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June 2017

BCMCR Research Seminar: amateurism in music

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
P132 The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar: Music for everyone: amateurism in music Chris Shurety (Contemporary Music for All) and Rebecca Lenton (KNM Campus) | Amateurism in contemporary music Amateur music making is found in practically every culture. In classical contemporary music is however, it is not easy. The last 60+ years have brought ever more complex techniques, both compositional and instrumental. How can amateur music lovers of New Music join in? 24 years ago, amateur cellist, Chris Shurety founded Contemporary Music for All to…

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Centre for Printing History & Culture annual symposium

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Birmingham, The Arts Building
Birmingham, B15 2TT
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This symposium is an opportunity to hear about the research that is being undertaken by some of the researchers at the Centre of Printing History & Culture (CPHC) - a joint research centre between Birmingham City University's Typographic Hub and the University of Birmingham. Researchers will be presenting brief 15 minute papers on their work. Talks will be preceded by refreshments and will conclude with wine and canapés.   Speakers Lee Hale (Winterbourne) | Crown Arab Press at Winterbourne and Josiah Wade…

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July 2017

PhD picnic

July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Eastside City Park, Curzon Street
Birmingham, B4 7AP
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Take a well-deserved break from your PhD as we come towards the end of the academic year and join us for an informal picnic in the (hopefully) sunny weather. Bring your lunch, kick back and relax with fellow ADM PhD students. We'll be in the park area outside the Parkside Building. Please bring friends or colleagues along too - all welcome! *Please note that this event is weather permitting*

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Jazz and Visual Style symposium

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Your are invited to Jazz and Visual Style: a one-day symposium hosted by the School of Media at Birmingham City University.This symposium will explore jazz’s engagement with the worlds of fashion, photography, dance, film and television. It responds to a current resurgence of academic interest in the presentation of jazz through moving-image technologies (Wald 2015; Heile, Elsdon, Doctor 2016; Pillai 2017) and contemporary design (Perchard 2017). The event aims to open up the questions posed in these studies to a…

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Beyond Borders? Approaches and pathways in Arts, Design & Media research

July 7
The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Research in Arts, Design and Media is highly diverse, often redefining parameters and pushing boundaries. Whether dealing with more established approaches, theoretical ideas or explicitly experimenting with new methods it inevitably involves a degree of mess. Beyond Borders?, the third annual PGR Studio conference, is a one-day colloquium that traverses disciplinary boundaries to explore the spaces, places and territories that exist above and below, amidst and with/out borders. It seeks to make visible and engage with the pathways, roots and…

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