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West Side Story Returns

If there is a film to get people back into the cinemas, a musical that is both fantasy and reality, timely and timeless, dramatic and exhilarating by one of the major Hollywood filmmakers of our time, it might just be West Side Story, says Dr Julie Lobalzo-Wright from Film and Television Studies.

Wed 08 Dec 2021, 17:50 | Tags: Arts & Culture Politics & Society Film & TV

Black out: what happens during an eclipse?

What is an annular solar eclipse - and before scientific understanding, what did people think when the Moon covered the Sun?

When three worlds collide: choreography, academia and the world of Bridgerton

The Netflix series Bridgerton is one of the most-watched television programmes of all time. it tells the story of an imaginary family, in an imaginary world which looks like Georgian England. Dr Heidi Ashton, assistant choreographer for the series, talks about her experience and explains some of the creative processes involved in mashing the modern with the fashions of the period.

Fri 02 Apr 2021, 00:00 | Tags: Arts & Culture Film & TV Theatre & Performance Psychology

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we talk to four members of our research community about their experiences growing up, their ambitions, experiences and advice for other women.

World Book Day: creativity and teaching during COVID

On World Book Day (March 4) this year, Warwick’s student teachers will be in an online lesson of their own, using books and bookmaking to inspire ideas and creative methods of teaching, while they look forward to getting back into a real classroom later this spring.

Wed 03 Mar 2021, 11:51 | Tags: Arts & Culture Politics & Society Literature Education

Women and the Politics of the Parish

Jackie Weaver may have become a social media sensation overnight with her calm, authoritative management of a contentious parish council meeting held on Zoom, but she is not a lone pioneer, says Professor Sarah Richardson from Warwick’s Department of History.

Mon 08 Feb 2021, 14:15 | Tags: Arts & Culture Politics History

How to make Christmas 2020 really different

From watching a little-known festive film, to trying a Victorian parlour game or even spotting a once in a lifetime astronomic occurrence, academics at the University of Warwick have compiled a few ideas to help you enjoy something different – deliberately – this Christmas.

Alternative Christmas films to suit an alternative Christmas 2020

Are the classics like It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and Love Actually (2003) really going to cut it this year? Emma Morton a researcher from Film and Television Studies, choses some more obscure Christmas flicks that can just as easily satisfy your Yuletide desires this alternative Christmas.

Mon 14 Dec 2020, 13:21 | Tags: Arts & Culture Film & TV

Four things you may not know about vaccination

Vaccination is routine in Britain and for most the public health programmes which go alongside them are about as interesting as the sewage system. And then came Covid. Since we all now (apparently) need to be experts here’s four things you might not know about vaccines and vaccination from Dr Gareth Millward from the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick.

Five things you (probably) didn’t know about pantomime dames

The dame is everyone's favourite part of panto! But how did the tradition start and when did she first appear? Here's five things you - probably - didn't know about the dame.

Let's be as kind as we can to each other: a profile of filmmaker Lucy Brydon

Lucy Brydon is a director, a screenwriter, a teacher, a published author, and releases her debut feature film, Body of Water, this month.

Fri 16 Oct 2020, 11:49 | Tags: Arts & Culture Film & TV Theatre & Performance Literature