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(Re)configured – Practice based PhD research by Lesley Halliwell

14 – 17 February Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester School of Art Lesley Halliwell is conducting research that examines the surface of an artwork by focusing on the interplay between the outward-facing and inward-supporting components of the picture plane. Work on display includes video, chalk and gilded drawings, wall based ’tiling’ and exploratory sketches.  Lesley will be working in the gallery on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11-3pm during which time she will reconfigure some of the work on display, testing out various permutations and display options. She will also use the floor of the gallery space to plan out new work. Please call ...

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Future Talent in the Creative Industries – Wayne Hemingway

Hosted by the Creative Industries Cluster at Manchester Metropolitan University in association with the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA) Future Talent in the Creative Industries with Wayne Hemingway 10th March 2017, 10am Geoffrey Manton Carrying on from the success of last year’s event, featuring John Kampfner, Chief Executive of Creative Industries Federation, our 2017 keynote is Wayne Hemingway MBE. A figurehead for business, creativity and social change, Wayne Hemingway is the successful co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead and HemingwayDesign All staff, students and Manchester Met friends welcome – best student question submitted wins a prize! For further booking information ...

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engage: SciBar – The Science of Gossip

This month’s fascinating SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr Jenny Cole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: The Science of Gossip: Why we love it and why we need it   Conventional wisdom dictates that we should not engage in ‘idle chatter’ or gossip, and that being labelled a gossip is something we should avoid at any cost. However, contemporary views of gossip in psychology highlight gossip as an important evolutionary tool; one which holds our social groups together and oils the wheels of social interaction. This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides ...

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Preview: John Hyatt – Rock Art, Fri 3 Feb, 18:00 – 21:00

We’d like to invite you to the opening night of John Hyatt: Rock Art. John Hyatt, artist, musician, punk professor and one third of the infamous 1980’s post-punk band, The Three Johns, hits our gallery with a new exhibition pulling together influences from a wide and wonderful range of topics. From post-death to alter ego, magic to metamorphosis, he explores our increasingly unstable and challenging relationships to everything. So come and browse through John’s unique comic book collection, enjoy a limited edition of Hyatt-as-a-blend-of-tea, and prepare to be surprised and intrigued at every turn… The night also features the launch ...

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OPEN CALL: WORK, REST, PLAY

MARKETPLACE STUDIOS, STOCKPORT Manchester School of Art’s Graduate Enterprise Incubator OPEN CALL: WORK, REST, PLAY Retail & Exhibition Opportunity Marketplace Studios in Stockport is looking for work from undergraduate/postgraduate students, staff, graduates and alumni to exhibit in a show called WORK, REST, PLAY highlighting the creative talents of the people who work, rest and play at Manchester Metropolitan University! All creative work considered. Please send personal statement and images of work with sizes/dimensions and recommended retail price to Clare Knox-Bentham at c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk by 5pm Monday 6th February. T&C: Sale or return, 35% commission We are also interested in delivering creative ...

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SICK! Festival 2017: Themes & Strands

Please see attached info on key themes and events coming up for SICK! Festival 2017: Sense of Identity & Belonging Living with a Disability Mental Health Live Discussion & Debates Dr Jenna C. Ashton Impact and Engagement Manager Office for Research and Knowledge Exchange

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INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research

Please see below for an interesting conference in textiles. Abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2017. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND WORK INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research | Conference and Exhibition 13 September 2017 | Loughborough University in London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park INTERSECTIONS is a one-day conference with exhibition of work organised by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University exploring collaborations in textile design research to be held at Loughborough University in London on 13 September 2017. INTERSECTIONS is interested in case studies which reveal unusual connections and cross- or interdisciplinary collaborations furthering research ...

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CfP: International Association of Societies of Design Research

Please see below for an international conference in design (the International Association of Societies of Design Research) to be held in Cincinnati, USA in November 2017. The abstract deadline is 18 February 2017. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Explosive changes in Design in the past 20 years call for a reexamination of Design Research¹s accomplishments, aims, and possibilities. On behalf of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), we would like to invite you to take part in this conversation. Re: Research is the theme of the biennial IASDR conference to be held for the first time in the ...

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HIP: Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival – Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February, 6pm – 9pm

Beyond Babel Multilingual Film Festival Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February, 6pm – 9pm Geoffrey Manton LT2 Tickets for Beyond Babel are free and available at: beyond-babel-3.eventbrite.com  Aiming to bring together different communities and audiences, the 3rd edition of Beyond Babel will showcase multilingual films that may raise questions about cultural differences, multilingualism, homeland, education, global citizenship, mobility, immigration, integration and identity. This year programme will bring together two afternoons of screenings, with film introductions and Q&A sessions. Our aim is to engage, inspire, connect and celebrate the culturally diverse communities of Manchester. Wednesday 8th February 2016  Screening: La cour de Babel ...

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Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Inaugural Symposium: Diversity

Geoffrey Manton LT5, 10th February, 10am – 4pm followed by a wine reception Attendance is free, but please book a place on the Eventbrite page: https://history-diversity-symposium.eventbrite.com The day will comprise two sessions on papers investigating the diversity of the crusades and crusading in Europe, the Mediterranean and the East. Schedule: 10.00: Registration, Tea & Coffee 10.30: Keynote Lecture From Clermont to Mexico: The Changing Goals, Participation and Organisation of Crusading, 11th to 16th Centuries (Alan Murray – Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds) 11.30: Session 1 Bloodless Turks and Sanguine Crusaders: Racial Diversity in William of Malmesbury’s Account Urban II’s ...

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