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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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Pervasive Media Studio celebrates 10 years

    16/02/2018

    Bristol's Pervasive Media Studio, a creative space at Watershed that hosts artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday 17 February. Members of the public of all ages are invited to visit the Studio to explore some of the projects created by its residents.

  • UWE Bristol Fellowship to combine traditional printing methods with cutting-edge technology

    08/12/2017

    A T-shirt print capable of warning its wearer when dangerous chemicals are in the air, and pharmaceutical packaging with ink signifying when pills are counterfeit are just two ideas likely to emerge from a new research project involving the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and a leading scientist and print industry expert.

  • 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.

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

    27/10/2017

    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.

  • Fully-funded arts studentships available after £900,000 grant awarded

    19/05/2017

    Arts and humanities students have the chance to land a fully-funded PhD scholarship with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and two partner universities.

  • UWE Bristol celebrates Royal Television Society West of England Awards

    23/03/2017

    There was a strong showing for UWE Bristol at the glitzy Royal Television Society West of England awards at the Bristol Old Vic.

    Hosted by Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, the ceremony honoured the best in film and television production from Bristol with 28 awards from excellence in sound and special effects to the best of drama and factual programmes.

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