- UWE Bristol students celebrate the Cultural Olympiad through street art project
April saw the start of an exciting new art project at UWE Bristol celebrating the Cultural Olympiad through a series of sporting street art works.
- UWE deal to commercialise groundbreaking 3D printable ceramic material
Print experts from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) have developed a new 3D printable ceramic material called ViriClay. The team led by Professor Steve Hoskins and Dave Huson has developed and patented the material which allows the printing of ceramic objects directly in 3D, saving time and money.
- UWE Bristol and M Shed co-host conference on West Country writing
M Shed Bristol 11 and 12 May 2012
The Regional History Centre at UWE Bristol and the M Shed museum will co-host a two day conference at M Shed on 11 and 12 May 2012 that will explore the historical contribution of writers and writing to the making of the English West Country.
- UWE Bristol + BBC present unique opportunity to learn how to become a wildlife filmmaker
UWE Bristol and the BBC's world leading Natural History Unit (NHU) in Bristol have teamed up to deliver a pioneering postgraduate degree in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- New App celebrates Curzon cinema history
In its 100th year the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon is embracing digital technology with the introduction of the Curzon Memories App that brings the cinema's colourful past to life. The App will be launched at an afternoon tea event at the Curzon on Saturday 31 March at 16:00.
The App can be downloaded from App Store and Android Market – just type in 'Curzon App'. The QR Codes are also available on the Official Curzon Memories App site http://www.eyefullproductions.co.uk/curzon/qrcodes.html
- UWE graduate exhibits Titanic art in New York and Latvia
Artworks inspired by the hidden impact on her family of the sinking of the Titanic have been created by UWE Bristol fine arts graduate Mary Rouncefield. The evocative works have been selected for international exhibitions in New York and Latvia to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.
- British Academy Fellowship for UWE Bristol Philosopher
A philosopher from UWE Bristol, Dr Havi Carel, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid Career Fellowship. Dr Carel will use the research award to write a book about the experience of illness to be published by Oxford University Press.
- New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy
Banksy: The Bristol Legacy
Edited by Paul Gough
Published April 2012
160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99
The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.
- Six grants awarded to explore groundbreaking ideas for new heritage experiences
Projects to bring Georgian pleasure gardens to life and explore cemeteries of the future
Six projects have been commissioned out of the South West to unlock histories, hauntings and happenings in all kinds of UK heritage attractions, unraveling rich experiences through the use of cutting edge technologies. The commissions come under the banner of Heritage Sandbox, the first run of funding announced by REACT, one of four UK Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
- The producers and presenters of the future? UWE Bristol and BBC celebrate Talent Ticket
Talented young people from John Cabot Academy and City of Bristol College have had a fantastic opportunity to learn about production, presenting and film making through the Talent Ticket, an exciting partnership initiative between UWE Bristol and the BBC.
- UWE Bristol sweeps the board for nominations at the SW Regional Television Student awards
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have swept the board with nominations for finalists at the South West Regional Television Student Awards. All of the finalists nominated for this year's competition, an annual event, come from UWE Bristol, this is the first time that this has happened.
- UWE student reaches finals in national 'Renault Twizy' design competition
A student at UWE Bristol needs your votes for her design for the new Renault Twizy. Emma Brown, who is a first year Graphic Design student at UWE Bristol, has based her design for the Renault Twizy car livery on the explosive imagery at a firework display. The competition is run by Subtv in association with Renault. Emma submitted her entry after reading about the competition on the Design Week blog.
- Could eating insects solve world food shortage?
Creating tasty food items from ground-up insects could be a solution to global food shortages, according to Insects Au Gratin, an exhibition featuring 3D food printing technology.
- UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival
As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.
- Extreme wave art on show at RWA Bristol
Dramatic artworks showing storms, extreme waves and unstable weather patterns are currently on show at a new exhibition, Extremes and Instabilities, at the Bristol Royal West of England Academy.