The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are delighted to host an inaugural lecture by Deborah Sugg Ryan, Professor of Design History and Theory, University of Portsmouth.
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries encourages you to attend a University of Portsmouth Choir performance on the 17th March.
The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are proud to host a public research lecture, by Tom Sykes.
The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, is proud to announce a public lecture, by Stuart Gard.
CCI’s Creative Careers are proud to announce an incredibly exciting employability event, coming to Eldon building on January 31st 2018. For the first time, Creative Careers are hosting a CCI Employability Day, exclusively tailored to students studying in the Creative Industries. This unique event will feature a variety of exciting activities for students, including, a chance to interact with employers,
Langstone Harbour and the city’s Northern Quarter are two of the areas chosen by students for an architectural makeover. As part of their course, architecture students from the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries looked at different areas of the City of Portsmouth and explored how they would approach architectural developments. Their visions of the city won’t be
The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, are proud to host, a public lecture, by Stuart Gard.
The University of Portsmouth, CCI, are proud to announce a School of Art and Design lecture, by special guest, Chris Arran.
The Chair of the Board of Governors and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth would like to invite staff and students to join the ceremony to install Karen Blackett OBE as the Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. Karen is Chairwoman of MediaCom, the UK’s largest media agency, and former Portsmouth student. The ceremony will be on Monday 13
The University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, is proud to announce, the first Art & Design Research Seminar of this term, featuring Dr Michelle Fava.
The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and CRaB in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are delighted to host an academic seminar with an exciting line up of academic panelists and practitioners in support of Journeys Festival International (JFI) Portsmouth responding to newly commissioned performance #Jesuis.
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.
Portsmouth Film Society (PFS) is proud to bring you, Black History Month Film Festival, hosted by the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building housing the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
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
This 2017 exhibition hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at Portsmouth Guildhall, marks the 50th anniversary of the so-called ‘Summer of Love’ with a particular focus on Portsmouth in the late 1960s, and the legacy of those interesting times.
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
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.
Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to present 2017’s Guildhall Graduate Show Award exhibition, Mersey Paradise, by Saesha Ward.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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.
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
Congratulations to PhD student Karl Edward in the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth who is exhibiting in Eldon Building Ground Level (connecting area between Eldon South and Eldon East). The art for this project originated within a PhD study investigating how principles from Minimalism could be used in modern digital games. Minimalism began in the 1950s
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
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
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
CRaB Seminar – What the audience wants: Audience research, race, and screen culture in postwar Britain
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
‘Recreating the 1812 ‘Pompey’ Messiah: Exploring the Spirit of Performance’ – a Lecture by George Burrows
‘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
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
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 &
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com – Stalls are charged at £7 and proceeds will
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
Illustration students tour their work from Aspex to UoP Library – A creative response to Journeys Festival
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
This writing workshop, delivered by Tessa Ditner, will focus on how to write Erotic Fiction.
An informal workshop delivered by Course Leader for BA (Hons) Creative Writing, Dr Alison Habens, and focusing on how to ‘Write Your Own Soliloquy’.
Celebrate the launch of an exciting new initiative offering free business and finance support for burgeoning creative and cultural enterprises.
The University‘s Music Department performs its next concert in the World Music Series entitled ‘Songs Across the Sea- Corsican Polyphony’.
Stelarc – distinguished technological body modification artist and Research Fellow – gives an exclusive talk at the University; presented by the Faculties of Technology and Creative and Cultural Industries.
The Enterprise Showcase is ideal for individuals to meet upcoming students and graduate startups from the University, and celebrate their successes.
Illustrated Menagerie has been selected by a panel of judges for a group exhibition of work to be displayed in Portsmouth Guildhall.
On the evening of Tuesday 16th February 2016, Innovolvement hosted the ‘#FashionHack – Idea Generation’ session in Eldon Building’s learning area.
As part of Portsmouth Writers’ Hub Bookfest 2016 line-up, Adele Parks, multi-million bestselling author, comes to Portsmouth to discuss the art of writing.
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
CCI invites all CCI students and staff to the launch of the new Creative Careers Centre.
CCI’s Creative Careers team launches a careers week: the perfect opportunity to have all your placement, work experience and CV queries answered.
Professor Catherine Harper, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, will be presenting her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th February 2016.
Once again we are delighted to bring the British Animation Awards Public choice to Portsmouth.
School of Media and Performing Arts lecturer Tom Sykes and writer-photographer Alexander Sebley discuss the world of travel writing in a talk in the Eldon Building.
Dr Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves gives a talk, ‘The environmental performance of the Brazilian Modernism with reference to iconic buildings (1930 – 1964)’, in the Eldon Building.
Sheila Hancock CBE shares her theatre, film world, and personal passions and experiences in an intimate evening with New Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director and CEO Caroline Sharman.
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
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 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.
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
Artists, crafters, designers and vintage enthusiasts set up shop at aspex, Gunwharf Quays each day as part of Etsy Made Local.
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 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
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.
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’.
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.
‘Engaging with the past’ is a monthly cultural heritage and public history reading group organised by Dr. Jessica Moody.
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.
The University of Portsmouth will be hosting Port City: Narratives of Migration as part of the 2015 Being Human Festival.
The University of Portsmouth’s Music Department are having their first concert in the World Music Series this year.
MA Fine Art student Ailsa Brims has been selected for a fine art photography solo exhibition in Portsmouth Guildhall, running 09 November 2015 – 7th March 2016.
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.
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.
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
Portsmouth Film Society will unveil Portsmouth’s first Black History Month Film Festival on Thursday 8th October at the University of Portsmouth.
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.
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
School of Art and Design to Run Two Short Courses This July In Opportunities, What’s On by CCI15 May, 20150 Comments
The School of Art and Design at the University of Portsmouth is running two brand new short courses in Eldon Building from 01 July to 28 August 2015.
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
Join the Faculty in its annual celebration of its talented final-year students, across all its schools, in the Graduate Degree Show 2015.
You are all invited to enjoy ‘An Afternoon of Traditional Iranian Music’, an educational experience of traditional Iranian music and musical instruments.
This exhibition seeks to explore the multi-sensory human experience in a world of data through data visualisation and embodiment.
This installation is the work of final year BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Technology students George Lee, Max Jones, Ryan Aldis, and Sam Harper.
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
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.
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.
Colin Jagger, University Music Director, has secured a new partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust to launch a UoP World Music Series.
Solitary – Exclusive Screening and Masterclass by Director & Producers (FREE to all students and staff)
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.
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.
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
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.
The BA (Hons) Illustration students from all course levels at the University of Portsmouth will be hosting a month-long exhibition of their work.
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.
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.
CCI is delighted to host a lecture by Richard Hall about his new book published by Pearsons.
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.
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
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.
This lecture includes a discussion of recent projects utilizing ‘stone-age’ film and photographic media (8/16mm film and historic photographic processes).
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
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.
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.
Arthur I. Miller Lecture – Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art
A public lecture by Arthur I. Miller, Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science, University College London.
University of Portsmouth Creative and Cultural Industries’ MA Fine Art postgraduates’ works’ focus on social and political expressions, cultural exchanges and interactions.
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.
Sites of exchange: materialising conversations is a research-led exhibition that explores ‘making’ as a way of investigating and sharing ideas.
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.
This March, the University of Portsmouth pays homage to the cinema usherette.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
‘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
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
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
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.
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.