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50 different publications from Information as Material

Avant-Garde Literature

Two of the books that have been published by the publishing imprint, Information as Material which was founded in 2002 by Professor Simon Morris, have been reviewed in a recent edition of the Times Literary Supplement.

Shoo Social Media (Nazia, far right)

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.

06/08/19
 
Front cover of 'Music Beyond Airports' in which the chapter appears

Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject. 

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Alan Simson’s research practice in the world of Urban Forestry.

Montage of images from Johanna Elvidge's project

BBC Gardeners World Live

Postgraduate Landscape Architecture student Johanna Elvidge’s enjoying show garden success. 

Teresa Brayshaw holding a copy of The 21st Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.

Group of people sat on stairs outside studio

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

"Page 127", a creation by Maria Popova of Performing Arts

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.

Left to Right: Dr Renee Middlemost, Natasha Parcei and Dr Steven Gerrard

Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release

Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Lineup of conference speakers

Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Ruth Parker (Left)

From Graduation to the Film & TV Industries in less than a year...

... another graduate employment success for the Northern Film School.

Congratulations to Ruth Parker who is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Get Even!

A sketch of futuristic London cityscape

RIBA Award Success

A Leeds Beckett student is celebrating after winning the Best Presentation Prize (Part 1) at the recent RIBA North East and Yorkshire Student Awards 2019 for his final year design project, beating entries from six schools of architecture.

Four Eyes Project

FOUR EYES: exploring digital art, sound and dementia

A project that focusses on bringing arts and creativity into care homes.

28/06/19
Student work - plants and colourful fabric

Tacit Agreements

This June, Gallery House will hold an event by Leeds Beckett University MA Art and Design as part of INDEX, under the banner of Yorkshire Sculpture International.

20/06/19

Music Technology graduate wins Industry Tech Award

Dani Seggewiss graduated from the BSc (Hons) Music Technology course in 2016, having successfully dovetailed her final year studies with her emerging career as a live sound engineer. 

20/06/19
Leeds Beckett University School News
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Songs For Becoming

Songs For Becoming (2019) is a site-specific installation created for die raum, a project space in Berlin. The exhibition closed with a spoken word performance as the finissage on 31 May 2019. The project is part of my practice based PhD research From Text to Sound: Textuality of Spoken Word and Participatory Authorship in Contemporary Art (working title).

18/06/19
Leeds Beckett University NaoKo TakaHashi
Harry Lock RTS Awards

Alumni success at RTS Industry Awards

Northern Film School graduate, Harry Lock, won the coveted 'One To Watch' award at the RTS Industry Awards last Friday.

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 Logo

NFS students part of a film shoot featuring artist Damien Hirst in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a place that I hold close to my heart. Set in beautiful countryside I have experienced many happy moments at the park with friends & family. So when the opportunity to assist a professional film shoot featuring Damien Hirst came up I was thrilled to take part.

04/06/19
Leeds Beckett University Frances Farrell–Oscroft
Oliver performing Ursonate Post-truth

Dr Oliver Bray performs in Venice

Dr Oliver Bray, the Dean of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and Head of Performing Arts performed his solo work Ursonate Post-truth in Venice on Friday 10 May.

24/05/19
Simon Morris' artwork

Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor Simon Morris founded Information as Material in 2002 - a publishing imprint for experimental literature that has subsequently published over fifty books by artists and poets around the globe. He has variously been described as ‘philosophically irresponsible’ (Revue d’esthétique, Paris, France), ‘a literary pervert’ (Whitechapel Gallery, London), ‘mischevious’ (Times Literary Supplement) and ‘an inspired lunatic’ (Guardian).

22/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Professor Felipe Cussen

Older women in horror

A doctoral candidate from the Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) has celebrated her first publication.

22/05/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Students presenting at the session

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

First year students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, presented their ‘Design a School for Autism’ projects with their tutor, Joan Love, at The Green Sand Foundry, Leeds, this week.

22/05/19
Esther Barber Work 4

International society success for graphic design students

Two Leeds Beckett students have received recognition from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) for their outstanding work.

17/05/19
Site Visiting

Interior Architecture and Design Students Present Proposals to Crescent Arts

On Friday May 3rd 2019 second year Interior Architecture and Design students presented their proposals to convert Scarborough’s Sunbathing Building into a new home for Crescent Arts.

16/05/19
CV Workshop

CV Workshop for Leeds Beckett Architecture Students

Leeds Beckett Architecture students benefitted from the expertise of city region architecture practices on Wednesday 01 May through a CV writing workshop.

02/05/19
Dancers from the festival

Beyond Dance: Dystopia

My name is Sophie Gaffney and I am a third-year student studying BA (Hons) Dance at Leeds Beckett University. I am currently creating a new dance piece called Dystopia, Lift Off 2019 and the Beyond Creative Arts Festival.

01/05/19
Leeds Beckett University Sophie Gaffney
Staff and Students

European Unions: Chapter Two

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Students on the field trip

Architecture students on a one day trip in Wakefield

First Year BA (Hons) Architecture students visited the Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 8 April.

Audio Engineering Society

Ben Mosley voted in as Chair of the Audio Engineering Society UK Section

In February 2019 Ben Mosley, Senior Lecturer in Audio Engineering
School of Film, Music and Performing Arts, was voted in as Chair of the Audio Engineering Society UK Section for a one-year tenure.

YSWN logo

WIRED: new project in music and tech for girls

The WIRED project aims to inspire and educate the next generation of women working with music technology, giving them new skills, experience and enjoyment in music.

05/04/19
Leeds Beckett University School News
The Faversham

Product Design Futures Conference 2019

The fourth annual Product Design Futures Conference took place on 11 March 2019 at The Faversham, Leeds.

Henna Angus

Award nomination for Leeds Beckett student

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management alumnus and current MSc Events Management student Henna Angus was named as a finalist for the Simply Ladies Awards, in the categories ‘Contribution to Music’ and ‘GirlBoss’. Here she talks about her experience.

29/03/19
Henna Angus Henna Agnus
Art School for Rebel Girls poster

Art School for Rebel Girls

BA (Hons) Fine Art student Alice Needham is part of the Pavilion team working on the three year Art School for Rebel Girls (ASFRG) programme

Students in the archive

Fashion Marketing students explore the Marks and Spencer Company Archive

First year BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing students were recently given the opportunity to visit the Marks and Spencer Company Archive in Leeds as part of the Contextual Studies module.

26/03/19
The RIBA teaching aids in being used in school

RIBA Teaching Resources Designed by Leeds Beckett Architecture Student

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have released a set of resources inspiring Key Stage 2 school pupils to explore the world around them designed by a Leeds Beckett Architecture student.

26/03/19
Criminal Ornamentation poster

Project in Partnership with Arts Council Collection

BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design students are working with the Arts Council Collection in response to the forthcoming exhibition, Criminal Ornamentation, opening at Longside Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 5 April 2019.

Interns

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing Students' Internship Success

Undergraduates on the Fashion Marketing course continue to be awarded sort after industry placements.

25/03/19
Students near Brewery Wharf, Leeds

Architecture River Aire Project Visit

Leeds Beckett University First Year Architecture students were treated to a tour along the River Aire in Leeds City Centre on 12 March 2019.

Cover for the book about film

Grimly Fiendish – Horror books success for three LBU staff

The castle on the hill. The fog on the moor. A baying hound howling at the moon. A vampire takes flight. And an evil scientist creates a Man-Made Monster...

The performers in action

Academics work premieres at SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance

Dance academic and choreographer Beth Cassani (Leeds Beckett University) has collaborated with Joseph Mercier (NSCD and Panic Lab) to make a new full-length touring show. The Faun Project premiered at the SLAP Festival of Contemporary Performance at York Theatre Royal at the end of February.

13/03/19
Tyler School of Art at Temple University 2

Architecture students discuss projects at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Leeds School of Architecture students and senior lecturer have been discussing the work of postgraduate design studio CITYzen D and Project Office with students and staff at the architecture department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, USA.

12/03/19
Bilge Pump album cover

Bilge Pump - Album Release

Leeds band release new album part-recorded at Leeds Beckett studios with Lecturer Michael Ward.

07/03/19
Leeds Beckett University School News
Veolia Image 2

Student Site Visit to Veolia

Second year Architecture students visit Veolia’s Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

07/03/19
Book of monsters

Film School staff pick up seven awards for horror hit 'Book of Monsters'

Support staff at the Northern Film School recently returned from New York City with seven awards for their horror feature film Book of Monsters.

07/03/19
Jennah Rouse

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management graduate awarded a Leisure Studies Association (LSA) ‘Nikki Ventris Dissertation of the Year’ award

Jennah, who is currently studying for an MA in Popular Culture and Music at Leeds Beckett, was nominated by her tutor Brett Lashua to the LSA, for her outstanding dissertation entitled ‘A Critical Analysis of Gender and Alternative Rock: How Female Musicians in Leeds Experience and Resist Discrimination’.

07/03/19
Award winners

Northern Film School students sweep RTS Yorkshire Student Awards

What an incredible evening at the RTS Yorkshire Student Awards which was held at Leeds College of Music. The Northern Film School won two out of the five main categories including the coveted Best Drama Award and also Best Short Form. Our third prize of the evening was awarded to Tobias Gavelle, one of our talented screenwriting alumni who is also a formidable sound designer who won an individual craft award for Best Sound Design for Animation.

Album

The sound of (the word) revolution

This research began by thinking about The Beatles ‘Revolution 9’ sound collage from 1968 that doesn’t even include the word ‘revolution’ but that reached millions of homes. And each year I keep hearing new songs with the word ‘revolution’ – why do we keep returning to the sound of that word?

28/02/19
Poster

Michael Wilford Open Lecture

The Leeds School of Arts had the pleasure to host internationally renowned architect Michael Wilford on 20 February 2019 when he delivered his lecture on ‘Composition and Character in Architecture’.

Event Flyer

International Women's Day: Bloody Good Period

F=, a feminist collective comprised of Senior Lecturers from the Leeds School of Arts, invite you to join us to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March.

28/02/19
Michele Jade Graham and Joe and their project2

Postgraduate students pick up architecture award in Philadelphia

Leeds School of Architecture post graduate students from CITYzen D design studio were invited to Philadelphia to pick up their award for winning the Philadelphia Challenge 2019.

26/02/19
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