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



Encounters Film Festival 2014 - Bristol Sept 16-21st

We will be attending the excellent Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival again this year, in Bristol, 16-21st September 2014.

FdA Film & Media Arts Production students will be there Weds - Fri as part of the Industry Forum attending a range of industry focussed workshops, presentations, debates and screenings. We Encourage you to also look at the excellent events/ screenings taking part over the weekend too. Take a look at the programme and decide what events you would like to attend at:


We have booked Industry Forum passes for all FdA Film & Media Arts Production students (£45), please let us know ASAP if you are unable to attend. (Payment can be done instalments if needed). We have reserved seats at the following events (click for full details):

Wed 17 September

10:30- 12:00 SHORT FILM 1: THICKER THAN WATER (15)

12:00 – 13:00 - Forum: Nexus: From Idea To Execution Masterclasses 

14.30 - 16.00 SHORT FILM 3: MEMORY LANE

16.30 Forum: SHORTS 2 FEATURES 1: Hyena (UK)

 Thursday 18th September

 10.30 - 12.00  SHORT FILM 4: FORCE OF NATURE (15)

 13:00- Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014. Arnolfini


16.30 Forum: SHORTS 2 FEATURES : A WOLF AT THE DOOR (Brazil) (18) 

Or you may wish to attend this:
16.30 - 18.30 Forum: Meet the Filmmakers with Q&A

Friday 19th September

10.30 - 11.30 Forum: Fernando Coimbra masterclass. Watershed 

12.30-13.30 FORUM: NFTS Masterclass with Dean Humphreys: Sound Masterclass



16.30 - 18.30 Forum: ISHORTS SHOWCASE

Alternatively you might be interested in:

10.00 - 16:00  Aesthetics/Politics/Activism/Art: What is Radical Now? (£4.50c)

10.30 - 12: 00 SHORT FILM 7: DREAMLIKE STATES (15) (£4.50 c)

There's loads more happening! Take a good look at the Programme here. Night time/ Weekend events that could be worth checking out (although most extra cost) inc.

Friday 20.00 - 1.00 Cinema LIVE! – Cine-Seizure £10/ 9

11:00 Sat 20th Arnolfini. HDR Laboratory & Workshop – New Horizon(FREE)

12:00, Sat 20 September. Cube Microplex. Know Your Enemy – A Journey into Radical Filmmaking + Q&A (15)

20:30 - Sun 21 September. CUBE.  Super 8 celebration: Reels From Life 2 (£8/ £7)

Also on:

Perpetual Cinema (Free) showing 20 outstanding short films specially selected from 20 years of Encounters Festival is running: WED 17      17:00 – 20:00, THUR 18    17:00 – 20:00, FRI 19       10:00 – 20:00, SUN 21       10:00 – 20:00

 Jeremy Deller: English Magic. 12 April—21 September 2014. Exhibition at Bristol City Museum.


Weston College - UC - Summer Show

17 Jun 2014 17:00 – 27 Jun 2014 16:00

Come and be inspired as students showcase their work at this years Creative Arts Summer Show.

Join us and see work from students across Art, Design, Media, Film and Music courses, and discover some of our finest talent.

The 2014 Creative Arts Summer Show takes place between the 17th and 27th of June.

Opening times:

Opening night: 17th June, 6pm - 9pm

Public opening: 18th - 27th June 2014.