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‘Unintentional art’ captures passive imagination at AUB’s Foundation Foyer

An intriguing set of artworks that might be more than familiar to AUB undergraduate students have appeared on walls at AUB’s Foundation Foyer.

The work, which has been displayed around the communal spaces of AUB’s Foundation area, is an instance of ‘unintentional or incidental art’ whereby materials adorning student working areas used during Foundation’s first term project chance, have been collected and curated into an exhibition that demonstrates the thinking processes involved in art development.

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Lucienne Day: Living Design

Lucienne Day: Living Design celebrates the life and work of one of the most influential designers of the post-war generation, Lucienne Day (1917 – 2010).

Lucienne Day was one of Britain’s most pioneering textile designers, bringing contemporary colour to an otherwise drab post-war Britain. One of her most famous designs, Calyx, was designed for the Homes and Gardens Pavilion at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and launched her design career. From that moment on, Lucienne designed fabrics, wallpapers, ceramics and rugs on a commercial basis until later in her life when she focused more on one-off designs for her silk mosaics.

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Students bring abandoned 160-year-old opera back to life with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Three AUB acting students feature in the UK premiere of Franz Liszt’s unseen 160-year-old orchestral melodrama, A Hundred Years Ago, alongside actresses Sara Kestelman and Jemma Redgrave.

The actors will take to the stage to support Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at London’s Cadogan Hall, premiering the 1859 orchestral melodrama A Hundred Years Ago, which had been under wraps for more than 160 years after mysterious abandonment by its composer, Franz Liszt.

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Award-winning student work celebrated at AUB exhibition

A host of award-winning artwork has been unveiled at Suddenly Last Summer, AUB’s annual exhibition and showcase of student works.

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Passion for performance? Join AUB’s University Music

Each year, students arrive on campus keen to learn a new instrument, or to become more involved in music and performance.

University Music, which began as a joint department with Bournemouth University in 2012, has seen hundreds of students take part in a wide range of musical activities during their studies, from group trips to professional concerts to performing major works, concertos and recitals in exquisite venues including Romsey Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral and Christchurch Priory.

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Become an eco-plastic detective, at the UK’s only plastics museum, based at AUB

During August, AUB's MoDiP is offering a range of family activities themed around their current exhibition, Revolution, enabling families to learn about sustainability in plastics,...

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Composer inspired by AUB’s MoDiP to craft chamber opera about the impact of plastics

A composer and musician-in-residence at the UK’s only dedicated plastics museum, MoDiP, has written a chamber opera about plastics, which will be staged in August at The Place in London.

Synthetica, which looks at plastics’ original role as a universal remedy and its subsequent detrimental effects on the environment, has been directed by Katharine Piercey, course leader for BA (Hons) Acting at AUB, and written by composer Karen Wimhurst.

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Environment Committee recognises outstanding student work in AUB Sustainability Awards

The AUB Environment Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the Sustainability Awards.

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Barbie60: Celebrating 60 Years of a Cultural Icon

To celebrate the 60th birthday of Barbie, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has been creating content and design work throughout the year to highlight the important role that the popular toy has played in educating and inspiring children across the world.

This month, AUB has showcased its students’ costume design work through Barbie60, a video that reflects 60 years of Barbie in 60 seconds by showcasing her diverse range of careers, costumes and lifestyles.

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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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AUB & BU Music present an ‘Opera Weekend’ experience for all on 6th & 7th July 2019

From the 6th -7th July 2019, AUB & BU University music presents an open to all event, ‘The Opera Weekend’.

Taking place at Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus and in association with ‘Hurn Court Opera’, the weekend will consist of a series of singing workshops, recitals, performances and open discussions.

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BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance London Summer Show

From Friday 17th May to Sunday 19th May 2019, BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance students exhibited at the world famous IMATS in London.

The IMATS (International Make-Up Artists Trade Show) is the ‘world’s largest celebration of make-up artistry‘.

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