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MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students celebrate 65th Berlin International Film Festival // 5-15 February 2015

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In one of the coldest months of February in recent memory, the MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts group flew out to Berlin to celebrate the city’s 65th annual film festival. The films were many and the sleeps were few – lots of queuing lay in wait amongst the hundreds of journalists, filmmakers and enthusiasts waiting… Continue reading

‘Towards a Drama of Perception: On the Polyphony of Theatre’ – Heiner Goebbels at the University of Glasgow // 9 February 2015  

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The annual Cramb Lecture invites esteemed music theorists and practitioners to the University of Glasgow. This year’s speaker, who was invited thanks to the support of the Goethe Institut in Glasgow, stood out due to his cross-disciplinary appeal. As an innovator and visionary in the fields of both music and contemporary theatre, Heiner Goebbels drew… Continue reading

‘Scriptch Nights’ in the Performance Studio // Friday 30 January 2015

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Semester Two has seen our informal script workshop become a regular event. We meet most Fridays to share works-in-progress. Last month some of this work went on to be performed at The Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright event on 22 January. This week’s Scriptch night featured works-in-progress by Elspeth Sweatman (I Used to Believe in Forever) and… Continue reading

Progressive Playwright @ Tron Theatre // 22 January 2015

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Jeni Cumming and I had the opportunity to participate in the Progressive Playwright event at The Tron Theatre on January 22nd. To be selected, we each submitted 5-10 pages of scripts responding to the theme of “desire.” We were both really excited to participate and found the close work with the actors and directors very… Continue reading

CROSS/FADE — Writing debut of recent CCA graduate

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Nicola Todd, recent graduate of the MLitt Theatre Studies programme in the School of CCA, is presenting a rehearsed reading of her new play Cross/Fade at the Beacon Arts Centre on January 15th. Cross/Fade is Nicola’s professional writing debut and was written under the mentorship of Douglas Maxwell during her time studying playwriting on the MLitt in Theatre Studies.… Continue reading

Ron Athey in conversation // November 2014

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Staged to coincide with Glasgay! 2014, I recently chaired a public conversation with the internationally renowned performance artist Ron Athey. My research centres on the intersection of contemporary performance and queer theory, and I’m currently working on a monograph on the cultural politics of solo performance – so I was eager to take the opportunity… Continue reading

‘Only Human?’ A festival of the public humanities hosted by the School of Culture and Creative Arts //14-16 November 2014

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We’re only human… or are we? What can frogs, rivers and egg collecting tell us about ourselves? These were among the questions explored through a series of events which took place in the SCCA as part of the Only Human? Festival. This was the College of Arts’ contribution to the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.… Continue reading

Lucy Amsden on Clown Cabaret Scratch Night @ Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh // 14 November 2014

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I entered the stage, walking as normally as my flippers permitted, breathing through my snorkel and peering at the audience through steamed-up goggles. I stopped, smiled, turned my toes out neatly. They laughed. I shifted the goggles to my forehead, taking the red nose with them. ‘I’m not a clown,’ I told them, ‘I’m a… Continue reading

Hunterian Associates Open Evening // 5 November 2014

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The Hunterian Associates Program presents a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to engage in object-based research and develop skills in public speaking and engagement. As Hunterian Associates, postgraduate researchers are offered access to the objects in the Hunterian Collection. Their research is presented to the wider public in a variety of ways, including gallery talks… Continue reading