Professor Nadine Holdsworth awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum
Congratulations to Professor Nadine Holdsworth who has been awarded £9000 from the University's HEIF Impact Fund to support a project with the National Maritime Museum called 'Maritime Creativity: From Archive to Exhibition'.
PhD researcher Carmen Wong receives funding to develop and document performances in Wong's 'Eating into Elsewhere' practice-research
Congratulations to PaR PhD Carmen Wong and her collaborators who have received funding from both the Public Engagement Fund and the Connecting Cultures GRP to develop and document the diptych of Wong's performances: “Breakfast Elsewhere” and “Unmade, Untitled”. Carmen's social practice work explores how belonging in an age of globalized migration might be affectively embodied and performed through translative, and convivial food-making practices. A set of performances, in preparation for Coventry City of Culture 2021, will be staged next year. Wong will work with Coventry community organizers who will host the performances in their home kitchens, inviting audience participants from diverse backgrounds to dialogue about food, place, memory, and migration.
Dr David Coates receives funding to run a Heritage Open Day at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe, Dorset.
Congratulations to Dr David Coates, who has received £1000 from the Public Engagement Fund to run a Heritage Open Day at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe, Dorset. This venue was originally built as a private theatre in the home of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, the son of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet, and the Mary Shelley, the novelist. The event is being run to pump-prime a larger project titled ‘The Legacies and Cultural Heritage of the Shelley family in Dorset’, which he hopes will be supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Open day will include three expert-led interactive workshops on the Shelley family’s legacies, a rehearsed reading of two manuscript playlets written by Sir Percy Florence Shelley, and an introduction to the proposed two-year project.