UCW Creative Arts Summer Show


Please join us for:
Creative Arts Festival Opening Night – Tuesday 11th June from 6pm to 9pm at Loxton Campus

Art, Graphic Design, Film and Photography Exhibition – Wednesday 12th June to Thursday 20th June at Loxton Campus

Music Showcase – Wednesday 12th June from 2pm to midnight at the Tropicana

Performing Arts Show -  Friday 14th June at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre and Wednesday 19th June at Playhouse Weston

Weston filmmaker tells the story of his grandparents meeting in Bristol on D-Day

A University Centre Weston (UCW) student has made a moving documentary about his grandparents meeting on June 6th 1944.

Scott Morgan’s film, called ‘The D-Day We Met’, tells the story of Raymond and Edie Wheeler meeting on the historic day and the beginning of their relationship during the final days of World War 2.

The pair, who were both in their early twenties at the time, hit it off straight away after a chance meeting outside a shop in Horfield, and arranged to go dancing at St. Gregory The Great Church the next day.

The film sees Raymond, who is originally from Essex, discussing how they continued their relationship despite him being deployed in France to build and maintain Allied airfields and guard prisoners of war for the RAF in the aftermath of D-Day.

Raymond, aged 96, and Edie, 97, spent the majority of their married life in Bristol and have four children, and now live in a care home in Worle.

Scott, who studies the degree in Film and Media Arts Production at UCW, was originally planning to make a film about Raymond’s work during the war, which led to him being in Germany on VE Day and on a ship in the Mediterranean on his way to the Far East on VJ Day.

He switched the focus when his grandfather started telling him about his grandparents’ courtship.

The 45-year-old said: “I knew my grandfather was involved in D-Day and I wanted to find out more about it, but it was only when I was doing the research for the film that he said ‘oh, that was the day that I met your nan’.

“I grew up in the area of the Bristol where they met and I felt that his personal story of his time in the War and meeting my nan could mean a lot to other people too.”

Scott had his own photography studio in Torquay before enrolling at UCW, and also runs the successful Explorer Buddies YouTube channel with his wife Ellie, who studies Lens-based Media at UCW.

He added: “I’ve enjoyed my whole experience of studying at UCW and, as a mature student who has been away from education, the big thing for me has been getting all the additional learning support I need.”

Watch ‘The D-Day We Met’ on the UCWeston YouTube channel.

UCW Film Showcase at Cineworld, Weston

Monday 20th May from 6-9pm.

Come along to Weston's newest cinema and see the final films from our FdA Film & Media Arts Production & BA (Hons) Lens Based Media students on Cineworld's stunning 4k screen. 

From drama to documentary and music videos we have a eclectic range of films from University Centre Weston's filmmakers to entertain and enthral you.

We hope you can join us. Show will start promptly at 6pm.

Tickets £2 at: https://store.weston.ac.uk/…/creative-arts/ucw-film-showcas…


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Programme designed by Grace Fox.




Fri 24 May // 19:00 // CUBE CINEMA // BRISTOL

A selection of short films and installations by FdA Film & Media Arts Production and BA Lens Based Media students from University Centre Weston. As well as screenings in the cinema, there will be interactive installations and music in the lounge/ bar.

Trailer edited by Charlie Parry, featuring work by FdA Film & Media Arts Production and BA Lens Based Media Students from University Centre Weston

Tickets: Free entry - register via Facebook/ Eventbrite link below .


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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.

Video by Eddie Bugler and Hannah Andrews, FdA Film & Media Arts Production 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