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

A Struggle for Democracy: Images by Shahidul Alam

University Centre Weston is participating in a Mass Exhibition of work by award winning Photographer, human rights activist and digital pioneer Dr Shahidul Alam in support of the campaign to free him. #FreeShahidulAlam

‘Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August. Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.

University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, Autograph and Drik have proposed a mass exhibition of Shahidul’s work in support of the campaign to free him (#FreeShahidulAlam).

Shahidul has been a significant force both in photography and in photographic education and we feel it is essential that we raise our voice in support of him. On 28 October Shahidul is due to be awarded the Lucie Award at Carnegie Hall, New York.'

We invite as many organisations as possible to participate in an exhibition (8 – 28 October 2018) across the UK, in solidarity with the works recently shown at Drik Gallery Bangladesh, under the exhibition title ‘A Struggle for Democracy’. ‘ NEPN

UCW will be exhibiting Dr Shahidul Alam’s work in our Gallery space at University Centre Weston, Loxton Campus, Loxton Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4QU
Monday 15th October - 28th October 2018. Tel: 01934 411 600

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