Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research impact

REF2021 results

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living which demonstrate the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy. Key findings from REF2021: 90% of our research is World leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*) 83.3% of our impact […]

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Patti Smith and King Creosote perform ‘Pauper’s Dough’ from Professor Virginia Heath’s film ‘From Scotland With Love’ at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Pathway-to-Paris-Cop-26-Concert-Glasgow-2021 Banner Patti Smith and King Creosote perform 'Paupers Dough' from Professor Virginia Heath’s film 'From Scotland With Love' at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Patti Smith and King Creosote perform Pauper’s Dough from Professor Virginia Heath’s film From Scotland With Love at COP 26 Climate Action Concert Pathway to Paris in Glasgow 2021 On 31 October 2021, to mark the beginning of the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Patti Smith invited King Creosote to perform with her and they sang Pauper’s Dough, […]

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‘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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Patti Smith, From Scotland With Love and Pauper’s Dough by King Creosote

Professor Virginia Heath was honoured to recently discover that the legendary Patti Smith, who has always been a profound inspiration, chose ‘Pauper’s Dough’ by King Creosote from “the transcendent Documentary, From Scotland with Love”, as a song she would like to cover.  Patti received a thousand song suggestions from her Blog readers and two particularly struck her.   Patti writes in […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Funding Film, Media and Arts research’ with Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson

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Please join us on Wednesday 16 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson on their experience of funding for research projects in Film, Media and Arts. Funding Film, Media and Arts research Art, Design and Media Research Centre […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘Mae West – Boxer In A Corset’ at the 31st Inside Out film festival

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Copyright Faction North 2021. Dannie Harris as Mae West.   Variety Exclusive: Inside Out Reveals Finance Forum Projects and Exec Participants. Professor Virginia Heath’s hybrid documentary Mae West – Boxer In A Corset announced as one of the selected projects. May 18th, 2021: Inside Out, Canada’s largest 2SLGBTQ+ film festival and single largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ+ content in Canada, has […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ featured at OnFife Spring Festival

Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ had a special online screening at the OnFife Spring Festival on Sunday 21st March. Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’, made entirely from Scottish archive footage, also fittingly features the Fife-based musician, King Creoscote. A short introduction to the screening about the film and filmmaking in Fife was later followed by an exclusive Q&A with […]

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Professor of Design and Design history part of BBC 4 documentary

Paul Atkinson, professor of design and design history spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen again from 2:18] about his part in tonight’s BBC 4 documentary about a group of makers and players of cigar box guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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