‘Three Chords and the Truth’, directed by Prof Virginia Heath and written by Prof Paul Atkinson, is screening at the Lighthouse Cinema, Wolverhampton on 16th October 2021

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‘Three Chords and the Truth’ a 20 mins cinema film, directed by Prof Virginia Heath and written by Prof Paul Atkinson (both of ADMRC), is screening at the Lighthouse Cinema, Wolverhampton, as part of BOXSTOCK 2021, the Cigar Box Guitar Festival, on 16th October 2021. ‘Three Chords and the Truth’ has screened at international festivals including Woodstock, Nashville and Albuquerque, […]

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‘Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution’ By Virginia Heath & Paul Atkinson to screen on BBC4, 23rd October 2021

Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by two Professors, Virginia Heath and Paul Atkinson of the Art Design and Media Research Centre, will be screened for a fourth time on Saturday 23rd October 2021 on BBC4 and subsequently on BBC iplayer.   Directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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‘From Scotland with Love’ – Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA-nominated documentary film screening with Q&A at Phosphorescence Festival of Dance – Saturday 16 October 2021

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Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA-nominated feature documentary film, From Scotland With Love, is screening with a Director Q&A at the Phosphorescence Festival of Dance on Saturday 16 October 2021. “From Scotland With Love, Virginia Heath’s hypnotic archive film with transcendent musical score by Scottish composer King Creosote, offers a cinematic reflection on 20th century human experience. We’re delighted to have Virginia join […]

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South Korean Women’s Cinema Conference – 23-25 September 2021

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The full programme for the South Korean Women’s Cinema conference can be found here. Be sure to register on Eventbrite for details of how to join the conference. The South Korean Women’s Cinema (SKWC) conference will take place online, from Thursday 23 September to Saturday 25 September 2021, hosted online by Dr Chi-Yun Shin of Sheffield Hallam University and funded […]

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Professor Esther Johnson screening ‘Liberation Radio’ at the 65th BFI London Film Festival

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Professor Esther Johnson will present her research Liberation Radio at the forthcoming prestigious 65th BFI London Film Festival 2021, screening October 14th at BFI Southbank. The film screens within the Experimenta strand and will also be available to view on BFI Player between 6 to 17 October with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted, and […]

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Delving into the roots of the electric guitar – Professor Paul Atkinson interviewed on the BBC World Service’s ‘The Forum’ about how the electric guitar has conquered popular music

Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar

Professor Paul Atkinson, industrial designer and design historian at Sheffield Hallam and author of Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar, has appeared on BBC World Service’s The Forum discussing how the electric guitar has conquered popular music. Professor Paul Atkinson is Professor of Design and Design History in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. […]

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Remembering Germany’s Black victims of the Holocaust – Professor Robbie Aitken

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Remembering the forgotten Black victims of the Holocaust is the aim of two new memorials initiated by Professor of Imperial History, Robbie Aitken. He applied to lay the new memorials to bring new visibility to Germany’s Black history, following his extensive research into the history of Germany’s Black community and compensation claims by Black Holocaust victims. The memorials were recently […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s ASUNDER screening at the BFI

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Update (02 September 2021) Esther was recently interviewed about the making of ASUNDER – find out more here.   There will be a special screening of Professor Esther Johnson‘s WW1 feature film ASUNDER at the BFI in London on Saturday 04 September at 1200. The screening will be introduced Director/co-producer Esther Johnson, and co-producer Bob Stanley. Please note this event will […]

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Hester Reeve to present at ‘Beyond Bohm: Science, Order and Creativity’ on August 14th as part of the Pari Center Online Summer Series

Beyond Bohm: Contemplation and Creativity

On August 14th Hester Reeve, Reader in Fine Art, will be presenting at ‘Beyond Bohm: Science, Order and Creativity’ and leading a panel of invited artists to discuss the physicist’s ideas about creativity and what he termed ‘Artamovement.’ She will also join in a round table discussion chaired by Lee Nichol exploring the Bohm-Barfield connection and links between imagination and […]

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