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Guild of Television Camera Professionals – Bill Vinten University Awards 2017

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The faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are hosting this years Guild of Television Camera Professionals – Bill Vinten University Awards, an honour that was awarded to the University of Portsmouth in 2016. 

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Corbyn Comic Book Launch

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Two of the University of Portsmouth’s CCI staff members, Louis Netter, and Oliver Gruner have contributed a three page comic to the highly anticipated Corbyn Comic, published by independent graphic novel publisher, Self Made Hero. The Corbyn Comic Book features the unlikely comic book hero, Jeremy Corbyn, and his plight against the opposition ‘Maydusa’, as well as documenting his equally important tasks

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Films Are Not Your Friends

Eldon Building 0.20, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The Conflict and Culture Research Group presents: Films are not your Friends with Matthew Alford(University of Bath) and Tom Secker (Independent Scholar). Do you ever wonder if films and TV shows are deliberately trying to make you think a certain way? Is anything “unsayable” on screen? And what happens if you do say it? In this 90-minute multimedia workshop, you can

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Transmedia Storytelling

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The CCI PGRS Cohort are delighted to welcome Simon Wilkinson to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries to deliver a lecture and workshop on transmedia storytelling, using a live project as a case study.

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Re-Imagining Winchester: Intensifying heritage through architecture

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This exhibition is a collaboration with the Hampshire Cultural Trust that seeks to initiate a discussion concerning future urban transformations and cultural interfaces and is part of a continuing practice and research exploring the interrelationship between collective memory, narrative, identity and architecture. It will juxtapose the museum collections with speculative architectural drawings and artefacts in order to entice public into the space.

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Graduate Show Award Exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall: Mersey Paradise

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to present 2017’s Guildhall Graduate Show Award exhibition, Mersey Paradise, by Saesha Ward.

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Masterclass: Press & Social Media for Writers

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Star & Crescent are delighted to partner with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub, the University of Portsmouth, and New Writing South to offer a masterclass in being published and promoting yourself as a writer, held at the University of Portsmouth Library on 25th June 2017. Join S&C editors Tom Sykes and Sarah Cheverton to learn how to: Get your fiction and journalism published

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The Future of Cinematic Digital Cinematography – Portsmouth Festivities CCI Lectures

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This Portsmouth Festivities lecture from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries features Daniel Mulligan of the School of Creative Technologies, where he will discuss new sensor technology and his research in this area alongside the latest techniques in Hollywood Film Productions and his experiences on films such as Captain Philips, Man from UNCLE, and much more.”The area of Digital Cinematography for Feature

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Game Jam Lecture – Portsmouth Festivities CCI Lectures

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EW 1.10 This Portsmouth Festivities lecture from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries features: Game Jams, Extreme Constraints and Playful Developers and is led by Dr Neil Dansey, a lecturer in the School of Creative Technologies. Game Jams are high-intensity competitions where teams attempt to make a working video game in just a few days. Through anecdotes and examples we

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‘The Oarsman’: Modulars and New Technologies – Portsmouth Festivities CCI Lectures

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Room EW 1.11 This Portsmouth Festivities lecture from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries features: Following on from his successful 2016 Portsmouth Festival Modular synthesiser concert, Dr Pere Villez presents The Oarsman, a lecture/concert exploring the possibilities offered by combining old and new music technologies with phoneography. “An exquisite Fusion of Vintage Electronic Music Tech and Drone Cinema. Past and present

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Portsmouth at Play – Portsmouth Festivities CCI Lectures

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This Portsmouth Festivities lecture from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries features the research of Senior Lecturer in Illustration Louis Netter, and will explore the decadent, seedy, and dangerous past of Portsmouth’s dockyard and surrounding areas, exploring this history through visual re-enactment in the form of drawings. This colourful past was most vividly memorialised in Rowlandson’s image ‘Portsmouth Point’. This

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Playpower: the 60s counter-culture and the Summer of Love

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

As part of a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Portsmouth Guildhall will host Playpower: the 60s counter-culture and the Summer of Love this June, as a part of the Portsmouth Festivities. The evening marks the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival and Summer of Love, and will include performances from Bruce Barthol

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Cry Baby – Portsmouth Festivities CCI Lectures

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It’s a child’s toy. It’s the only instrument through which you breathe. It has the power of a locomotive yet sleeps in your pocket and cries like a baby. Ben Hodgeson takes you on a journey of Blues Harmonica, from Germany to Liverpool via the Southern States, discovering some of the greatest players in history. This Portsmouth Festivities lecture from the

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries Graduate Show 2017

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce the date of this year’s Graduate Show open to our friends across the University, industry & City partners, families and members of the public. Eldon Building transforms into a series of showcasing spaces that display outstanding achievements by graduating students’ in architecture, art and design, creative technologies, and media

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Hidden Beauty – a talk with Professor Paolo di Nardo

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An Architecture talk with Professor Paolo Di Nardo, looking at the way that we understand and look at cities, and exploring how it is constantly changing to reveal the the hidden beauty of ‘the city’. Professor di Nardo graduated from the University of Florence in 1985 and completed his PhD in Architectural Design at the same university. He is founder

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Trash Arts Hosts: Attila the Stockbroker

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Attila the Stockbroker has been performing his sharp-tongued, radical, social and surrealist poetry for 36 years and now he comes to Portsmouth.  Trash Arts hosts a night of satire, anger, politics and most importantly poetry – headlined by punk poet Attila the Stockbroker. He will be performing poems from his soon to be published collection ‘Undaunted’ as well as a

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CCI Faculty Bumper Book Launch!

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Blackwells in Portsmouth will host a launch event for multiple books from the School of Media and Performing Arts next month, with guest Olly Gruner of the School of Art and Design. The books are: Dr Rebecca Janicker – Reading American Horror Story: Essays on the Television Franchise April 2017 McFarland & Co, includes an essay by Dr Emma Austin

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The Story of You & I (A Trilogy) – A Performance by Vertical Exchange Performance Collective, (VEX)

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The Story of You & I has been created by Dr Joanna Bucknall in the School of Media and Performing Arts.  Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! ‘The Story of You & I’ is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts. You can experience different episodes of

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Screening: The True Cost of Fashion

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To raise awareness and support Fashion Revolution, the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Portsmouth Film Society are hosting a special FREE screening of The True Cost documentary at the University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building Screening Room EW1.10 on Thursday 27th April at 6pm.  Watch the outstanding trailer of the film. The True Cost is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the

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Poetry/Film Workshop – with ‘Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery aka Elephant’s Footprint’

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted that Dr Alison Habens is taking part in this Poetry/Film Workshop presented by Bristol based Elephants Footprint. The workshop is perfect for those interested in developing their poetry/creative writing with film techniques or indeed film makers wanting to link with creative writers, and will be hosted at the University of Portsmouth Eldon

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Innovovlement: FashionHack Revolution

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On Monday 24th April and Wednesday 26th April 2017, Innovolvement return for another session with FashionHack Revolution. Innovolvement aims to empower transdisciplinary engagement among students and academics of all levels, to cultivate a culture of development, and to make a positive societal impact. FashionHack is an event aimed to bring those interested in fashion and technology together to collaborate and

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Eldon Growers Market

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Eldon Growers Market is the first event of its kind and aims to bring together local food producers, the community and students to share great food and great ideas on becoming responsible food citizens. The event will consist of stall holders from many food related projects across the city giving you the chance to “meet your local gardener”, learn about

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All Cried Out by Vertical Exchange Performance Collective (VEX)

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All Cried Out is an intimate, interactive immersive encounter created by Dr Joanna Bucknall from the School of Media and Performing Arts and her partner. It’s the autobiographical story of the performers, (Nigel & Joanna), 6-year struggle to become parents told from their different perspectives: his and hers. Over the course of our time together, you will be put inside

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Book Launch: Green Wedge Urbanism by Fabiano Lemes

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Dr Fabiano Lemes, of the School of Architecture at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth is launching his latest book at the end of March. Green Wedge Urbanism: History, Theory and Contemporary Practice will be launched at Blackwells on 29 March. The book discusses increasing land pressures on towns and cities, who are also

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Taking the ‘P’ out of Pompey and Beyond: Writing and Creating Satire in a Dangerous Age

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“Ours is a useful trade, a worthy calling. With all its lightness and frivolity, it has one serious purpose, one aim, one speciality, and it is constant to it: the deriding of shams, the exposure of pretentious falsities, the laughing of stupid superstitions out of existence… Who is so by instinct engaged in this sort of warfare is the natural

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A Summer of Love – CCI Student Exhibition

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

An evening reception to celebrate ‘A Summer of Love’ exhibition of illustrations by Caroline Misselbrook, celebrating generations of her family’s love of nature and creativity, takes place on 28th March at 6-8.30pm at Portsmouth Guildhall. To mark the 50th birthday of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of

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Handel’s Messiah Concert

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The University of Portsmouth Choir joins forces with the Solent Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, St Mary’s Church Choir and soloists from the Royal College of Music to benefit local musical charities while realizing a research project led by Dr George Burrows. Armed with the knowledge that the majority of Portsmouth’s pre-1850 musical work had been lost, Dr George Burrows,

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Student Exhibition: RSPB poster challenge: BA (Hons) Graphic Design students

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are delighted to host an exhibition of student commended work as part of a joint collaboration with the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Strong Island. Each year the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Level 5 students are required to undertake a live client project as part of the Professional Practice: Live

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RSPB Poster Challenge: a collaborative live project with level 5 BA(Hons) Graphic Design students, RSPB South-East and Strong Island.

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On 15th March Graphic Design Dan McCabe would like to have a PV/Preview event (with refreshments) at 5.30 in the little area outside EW1.11. It is for an exhibition taking place further along the corridor. A couple of short paragraphs about the work and collaboration with the RSPB Few (or all) of the poster images for a slide show inside

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Messiah and Portsmouth: Then and Now

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to present an exhibition of archival research by Dr George Burrows who reveals that Handel’s Messiah was instrumental in the cultural life of Portsmouth over the turn of the nineteenth century. The exhibition displays maps and documents from the archives 1789-1812 which document performances of Messiah in Portsmouth, in the context

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Pirates of Penzance

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Performances at The New Theatre Royal; additional performance Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm. Frederic reaches his 21st birthday and tries to release himself from the life of piracy to which he was mistakenly apprenticed as a boy. Having met the girl of his dreams, however, a terrible revelation is made which throws his life into confusion. Chaos ensues in the following

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Queen of Katwe – Free PFS screening!

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Eldon will host a screening of Queen of Katwe, to celebrate International Women Day! Queen of Katwe is the colourful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and

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CRaB Seminar – What the audience wants: Audience research, race, and screen culture in postwar Britain

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The Citizenship, ‘race’ and belonging (CRaB) research network proudly presents: What the audience wants: Audience research, race, and screen culture in postwar Britain, a public lecture by Dr Christine Grandy of the University of Lincoln. Christine Grandy is senior lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln. Her first book, Heroes and Happy endings: Class, gender and nation in popular

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‘Recreating the 1812 ‘Pompey’ Messiah: Exploring the Spirit of Performance’ – a Lecture by George Burrows

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‘Recreating the 1812 ‘Pompey’ Messiah: Exploring the Spirit of Performance’ – a lecture by Dr George Burrows, Principal Lecturer for Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth. Eldon Building room W1.11 The discovery of a Handel’s Messiah programme from a performance in Portsmouth in 1812 inspires some important questions about recreating performances of the past. This lecture presents that discovery and the context for a

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Developing official culture through visual communication – talk by Art and Design visiting scholar

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On February 22, Sonia Andreou will be giving a talk on her research entitled Developing official culture through visual communication: Stamp design in the Republic of Cyprus and the perceptions of citizens. The talk will start at 4pm in Eldon 1.04 and is open to all. Sonia is a visiting scholar to the School of Art and Design from the

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Margins Photography Exhibition

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An exhibition of work by University of Portsmouth 2nd year photography students will take place at Gallery Art Space Portsmouth (GASP). The students are Victoria Decroix, Su Esirgonce, Jovita Jankauskaite, Veronika Latanovskaja and Adriano Padial-Romero. The exhibition runs from Thursday 9th to 18th February 2017. Private view: Friday 10th February 2017 6:00 to 8:00pm Exhibition times: Weekend 11th &

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Slam Poetry Night with Open Eyed Theatre

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Open Eyed Theatre company (run by Musical Theatre students in the School of Media and Performing Arts) are holding a Slam Poetry night at South Coast Emporium. Join fellow students and members of the public for a fun filled evening of slam poetry and live music. Arrival 7:30pm, for an 8pm start. “As an upcoming theatre company, we are exploring

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Aspex Gallery: The Evolve Symposium

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Aspex, New Theatre Royal and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust are delighted to present the Evolve Symposium, which will discuss the use of language and labels within the arts when working with people with SEN/D and on the autistic spectrum. Evolve is a consortium between Aspex, New Theatre Royal and Portsmouth Cultural Trust which seeks to provide opportunities for artists and

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Art Space Portsmouth comes to Eldon, ‘The Twenty Metre Rule: Freedom in the Digital Age’

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Hosted by Art Space Portsmouth, and free to UoP students. ‘The Twenty Metre Rule’ is a metaphor for how the digital age has impacted upon individual freedoms and privacy. It asks: ‘What is autonomy or independence within online culture?’ This symposium uses gameplay to question supposed freedoms, discuss advances of increased independence whilst worrying about the rise of censorship, user

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The Ministry of Books at Aspex Gallery

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Aspex is delighted to present ‘The Ministry of Books’ – a two-part exhibition celebrating artist’s books from local and international creatives. An artist’s book is a broad term used to describe books, unique or multiple, that have been made or conceived by artists. The Ministry of Books collection has been loaned from the University of Portsmouth’s Illustration Department, with artworks

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Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell Lecture at CCI

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Chris Riddell, 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, will give a lecture to students on January 10th in Eldon Building. The lecture will take place in Eldon West 1.11 at 2pm. Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children, which have won a number of major prizes including the

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Portsmouth Film Society celebrates 3rd Pride LGBT+ Film Festival in Hampshire

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Portsmouth Film Society (PFS) will celebrate its third Pride LGBT+ Film Festival in Hampshire next month. Dedicated to screening lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-themed films, the festival is a collaborative project between PFS, the University of Portsmouth’s LGBT Staff Forum and the LGBT+ student society, Peccadillo Pictures UK, BFI FAN, and Southeast HUB. The festival will be officially opened on Wednesday

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Media Cultures and Industries Poster Presentations

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Students on the unit Media Cultures and Industries, as a part of the School of Media and Performing Arts’ MA Media and Communication, are presenting academic posters as part of their assessment this Tuesday.  To help facilitate and replicate an academic conference environment, colleagues in the faculty are invited to come and view the posters and talk to the students

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FEARLESS: Raising Women’s Voices (Portsmouth) 16 Days of Activism

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Today, violence will affect millions of women and girls around the world. It’s an appalling violation of their human rights, and it holds them back from reaching their full potential. This November is the ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ when, every year, women’s rights campaigners come together to demand an end to violence against women. Events are taking

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University of Portsmouth Choral Sing-Out

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Three University of Portsmouth choirs are coming together for the first time to perform a ‘Sing-Out’ concert at St. John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth. The choirs are the Portsmouth Gospel Choir (PGC), UoP Choir and UoP Show Choir who are showcasing what they do best, whether gospel, show music or classical. The UoP Choir will perform Faure’s Requiem including soprano and tenor

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Unknown Territories – Photography Exhibition

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Photography Exhibition for Year 5 Photography students to be hosted at Al’Burrito.Unknown Territories is a collaboration of works exploring the notion of territories and how these have can be expressed using photography. Each individual series of works shown present territorial exploration in many different ways and mediums. Every photographic project exhibited captures individual interpretations of physical and mental territories. The

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Heavens Above! The University of Portsmouth Choir 50th Anniversary Gala Concert

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The University of Portsmouth Choir and The Ad Hoc Orchestra will be performing their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert in St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday 28th November at 7.30pm.  Members of the choir include staff and students across the University (including CCI staff!) The performance, titled Heavens Above! will be conducted by George Burrows, Section Leader and Principal Lecturer for Performing

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Orchestra & Big Band Concert

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An evening programme featuring light orchestral classics in the first half, and foot-tapping jazz numbers in the second. Not to be missed! Tickets: £12 (concessions available) Contact: music@port.ac.uk

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The Elephant Cage Presentation

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A public presentation of The Elephant Cage Projects will take place on 25th November at The Portsmouth School of Architecture. Dutch and British project designers will present the results of their three-day Elephant Cage workshop at a public meeting organised by Project Compass, alongside Architectuur Lookaal and the University of Portsmouth. The Elephant Cage allows young professionals to work on

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Christmas Crafts & Gifts Fair

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The Staff Social Club is once again celebrating the creativity of our staff and students around the university by holding the Christmas Crafts and Gifts Fair. If you are a crafts maker or a start-up interested in selling at this event, book yourself a stall online or contact us on socialclub@port.ac.uk  – Stalls are charged at £7 and proceeds will

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Creating Modern Utopias: Creative Writing & Science Fiction Workshop with Dr Alison Habens

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Creating Modern Utopias: Take a ride into futurity on H.G. Wells’ Time Machine and create a science fiction of your own using some of his traditional techniques. In this fun seminar, we’ll study some of the first time traveler’s literary tricks and try them out ourselves, by building a ‘world of our own’ with a series of short writing

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Illustration students tour their work from Aspex to UoP Library – A creative response to Journeys Festival

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In response to Journeys Festival International’s The Container Project, BA (Hons) Illustration students at the University of Portsmouth produced beautifully exhibited concertina sketchbooks.  The 14 sketchbooks were showcased in a highly successful exhibition at the Aspex gallery, which we are very pleased to now bring the exhibition to the heart of the campus at The University Library. Art at the

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Island Cities, Coasts of Teeth

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A heady gala of both travel writing about Portsmouth and Portsmouth-based travel writers who have gone elsewhere in search of inspiration. As part of the event, Tom Sykes and Alexander Sebley will be doing a local launch of their new book, Ivory Coast: The Bradt Guide. Expect tales of animist rituals, Rastafarian communes, disabled artisans’ cooperatives and risky expeditions with

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Launch of Critical Edition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard

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Colin Jagger, Director of Music at the University of Portsmouth, has completed six years of painstaking research to produce a critical edition of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most enduring operettas, The Yeomen of the Guard published by Oxford University Press. Drawing on original manuscripts, first editions, and the 2012 discovery of the original New York orchestra parts, the new

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Sustainable Lina – Book Launch

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Professor Steffen Lehmann, of the faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth, and Annette Condello have released a new book, Sustainable Lina, following and exploring the work of modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi and taking a close look at the potential for a sustainable future. The book launch will take place on November 2nd, at AA Bookshop

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Creative responses by students to JFI are exhibited at Aspex

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BA (Hons) Illustration students at the University of Portsmouth have been invited by Aspex to display 14 beautifully illustrated concertina sketchbooks created in response to Journeys Festival International’s The Container Project.As part of Journeys Festival International a shipping container, symbolic of export and transference of place is brought to each city. In Portsmouth, the container was placed in the Eldon Building Courtyard,

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Day of the Dead iv: Shhhhh

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There will be a coming together of creative writing talent from across the University of Portsmouth at local novelist William Sutton’s Day of the Dead event. Dr Diana Bretherick, Senior Lecturer Criminology and Criminal Justice from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with Tom Sykes, Lecturer in Media and Creative Writing, and two MA Creative Writing graduates, Christine

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Meet the Author: Andy McNab

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From teenage delinquent to young soldier, to member of 22 SAS, Andy McNab was at the centre of covert operations for nine years on five continents. Today a bestselling author of fiction, non fiction and YA, he writes, lectures and advises the film industry. Come and meet the author, Thursday 27th October, 6 for a 6.30pm start in Richmond LT1,

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Art Talk – The Container Project

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As part of Journeys Festival International, The Container Project hosts: Art Talk in the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Courtyard at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. In collaboration with the Look Up exhibition as part of JFI, which features large-scale artwork by Nikos Papadopoulos positioned throughout the city, The Container Project hosts a talk discuss his work. Join Aspex’s

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Pressure Screening – Black History Month with the Portsmouth Film Society

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Portsmouth Film Society concludes its sixth Black History Month Festival with Pressure, screening on October 19th. Pressure (1976) finishes Portsmouth Film Society’s Black History Month Festival. Directed by Horace Ove, this film gives an engaging insight into seventies Britain and the precursor to Black British filmmaking in the following decade. The issues and power relationships the film breaches remain relevant in contemporary

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Our Needful Things – The Container Project

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As part of Journeys Festival International, The Container Project hosts: Our Needful Things, in the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Courtyard at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. There are only 3 choices; 3 decisions. What is it that you really need? Our Needful Things is an intimate 20 minute one-on-one experience that has been developed in response to crisis

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Plasticobilism – The Container Project

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As part of Journeys Festival International, The Container Project hosts: Plasticobilism, in the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Courtyard at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. This is a chance to see Look Up artist Nikos Papadopoulos’ work up close. In collaboration with the Look Up exhibition as part of JFI, which features large-scale artwork by Nikos Papadopoulos positioned throughout

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CCI Faculty Exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall: Messiah and Portsmouth: Then and Now

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to present an exhibition of archival research by Dr George Burrows who reveals that Handel’s Messiah was instrumental in the cultural life of Portsmouth over the turn of the nineteenth century. The exhibition displays maps and documents from the archives 1789-1812 which document performances of Messiah in Portsmouth, in the context

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Journeys Festival International: Belarus Theatre presents ‘Burning Doors’ at NTR

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Journeys Festival International, in Portsmouth from 10-22 October, includes an extraordinary theatre performance, Burning Doors, at New Theatre Royal (14 October 7.30), by the internationally renowned Belarus Free Theatre. The cast includes Maria Alyokhina from the infamous Russian band, Pussy Riot, and tells the true stories of political persecution of artists through stunning and spectacular theatre. Burning Doors interrogates what happens to people

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10,000 Children – The Container Project

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As part of Journeys Festival International, The Container Project hosts: 10,000 Children, in the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Courtyard at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.In Europe alone, 10,000 refugee children are missing. Where have they gone? Join us for an outdoor cutting edge exploration of the current refugee crisis through a unique multi-media blend of dance and physical

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The Hard Stop Screening – Black History Month with the Portsmouth Film Society

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Portsmouth Film Society presents its second Black History Month Festival film, The Hard Stop, screening on October 12th. Screened at the university’s Eldon Building, The Hard Stop (2015) continues Portsmouth Film Society’s Black History Month Festival. The festival, supported by the University of Portsmouth Multicultural Staff Forum and Student Union, showcases the work of three black filmmakers throughout October. The

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The WELL-COME Project – The Container Project

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As part of Journeys Festival International, The Container Project hosts: The WELL-COME Project. Local urban artist M-One will create a mural on the outside of the container October 10-12th – come along watch this develop through the days! Additionally, 10 young artists from the local refugee and asylum seeker community will explore their creative talents in a series of arts

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The Container Project in Eldon Courtyard – Journeys Festival International

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Symbolic of export and transference, Journeys Festival International has transformed a shipping container into an innovative project space in the Eldon Courtyard at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth. During the 12 day festival The Container will host a variety of projects and exhibitions, including: The WELL-COME Project – October 10th-15th 10,000 Children

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Journeys Festival International is coming to Portsmouth

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#JourneysFest is a refugee contemporary art platform that aims to celebrate the exceptional talent of the refugee community. Journeys Festival International invites you to two weeks of sensational events. Across three cities including Portsmouth there will be a range of exciting events going on from interactive artwork, creative workshops and live music, to food demonstrations and pop-up activity. Events taking

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Gone Too Far Screening – Black History Month with the Portsmouth Film Society

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  Portsmouth Film Society presents its sixth Black History Month this October, opening with the screening of Gone Too Far. Supported by the University of Portsmouth Multicultural Staff Forum and Student Union, Portsmouth Film Society presents the work of three black filmmakers throughout October. Films will be screened at the university’s Eldon Building. To launch the Black History Month Festival, a

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Is reconciliation in a ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland possible?

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Dr Graham Spencer and David Carpenter of the University of Portsmouth are delighted to be invited to Portsmouth Cathedral where the Very Reverend David Brindley, The Dean of Portsmouth is kindly hosting a conference asking ‘is reconciliation in a post-conflict Northern Ireland possible.‘To work towards the common good is to work for peace’ – Jean Vanier Although there has been

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Stuart Gard is gives an introductory talk at The Man who fell to Earth

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We are delighted to announce Stuart Gard from the School of Art and Design is giving an introductory talk at the screening of The Man who fell to Earth at No. 6 Cinema in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The talk and screening take place this Saturday 24th September at 7pm. Nic Roeg’s sci-fi classic starring David Bowie, Rip Torn and

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Conference One

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Come to our conference.

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Art project celebrates city’s heraldic identity

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Have you ever noticed that Portsmouth’s official coat of arms have a ‘Sea’ lion and Unicorn on it? These mermaid tailed figures were added to the city crest in 1970 and are a maritime version of the Royal coat of arms, highlighting the city’s long association with the crown. Many from outside of the city will be familiar with the

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Exodus MA Fine Art final Exhibition

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This year marks the last MA Fine Art exhibition at the University of Portsmouth as the course sadly comes to an end. The final six MA students are putting on an exciting exhibition at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth during August which they hope will be a celebration of fine art at the University. The artists have been inspired by

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Elmer Fudd

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Cantankerous hunter Elmer Fudd shoots it up in the Eldon Courtyard. Warning: Physical violence, which some attendees might find disturbing.

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Daffy Duck

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Daffy Duck performs a stirring ballet rendition of Carmen in the newly built West Wing.

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Bugs Bunny

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Bugs Bunny tapdances for your enjoyment in the Eldon lobby.

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Student Ryan Robinson wins Guildhall Graduate Award exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

2016 marks the presentation of the second Guildhall Graduate Award, an initiative where a graduating student from the Cultural and Creative Industries Faculty, exhibiting in the Graduate Show at the University of Portsmouth, is selected by representatives of the University and Aspex and their work is exhibited in the Guildhall throughout that summer. This year Ryan Robinson, from the BA

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Portsmouth Festivities: CCI LECTURES ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC?

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Portsmouth Festivities present a series of electric moments led by Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Stuart Gard. On Friday 24th June in Eldon Building lecture theatre EW1.10 from 1pm until 2pm a series of electric moments will be explored ranging from conceptual art (Duchamp) to Gary Numan and the Post Punk music

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London Graduate Show: Photography students’ Verge exhibition

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BA (Hons) Photography graduating students and the University of Portsmouth have the pleasure of inviting you to the Private View of their London Show, Verge, at Hoxton Arches on Thursday 23rd of June from 5.00pm until 9pm. A group of 20 aspiring photographers have worked together to create Verge – a photographic exhibition. Each of them has an authentic approach

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Portsmouth Festivities: CCI lecturers Back to the Future

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Portsmouth Festivities present a spectacular electrifying demonstration ‘CCI lecturers Back to the Future: The Mind Boggling Sounds of the Modular Synthesiser’. Led by Dr Pere Villez, Course Leader for MSc Music Technology, Stephen Pearse and Phil Thompson, lecturers in the School of Creative Technologies, CCI and Portsmouth Festivities presents an electrifying demonstration of

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Portsmouth Festivities is back for 2016

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Portsmouth Festivities are thrilled to have commissioned purveyors of high quality public art, Luxmuralis to create the world premiere of a unique multi projection, open-air light display spectacular inspired by this year’s electric theme, incorporating sound and illuminations onto two of Portsmouth’s most historic venues. Luxmuralis is a collaborative team combining artists from different backgrounds and artistic disciplines led by

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Dr Eva Balogh takes part in Beyond the Banana Skin: The Serious Business of Comedy

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In need of some relief from all this Euro-overload? Whether or not we vote ourselves out of Europe or our national football team is summarily despatched, there’s lots to laugh about, at least on film. Beyond the Banana Skin features a lively series of talks, events and screenings devoted to classic film comedy. Forget Wayne Rooney, and enjoy Buster Keaton. This Thursday

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Research, Enterprise and Innovation Showcase 2015/16

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Please join the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries‘ Research, Enterprise and Innovation team, led by Professor Joan Farrer Associate Dean, for their celebratory showcase event on Tuesday 7th June 2016, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Taking place in Eldon 1.10, the team will be looking back on the broad range of initiatives run throughout the course of the academic year. Programmes set to

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Final year SMPA students’ film showcase

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In association with this year’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries Graduate Show, student’s from the School of Media and Performing Arts will be screening several short films created by themselves as part of their final year practical video project. The level six students studying Film Industries, Media Studies and Film & Television Studies will be showcasing their films at

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An Inaugural lecture by Professor Joan Farrer

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On Wednesday 11th May, Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean of Enterprise and Innovation, will perform her Inaugural lecture titled “…necessity is the mother of invention…from the Republic, Book 2, 369C,…”. Joan will present her design practice, which illustrates Design Thinking and Transdisciplinary working, where co-creation between disciplines and the user has been a necessary method to achieve Innovation. The lecture

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Viewpoint: Ken Devine, VIP preview evening

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Viewpoint, an artist residency programme in association with Portsmouth Cathedral, launch their latest artist resident; Ken Devine, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Portsmouth. The celebratory evening will betaking place on Saturday 7th May from 6.30pm at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. Ken’s residency invites us to consider the question: “What Colour is the Sacred?” There will be

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Retrospective exhibition celebrating the life of Iacob Matheson

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Iacob Matheson, friend and lecturer within the School of Art and Design at the University of Portsmouth sadly passed away on 2nd May 2015. To celebrate his life and achievements, a retrospective exhibition will be taking place at the Coastguard Studio. The exhibition will last from 7th May until 12th May at the Coastguard Studio on Clarendon Road. There will

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Portsmouth Talent Development Programme

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

The Portsmouth Cultural Trust is submitting a Grants for Arts application to Arts Council which will focus on developing talent throughout the Portsmouth area. The aim of this initial 2-year programme is to engage with emerging to mid-term practitioners from all art-forms. Working with partner organisations, the Portsmouth Cultural Trust aim to build upon existing platforms and explore new opportunities

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Launch event for the revival of Walter Besant’s 19th Century novel based in Portsmouth

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See the University sites as they were in the mid-Nineteenth Century: when Milldam was a mill dam, Park Road was a pond, and Ravelin House was a part of the old fortifications. Walter Besant, born in Portsmouth, was a contemporary of Dickens and, in his day, a household name. The novel set around what is now our campus, By Celia’s

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Star & Crescent – first birthday party showcase

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Star & Crescent would like to invite you to celebrate their first birthday this April in the University of Portsmouth‘s very own Eldon building. It’s been an extraordinary first year for Star & Crescent, the City’s first independent hyperlocal news, culture and commentary website, made by and for the people of Portsmouth.  In that brief time we’ve achieved a national scoop,

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Croshare – Participatory arts & crafts at Site Festival 2016

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Part crochet workshop, part participatory art project, part good old-­fashioned get together, Croshare comes to 13a Bedford Street, Stroud on Saturday 23 April as part of Site Festival 2016. Croshare is a participatory art event in which knowledge of, and the basic skills for, crochet are passed on from the artists to participants in an exploration of the relationship between

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David Bowie Is…being repeated

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Stuart Gard, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture for CCI, will be performing a second lecture to commemorate and celebrate David Bowie on Friday 22nd April from 2pm until 4pm. The lecture, which will be a repeat of Stuart’s first Bowie talk in February, will explore and celebrate the life and work of one of the true greats of our generation.

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Songs and Sonnets: Shakespeare in words and music

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On Wednesday 20th April, CCI‘s Centre for Performing Arts will be hosting a Songs and Sonnets evening as part of the Much Ado About Portsmouth festival which has been taking place throughout April. The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Performing Arts presents an evening of musical cabaret and sonnet performance. This event will bring together talent from across the University,

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Learn How to Write Erotic Fiction by Local Specialist

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This writing workshop, delivered by Tessa Ditner, will focus on how to write Erotic Fiction. Tessa Ditner is Portsmouth’s Literature Worker, affiliated to New Writing South and Portsmouth City Council, with close links to the University’s Creative Writing Department. Open to all students and staff interested in learning more about this popular type of fiction. Please send inquiries to alison.habens@port.ac.uk

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Write Your Own Soliloquy – A Creative Writing Workshop

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An informal workshop delivered by Course Leader for BA (Hons) Creative Writing, Dr Alison Habens, and focusing on how to ‘Write Your Own Soliloquy’.  This event is part of Much Ado About Portsmouth; a fun, creative and entrepreneurial festival marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Open to all students and staff who’d like to pen their own monologues, using Shakespeare’s tricks and

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Rediscover Walter Besant’s best selling novel By Celia’s Arbour

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See the University sites as they were in the mid-Nineteenth Century: when Milldam was a mill dam, when Park Road was a pond, when Ravelin House was part of the old fortifications. Walter Besant, born in Portsmouth, was a contemporary of Charles Dickens and, in his day, a household name. The novel set around what is now our campus, By Celia’s Arbour, has

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Supporting Creative Businesses in the Solent Region

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Join Creative Network South and Creative Industry Finance at the University of Portsmouth on Thursday 7th April to celebrate the launch of an exciting new initiative offering free business support and access to finance for creative and cultural enterprises who are looking to scale up and grow. Please book your place on Eventbrite here to avoid disappointment. Expect to: Find

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Love & Kisses from Omaha Fundraiser

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BA (Hons) Drama and Performance student, Lara McDowell, will be hosting a fundraising event to support her musical, Love & Kisses from Omaha, inspired by her Grandmother’s past. The performance with music composed by Ben Macpherson, Course Leader of Musical Theatre, is based on love letters written to Lara’s Grandmother, Olive, during WW2. To fundraise this event, the new theatre

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Charlotte Skene Catling – Architecture talk

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Charlotte Skene Caitling, co-founder of London based Skene Catling de la Peña Architects (with Spanish architect Jaime de la Pena), will be lecturing at the University of Portsmouth‘s very own Eldon building on Thursday 24th of March. The talk will start promptly at 6.00pm, talking place in Eldon lecture theatre EW 1.11. Charlotte has written about architecture, design and fashion and runs

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‘MERCH’ – New Exhibition at Aspex Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

Aspex Guildhall is delighted to present ‘Merch’, a diverse selection of hand printed concert memorabilia from the South Coast’s Petting Zoo Prints and Collectables. Originally from Portsmouth, now based in Brighton, Petting Zoo produce posters, record sleeves and more, for diverse events, bands and solo artists. ‘Merch’ is an opportunity to see and enjoy Petting Zoo’s gig-posters, together in one

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Open the Cabinet event

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An ‘Open the Cabinet’ event will be happening in Eldon building opposite the Art shop on Wednesday 23rd March from 1pm until 3pm. Explore the many Artists’ Books exhibited in the Eldon display cabinets with additional items from the Illustration Department’s Book Room and the University Library. Why not take some inspiration from the items on display and create your

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The Creative Careers Easter treat

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Are you actively looking for placements and summer internships? Are you just starting to think about going out on a placement? Have you already secured your placement or summer internship? Whatever stage you are, the Creative Careers Team will be happy to help you with your work placement search. Visit us between 22nd – 24th March at 11 am –

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The World Music Series concert returns for a second performance

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The University of Portsmouth‘s Music Department will be performing their next concert in the World Music Series entitled ‘Songs Across the Sea- Corsican Polyphony’ on Wednesday 16th March in Eldon Building. The concert will focus on traditional, sacred and secular songs from Corsica performed by the vocal ensemble ‘Wrestling the Angel’. The performance will be FREE to both students an staff

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Stelarc; Meat, Metal & Code: The Uncanny, the Creepy and the Contestable

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Art and The Body Meet Technology As Never Before: The Faculties of Technology and Creative and Cultural Industries are excited to announce a visit to the University of Portsmouth by award winning Stelarc, performance artist and distinguished Research Fellow and Professor in the School of Design and Art, Curtin University in Australia. In Stelarc’s words: “The body has become a

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University of Portsmouth’s Enterprise Showcase reveal CCI students and graduates

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On Tuesday 15th March the University of Portsmouth‘s Portland building will be hosting the Enterprise Showcase from 5.30pm and everyone is welcome. The Enterprise Showcase is the perfect opportunity for individuals to meet up and coming students and graduate startups from the University of Portsmouth as well as an opportunity to celebrate their success. The Student Enterprise Team support a

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Illustrated Menagerie: Shakespeare’s Animals opening night

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

Illustrated Menagerie, an annual project undertaken by first year BA (Hons) Illustration students at the School of Art and Design, and curated by senior lecturer in Illustration Nicola Hay, has been selected by a panel of judges for a group exhibition of work to be displayed in Portsmouth Guildhall from the 12th March to 7th June 2016. Bears, dogs, foxes, goats, sharks, hawks, cats, toads,

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Creative Industries Research Network South

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During 2015 Creative Network South brought together researchers with shared interests in the creative industries to listen to some fantastic speakers and join in discussions about how research can help inform practice and policy-making in the local region. The meetings were hosted at Southampton Solent University, the University of Winchester and the University of Southampton. This year the University of

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Ruddygore performance at the New Theatre Royal

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The Drama & Musical Society and Orchestra are performing at the New Theatre Royal on Friday 4th March for an evening of comedic acting and quality performances. The show promises to be both hilarious and entertaining, the performance will be Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Ruddygore’ which was described by its authors as a “supernatural opera” containing some of Gilbert’s funniest lyrics

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Recap: #FashionHack – Idea generation, designing and meeting people

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On the evening of Tuesday 16th February 2016, Innovolvement hosted the ‘#FashionHack – Idea Generation’ session in Eldon Building’s learning area.   Innovolvement has joined forces with Hack Pompey to bring you the #FashionHack, a project centred around using existing waste materials and technology, combining the two areas to create innovative designs. The purpose of combining the two themes is

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Portsmouth Writers’ Hub presents an evening with Adele Parks

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In addition to the fantastic line-up for BookFest 2016 and Portsmouth Writers’ Hub, Adele Parks, multi-million bestselling author, will be coming to Portsmouth to discuss the art of writing. In mid February, Tom Sykes, CCI’s lecturer in Media and Creative Writing, and Photographer, Alexander Sebley, hosted a travelling writing talk in Eldon building in connection with Portsmouth BookFest 2016. In

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Nautical Chic Talk by Fashion Historian Amber Jane Butchart

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All CCI Staff and Students are welcome to join local fashion historian for her talk relating to her latest book ‘Nautical Chic’ on Thursday 25th February at 6.30pm in Eldon lecture theatre EW 1.11. Join fashion historian, Amber Jane Butchart, for a talk on her new book Nautical Chic tracing the relationship between maritime dress and the fashionable wardrobe, uncovering

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Creative Careers Centre Launch Week (22nd Feb – 26th Feb)

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries would like to invite all CCI students and staff to join them for the launch of the new Creative Careers Centre, a function dedicated to improving the employability prospects of students.  CCI’s Creative Careers Centre has a remit to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with local, national and international businesses with potential to

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Cabaret Evening at the New Theatre Royal

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A newly established theatre company, Aria, Live Arts Events, created by three Musical Theatre students from the School of Media and Performing Arts will be hosting their very first show at the New Theatre Royal on Monday 22nd February. Aria, Live Arts Events’ first ever cabaret show will be filled with beautiful music and dances within the musical theatre genre

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Creative Careers Centre – Launch Week: 22nd – 26th Feb

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Are you thinking about doing a placement?  Do you need to gain work experience?  Would you like a CV check or a general chat about your career?  Whatever level you are, the Creative Careers Centre are here to support you! Come to our launch week! Please visit us any day from the 22nd February to 26th February, 8:00am – 5:00pm

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David Bowie tribute lecture

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Join Eldon building on Friday 19th February for a meaningful tribute to David Bowie, celebrating and exploring the icon’s life and many works of musical art. The talk will take place in room 0.20 in Eldon building on Friday 19th February at 2pm, you can book your spot on Eventbrite here The event has been organised and will be presented

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An Inaugural lecture by Professor Catherine Harper

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Professor Catherine Harper, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, will be presenting her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th February 2016. Catherine has beautifully weaved an image of what the lecture,  titled Land, cloth, body and culture, will focus on, see the description below: “Interweave of narrative, materiality and identity define Catherine Harper’s intellectual and practice obsessions. Her

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British Animation Awards public choice comes to Portsmouth

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Once again we are delighted to bring the British Animation Awards Public choice to Portsmouth. Everyone and anyone is welcome, tickets cost only £3.o0 and all students go FREE. You will be able to witness the best of British Animation talent within the last two years from extraordinary short films to advertising, to fascinating music videos and more. After the

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Travel Writing: Thrills, Spills, Risks & Rewards

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What makes for good travel writing? How do you get into the profession? What practical, ethical and political challenges come with the job? Who are the great travel writers and what can we learn from them? Can an outsider ever fairly and accurately represent a given place, society or culture? University of Portsmouth School of Media and Performing Arts lecturer, travel book

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The environmental performance of the Brazilian Modernism

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On Monday 15th February Dr. Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves will be visiting the University of Portsmouth‘s Eldon building for her talk ‘The environmental performance of the Brazilian Modernism with reference to iconic buildings (1930 – 1964)’. If one looks back to the glorious years of Brazilian bio-climatic Modernism between 1930 and 1964, this architectural heritage reveals a different approach that

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An Evening with Sheila Hancock CBE – students go half price

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Long-time friend of New Theatre Royal, and Chancellor of University of Portsmouth from 2007-2012, Sheila Hancock shares her passions and experiences from the theatre and film world, as well as her own personal stories, in an intimate evening with New Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director and CEO Caroline Sharman. Her extensive career has ranged from playing in the original West End

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Our Worlds Are Minds Apart – Exhibition

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries MA Illustration student, Jordan Baines, along with O.S.C.I, has curated a collaborative exhibition of local artists. Jordan’s creative work will also feature in the exhibition, the project being a part of his previous course, BA (Hons) Illustration. The exhibition will take place on Friday 12th February from 6pm at Coastguard Studio on Clarendon Road,

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The Girls’ Network Portsmouth social evening

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The Girls’ Network would like to invite you to a Portsmouth Social Evening taking place on Thursday 4th February 7pm-10pm at Aurora Café and Lounge, Albert Road, Portsmouth. The evening has three exciting VIP guest speakers lined up, along with an amazing raffle, and a chance to network and socialise with current and future mentors. The social event will be

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Ritual Reconstructed: reconfiguring “places” of spirituality & identity

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In the past year Searle Kochberg, from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, has been working on and collaborating with Liberal Judaism UK, Bucks New University, Coventry University and colleagues in CCI to create Ritual Reconstructed, a Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) research project. Ritual Reconstructed is a collaborative, community and academic project looking at the ways in

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Department of Ability: ‘Born to be different; Born to save the world’ talk

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries School of Art and Design welcomes all to a talk by Artist, Illustrator and Animator of Department of Ability entitled Born to be different; Born to save the world! The talk will take place in the University of Portsmouth’s Park building room PK 3.03 at 4pm on Tuesday 26th January. The Department of

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Crafts in the Tower

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Crafts in the Tower art group scorn a winter break, and will be open as usual next Sunday on the 17th January at the Square Tower. Many of the artists will be offering some January bargains.  Look out for discounted ends of line in ceramics, textiles and stationery.  Kendal James is offering a three for two sale of all her

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A talk by Mark Anstee; war, conflict and battle specialist artist

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries School of Art and Design welcome everyone to a talk by visiting speaker Mark Anstee, a war, conflict and battle specialist artist. The talk will take place on Tuesday 12th January at 4pm in the University of Portsmouth’s Park building, room PK 3.03. Mark Anstee has been making work about war, conflict and

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Seminar on academic publishing in the performing arts

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On Monday 7th December, Ben Piggott, (Commissioning Editor, Routledge) will be joining CCI to present a seminar on academic publishing in the performing arts. The seminar will take place in Eldon West, 1.10, and will start at 4.00 pm. Following this at 5.15 pm, Blackwells bookshop in Cambridge Road, will be hosting the launch of Ben Macpherson, Senior lecturer and

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CCI Alumna & Enterprise and Innovation staff member co-organise Etsy Made Local market

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Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015, a selection of artists, crafters, designers and vintage enthusiasts will set up shop at aspex, Gunwharf Quays, from 11am to 4pm each day to offer a selection of items as part of Etsy Made Local, a series of markets taking place across the UK that weekend facilitated by Etsy, the online marketplace for

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Professor Justin Smith’s Inaugural lecture

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Justin Smith, Professor of Media Industries and Reader in British Film Culture, has his Inaugural Lecture coming up on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. The digital age is having a profound impact on how we ascribe cultural value. In this brave new world, what is the future for cultural subsidy, what is the function of cultural mediation and what should be

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RIFT: student photography exhibition at the Art Lodge

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2nd year UOP BA (Hons) Photography students have organised an exhibition as part of their course to display their work to fellow students, lecturers and the Portsmouth community. The students involved, Rhiannon Wiggs, Aimee Harvey, Catherine Hindle, Lucy Voller, Immy Thrower and Cameron Webb have created the photography exhibition based around the theme of ‘Territories’. The exhibition’s opening night will

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Save the Date: Innovolvement

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The University of Portsmouth is to launch a new, free-thinking group, led by CCI’s Enterprise and Innovation team, on Tuesday 24th November 2015 (5:30pm-7:30pm).  Innovolvement is set to hold a vibrant launch party to the mark the beginning of its bimonthly activities. The evening promises to be full of excitement with guest performances, invited speakers and delicious food and drink. The

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Exploring Walter Besant’s ‘By Celia’s Arbour’ – Creative Writing Workshop (Being Human event)

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By Celia’s Arbour: A Tale of Portsmouth Town was first published in 1878, by Walter Besant who was born in Portsmouth and founded the Society of Authors. The novel revolves around a retired sea captain, who lives by the mill-dam, and takes in two orphaned boys. A creative writing workshop led by Dr Alison Habens will take place in Milldam

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Friend of CCI and former UoP staff member launches her book ‘Warehouse’

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Frances Hamblin, a former Senior lecturer in the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) at the University of Portsmouth and friend of the CCI faculty, is launching her new book ‘Warehouse’. ‘Warehouse is a picaresque tale of a group of people brought together by the housing association block they share – the converted warehouse of the title. Into their midst comes Tracey,

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Reviving the crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia (Being Human event)

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Portsmouth is often mistaken for being a monocultural, jingoistic and reactionary city. Presenting a very different narrative, creative and cultural industries lecturer Tom Sykes will discuss Portsmouth’s role as a global city with close cultural and literary connections to Asia. After the lecture, British-Asian writers will read from their work about their experience of migration, integration and cultural encounter. Writers

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Engaging with the past: Migration memories (Being Human event)

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‘Engaging with the past’ is a monthly cultural heritage and public history reading group organised by Dr. Jessica Moody. The group will host a special guest lecture by Eithne Nightinglae (Queen Mary University London) on her research into ‘migration museums’ in port towns. After a Q&A session, attendees will ‘migrate’ across to the Kings Street Tavern for a reading and

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Academic Publisher Visit

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Alumnus of Creative Writing at Portsmouth, Jennifer Lovatt is now senior digital product manager in digital publishing and development at Taylor and Francis Group. She will be visiting the university on 17th November and would like to meet academics with teaching and publishing interests in these areas: Modernism, Feminism, Performing Arts. To book a slot with Jennifer please contact: alison.habens@port.ac.uk

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Portsmouth sailortown walk (Being Human event)

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Described as a ‘world of sordid pleasure, unlimited vice, and lashings of booze, but a dangerous place too’, sailortowns were places where sailors often lived, visited and were entertained. This walk will explore the unique culture and representation of three sailortowns of Portsmouth that evolved between the 18th and early 20th centuries. The walk will begin in Commercial Road, which

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Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world (Being Human event)

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The event starts at Gallery Art Space Portsmouth where artist/filmmaker and historian Patti Gaal-Holmes will present her ‘Tea Project’ exhibition exploring aspects of the personal, political and collective histories related to the trade and migration. This will be followed by a talk on the tea trade and migration by Portsmouth’s own local tea merchant, Andrew Gadsden, with tea repetition in

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Being Human Festival Events at the University of Portsmouth

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The University of Portsmouth will be hosting Port City: Narratives of Migration as part of the 2015 Being Human Festival. Following a successful funding application, the University will host a series of free and open events, running from the 12th to the 22nd of November, that explore the themes of migration and transient cultures in port towns, focusing on Portsmouth. Portsmouth tends to be

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University of Portsmouth’s Music Department to have their first concert in the World Music Series

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The University of Portsmouth’s Music Department are having their first concert in the World Music Series this year. It will be kick started with the very talented Silk and Bamboo Ensemble on Wednesday 11th November at 3pm in Eldon 1.11. This is an hour long performance by the world renowned Chinese string and wind group based in the UK. All tickets will

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Footsteps to the Square: A photographic exhibition by UoP MA Fine Art student

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

Ailsa Brims, an MA Fine Art student from the School of Art and Design, has been selected by a panel of judges for a solo exhibition of fine art photography to be displayed in Portsmouth Guildhall from the 9th November to the 7th March 2016. The exhibition is titled Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. The

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Animated Women UK Networking Event

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Join the Animated Women UK for an evening of networking at their new London venue at 7pm on Wednesday 4th November. The Barley Mow welcomes Animated Women to its cosy first floor media-equipped space. Get to meet fellow members of the VFX and animation industries over a drink or two. The AWUK board will be there to share plans for the future

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Ink:Well – A Life-Writing Workshop in the University Library

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Led by Dr Alison Habens (Creative Writing) and Dr Clare Wilson (Psychology), this is open to all staff and students of the university, and will run from 12 – 2 pm on Wednesday afternoons in November. It is part of our research collaboration into the benefits of personal storytelling. You will be able to explore ‘the stories of your life’

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Students invited to meet the artists: Portsmouth Cathedral’s ‘Viewpoint Project’ commences

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Portsmouth Cathedral’s Viewpoint Project began on Tuesday 3rd November with artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, they will be in the Cathedral until 28th November, demonstrating their artistic flair. Students have been invited to meet the artists, this is a great opportunity for all aspiring designers and artists to learn from the pair and hopefully be inspired by their work and

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The Ethics of Documentary Production; making ‘Don’t Cap My Benefits’

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Ken Kirby, an experienced TV Producer and Director with the BBC, talks about the practical and ethical challenges involved in making this landmark documentary. The talk, introduced by media lecturer Stephen Harper, will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 21st October in Eldon building EW 1.11 Ken has recently produced and shot the BBC prime time observational documentary Don’t Cap

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Spoken Word Poetry Performance

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Students and Staff are invited to ‘Matter’ a spoken word workshop and scratch performance by award winning poet and former UK poetry champion, Deanna Rodger, on October 20th at 6pm in Eldon lecture room 1.09 Deanna teaches Writing for Performance with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University, and works with theatres including Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Hammersmith and Young Vic. She has

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“Slashing the Odds” talk by Gerald Main

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Gerald has been the Editor of successful BBC radio stations, presented many different radio formats and has extensive experience of radio skills training.  He’s worked as a freelance presenter,  TV reporter,  sports commentator and presenter / producer of corporate videos. In his time in BBC management,  Gerald recruited dozens upon dozens of people for all sorts of media roles. In  “Slashing the Odds” he explains

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Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

The annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, organised by the Department of Employability, will be taking place at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Wednesday 14 October between 11am and 3pm. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for our students to meet a variety of employers and find out further information on the wide range of placement and graduate opportunities available

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Black History Month Festival 2015 at Portsmouth Film Society

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Portsmouth Film Society will unveil Portsmouth’s first Black History Month Film Festival on Thursday 8th October at the University of Portsmouth. The Film Festival is a collaboration with the University and will be launched by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Graham Galbraith. Over the years Portsmouth Film Society (P.F.S.) has built a reputation for showing the best in world cinema, documentary,

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“The Magic of Radio” talk by Rupert Brun

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Rupert Brun has over 35 years’ experience in audio engineering with the BBC.  He has designed radio drama studios, created exciting new online experiences, managed the delivery of outside broadcast vehicles, play-out systems and broadcast infrastructure. He invented the BBC Radio 3 “HD Sound” streaming service and has taken radio beyond stereo, leading delivery of all the BBC Proms Concerts in

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Introduction to Simon Brookes (continued)

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…I’d like to share a brief, potted history of my own journey from undergraduate to my current position. I graduated in 1993 with a degree in Geology, after which I studied part-time for a PhD in igneous geochemistry. Unfortunately I was eventually lured away from this scholarly activity by the exciting opportunities that arose as a result of the arrival

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Free Range – BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design exhibition

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The graduating BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students from the School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, are holding their exhibition in London from 9 July until 13 July. Keep up to date with their course blog Feature image courtesy of Russell Squires

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CCI student wins Guildhall Graduate Award

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

Final year BA (Hons) Illustration student, Bhavisha Vadgama, has been selected for the Guildhall Graduate Award, a new initiative by Portsmouth Guildhall Cultural Trust in partnership with the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. Bhavisha’s prize is to have her own exhibition, starting Wednesday 8th July, within Portsmouth Guildhall’s Freda Swain Lounge continuing until the end of October 2015. The exhibition

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School of Art and Design to Run Two Short Courses This July In Opportunities, What’s On by CCI15 May, 20150 Comments

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The School of Art and Design at the University of Portsmouth is delighted to announce two brand new short courses coming this summer.  They are offering four-day courses in experimental screen printing or medium format photography.  Both courses have been designed to make the most of their specialist equipment and facilities, and offer a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in creative practice for a few

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries Research and Innovation Conference 2015

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On Wednesday 24 June CCI will be holding their annual Faculty Research Conference. This will be taking place in the Eldon building and will be an all day event. In attendance will be keynote speaker, Dr Sally Stewart from Glasgow School of Art giving her talk ‘Designerly Ways of Researching or How to Make Research Sense for Creative Practice’ as

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PORTS SHORTS ’15 – TVFP Graduate Show 2015

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Third year students from BA (Hons) Television and Film Production at the University of Portsmouth are holding a graduate showcase at BFI Southbank, London. “The aim of our end of year show is to provide a platform to showcase the best films produced in 2015, while being able to engage with industry professionals. As a rapidly expanding course, we feel the

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Postcards from Portsmouth

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Portsmouth’s rich array of art, design, history and popular culture will be the focus of a series of public talks hosted by the university’s School of Art and Design. Entitled Postcards from Portsmouth, the talks will offer views of visual culture in the city. They coincide with this year’s Graduate Show at the university. Speakers will discuss subjects ranging from

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries Graduate Show 2015

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are delighted to invite you to join their annual celebration of the talents of our final year students at the Graduate Show 2015, on Friday 29th May, 5-9pm, at the University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ. The Graduate Show 2015 offers the chance to view and purchase new

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Spring Concert

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This year’s Spring Concert by the University of Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, and Wind Band, will take place on May 16th.  The concert will feature popular classics, including Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite. Tickets can be bought here.

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World Music Series An Afternoon of Traditional Iranian Music – free tickets for students

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On Wednesday 13 May, you are all invited to enjoy ‘An Afternoon of Traditional Iranian Music’ An educational experience of traditional Iranian music and musical instruments starting at 3pm in Eldon EW 1.10 (room subject to change). Free tickets to all University of Portsmouth students.

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Pop-up book display cabinets opens its doors

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The BA (Hons) Illustration course is opening their glass cabinets to all on Tuesday 28 April, between 11am – 2pm, with CCI’s Librarian Greta Friggins and Illustration Lecturer Dr. Maureen O’Neill on hand to talk about the collections the University hold.

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Between Craft and Code: Making Sense of Data Materialisation

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This exhibition, being held at the University of Portsmouth, seeks to explore the human experience in a world of data. Building on the field of data visualisation and embodiment, we are moving into multi-sensory and physical ways of making sense of digital information.

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A Celebration of Political Satire

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Do you want “useful access” to top satirical writers – and all very much “under the radar”? If so, you will want to be at This Is the Week That Is, a series of talks, film and television screenings at the University of Portsmouth from April 13 to 17.

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White Tales Theatre presents ‘Wonderland’

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

White Tales Theatre i a recently established producing theatre company formed by third year BA (Hons) English and Drama students at the University of Portsmouth.

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Students create ‘Where are you?’ interactive installation

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This installation is the work of final year BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Technology students George Lee, Max Jones, Ryan Aldis, and Sam Harper.

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University of Portsmouth Choir

CCI staff perform in the University of Portsmouth Choir

St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 5PA United Kingdom

Several members of staff from across the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are singing in the University of Portsmouth Choir performing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at St Mary’s Church in Portsmouth on Saturday 21 March.  They include Michele-Anne Dauppe (Head of School of Art and Design), Sue Noble (School of Art and Design), CCI’s Promotions Manager Denise Callender, Suzy Wise (School

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Guest speaker: Katy Norris, Curator at Pallant House Gallery

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to be able to invite you to a talk by Katy Norris, Curator at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

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A message from Joan Farrer (continued)

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Some words from Prof. Joan Farrer, CCI’s Dean of Enterprise and Innovation.

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New CCI exhibition project partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

CCI is delighted to announce a new exhibition space dedicated to showcasing CCI students and alumni creative works in the Freda Swain Business Lounge at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

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UoP World Music Series launches with interactive performance

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB United Kingdom

Colin Jagger, University Music Director, has secured a new partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust to launch a UoP World Music Series.

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Solitary – Exclusive Screening and Masterclass by Director & Producers (FREE to all students and staff)

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

CCI is delighted to welcome to Portsmouth director Sasha Krane (nephew of the legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg) and writer/producer Katharine McEwan, for a special screening of their film Solitary (shot on location in Portsmouth and Southsea), on Monday 2 March at 6pm in ELW 1.11.

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Dr Graham Spencer – Book Launch at Blackwell bookshop, 9th March

Blackwells Portsmouth, Cambridge Road Portsmouth, PO1 2EF United Kingdom

Dr Graham Spencer, a Reader in Politics, Conflict and the Media, in the School of Media and Performing Arts is the editor of a new book The British and Peace in Northern Ireland (published by Cambridge University Press), which will be launched at Blackwell book shop in Portsmouth.

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CCI students take part in New Educators at Aspex

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom

CCI is delighted to inform you that New Educators in partnership with Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth opened on Wednesday 25th February.

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CCI to host major data workshop: E-ARK

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The event, “Is a Data Warehouse a Data Archive and Why Does It Matter?” will be co-hosted by the E-ARK project (coordinated in Portsmouth), the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the UK Data Archive. They are delighted to invite you to a workshop on the preservation of relational databases. The event is free but you must register here. Relational database management systems

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LGBT History Month 2015 – Panel Discussion and Film Screening

John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3HN United Kingdom

The University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council are pleased to support an evening panel event on LGBT equality and a film screening followed by an opportunity to network, in support of LGBT History Month 2015.

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CCI Illustration exhibition – Illustrated Menagerie

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The BA (Hons) Illustration students from all course levels at the University of Portsmouth will be hosting a month-long exhibition of their work.

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Messing with Memory: A talk by artist Bridget Baker

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

A talk by artist Bridget Baker, whose work intersects documentary and memory-construction, forming a series of complex visual fragments realised through filmmaking, installation and performed re-stagings.

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Portsmouth Film Society launches first ever Pride LGBT Film Festival

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Portsmouth Film Society launches first ever Pride LGBT Film Festival in Hampshire on their fifth Birthday! The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to host this series of films curated by PFS in the Eldon Screening Lecture Theatre EW1.11.

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A lecture by author Richard Hall: ‘Thinking about thinking – how to become a bit smarter’

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

CCI is delighted to host a lecture by Richard Hall about his new book published by Pearsons.

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CCI Drama and Performance students challenge how audience react to performance

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

3rd year BA(Hons) Drama and Performance students are going to challenge how an audience may react to performance with a day long production in the Eldon Foyer.

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Calling for participants for a videogame study

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Mitu Khandaker – a PhD researcher in the School of Creative Technologies – is running a video game study and requires participants.

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Talk given by Tom Proctor – VFX Supervisor from Double Negative

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Here at the Creative and Cultural Industries faculty we are welcoming VFX supervisor Tom Proctor, from Double Negative, who is coming in on Wednesday 26 November to give a talk. This will be held in Eldon West 1.11 from 14:00-15:00. He will be covering a variety of aspects of production, particularly in regard to compositing and 2D pipeline, and also talking

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Graphic Design students take part in Fenner Paper challenge

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

2nd year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students were recently set a challenge by Justin Hobson at Fenner Paper. The project was organised as part of the Professional Practice: Live Brief unit, and lasted for a period of 6 weeks.

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Founding a Games Studio – a talk by John Chasey

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This talk will look at some of the practical, legal and financial considerations involved in setting up a new company in the games industry, with a focus on the digital download sector.

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Excavations in Film: Processes of Thinking Between Theory and Practice

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This lecture includes a discussion of recent projects utilizing ‘stone-age’ film and photographic media (8/16mm film and historic photographic processes).

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Being Human Festival at University of Portsmouth

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The University of Portsmouth has been selected to be part of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, 15–23 November 2014.  Free public events will be held at over 60 venues across the UK; in universities, museums, galleries, and cultural and community centres at locations across the UK.  The Being Human festival was launched at the beginning

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Design Thinking in Practice exhibition in Eldon West

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Final year BSc (Hons) Digital Media students from the School of Creative Technologies were tasked with creating a mobile app for Catchpoint, a charity concerned with supporting adoptive parents.

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Silent voices from the past

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is pleased to welcome fine artists Kye Wilson and Helena Eflerováto to talk about their new work ‘Faces’.

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A Story of Revolutions, an exhibition by Patrick Altes

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Patrick Altes, a French artist born in Algeria explores diaspora and identity within the University of Portsmouth’s School of Languages and Area Studies working with Dr Natalya Vince in a body of work responding to a Leverhulme residency.

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Special screening of the film ‘Advanced Style’

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

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Arthur I. Miller Lecture – Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

A public lecture by Arthur I. Miller, Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science, University College London.

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MA FINE ART SHOW 2014 present ‘A cultural, social and political BREW HA! HA!’

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth Creative and Cultural Industries’ MA Fine Art postgraduates’ works’ focus on social and political expressions, cultural exchanges and interactions.

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Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries Graduate Show 2014!

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

All of CCI’s schools come together for the first time in the Faculty’s Graduate Show 2014, in the University’s newly extended and refurbished Eldon Building.

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Sites of exchange: materialising conversations exhibition

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Sites of exchange: materialising conversations is a research-led exhibition that explores ‘making’ as a way of investigating and sharing ideas.

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‘Far From Home’ Exhibition in Space

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This project and exhibition is a collaboration between Armed Forces Community Covenant scheme, public funding from Arts Council England for Fusion lab taking place in Space, staff and students of the University of Portsmouth, Somerstown residents, local artists, Sharon Court and Paul Gonella.

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Stars in the Aisles: A History of the Cinema Usherette

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This March, the University of Portsmouth pays homage to the cinema usherette.

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BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design exhibit at the Clothes Show Live

National Exhibition Centre, North Avenue Birmingham, B40 1NT United Kingdom

BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design had the pleasure of exhibiting at this year’s Clothes Show Live taking place at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Vernissage: Revealing Creative Practice

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

CCI is delighted to invite you to Vernissage: Revealing Creative Practice, a series of exhibitions and public learning events taking place in the faculty’s Space.

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artSOUTH: An Audience with Willy Little

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See Dickie Beau as raconteur-extraordinaire Willy Little, lead actor of The Navy Cut Players – the cruise ship troupe that never was.

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artSOUTH: Writing Workshop

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

A workshop for all and any aspiring writers, led by author and School of Creative Arts, Film and Media lecturer Dr Sally O’Reilly.

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artSOUTH: Crime and Punishment by Jordan Baseman

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom

Programmed in association with artSOUTH with collaborations supported by the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

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artSOUTH: A Selection of Film & Documentary Screenings

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom

In relation to Jordan Baseman’s artSOUTH commission at Omega Centre, aspex will be screening a series of feature films and documentaries, selected by the artist and his collaborators, which have inspired and relate to themes in Baseman’s work.

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artSOUTH: Memory Vessel by Bouke de Vries

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom

Commissioned as part of artSOUTH with collaborations by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries in collaboration with Portsmouth City Museums, Archives and Visitor Services and Aspex Gallery.

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Sensorial/Censorial – MA Fine Art Students end of year show 2013

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From the hub of Portsmouth’s diverse and diligent art scene, Sensorial/Censorial combines the creative forces of 10 local artists to reveal an exciting and varied display of work that aims to challenge, engage and enthral.

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Off the Shelf

Blackwells Portsmouth, Cambridge Road Portsmouth, PO1 2EF United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth CCI staff members Jon Adams, Steve Oliver and Sarah Tunaley, and MA Fine Art Student and staff member Ginny Topp are exhibiting this summer in the Southsea Library Gallery. The group exhibition Off the Shelf features the work of these four Portsmouth artists who all use the book as inspiration, albeit in very different ways. A group

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A Hundred Seas Rising

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom

RELAY – Contemporary art in the South East of England – Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. A Hundred Seas Rising commissioned by Aspex, University of Portsmouth CCI SPACE and Quay Arts, Isle of Wight in response to London 2012.

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New Creatives 2012

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

New Creatives is an artist-led exhibition project exploring ‘Courage and Determination’ of student work from seven local FE and sixth form colleges.

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Look About by Jon Adams

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Look About is a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth based artist/geologist Jon Adams in response to Accentuate and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the south east of England. This creatively driven, multi-layered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, and Jon’s autobiographical experiences.

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'Dust to Dust' by Pete Codling.

Last Artist in Residence: Pete Codling

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

International artist, Pete Codling, is sketching directly onto the gallery walls of the SPACE building which will be knocked down soon to make way for a brand new structure.

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Latest Release - 'Dust to Dust'

Dust to Dust: The latest release from Pete Codling

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Portsmouth-based artist Pete Codling has covered 200sqm of gallery walls with densely drawn imagery depicting animals and gods from Roman, Greek and Christian mythology. He has woven in references to technology, virtual reality, art history, dreaming, idolatry, utopia and romance.

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Epic artwork rises from the imagination

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Portsmouth-based artist Pete Codling has covered 200sqm of the SPACE gallery with densely drawn imagery depicting animals and gods from Roman, Greek and Christian mythology.

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'Modern Vanitas' by Tyran Hawthorn

Modern Vanitas by Tyran Hawthorn

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Modern Vanitas is an awareness-raising exhibition and fundraising charity event for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable and terminal disease which causes the decay of muscles and difficulties with breathing and movement.

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Entrapment of the o/Other - Round Tower Installation

Entrapment of the o/Other by Kye Wilson

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

‘Entrapment of the o/Other’ is a site-specific, video and sound installation that aims to give the viewer an emotive experience through a form of sensory engagement in an interesting and challenging historical space. This work is part of a body of work and touring programme in which a new moving image art work is devised and realised in a variety

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ARTDENT

Art in the Academy

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Art in the Academy is the first collaboration between the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and the Dental Academy.

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New Creatives 2011

New Creatives 2011

Eldon Building 0.20, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth has commissioned two artists, Joe Ross and Jo Hummel-Newell, to work with six FE and 6th Form colleges (Highbury, South Downs, St Vincent, Portsmouth, Fareham and Havant) for the Creative Campus New Creatives 2011 Project culminating in the exhibition of students creative works in SPACE and Eldon Gallery

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Disco ball by vicbuster

CCI Christmas D.I.S.C.O!

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Celebration time is here – CCI is very happy to announce that Denis Reeve-Baker, Principal Lecturer and Phil Thompson, Sound and Studio Technician in the School of Creative Technologies are dusting off their white suits and hosting a DISCO in Space! Cultural-critical discussions, as well as musical-analytical investigations, are no doubt important to the understanding of funk. However, such academic

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MA Fine Art - Pangaea

Pangaea

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Pangaea reflects a metaphorical assemblage of this small talented group of artists from around the world, including a site specific installation The Chattel House.

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SCDF - Spring Back Event 2010

SCDF: Portsmouth Spring Back Event

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

The University of Portsmouth are delighted to host an event called ‘Spring Back’ to re-launch its presence in Portsmouth which will be held in Space.

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Computer gamers to save the world

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

A lecturer from the University of Portsmouth is the only person in Europe with a lead role in a new online computer game aimed at solving some of the world’s most difficult problems such as poverty, hunger and disaster.

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The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery ‘Pride of Place’ Project

Art Space, 27 Brougham Road Southsea, PO5 4PA United Kingdom

Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, the two artists behind this project, are interested in exploring people’s relationship to places from a psychogeographical viewpoint; they are curious to know how places evolve and how they make people feel and behave.

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Grisaille Legacy [Beth Fisher]

Grisaille Legacy by Beth Fisher, RSA

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

Beth Fisher, RSA, presents powerful recent work following its acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

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New Creatives 2010

New Creatives 2010

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

You are invited to New Creatives, an artist-led joint exhibition of creative works by students from six local Further Education and Sixth Form colleges: Havant, Highbury, Fareham, Portsmouth, South Downs and St Vincent.

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Liminal [Katayoun Dowlatshahi]

Liminal

Eldon Building EW1.08, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This is a touring exhibition of selected drawings, photographs, experimental videos and Carbon pigment transfer onto glass and paper by Katayoun Dowlatshahi based on the theme Liminal.

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History is Made of Memories

Eldon Building 0.20, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

This event marks the beginning of a project to archive the regeneration of the Somerstown area with artistic and technological practice and theory through a partnership of University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, Millard Woodroffe Contemporary Art and the Peoples Action Team for Community Harmony.

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