BA (Hons) Creative Events Management students host a rocking Science and Arts themed event in the CRAB Drawing Studio.

As part of their Live Event Brief, Level 5 Creative Events students worked with the Mary Anning Rocks, a charity set up to remember the paleontologist, Mary Anning and raise funds to install a statue on the Jurassic Cost.

The event provided the opportunity for collaboration between art and science, with guest speakers discussing the charity, fossils and the Jurassic Coast, with artwork by AUB students exhibited.

The event was organised by BA (Hons) Creative Events students Flora, Charlie, Darcy, Nicola and Jess.

Flora explained: “Anya Pearson, Co-founder of Mary Anning Rocks, asked us to raise awareness for their campaign to build a statue of Mary Anning in Lyme Regis. The campaign was set up when Anya’s 11 year old daughter, Evie, questioned why Mary Anning had not yet had a statue built in her honour.

“We felt strongly that we wanted to raise awareness for the campaign in a creative and stimulating way. By merging Arts with Science, we hoped to acknowledge the scientific achievements of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) who have not received the recognition they deserve for their discoveries.”