AUB Alumni

Creative Events Management - 2/3 - Arts University Bournemouth

Creative Events Management Graduate: Jo Vidler

Creative Director, elrowFamily, Barcelona 

A prominent figure within the festivals industry worldwide, since her time at AUB Jo Vidler has made a huge impact on the global festival scene.

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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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Creative Events Management Celebrates 25th Anniversary

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management Turns 25!

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management is celebrating its 25th anniversary in January 2019 and will be marking the occasion with a celebration which will reunite staff and alumni, past and present.

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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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Bestival returns to Arts University Bournemouth

Bestival, the UK’s official Best Major Festival, collaborated again this year with the Arts University Bournemouth’s Student Union to host the ultimate end of year festival on campus.

The AUB courtyard was fully transformed by Bestival into a mini festival site, complete with live music, BBQ and DJs sets including a guest DJ set by Bestival’s very own Rob Da Bank.

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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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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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