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On 15 April, via the African Women Playwrights' Network project, Yvette Hutchison launched Woza Africa: Theatre in the African Context, a free digital education resource which she designed with Kenyan playwright JC Niala and Public Engagement Consultant Flo Swann, to introduce teachers, theatre groups and students around the world to a wide range of African approaches to storytelling, alongside historic and cultural frames of reference.

It has had good take-up, with some 82 schools, theatre groups, public sector organisations and Universities from 19 countries uploading it so far. Theatres like the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and Birmingham Mac have signalled their intent to use it with their youth drama groups.

So please use or pass on the link to anyone who you think may want to explore aspects of theatre specific to the African contexts, especially with the challenges of remote teaching and home schooling right now

Sensing the City: An Urban Room Opens in The Herbert Today!

Sensing the City: An Urban Room is a collaborative exhibition curated by Sarah Shalgosky & Fiona Venables with contributions from artists Michael Lightborne, The Tank, Carolyn Deby/sirenscrossing. The exhibition also hosts a grid map of Coventry designed for Sensing the City by Dave Allen and contributions from Coventrians.

Herbert Gallery

Monday, January 13 to Saturday, January 18.

We are bringing together the findings, stories, questions, images, inspirations and much more from our three years long journey in and around Coventry city centre in this exhibition taking place on 13-18th January 2020 at The Herbert Gallery. We are hoping this exhibition will serve as an Urban Room, to revisit together some of the key questions the research team and commissioned artists have been working with...

  • How can the human body be in measure of the city?
  • How can a focus on human sensing enhance the habitability of urban life?
  • What do the sensed contours, textures and atmospheres of the city tell us about it?
  • Who and what is Coventry city centre for?
  • What kind of city do we wish to live in?
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 15:14 | Tags: Research Impact Sensing the City Events

Funding Success with Coventry City of Culture - “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”

Together with Dr Rachel Turner King (Principal Investigator, Education) and Professor David Mond (Maths and Global Sustainable Development), Dr Bobby Smith (Theatre and Performance Studies) has been awarded Coventry City of Culture funding for the project “I don’t want your hope, I want your action”: exploring youth eco-citizenship through verbatim theatre and digital ethnography in the city.

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 13:50 | Tags: Research Impact Dr Bobby Smith Funding

Calling all Warwick researchers on food - Global Research Priority (GRP) on Food - interdisciplinary conference

Calling all Warwick researchers on food
Are you working on any research related to food? Are you curious how people in other fields will receive your research? Would you like to know how other disciplines approach similar topics?
Submit your work to our interdisciplinary conference on food related research to be held at Warwick on 6th February. The purpose of this conference is to showcase all research related to food at Warwick, and to encourage interaction between researchers in different disciplines. Therefore, we aim to accept all good quality submissions from across the university including from PhD students.
You can find out more and offer a paper or poster through this web page The deadline for submissions is Friday, 20th December.

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10:26 | Tags: Research Dr Susan Haedicke

Doctoral Researcher Claire French presents at the Applied Linguistics Seminar Series - Language. Culture. Matters.

Doctoral Researcher Claire French presents at the Applied Linguistics Seminar Series - Language. Culture. Matters on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

For the most up-to-date information about this event, please see

Mon 02 Dec 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Research Postgraduate Events

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