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AUB alumnus, Jim Cregan: Entrepreneur

After graduating from BA (Hons) Arts & Event Management [now BA (Hons) Creative Events Management] in 2004 Jim Cregan discovered ready-to-drink iced coffee during a year travelling around Australia and decided to bring the product back to the UK

He devised a recipe with his sister and business partner, Suze, and, after selling their first carton of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in Selfridges in 2011, the brand has gone on to be a supermarket staple, stocked in the likes of Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Whole Foods. We met up with Jim at his company’s HQ in Christchurch to find out more about his company and his time at AUB.

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A BA (Hons) Creative Events Management graduate has been praised by Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley OBE for her “thought-provoking” work after claiming a new prize...

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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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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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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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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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Creative Events Management Students’ Free ‘Contained’ Event

Saturday 21st April 2018 (10am – 6pm)

Five BA (Hons) Creative Events Management Event (CEM) students, collectively known as Pop-Up Bournemouth, are launching an innovative multi art-form exhibition this April at Horseshoe Common, Bournemouth, BH1 1NL.

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‘Explore Wassailing’: Raising Aspirations in Outdoor Arts

In January 2018, 2nd year students from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Creative Events Management all took part in a 10-hour residency exploring Outdoor Performance in the Landscape.

Led by Lorna Rees, Artistic Director of Goobledegook Theatre, and Heidi Steller, scenographer and print maker, the project encouraged student collaboration and their engagement with the landscape around them.

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Creative Events Management students Visit Museum of Design in Plastic

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management students recently paid a visit to AUB’s on-site Museum of Design in Plastic (MoDiP), as part of their first year Culture and Society unit.

Located within the AUB Library, MoDiP is a specialist research resource and the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics.

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Suzi Dent, Creative Events Management Graduate, Speaks About her Course Experiences

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management alumna, Suzi Dent, graduated from what was then BA (Hons) Arts and Events Management, in 2005. She tells us about her time on the course, and working in the events world.

What age were you when you first noticed a passion for Creative Events Management (CEM) and where did the inspiration come from?

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The R.A.W Project

The R.A.W Project celebrated the existing creative scene in Bournemouth and left behind a cultural legacy.

The focal point of this event was the unveiling of a 190 metre squared mural, delivered by renowned local artist Miroslav Lucan (Lucan Art). The piece will endure for 10 years and, it is hoped, will become a cultural landmark for Bournemouth.

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‘Signals’ Exhibition at Canvas, Bournemouth

‘Signals’ was a pop-up, multi-art-form exhibition that incorporated immersive performance to explore the topics of consent, sexual assault and the positive and negative sides of sex.

The thought provoking artwork featured within ‘Signals’ was sourced from a range of talented local and international artists, whose work included photography, sculpture, illustration and installation.

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