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Nicolas WhybrowNicolas WhybrowTOP STORY: Professor Nicolas Whybrow is Retiring

Professor Nicolas Whybrow is retiring early at the end of October 2020 owing to recent ill health. He is a long-time member of Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick, joining in February 2004. A former Head of School (2014-2017), Nicolas taught across a range of modules, most notably Performance and the Contemporary City and Live Art and Performance. In 2010 he won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nicolas played a leading role in the University’s research culture, being appointed as thematic lead for two of its GRPs, Sustainable Cities and Connecting Cultures. In 2017-2020 he was the PI on a 3-year AHRC-funded practice-as-research project entitled Sensing the City, which culminated in a multi-medial exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry and an edited book, Urban Sensographies (2021). Meanwhile, his book Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the Work of Art in the Complex City appeared in 2020.


Further details about Nicolas are available on his staff profile on the Theatre and Performance Studies website. Happily, he retains his connection to the University as Emeritus Professor.

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Warwick Theatre Students Supporting the Industry

Warwick University Drama Society gain press coverage in their efforts to support the industry through the current pandemic

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 12:24 | Tags: Student

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Can you present your thesis in just 3 Minutes? Are you up for the challenge? You have three minutes, one static slide, no props, and no materials – just you! If you get through the first round we will train and support you so that you are ready for a live Warwick final. The winner of this will get put forward to the regional finals – and who knows maybe the National Final.

Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:21 | Tags: Student Conference Research Postgraduate Events

The Young Producers, run by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre

Young Producers is a programme that has brought a group of 16-21 year olds together in an opportunity to not only learn the art of producing, but to work together and create a festival. Three students from your Theatre Department at Warwick University are actually part of this programme and would love for you to share it with your students.

Due to Covid-19, our initial idea had to be rethought. We are now putting on RECLAIMED - a three day digital arts festival by, with and for young people, to showcase three different art forms, Dance, Poetry, and Theatre.

For our theatre showcase, we are looking for 16-21 year old artists that already have created theatre, but haven’t had a chance to share it. The pieces can be between 2 and 15 minutes long. After watching all the pieces sent to us, the young artists who are chosen will have the opportunity to show their work as a part of our festival, be in with the chance of winning a £50 gift voucher (audience vote), have it introduced by an industry professional and speak to that professional in an exclusive online Q&A. We were wondering if you might know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity. This email is a call out for theatre submissions but feel free to browse our website for information on the poetry and dance submissions.

Further info can be accessed on our website and social media pages (https://bit.ly/YPReclaimed).

Deadline to send your application form (https://form.jotform.com/201383336001037) and submit your theatre video is 11:59pm Friday 5 June.


Global Connections Creative Challenge

If you're looking for a break from your assignments, light boredom relief, or a way to keep your family occupied, you're in the right place!

Each week of term we'll be posting a challenge for you to attempt over the weekend - please do share your creations with us and we'll post them on the Student Opportunity Instagram page for others to marvel at too!

Wed 13 May 2020, 13:27 | Tags: Student

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