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The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won the 2019 David Bradby TaPRA Award for outstanding research.

Congratulations to Nadine Holdsworth and colleagues Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway) and Jane Milling (University of Exeter) on this fantastic achievement.

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

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

Yvette Hutchison gives An Introduction to Athol Fugard's Work at the National Theatre, to frame new production of ‘Master Harold and the Boys’

Yvette Hutchison gives 'An Introduction to Athol Fugard's Work' at the National Theatre, to frame new production of ‘Master Harold and the Boys’

Wed 16 October 2019, 6pm
Running Time: 1 hour
Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room

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Mon 09 Sep 2019, 11:06 | Tags: Research Impact Events Dr Yvette Hutchison

Yvette Hutchison awarded WIF Award

Yvette Hutchison was awarded a WIF award of £20k to make a 10-15 minute film to document the research from her African Womens' Playwright Network project. Its objective is to capture and amplify the non-academic voices conveying how AWPN has influenced and changed their lives and livelihoods. We will also upload short pieces of events and stories along the way.

Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12:00 | Tags: Research Impact Outreach AWPN Dr Yvette Hutchison Awards

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