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USW hosts event as part of BBC Digital Cities Cardiff week

Posted on February 23, 2018 by

On Tuesday 27th February, University of South Wales is hosting 'Mind the Gap: Skills Development for Cardiff’s Creatives’ in partnership with Creative Cardiff as part of BBC Digital Cities Cardiff week. Panellists include TV producer, Elis Roberts (Antena), games developer, Susan Cummings (TinyRebelGames), head of Ffilm Cymru, Pauline Burt and our own doctoral researcher Faye Hannah (also of Our Co-Lab training consultancy).

Professor Ruth McElroy, co-director of the Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations, is chairing the event.


Daryl Perrins is being interviewed by presenter Charlie Ross

Posted on February 19, 2018 by

USW Film lecturer Daryl Perrins is being interviewed by presenter Charlie Ross on the cultural importance of a number of rare movie posters from the 30’s and 40’s which were found under a carpet in Cardiff. They were auctioned in the city the day after the filming.

'Bargain Hunt’ (BBC 1 – transmission date 26/02/18 at 12.15pm) Episode title: 'Builth 7’.


Daryl Perrins participated in 'Fall Sound'

Posted on February 19, 2018 by

Daryl Perrins participated in 'Fall Sound’, a podcast available on the Loose Goose Radio Show that forms a tribute to the life and work of the recently departed Mark E Smith. This features a mixture of some of the best music from The Fall from the past 30 years and an attempt to pin down that elusive 'Fall Sound’, as well as Daryl’s take on Mark E Smith as a Northerner, a man, a leader and a working-class hero in the traditional sense.


Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion at Sherman Theatre

Posted on February 16, 2018 by

On 13 February 2018 Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion following a performance of Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol at the Sherman Theatre. Márta was an invited guest panellist as a contemporary dramaturgy expert, participating in the discussion alongside Hannah Noone (Assistant Director on Dublin Carol) and Nick Shepley (Addictions Project Worker from Living Room – Cardiff).


Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion at Sherman Theatre

Posted on February 16, 2018 by

On 13 February 2018 Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion following a performance of Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol at the Sherman Theatre. Márta was an invited guest panellist as a contemporary dramaturgy expert, participating in the discussion alongside Hannah Noone (Assistant Director on Dublin Carol) and Nick Shepley (Addictions Project Worker from Living Room – Cardiff).


Steve Johnson on BBC Radio Wales

Posted on February 12, 2018 by

Steve Johnson was a guest on BBC Radio Wales on Saturday morning, interviewed by Kayleigh Thomas. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the radio phone-in and discussing its somewhat surprising, continued popularity as a radio genre, even in the digital age.


Forty Voices, Forty Years - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on February 12, 2018 by

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Deugain Llais, Deugain MlyneddCYFLEOEDD I WIRFODDOLWYR

Prosiect Treftadaeth cyffrous yw Deugain Llais, Deugain Mlynedd dan arweiniad Cymorth i Ferched Cymru mewn cydweithrediad â Chanolfan Adrodd Stori George Ewart Evans ym Mhrifysgol De Cymru. Er mwyn cydnabod bod atgofion, lleisiau a bywydau menywod yn aml yn cael eu hanghofio yn ein treftadaeth genedlaethol, nod y prosiect yw cofnodi hanes Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn ystod ein deugeinfed flwyddyn, a thrwy wneud hynny goffáu ein gwaith i ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod gyda chasgliad o hanesion llafar, straeon digidol, arddangosfa a deunydd archif gan fenywod a gwasanaethau fu’n allweddol i’n mudiad yng Nghymru.

Bydd y prosiect nid yn unig yn cyfoethogi ein dealltwriaeth o’r mudiad trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru, ond bydd hefyd yn gwella gwybodaeth y gymuned am drais yn erbyn menywod a’n gwaith i’w atal. Rydym ni hefyd awyddus i annog myfyrio ar ein blaenoriaethau fel mudiad at y dyfodol, wrth i ni weithio at ein nod cyffredin o ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod.

Rydym ni’n annog unrhyw un sydd wedi gweithio i ddileu trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru, neu sydd wedi bod â chysylltiad â Cymorth i Ferched Cymru ar ryw adeg yn ein hanes ac a hoffai gymryd rhan yn ein prosiect, i gysylltu.

Rydym ni’n gwahodd gwirfoddolwyr benywaidd sydd â sgiliau addas a dealltwriaeth a diddordeb ym maes trais yn erbyn menywod yng Nghymru i gefnogi’r prosiect hwn.

  • Casglwyr straeon a deunyddiau – Gweithio mewn ardaloedd lleol ar draws Cymru i gefnogi’r Cydymaith Deugain Llais, Deugain Mlynedd.
  • Stiwardiaid Arddangosfa – Mae angen gwirfoddolwyr i gefnogi taith straeon digidol a gasglwyd ar gyfer prosiect Deugain Llais Deugain Mlynedd mewn lleoliadau ledled Cymru, ynghyd ag arddangosfa derfynol i’w chynnal yn Amgueddfa Werin Cymru Sain Ffagan.

Byddwch chi yn derbyn hyfforddiant. Ewch i www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus am ragor o wybodaeth.

 

Forty Voices, Forty YearsVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Forty Voices, Forty Years is an exciting heritage project being led by Welsh Women’s Aid in collaboration with George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales. In recognition that women’s memories, voices and lives are often written out of our national heritage, the project aims to capture the history of Welsh Women’s Aid in our 40th year, and in doing so commemorate our work to end violence against women, with a collection of oral histories, digital stories, exhibition and archive materials from women and services who have been instrumental to our movement in Wales.

The project will not only enhance our understanding of the violence against women movement in Wales, but also improve community knowledge about violence against women and our work to prevent it. We also want to encourage reflection on our future priorities as a movement, as we work towards our shared goal of eradicating violence against women.

We encourage anyone who has worked to end violence against women in Wales, or has had a connection with Welsh Women’s Aid at some point during our history and would like to take part in our project, to get in touch.

We are seeking the support of female volunteers with suitable skills and an understanding of and interest in the issue of violence against women in Wales to support this project as

  • Story and material collectors – To work in local areas across Wales to support the Forty Voices, Forty Years Project Associate.
  • Exhibition Stewards – Volunteers are required to support a tour of digital stories gathered via the Forty Voices, Forty Years project in locations across Wales, along with a final exhibition to be held at St Fagans National Museum of History.

Full training will be given. For more information visit www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus.

 

Workshop for women storytellers with Sally Pomme Clayton

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

We’re delighted to be partnering with ‘Chwedl’, the new storytelling network for women in Wales, to host a two-day intensive workshop created specifically for women storytellers in Wales by Sally Pomme Clayton.

This Chwedl event is a chance to gather together, advance skills and raise some money for the Esyllt Harker Bursary.

The course will be held at the Atrium, Cardiff, on April 21 and 22, between 10pm – 4.30pm each day. The total cost is £100.00 and we have a maximum of 16 places. The course will be run through the medium of English. A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 will secure a space. The balance of payment will be due at the beginning of March. Please contact Fiona Collins on fionastory3@gmail.com to book your place.

More details…

This workshop is for women storytellers with some experience. The workshop is a unique opportunity to work with Sally Pomme who has been telling stories professionally since 1983. The workshop is for women only and will explore some of the creative processes that Sally Pomme believes are important in making your own version of a story and bringing it to life. The weekend will also give time to share thoughts and engage in discussion about what it means to be a woman storyteller: what are the particular challenges; could specific things be done to help woman storytellers; what are the stories women want to tell….?

Storytellers are asked to bring a story that they would like to work on over the two days. The story should not be one that participants already tell – as the story might be in a fixed telling form and this might hinder exploration. So bring a story you would like to tell, and want to explore and develop. Bring a couple of different versions of the story (from different cultures if you can find them) so that you can make your own version. This workshop is suitable for all women storytellers who want to develop more critical awareness of what they are doing, both in rehearsal and during performance.

Sally Pomme will guide participants through a series of fun, practical, creative, physical, and thoughtful tasks, looking at: story structure; character; dialogue;
the role of narrator; finding the neutral storyteller; the geography of the story;
use of space and gesture; use of voice; images and visualisation. You will work fast, and probably feel that you never finish anything! You might not even get to tell the whole of your story over the weekend! But you will develop it in myriad ways, and explore different performative aspects of it. At the end of the workshop your story will be in a different state, and you will leave inspired to work on it further, and tell it. Sally Pomme brings her own experiences to the workshop of being a woman storyteller, of walking the tightrope between getting out of the way of the story, while being physically and emotionally alive in the performance, so the story can come to life. This is a workshop she has dreamed about for many years and is really thrilled to be able to lead it and grateful to the organizers for making it happen.

About Sally Pomme Clayton

Sally-Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer creating unique and magical performances. She performs stories for everyone from: Soho Theatre to Northern Stage; The London Gypsy Orchestra to The London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal and Derngate to The Royal Opera House; Athens Storytelling Festival to Beyond the Border Festival; English National Opera to The Edinburgh International Literature Festival; The British Museum to The Bloomsbury Theatre; The Crick Crack Club to A Curious Invitation.

She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton in 1985, spearheading and transforming storytelling across the UK, developing it as a contemporary art. Because of their work storytelling is now a flourishing art form. She has made many ground-breaking performances, some solo and some in collaboration. Her latest is 'The Frog Princess Punked’ a Russian fairytale with a girl punk band and a crazy collage of live projections.

She is an experienced and inspiring educator and mentor, and has been mentoring Rachel Rose Reid on her latest show 'Silence’ during 2017. She teaches practical and creative workshops in storytelling and creative writing, with: Apples and Snakes; The Prince’s Trust; The Horniman Museum; East 15. She lectured on World oral traditions at Middlesex University (1992 – 2008). And taught at Rose Bruford College (2009 – 2015). She has published more than ten children’s books, her next is 'The King with Dirty feet’ (Otter-Barry Books) coming out in march 2018. Find out more at: www.sallypommeclayton.com.

Professor Paul Carr featured on BBC Radio Wales and ITV Wales for #merthyrpop

Posted on February 5, 2018 by

Professor Paul Carr featured on the Roy Noble show on February 4 at 5pm on BBC Radio Wales talking about The History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project. The project also featured on ITV Wales News, in the Merthyr Express and Wales Online.


Professor Paul Carr featured on BBC Radio Wales and ITV Wales for #merthyrpop

Posted on February 5, 2018 by

Professor Paul Carr featured on the Roy Noble show on February 4 at 5pm on BBC Radio Wales talking about The History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project. The project also featured on ITV Wales News, in the Merthyr Express and Wales Online.


Prof Mark Durden talks on the Documentary Photobook in Oxford

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

Professor Mark Durden is giving a talk in Oxford on Wednesday 31 January 2018 as part of The Documentary Photobook international seminar series.


'Jack and the Poets' Joseph Sobol at Kemi's Storytelling Suppers

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

On Thursday February 1, 2018, Professor Joseph Sobol will be hosting his lecture in the series of Storytelling Suppers at Kemi’s restaurant in Pontcanna at 7pm.


Ian Wiblin's film premieres at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

Ian Wiblin’s film, 'Four Parts of a Folding Screen’ has its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam on 29 January 2018. The film, made together with Anthea Kennedy, is a feature-length experimental documentary shot in Berlin. The film has also been selected for Indielisboa Festival of
International Independent Cinema, Lisbon, in May 2018.


Trailer: Four Parts of a Folding Screen (2018) from Anthea Kennedy on Vimeo.

Dr Hilary Ramsden performed at the Glynvivian Art Gallery

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

Dr Hilary Ramsden performed on Friday with her group, Good News From The Future at the Glynvivian Art Gallery in Swansea.


The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture for International Women's Day 2018

Posted on January 26, 2018 by

This year the 10th anniversary Ursula Masson Memorial lecture, held in the year we also mark 100 years since the granting of partial suffrage to women, will take place in the Senedd in partnership with the Welsh Government and Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales.

The lecture will be delivered by Dr Ryland Wallace, author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Wales 1866 – 1928 and will discuss the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Wales

An organised women’s suffrage movement operated continuously in Britain for more than sixty years, with partial enfranchisement being won in 1918 and equal voting rights with men being finally achieved ten years later. With the use of a variety of images, the lecture will discuss Wales’s part in this lengthy and multifaceted campaign.

Dr Ryland Wallace is the author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Wales, 1866-1928 (University of Wales Press, 2009) and also of a number of other books and articles on Welsh history. Now retired, he taught for over thirty years in Coleg Gwent, primarily at its Pontypool campus and latterly at Crosskeys.

Booking details

Location: Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 18.30 – 21:00
To attend this free event please email: Contact@assembly.wales or call 0300 200 6565

Launch of Forty Voices, Forty Years

Posted on January 24, 2018 by

We are delighted to be launching our Forty Voices, Forty Years project on Thursday 25 January 2018 at The Pierhead, Cardiff.

The launch takes place as part of Welsh Women’s Aid’s 'Still We Rise’ event, an afternoon to celebrate 40 years – from the opening of Welsh Women’s Aid in 1978 to now – with a series of talks and performances. 'Still We Rise’ is a Welsh Women’s Aid event, sponsored by Jane Hutt AM.

Prof Mark Durden has a new commissioned article on Tom Wood in TILT

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

eCDR director Prof Mark Durden has a new commissioned article on Tom Wood “Interconnections and Correspondences” out in TILT, Open Eye Gallery’s Zine, accompanying Tom Wood’s exhibition The Pier Head, which opens January 11th.


Two former documentary BA graduates won Jerwood Photoworks Awards

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

Two former documentary BA graduates won Jerwood Photoworks Awards. Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira were selected from over 350 artists to access a significant production fund to make new work and showcase it at Jerwood.


Dr Peter Jachimiak has written a chapter for a book entitled Quadrophenia and Modern Culture

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

Dr Peter Jachimiak has written a chapter for a book entitled Quadrophenia and Modern Culture (“Quadrophilia” was an original album by The Who, and film of 1979). The book was edited by Pamela Thurschwell and published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Archivo open call for submissions

Posted on January 17, 2018 by

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Archivo welcomes inquiries and submissions from researchers and practitioners who are interested in the relations between photography and the archive, documentary, and the transdisciplinary role of photography in contemporary practices. For further information and for details on how to submit, please see here.