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Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored book The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won the 2019 David Bradby TaPRA Award for outstanding research.

Read our news story here

Learn more about The David Bradbury Award here


Pictured: The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), WINNER OF THE DAVID BRADBURY AWARD 2019

Homeless Monopoly - a collaborative project with Coventry University and Coventry Cyrenians

Throughout 2019 Nadine Holdsworth was involved in a collaborative project with Coventry University and the homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians to investigate how arts methodologies, dramatic scenarios and gamification could be used to raise awareness and empathy in young people regarding homelessness. Based on ‘real-life’ stories, the resulting ‘Homeless Monopoly’ board-game aims to expose the multiple pathways into homelessness, the issues faced by homeless people and the support mechanisms available for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. During the summer of 2019 the game was piloted with a number of groups including pupils from Cardinal Newman and service users of Coventry Cyrenians.

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 12:37 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research

Event Reminder: Research Seminar (Wednesday 27th) with Max Dean and Bobby Smith

Our next Research Seminar will be on Wednesday 27th November 5.00-6.30 in G56

Max Dean will present 'Ergodic Literature: Process Drama for the Information Age'

Bobby Smith will present ‘Lessons from Rwanda/Navigating Silence’

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:29 | Tags: Research Events

Interested in a PhD with us and want to secure Midlands4Cities funding?

You can hear more about how to apply at the Coventry Midlands4Cities application writing workshop on the 16th November.

Sign up HERE

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 10:04 | Tags: Student Research Postgraduate Events Awards Funding

Applications Open for The Clive Barker Award for Performance!

Applications Open for The Clive Barker Award for Performance!

Are you working on a performance, or have an idea for a piece you’d like to develop further?

The Clive Barker Award provides practical and financial support to help you realise your project and present it to the public.

Click HERE to find out more and apply!

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 11:09 | Tags: Student Undergraduate Awards

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