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Iwan Bala POP-UP exhibition

Posted on December 8, 2017

Centre member Iwan Bala is exhibiting his work in the following one day POP-UP exhibition. There will be a real-time web transmission tomorrow.

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Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries

Posted on December 8, 2017

The Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations has been awarded an AHRC grant for a collaborative project entitled, 'Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries: Negotiating and Shaping Cultural Policy for the Film and TV Industries within Selected Small Nations’. Dr. Ruth McElroy will be co-investigator on the project with Dr. Caitriona Noonan (Cardiff University) on this Early Career Researcher award.

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Prof Paul Carr is mentioned in today's South Wales Echo (p.7)

Posted on November 16, 2017

USW Professor Paul Carr is mentioned in today’s South Wales Echo (p.7) about his project on the “lost” history of popular music in Merthyr through a performance by local schoolchildren. The performance is taking place as part of this years Being Human Festival, in partnership with First Campus and Merthyr Library Services on 25 November in Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil.

For tickets and further details about the performance, please see here.

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The Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations wins the Best Impact in Wales Award

Posted on November 2, 2017

Professors Ruth McElroy, Lisa Lewis and Paul Carr won the Best Impact in Wales award for the Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations in the first Annual USW Impact and Innovation Awards 2017. In gaining the award Professor McElroy made clear that this was very much a team effort, and that everyone in the Centre shared the award.

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Bringing Merthyr’s musical memories to life

Posted on November 1, 2017

Photo Credit: Alan Crompton

The musical history of Merthyr will be played out by the young people of the town at an event at Theatre Soar on Saturday, November 25 (1-3.30pm).

Part of the international Being Human Festival, the University of South Wales (USW) event is open to anyone wanting to find out more about the music scene in Merthyr in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

As part of the festival, USW’s Professor Paul Carr is working with a number of local schools to bring alive the ‘lost history’ of popular music in the town.

Prof Carr has been collecting the memories of the community, which witnessed the music first-hand. The school children will recreate these memories via dramatic interpretations.

Alongside six other projects from around the UK, the initiative was chosen to be showcased at Senate House in London earlier this year.

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Dr Márta Minier participated in a question and answer session about the new production of The Cherry Orchard at the Sherman Theatre

Posted on October 26, 2017

Dr Márta Minier participated as a translation and adaptation specialist in a question and answer session about the new production of The Cherry Orchard at the Sherman Theatre on 19 October.

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Dr. Helen Davies and Prof Lisa Lewis attended the Welsh Government Diwali celebrations at Wales Millennium Centre

Posted on October 25, 2017

Dr. Helen Davies and Prof Lisa Lewis attended the Welsh Government Diwali celebrations at Wales Millennium Centre, at the invitation of First Minister Carwyn Jones and Honorary Consul of India in Wales Raj Aggarwal.

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PhD student Gareth Bonello has won the Welsh Music Prize

Posted on October 23, 2017

PhD student Gareth Bonello (FCI) has won the Welsh Music Prize under his band name The Gentle Good. More info available here.

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Response to DCMS Review of S4C

Posted on October 16, 2017

The Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations has recently submitted a response to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Review of S4C. To download the Centre’s response to DCMS Review of S4C, submitted on 13 October 2017, please click here. The document is also available in Welsh.

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Dr Robert Smith appeared on the Roy Noble show on BBC Radio Wales

Posted on October 10, 2017

Dr Robert Smith, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, appeared on the Roy Noble show on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday, discussing his upcoming project Wonderbrass – a celebration event to mark 25 years of the band’s music in South Wales, which takes place in The Gate, Cardiff, this Saturday.

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Professor Paul Carr launched his book Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold with a series of events in Newcastle

Posted on October 5, 2017

Professor Paul Carr launched his book Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold with a series of events in Newcastle. The first event was with Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw on the tour bus Tyne Idols, where Professor Carr presented the book at the Gosforth Hotel. The official launch took place in the new Wallsend Library, in Sting’s hometown. Over the coming months, he is doing other talks in Newcastle, in addition to Bournemouth and Bristol University.

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Professor Diana Wallace (FBS) did the paper review on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales on Saturday.

Posted on September 12, 2017

Professor Diana Wallace (FBS) did the paper review on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales on Saturday.

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Prof Lisa Lewis and PhD student Gareth Bonello (FCI) appeared on All India Radio yesterday evening

Posted on September 7, 2017

Prof Lisa Lewis and PhD student Gareth Bonello (FCI) appeared on All India Radio yesterday evening, discussing the Welsh and Khasi cultural dialogues project and the role of literature in the preservation of culture.

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Professor Diana Wallace (FBS) appeared on BBC Radio Wales's Good Evening Wales

Posted on August 23, 2017

Professor Diana Wallace (FBS) appeared on BBC Radio Wales’s Good Evening Wales on August 8 to talk about the news that Poldark producers Mammoth Screen is planning to make a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for ITV.

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Professor Lisa Lewis and PhD student Gareth Bonello appeared on Red FM

Posted on July 27, 2017

Professor Lisa Lewis and PhD student Gareth Bonello appeared on Red FM, the local Shillong and north east India radio station, to discuss Welsh and Khasi music as part of the Welsh and Khasi Cultural Dialogues project.

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