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“Listen to me! Voice in the poetry performance space” by Dr. Karen Simecek

Yesterday evening I attended a talk on Poetry at Hull University by Teaching Fellow Dr. Karen Simecek from Warwick University. The event organised by the Philosophical Dept introduced by Professor Nick Zangwill, at Hull University. The event was described as follows:


“Listen to me! The value of voice in the poetry performance space”

What happens when words are spoken/performed by another? When does this enable different voices and perspectives to be heard? When might such performance of words have a silencing effect? 

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1 to 1 Clinic Tents to Tech Research at St. Stephens Dementia Event

Clinic Tents. Research. The Butterflies Scheme and more…The family event organised by Hull’s Dementia Collaborative on 9 Aug 10 – 3pm at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre will host a busy hive of health-focused information stalls, highlighting services and sources of support available locally.

In addition to the information stalls there will be Clinic Tents, opportunities to sign up for vital research programmes and other health initiatives on show such as the Butterflies Scheme for hospital in-patients.  Continue reading

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Scottish Colourists at home in Hull

I don’t know the Scottish Colourists. I have heard the name. I am aware that they were painters, but I’d have been hard-pressed to tell you any more, before last Thursday’s launch of Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection.  The new exhibition inside the Brynmoor Jones Library runs from  25 May – 15 July 2018 at Hull University.  Continue reading

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Borders, binders, bad behaviour and ballet at Austrian film fest

Short film fans watched 5 very different films at the Austrian Short Film Festival at Hull University last week.  Organised by Theresa Guczogi the films were screened in German with English subtitles and all were nominees at the 2018 Austrian Short Film Awards.   Continue reading

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Costa Award Winner At University Festival of Writing

From Press Release: Costa Prize-winning author Nathan Filer is guest speaker for the inaugural Sixth-Form Festival of Writing 2015, at the University of Hull this Friday (September 25th).

nathan filerMr Filer’s best-selling novel The Shock of the Fall won the 2013 Costa Book of the Year and the 2014 Betty Trask Prize and has been lauded as one of the most important literary examinations of mental health in the 21st century. It describes the life of a boy from Bristol dealing with his grief at the death of his brother and his experience of mental health care services for schizophrenia.

The guest lecture, which is also free to attend for the general public, starts at 6pm and follows the Universitys first ever Sixth-From Festival of Writing with nearly 300 pupils from schools across the Humber region.

If interested, feel free to attend reading at 6pm which is in the Allam Lecture Theatre at Hull University.

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Buy A Baby In Mumbai For The Price Of A Burger

I’ve been wearing my Stolen Lives wristband for about a month, it is high time I told you what it represents. Stolen Lives is a new educational resource and digital platform, that looks at issues of historical and contemporary slavery, through a combination of music, songs, words, images, film and animation. Continue reading

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Crouch Touch Pause Engage – Theatre At Its Very Best

It is clear to see why The Times gave it 5 stars describing it as…’Brilliant. It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing...’ Time Out proclaim,’The mighty Out of Joint,’ Where as The Guardian writes,’National Theatre Wales have never been afraid to ask what theatre is and what it might be.’   Continue reading

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