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Ian Wiblin’s new film will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

Ian Wiblin’s new film ‘Four Parts of a Folding Screen’, (made together with Anthea Kennedy) will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin and Brandenburg. The screening is at 7pm on Saturday 30th June, at Kino Delphi Lux, Kantstr.10 / Yva-Bogen. It will be introduced by Prof. Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin) and there will be a Q&A.


Trailer: Four Parts of a Folding Screen (2018).

Prof Mark Durden has been invited to present a Post Photography workshop in Lucern

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

Professor Mark Durden has been invited to present my research at a Post Photography workshop in Lucern on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd. Mark will also be visiting the Hotel Schatzalp in Davos to begin new research on Thomas Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain’.


Ian Wiblin’s new film will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

Ian Wiblin’s new film ‘Four Parts of a Folding Screen’, (made together with Anthea Kennedy) will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin and Brandenburg. The screening is at 7pm on Saturday 30th June, at Kino Delphi Lux, Kantstr.10 / Yva-Bogen. It will be introduced by Prof. Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin) and there will be a Q&A.


Trailer: Four Parts of a Folding Screen (2018).

Prof Paul Carr's report on International Best Practice in Music Performance Education Models and Associated Learning Outcomes for Wales

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

Professor Paul Carr’s new report for Welsh Government entitled ‘International Best Practice in Music Performance Education Models and Associated Learning Outcomes for Wales’ will launch this evening (Monday) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.


Dr Emily Underwood-Lee published chapter in Storytelling: An Introduction

Posted on June 18, 2018 by

Dr Emily Underwood-Lee attended the launch of ‘Storytelling: An Introduction’ at Beyond the Border Festival, in which she has a chapter ‘Blooming Flowers and Stony Stares: Negotiating Identity through Story’. It is published by the History Press.


Prof Lisa Lewis published book on Performing Wales: People, Memory and Place

Posted on June 11, 2018 by

Professor Lisa Lewis’s book, Performing Wales: People, Memory and Place, was published by University of Wales Press. Click here for further details in Welsh and English.


Matt White is in Germany for 'Hidden Paradise' site specific installation

Posted on June 11, 2018 by

Matt White, eCDR member and BA Photography lecturer at University of South Wales, is currently in The Ruhr Valley in Essen, Germany installing a site specific installation, ‘Hidden Paradise’. Collaborating with German artist Patricia Hepp, the work investigates the contemporary meaning of home in a post-industrial German community.


Jesse Schwenk has been selected for BBC Drama Writers Room

Posted on June 11, 2018 by

Jesse Schwenk, MMD member and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wakes, has been selected for this year’s BBC Drama Writers Room. Jesse is one of fifteen people selected for the group. The BBC received 3845 scripts in total for this year of which 572 made it to the second stage (30 page read), 137 made it to the full read stage, and 47 to double read by the BBC Writers Room Producer team.


Dr Damon Minchella will be playing with the The Rolling Stones

Posted on June 11, 2018 by

MMD member Dr Damon Minchella will be playing with the The Rolling Stones on Saturday in Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.


Jack Zipes, Marina Warner and Philip Pullman

Posted on June 7, 2018 by

The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling was delighted to present the fabulous Jack Zipes, Marina Warner and Philip Pullman at Hay Festival on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

The three authors were joined by our Emeritus Professor, Hamish Fyfe to discuss 'TALES OF WONDER, MAGIC, RESISTANCE AND HOPE’.

Dr Márta Minier discusses Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at BookTalk event, 11 June 2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 by

GEECS member Dr Márta Minier will be discussing Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as part of the Cardiff BookTalk series on 11 June 2018. The event will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights..

This event will be held in Cardiff University’s Main Building, with tea, coffee, and biscuits at 6.30pm in the Viriamu Jones Gallery (the main reception area) before the main event at 7.00pm in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13). To get to the VJ Gallery, approach through the central entrance of Main Building; after the reception, guests will be guided directly to the Wallace Lecture Theatre. If you’ll be joining us only for the main event, enter through the South entrance of Main Building. The Wallace Lecture Theatre is an accessible space.

All Welcome! Book your free tickets via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Dr Márta Minier discusses Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at BookTalk event, 11 June 2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 by

MMD member Dr Márta Minier will be discussing Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as part of the Cardiff BookTalk series on 11 June 2018. The event will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights..

This event will be held in Cardiff University’s Main Building, with tea, coffee, and biscuits at 6.30pm in the Viriamu Jones Gallery (the main reception area) before the main event at 7.00pm in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13). To get to the VJ Gallery, approach through the central entrance of Main Building; after the reception, guests will be guided directly to the Wallace Lecture Theatre. If you’ll be joining us only for the main event, enter through the South entrance of Main Building. The Wallace Lecture Theatre is an accessible space.

All Welcome! Book your free tickets via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Dr Márta Minier discusses Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at BookTalk event, 11 June 2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 by

Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations member Dr Márta Minier will be discussing Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as part of the Cardiff BookTalk series on 11 June 2018. The event will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights..

This event will be held in Cardiff University’s Main Building, with tea, coffee, and biscuits at 6.30pm in the Viriamu Jones Gallery (the main reception area) before the main event at 7.00pm in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13). To get to the VJ Gallery, approach through the central entrance of Main Building; after the reception, guests will be guided directly to the Wallace Lecture Theatre. If you’ll be joining us only for the main event, enter through the South entrance of Main Building. The Wallace Lecture Theatre is an accessible space.

All Welcome! Book your free tickets via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Professor Ali Wardak speaks at the World Congress on Justice for Children 2018

Posted on June 4, 2018 by

Professor Ali Wardak was an invited speaker at the World Congress on Justice for Children that was held between 28 – 30 May 2018 in Paris.

The Congress was held at the UNESCO house and was attended by over 800 participants from 113 countries. Speakers at the Congress included senior government officials, diplomats, academics, policy makers, and professionals from different parts of the world.

Professor Wardak’s presentation focused on his recently completed field research in Palestine and was titled ‘A Hybrid Model of Juvenile Justice System in Palestine’. Professor Wardak argued that the proposed ‘hybrid model’ provides a coherent framework linking state justice and relevant traditional, religious and modern civil society institutions in mutually constitutive ways as checks and balances on each other. He further maintained that if appropriately translated into practice, the ‘hybrid model’ not only has a strong potential to minimise violation of children’s rights; it also promises the provision of more accessible, inclusive and restorative justice to all children in Palestine. The session was followed by a discussion with participants including customary judges from Faso Burkina, pictured below with Professor Wardak.

Birth, The Body and Performance

Posted on June 4, 2018 by

Our Research Fellow, Dr Emily Underwood-Lee is speaking at the 'Birth, The Body and Performance’ conference at Brunel University on 5th June 2018.

Birth is now prevalent in mainstream media, such as film, television and social media, as well as the focus for interventions in the performing and visual arts. The presence of birth in such sites is significant as it exemplifies a visibility of ‘returning birth to women’ when historically women’s role in birth has been absent, hidden or denied in the cultural sphere (Tyler & Baraitser, 2013: 10). Considering media, social media, visual arts, performing arts and the everyday, this day aims to bring together academics, practitioners and activists to discuss the shared issues, aims and links that emerge when exploring the performance of birth across these sites.

For more information visit http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/News-and-events/Events/Birth-The-Body-and-Performance.

Dr Rob Smith leads a new 5-piece band ‘The Bread Makers’

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

Dr Rob Smith leads a new 5-piece band ‘The Bread Makers’, featuring current student Neil Langford on guitar and graduate Sam Thomas on drums, at Porters Bar tonight from 9pm. Compositions featured include some re-worked classics like a drum & bass version of John Coltrane’s ‘Naima’.

Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio on Monday about the new Star Wars film SOLO.


Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio on Monday about the new Star Wars film SOLO.


Dr Lisa Barnard has an image in the new exhibition ‘Women in Focus’ at the National Museum Cardiff

Posted on May 21, 2018 by

Dr Lisa Barnard has an image in the new exhibition ‘Women in Focus’ at the National Museum Cardiff. It is a yearlong exhibition which draws on works from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales’ photographic collections and explores the role of women in photography. Lisa will also be talking at Peckham 24 a high profile international event in London on Saturday.


Prof Ruth McElroy published co-authored article on TV for Small Nations

Posted on May 21, 2018 by

Professor Ruth McElroy compared Welsh TV to other small nations in her co-authored article 'Small is Beautiful? The salience of scale and power to three European cultures of TV production.’ It is available to read here: Critical Studies in Television.