Salmagundi: UCW Arts Festival

The UCW Arts Festival is celebrating the best in design, art, photography, filmmaking, performance and music at UCW for a whole month!

Join us for a host of completely free events and exhibitions across Weston from Friday 15th March until Friday 12th April.

The programme includes the first chance to see the Alt UCW graphic design collective’s touring show and buy their great prints, exhibitions by our Photography in Practice and Contemporary Art and Professional Studies students, screenings of our Film and Media Arts Production students’ work, and fantastic performances by our Dance for Commercial Performance, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Professional Music students.

Salmagundi: UCW Arts Festival programme

Weston Museum, Burlington Street – Friday 15th March to Friday 22nd March.

Opening night event on Friday 15th March from 6pm to 8pm. 

LT Gallery, Orchard Street – Friday 15th March to Tuesday 9th April (staff show from 15th March to 26th March / student show from 26th March to 9th April).

UCW Visual Arts event on Friday 29th March from 6pm to 8pm. 

Loves Café, West Street – Tuesday 19th March to Friday 12th April.

Opening night event on Thursday 21st March from 6pm to 10pm. 

Closing night event on Friday 12th April from 6pm to 10pm. 

Old Town Quarry Gallery, South Road – Wednesday 20th March to Wednesday 27th March.

Opening night event on Friday 22nd March from 5pm to 7.30pm

GUERRILLA MEDIA UNIT by TERRESTRIAL

Take a look at this, Tuesdays in Weston. 
GUERRILLA MEDIA UNIT by TERRESTRIAL
'The Guerrilla Media Unit is a group of emerging artists working together to create new myths for Weston using contemporary media - from street poster campaigns to viral videos to underground podcasts. Led by John Norton (award-winning theatre maker, DJ and sound artist) with visiting professional experts from a range of artforms and backgrounds, the Unit will meet once a week to share ideas, learn new skills, and uncover new stories around the town. The rest is up to you...'

TERRESTRIAL: socially engaged arts projects, community events and wild adventures in the West of England. 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guerrilla-media-unit-tickets…
More about terrestrial at:
https://www.terrestrial.org.uk/

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Dirigo - 5th International Student Film Festival 30/1/2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Arnolfini in Bristol, 30th January 2019, for ‘DIRIGO 2019 - 5th International Student Film Festival’

There is still time to submit your film at: https://filmfreeway.com/DirigoFilmFestival

Please visit: www.dirigofilmfestival.co.uk for more details and tickets (available soon).

WEDNESDAY 30TH JANUARY 2019 6.45PM - 9.45
ARNOLFINI - 16 NARROW QUAY, BRISTOL BS1 4QA

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam released from prison

Shahidul Alam after his release from Dhaka’s central prison on 20 November. Photograph: Suman Paul/AFP/Getty Images

Shahidul Alam after his release from Dhaka’s central prison on 20 November. Photograph: Suman Paul/AFP/Getty Images

‘The award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been released from prison after more than 100 days behind bars, in a closely watched freedom-of-speech case.’ Read report from Guardian 20/11/2019 here.

University Centre Weston participated in a Mass Exhibition of Dr Shahidul Alam’s work in support of the campaign to free him. #FreeShahidulAlam

We have kept prints from the exhibition on display in the gallery at UCW Loxton Campus, more details and online exhibition at: http://poool.co.uk/freeshahidulalam

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London Trip - Friday 7th December 2018

Careful reconstructions … The Long Duration of a Split Second by Forensic Architecture at Tate Britain. (Turner Prize 2018). Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock

Careful reconstructions … The Long Duration of a Split Second by Forensic Architecture at Tate Britain. (Turner Prize 2018). Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock

The Photography department is running an educational visit to London to visit the exhibition ‘All I Know is What’s on The Internet’ at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.  The Photographers’ Gallery also has an excellent Photo Book shop and Print Sales library which students can view. 

Interested students can also join staff to see the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery or take the opportunity to photograph/ film London in the run up to Christmas.

Another option is to see Turner Prize 2018 at Tate Britain (£11 concs) which has a considerable amount of artists using video, film, moving image.

This is an opportunity for students to engage in primary research relevant to their upcoming final major projects.

We will be meeting outside Loxton Campus no later than 6.50am for a prompt departure at 7am.  We will be leaving London at 7pm to return home around 11pm.

It is essential to bring a notebook, pens and a camera.

The cost of the trip is £25, which includes return coach journey and entry to the Photographers’ Gallery.  Entry to the Taylor Wessing Prize will cost £3.50 with a student card.

It is also advisable to bring enough food to last a full day or sufficient funds to purchase lunch and dinner.

The trip is open to Photography and Film students. Book via the shop