of their formal partnership with a guest lecture from Sir Peter | Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England. Sir Peter will deliver an address to the business community as part of the University's renowned Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

  • Meet Tate Britain with Dr Madge Dresser


    UWE Bristol's Professor Madge Dresser is to give a walking tour of the collection galleries at the Tate Britain, as part of the gallery's, 'Meet Tate Britain' event series.

    The talk and tour, which will take place on Monday the 16th of March, 18:30 to 20:00, will examine and trace the connections between some of the works in the Tate collection and Britain's role in the Atlantic slave economy, such as the correlation between the slave trade, Empire and the British country house.

  • UWE Bristol students reach top five in House of Illustration Competition


    Two students currently studying Illustration at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won the runners-up prize (£500) in the House of Illustration Competition, run in partnership with the Folio Society. This competition is open to professional illustrators as well as students, consequently they were up against some tough and talented competition. The other three finalists are all professional illustrators.

  • 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.

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