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BA (Hons) Summer Shows: AUB Campus

The BA (Hons) Degree Summer shows are a showcase of the incredible, innovative work our graduating students produce at the end of their studies.

The exhibitions take over the whole of campus, turning into the largest gallery space in the region! Shows are open to the public until Friday 21 June.

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A magical collaboration between AUB students and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Students from multiple courses at AUB have collaborated on a project in response to a live brief set by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

The collaborative project between AUB and BSO, coordinated by TheGallery AUB is now in its fourth year running.

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AUB Shelley Season featured in local and national press

This Autumn, AUB marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of the iconic novel Frankenstein, with a whole season of productions to pay tribute to the author, Mary Shelley, receiving coverage both in local and national media.

The first plays of the series, Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice and Freakenstein, were all performed at The Shelley Theatre, a venue that was built for Mary by her son, with the later production CTRL C being performed in St. Peter’s Church, the rest place of Mary Shelley.

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AUB Acting Students featured on BBC Radio Solent

BA (Hons) Acting course leader, Katharine Piercey, and students from AUB were joined by BBC Radio Solent to discuss the final performances in the Shelley Season, part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival this morning as they marked the close of the Shelley season with performances of Ctrl C at St Peters church.

The series which also includes Mary Shelley, Blood and Ice, and Freakenstein was a celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein, which was written by the author 200 years ago, this year.

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AUB Productions presents Ctrl C as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival

AUB is marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a season of plays to celebrate its author Mary Shelley

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AUB launches children’s Creative Writing competition to celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary

AUB is launching a Children’s Writing Competition to mark the 200th anniversary of one of the most beloved monster novels of all time

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Lucy Pearce

“I’ve really come out of myself since being here”

Lucy Pearce is currently in her first year of the BA (Hons) Creative Writing course. She applied in 2017, after finding out about the course during Clearing period.

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Leah Squires

“Applying here is the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.”

Leah is in her first year, studying BA (Hons) Creative Writing. She applied directly through Clearing in 2017. She tells us more about her experience of the application process.

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Frankenstein Unbound Conference

An Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring Mary Shelley and Gothic Legacies

On the 31st October and 1st November 2018, AUB and St Peter’s Church, in association with Bournemouth University, are teaming up to celebrate the bicentenary of Frankenstein. Influential around the world, the 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley’s most iconic work and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

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Writing Advice from The Yearbook Editor, Alysoun Owen

Alysoun Owen boasts over 20 years’ experience working in the publishing industry, and is the editor of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook. She will be one of eight guest speakers at the How to Get Published event on Saturday April 28th.

The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (WAYB) is an inspirational guide that is updated annually. It is filled with advice and guidance concerning all areas of publishing and the media – a go-to for creatives.

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Kate Adie’s Words of Wisdom for Creative Writing Students

Students from the BA (Hons) Creative Writing course were treated to a visit from distinguished BBC journalist, author, and broadcaster, Kate Adie OBE.

Kate shared experiences from her varied career with students, from covering the Iranian Embassy hostage crisis in London in 1980, to front-line reporting in many of the world’s most war-torn countries.

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AUB Collaborate for Spellbound 2 Festival of Literature and Illustration

Saturday 17th March 2018, 10:30am – 4pm, Talbot Heath School

Get your creative caps on this Saturday for the Spellbound 2 Day Festival at Talbot Heath School. An exploration of literature and illustration for young people, this fun-filled event is open to people of all ages.

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