Arts, Environment & Technology Showcase Top Talent
Photographic Journalism students joined together to present two show-stopping exhibitions in Leeds in April and May. Under the collective ‘Capture 27’ the students displayed their work at Trinity Leeds from 24 April until 23 May, and White Cloth Gallery from 7 – 18 May.
Creative Technologies Showcase
On Tuesday 4 May, final year students from BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects, BSc (Hons) Games Design, BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology, BSc (Hons) Photographic Journalism and BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies courses showcased final year projects ranging from a feminist underwear range to a documentary on the British black metal scene. The event commenced with a public viewing and rounded up with a VIP evening featuring a keynote speech from Mark Robinson, of ITV’s Shiver Productions.
This year was the seventh annual Computing Showcase, held at the Rosebowl on Wednesday 20 May. Final year students from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering demonstrated an array of projects, including a 4 metre long blimp designed and built by Computing student Phillip Marsden and controllable online via chat interface.
The event featured a keynote speech from Mark Williams, team leader and registered penetration tester at internet security group Sec-1.
Lift Off Festival
Every year our Lift Off Festival celebrates the creative talents of students in our School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. This year the event ran from 11 – 15 May, taking place in venues across both campuses and the city of Leeds.
Early on the week, 10 professional music studios were opened to the public so our music students could showcase the work they’ve produced this year. The showcase culminated in a gig at our City Campus SU featuring students, staff and recent graduates of our University.
Students from our Northern Film School screened their best work at Hyde Park Cinema on the Wednesday, in a packed out showing for crew, friends and family.
Performance and dance events took place across both our Headingley and City campuses, as well as Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance in the city centre, from Tuesday until Friday. Performance events included theatre pieces, durational performances and one-to-one performance encounters and conversations.
Art, Architecture & Design Show
This year’s event, titled ‘The Mother of Invention’ takes inspiration from the classic ‘Spirograph’ toy, creation of Leeds inventor Denys Fisher, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The exhibition will include the works of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of subjects including MA Landscape Architecture, BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Product Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, BA (Hon) Graphic Arts and Design. It will also feature work from the first intake of students on our new BA (Hons) Fashion, which launched in September last year.
The show launched on Friday 5 June at Broadcasting Place, City Campus and ran until Friday 12 June.