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Retreat Yourself: A Creative Events Management Event

We all experience stress from time-to-time, it’s part of life. Students from BA (Hons) Creative Events Management want to help change this with Retreat Yourself.

Part of the BA (Hons) Creative Events Management (CEM) students’ final Major Project, Retreat Yourself is designed to be a therapeutic one-day wellbeing event to promote the importance of relaxing and de-stressing from our busy lives. Their joint vision is to – ‘promote being more mindful of ourselves and the world around us in order to live in a happier and healthier environment.’

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‘Oh What a Lovely War’: AUB Commemorates 100 Years Since World War I

AUB are proud to present Oh What a Lovely War: a final-year student collaboration of a modern theatre masterpiece.

Directed by BA (Hons) Acting Senior Lecturer, Ken Robertson, Oh What a Lovely War will be performed to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, at the unique locale of our Elliott Road film studio. This dimly lit cavernous space couldn’t be a more fitting setting for this ambitious work.

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Zaha Hadid Lecture Series: The Last Avant-Gardist?

Friday 20th April 2018 – 12pm – Room SH001

This week, Owen Hatherley delivers his lecture ‘The Last Avant-Gardist? Architecture, Politics & the City in the architecture of Zaha Hadid’, the last in the Zaha Hadid lecture series.

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Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival 2018

Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival (BEAF), Bournemouth’s biggest independent arts festival, returns throughout April and May 2018 for 10 days of arts and cultural offerings.

28th April – 7th May 2018, Various Locations Across Bournemouth

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Photography Alumna Featured in Vogue India for ‘Kranti’ Project

BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Radha Datta, was featured in Vogue India this month in response to her eye-opening photography project with non-profit organisation (NGO), Kranti.

Based in Mumbai, Kranti is a NGO shelter that empowers girls from red-light areas to become ‘agents of positive change’, by providing a healing home, education, and personalised opportunities.

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Bridport’s Film Festival: From Page to Screen

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th April 2018, Bridport Arts Centre

The 11th April welcomes back From Page to Screen for its 10th anniversary edition, as part of Bridport’s Film Festival.

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Arts and Event Management Alumna Discusses Most High-Profile Event to Date

BA (Hons) Arts and Event Management (now Creative Events Management) graduate, Ruth Newman, began an internship with global brand experience agency, Jack Morton, Dubai back in August 2017.

Ruth was lucky enough to work on the opening week for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, in what she describes as a ‘hectic, wonderful, eye-opening and emotional experience’.

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Make-up for Media and Performance Course Attend IMATs 2018

In May 2018, the BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance course attend the International Make-up Trade Show (IMATs) in London.

IMATs is the ‘world’s largest celebration of make-up artistry’. It’s held all over the world, from Canada to the United States. The European version of the event will be held in London, Olympia.

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Second-year Graphic Design students revel in Networking Event

In February, second-year Graphic Design students enjoyed the opportunity to meet and mingle with industry professionals in a dedicated networking event.


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Two AUB Films Screened at BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival

In exciting news, two BA (Hons) Film Production graduate films, Bleach and Missed Conceptions, were screened at the 2018 BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Saturday 24th April.

The team from Missed Conceptions (2017) attended the festival. Writer/Director Ruby Parker-Harbord, and Producer Lewis Bayley introduced the film at their first screening of the weekend in the Short Films programme, Altered States.

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Film Production Alumni Share Their Experiences on BBC ‘Hard Sun’ Series

BA (Hons) Film Production graduates, Nick Rowland, Simon Bysshe and Andrew Fletcher, reunited for the BBC’s recent crime drama series, ‘Hard Sun’.

We caught up with the three BA (Hons) Film Production alumni as they reflected on their time working on the hit BBC series.

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Creative Events Students Bring Sea-Folk Festival to Poole Quay

Coming to Old Poole Town on 21st April 2018, Coastliners is bringing traditional sea shanties back to the good people of Dorset.

The Sea Shanty and Sea-Folk Festival is a family-friendly event run by a group of final-year BA (Hons) Creative Events Management (CEM) students. The event will include a programme of performances from sea shanty bands and folk acts, local food and drink stalls, workshops, and other exciting experiences.

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