Dr Julian Hellaby Some thoughts on the musical work experienced as a live, acoustic event.
Professor Wood is the former Head of Banking at the international law firm of Allen & Overy. He is visiting the School of Law at Queen’s to assist a group of students with their participation in the “World Universities Comparative Law Project” but he will also be giving a more general talk which should be of interest to all law students. As space is limited, please register with Deaglan Coyle (email@example.com) to secure your seat at his talk. This is a great opportunity to interact with one of the world’s most prominent commercial lawyers.
Vivienne Dick makes multilayered, open-ended work framed from a female perspective and with an interest in social conditioning and sexual politics. Her early work is associated with the No Wave music and film movement in New York in the late seventies. Music is a central part of her work and collaborators in her work both as performers and musicians have included Lydia Lunch, Rhys Chatham, Martin Wheeler and Jennifer Walshe. The 40 minute screening will be followed by a Q&A session
Dr. Gordon-Nesbitt shares her research into the longitudinal health implications of engaging in high-quality arts activities. This study has implications for new developments in cultural policy-making, exploring a wide range of arts activities, including museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, cinemas and publishers as well as participation in drawing, painting, photography, singing and music-making in non-clinical settings. It also raises questions about how quality is defined in relation to arts activities and prompts greater attention to socio-economic mediators of the relationship between arts and health. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with arts and health practitioners from Northern Ireland.
Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt Dr. Gordon-Nesbitt shares her research into the longitudinal health implications of engaging in high-quality arts activities. This study has implications for new developments in cultural policy-making, exploring a wide range of arts activities, including museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, cinemas and publishers as well as participation in drawing, painting, photography, singing and music-making in non-clinical settings. It also raises questions about how quality is defined in relation to arts activities and prompts greater attention to socio-economic mediators of the relationship between arts and health. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with arts and health practitioners from Northern Ireland.
Dr Fionnuala Moynihan is currently performing a series of eight recitals documenting the piano sonatas of Muzio Clementi in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. She is the only pianist to have performed the complete piano sonatas of Mozart and Haydn in their entirety in Ireland. This, her third piano sonata series, is also proving to be a great success. Clementi, hailed as the ‘Father of the Piano’ was celebrated for his beautiful legato touch, unfailing technique, innovative pianistic writing and virtuosic brilliance. These characteristics all feature in abundance in his sonatas. This concert will feature some of his most treasured sonatas and promises to be a musical treat.
Ian Duhig (b. 1954) was the eighth of eleven children born to Irish parents with a liking for poetry. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and also the Forward Prize for Best Poem; his collection, The Lammas Hireling, was the Poetry Book Society's Choice for Summer 2003, and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prize for Best Collection. Chosen as a New Generation Poet in 1994, he has received Arts Council and Cholmondeley Awards, and has held various Royal Literary Fund fellowships at universities including Lancaster, Durham, Newcastle and his own alma mater, Leeds. Ian Duhig has written 6 collections of poetry, including Pandorama (Picador, 2010)
PEAT through funding from the Big Lottery Fund can offer support and training for individuals with Autism as well as those involved with the individuals. PEAT is aware of the struggles faced by children/young people with autism at school as well as the difficulties/challenges faced by those involved with the children/young people. Through this project PEAT Behaviour Analysts are providing support and training to help teach and support the individuals with autism, their parents, teacher, teaching staff etc. The Centre for Behaviour Analysis in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project.
Anne La Berge - flute / electronics and Robert van Heumen - laptop-instrumentConverging Objects is a workshop for musicians who improvise and use live electronics. This workshop is meant for acoustic musicians who improvise and use live electronics in their own setups, those who play with other musicians using electronics, or electronic musicians who improvise and work with acoustic players. We invite performers at all levels to join the workshop. ￼
Dr Emma Pett Cinema Spaces as Public Spheres?: Postcolonial Memories of Movie-going in 1960s Britain
Anne La Berge - flute / electronics and Robert van Heumen - laptop-instrument ￼￼Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. This extraordinarily inventive duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart of Shackle is a self-designed, cutting-edge digital cueing system that operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the Shackle System suggests musical directions and textures to the two performers, opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices for La Berge and Van Heumen to play with and against. Shackle’s performances explode the line between improvisation without borders and tightly controlled forms that are both playful and daring. With uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music works on two levels at once.
Dr Xiuyan Fei - ECULP Institute of BRICS Legal Studies Shangha, China In WTO dispute settlement, the issue about the characterization of national law interpretation is concerned with judicial deference and allocation of pow-er between the WTO and Member States. This article examines WTO tribu-nals’ claim about their characterization of national law interpretation and their practice. On the one hand, WTO tribunals have claimed to characterize na-tional law interpretation as a question of law; on the other hand, they have applied the same rule on the burden of proof for national law interpretation as for other facts and provided deference to the legislating states especially in the circumstances where there is any suspicion or uncertainty about the meaning of national law. Therefore, WTO tribunals’ claim about the charac-terization is not consistent with their practice. WTO tribunals’ national law in-terpretation, in essence, is reinterpretation of national law, and should be characterized as a mixed question of law and fact.
Dr Catherine Feart INSERM, University of Bordeaux, France Seminar entitled "The Mediterranean Diet and Brain Health: from observational studies to randomized controlled trials"
Matthew Sweeney’s poetry collections include A Dream of Maps (Raven Arts Press, 1981), A Round House (Raven Arts Press, 1983), The Lame Waltzer (Raven Arts Press, 1985), Blue Shoes (Secker & Warburg, 1989), Cacti (Secker & Warburg, 1992), The Bridal Suite (Jonathan Cape, 1997) and A Smell of Fish (Jonathan Cape, 2000), Selected Poems (Jonathan Cape, 2002), Sanctuary (Jonathan Cape, 2004), Black Moon (Jonathan Cape, 2007), The Night Post: A Selection (Salt, 2010), and Horse Music (Bloodaxe Books, 2013) and Inquisition Lane (Bloodaxe Books, due 2015). Black Moon was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Horse Music won the inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week, and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.