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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.
Pictured: The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), WINNER OF THE DAVID BRADBURY AWARD 2019
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.
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’
You can hear more about how to apply at the Coventry Midlands4Cities application writing workshop on the 16th November.
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“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark
“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark.
Homelesss Monopoly is a prototype board-game featuring real life testimonies and scenarios of homeless and ex-homeless people in the Coventry area. It has been developed by Nadine Holdsworth (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick)and Jacqueline Ann Calderwood (Disruptive Media Lab, Coventry University) with Coventry Cyrenians. The game has been piloted with local schools with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging empathy in young people towards issues faced by Coventry’s homeless and street sleepers.