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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • UWE Bristol forms partnership with acclaimed photographer Martin Parr's new Bristol-based Martin Parr Foundation


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has announced a new collaborative partnership between its Photography degree courses and the Martin Parr Foundation.

  • Drawing robot takes centre stage for UWE Bristol stand at Affordable Art Fair


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is taking a stand at the Affordable Art Fair to showcase the innovative work by artists working at The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR). The artists will be at stand B3 at the Fair at Brunel's Old Station from Friday 8 until Sunday 10 September.

  • Hold your 'Heart in Your Hands' on the streets of Bristol


    A remarkable new project is coming to the streets of Bristol designed by Rusty Squid, Bristol's Robotic Art and Design Studio.

  • Major study to investigate UK feature documentary film industry


    A major AHRC-funded research project on the UK's booming feature documentary film industry will begin at UWE in December.

    The research will be led by Dr Steve Presence and Professor Andrew Spicer in the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and will be carried out in collaboration with the British Film Institute, Creative England and The Grierson Trust, as well as several industry partners.

  • MA Curating student wins Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise


    Isaac Blease, an MA/MFA Curating student at UWE Bristol has won the prestigious 2017 Deutsche Bank Arts and Creative Enterprise (DBACE) award for Fine Art and Photography.

  • Fashion student honoured by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters


    Eleana Burrows, a final year BA Hons Fashion student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded a bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.

  • Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?


    Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol are sponsoring a special track at this year's VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 2017] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.

  • Graduate Filmmaker nominated for RTS West of England Award


    Hugo Pettitt, a filmmaking graduate from UWE Bristol has been shortlisted for a RTS West of England Award in the Digital Creativity category. This success comes just two years afte Hugo was nominated for a RTS Student Award for his graduate film 'The Invisible School'.

    Hugo was producer on the shortlisted 'Slavery Street', a BBC Three project on modern slavery and goes 'head to head' with the BBC Natural History Unit's 'Attenborough and the Dinosaur'. Hugo also worked on 'Making a Slave' nominated in the Best Short category.

  • UWE Bristol Alumni designs artwork and animations for Elbow album 'Little Fictions'


    An illustrator who graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in 2007 has created artwork and animations for the latest Elbow album Little Fictions.

  • Intrepid Wildlife Filmmaker takes on the ultimate endurance challenge


    Katy Parrott, a recent MA Wildlife Filmmaking graduate from UWE Bristol signed up for the experience of a life time, beating off 1000s of other applicants to fly off to South Africa to star in the current BBC Two series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.

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