Arts Faculty News
EUTOPIA Languages Week 2023, 6 - 10 March 2023
Join us from 6-10 March to celebrate languages, cultures, and the diversity of our global community.
Engage in virtual and in-person activities and events to develop your global outlook, meet new people, and be inspired to continue to enhance your international experience.
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
Arts Faculty at the Resonate Festival 2022 - 19 - 21 April
The Resonate FestivalLink opens in a new window is due to culminate in a multi-day festival on the University of Warwick campus from 19 - 21 April. Helen Wheatley, Festival Director and Arts very own Professor of Film & Television Studies, is inviting you to come and participate in an exciting programmeLink opens in a new window of activities and events. The FAB, Warwick's stunning new Faculty of Arts Building and the Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window are at the very centre of these arts and cultural events, which include contributions from Arts colleagues as follows:
Classics and Ancient History
Michael Scott’s Was Fake News a Problem in Ancient Athens https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/was-fake-news-a-problem-in-ancient-athens
Paul Grigsby’s Roman Coventry Activity Day https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/roman-coventry-activity-day
Francesca Modini’s Roman Coventry and Music https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/roman-coventry-and-music
Cross Faculty Studies
Kirsten Harris’s Freedom in Utopia https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/living-free-utopian-worlds
English and Comparative Literary Studies
Justin Tackett’s Make Some Noise https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/make-some-noise-exploding-the-poet-voice
Beat Kümin’s Rethinking Hospitality https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/rethinking-hospitality
David Lees’ Cooking up the Past https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/cooking-up-the-past
Martha McGill’s Invisible Worlds: Humans and the Supernatural Enlightenment in Britain https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/invisible-worlds-humans-and-the-supernatural
School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures
Ronan Hatfull’s To Tell My Story: Remaking Hamlet – workshop on restaging Hamlet with Zoe Templeman Young and Devon Glover https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/remaking-hamlet
Michael Pigott’s Listening to our Environments workshop https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/listening-to-our-environment and Concrete Cinema installation https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/concrete-cinema
Vishalakshi Roy’s Coventry Made Me https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/coventry-made-me
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
James Hodkinson’s The Art of Visual Storytelling https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/the-art-of-visual-storytelling-voices-of-faith-and-migration
Alison Ribeiro de Menezes’s Rewind https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/rewind-with-ephemeral-ensemble
Kate Astbury’s Celebrating Languages https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/celebrating-language
Zhiyan Guo’s Chinese Culture in Words, Voices and Music https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/chinese-culture-in-words-voices-music
Mary Harrod’s Let’s Talk About Sex – https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/campus-festival/lets-talk-about-sex
Coventry Community Languages Project Wins Parliament UK Award
A Coventry community language project involving the city’s schools, universities, local council, businesses and MPs has been named Parliament UK Community Campaign of the Year in the Your UK Parliament Awards 2022.
Academic Support Mentoring
Students from Film and TV, History, and the School of Modern Languages have started to support a new and exciting programme to help Widening Participation students in our local area. From late February to mid-May student’s from the Faculty of Arts will be providing weekly academic support mentoring in schools across Coventry and Warwickshire. Over a 100 school children will be supported with their GCSE and A Levels, alongside their homework and information about university. The small group mentoring will then culminate in a celebratory visit to campus for all the mentees.
Open Days for Prospective Students 2021
Come and visit the beautiful University of Warwick campus and find out about our Arts departments and courses at our 2021 Open Days
There are 3 autumn 2021 in person Open Days for prospective students to come and visit the University of Warwick campus: 9 October, 23 October and 6 November. The 6 November is particularly focused on the Arts and Humanities, but if you cannot make the 6th you are very welcome to come on the other dates. Our new Arts building (FAB) is reaching completion and we hope to be able to offer tours on the 6th November.
We will have staff and students from our Arts departments available to answer questions at the Information Fairs on the 9th and 23rd October. On the 6th November we are planning a mixture of subject-based drop-ins, workshops and presentations.
Virtual Open Days with academic presentations about the courses are being held in the week 25-29 October 2021.
Booking has opened and we look forward to seeing you either in person or virtually.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Language Centre and SMLC (9th and 18th February)
The Spring Festival (called Chinese New Year outside China) is an important festival in China. In the Warwick Language Centre and SMLC, students of Chinese at Warwick use their creativity to celebrate it in a special way, facilitated by their teachers. Songs, Raps, Poems, Stories, Games - come and enjoy yourselves!
9th February, 5-7pm - Online Party
18th February, 6-8pm - Online Calligraphy workshop
For more details please see here.
New Arts Building Topping Out Ceremony
On Thursday, 12 November 2020 the University celebrated completing the final storey of the new Faculty of Arts Building with a “topping out” ceremony.
Launch of the Then and Now: Arts at Warwick Instagram page
Then&Now is a student led-research project run by students in the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Modern Records Centre. Find out more about the project here.
Artwork - New Faculty of Arts Building - Faith in the Miraculous
New Faculty of Arts building artwork commission. Can you spare 10 minutes to talk to artist Matthew Raw and to express your feelings and plans about the move of the Arts and Humanities departments into the new building? He is interested in talking to anyone who will live with the building (and mural!) every day. If you would like to be involved, please contact Sarah Shalgosky asap at S.H.Shalgosky@warwick.ac.uk.