Arts Faculty News
Exhibition: Constellations of HOME
Exhibition comprising self-portraits, photographs and personal narratives created and curated by people who have experienced - or are experiencing - homelessness in Coventry. Held in the foyer of the FAB, 3 - 27 October 2022.
Warwick Words - History Festival 2 - 22 October 2022
Researchers from the Department of History will be delivering a series of talks at Warwick Words History Festival. Now in its twentieth year, Warwick Words is a popular annual event, bringing internationally acclaimed historians to share stories from the past to venues around Warwick.
Since 2012, the University of Warwick has collaborated with the festival on a series titled Tea Time talks, where academics from the Department of History discuss their research. This year, topics are:
History and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Professor Christoph Mick and Dr Claire Shaw, Saturday 8 October
Picking up the Pieces: Gender and Romantic Failure in late 20th Century Britain – Dr Zoe Strimpel, Saturday 22 October
The Politics of Touch in the late 18th Century – Professor Mark Philp, Saturday 26 November
The programme also includes a play written by PhD student David Fletcher and performed by Loft Theatre company. Taking the Waters tells the story of a cholera epidemic that took place in Leamington Spa in 1849, and the medical and political conflicts that surrounded it.
Other speakers at the festival include Tracy Borman, Max Hastings, Dan Jones, Adam Rutherford, Charles Spencer and Alison Weir. Tickets are available from Warwick Words’ website: https://warwickwords.co.uk/
WASWASA: Whispers in Prayer
Dr James Hodkinson from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures has been collaborating with Birmingham-based Soul City Arts on their latest project, Waswasa: a multi-disciplinary art show staged in an immersive setting at Birmingham Hippodrome, using real-life community narratives to explore the act of Islamic prayer and what that means in a modern, secular society.
Lead artist Mohammed Ali and his team aim to demystify this familiar yet misunderstood tradition through an extraordinary multi-media show that will challenge perceptions. The show relates deeply to people of no faith too, as we all struggle with achieving that higher state of focus with things like social media, technology and other distractions dominating our lives.
Thursday 25 Aug – Saturday 3 Sep 2022 at Birmingham Hippodrome
Part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival
Buy Tickets for Waswasa: www.bit.ly/waswasa
- Read more about Waswasa: www.soulcityarts.com/waswasa
- View the Waswasa Press Release: https://www.soulcityarts.com/waswasa-press-release
How do you find that elusive flow state? How can we focus in a world of distractions?
Join the conversation: #WaswasaShow #B2022Festival @SoulCityArts @AliAerosol @BrumHippodrome