Student Events

Student Events

"From bench-side to curbside: maximizing obesity research to impact health"

Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series

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The Girl-The Woman: Global Girlhood Symposium

‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/

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"Transforming Your Care - Future Research Considerations"

Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’

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Heritage and Identity in a Globalising World

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'

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Seminar by Professor Steven Cummins LSHTM

Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided

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'The Scottish Independence Referendum and Northern Ireland’

A half-day workshop organised by the Constitutional Futures Interdisciplinary Research Group in the Institute for Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, QUB, with Prof James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh and funded by the ESRC.

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Mark Gilbert - Saving Faces

Opening on 2 December 2014, 6-9pm BP National Portrait award winner Mark Gilbert produced these works during a three year period as artist-in-residence in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital. The paintings portray the faces of patients before, after and, in some cases, actually during their surgery for injury, deformity or cancer. Presented in partnership with the British Dental Association, Northern Ireland Branch, in association with Saving Faces. Exhibition continues until 1 February 2015

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AS-Level Taster Event

The QUMS Taster Programme is specifically designed for any students who will be applying through UCAS In 2015 for 2016 entry and who are potentially interested in applying for one of the following degree programmes Accounting Actuarial Science and Risk Management Business Management Economics and/or Business Economics Finance International Business with a Modern Language (German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin) The event is being held on Wednesday 28 January 2015 in the Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. The purpose of this event is to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about Queen’s University Management School and life at Queen’s in general. There are also opportunities to speak informally with staff and students within the School and to find out more about the specific degree programmes which we offer. This will hopefully allow students to better differentiate amongst the various degree programmes and to make a more informed choice when applying through UCAS. To book a place for your school/college please contact Barry Sheppard b.sheppard@qub.ac.uk, Tel 02890 97 5512

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EU Eastern Partnership and its potential for Conflict Transformation: Prof Dr Roman Petrov and Dr Timofey Agarin

EU Eastern Partnership and its potential for Conflict Transformation - perspectives in the recent association agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia: Prof Dr Roman Petrov and Dr Timofey Agarin. for more information.

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‘Why did Mary Granville Pendarves Marry Patrick Delany’?

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar Guest Speaker Dr Clarissa Campbell Orr (Anglia Ruskin University)

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Enhance Your Image for Men, Group 2

This half-day workshop will focus on colour analysis and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them – including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.

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Spatial Audio in Domestic Virtual Reality: Possibilities and limitations

Dr. Gavin Kearney, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York.
 
Recent advances in immersive video technology, such as ultra-high definition video or 3-D visual headsets like the Oculus rift, are paving the way for immersive 360-degree virtual reality media systems in the home. Surround sound systems will naturally accompany such video technologies but reproduction in domestic media ‘caves’ or on headsets is not without significant challenges. This talk discusses the role spatial audio will play in the development of personal and domestic VR systems and looks at the technological and content creation possibilities and limitations for immersive audio-visual media. 

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French Grammar Clinic

This 2 1/2 day workshop on Wednesdays will suit students with an intermediate level of French. The first day will focus on verbs (tenses and moods). The second will be tailor-made to answer students' questions and doubts raised at the end of the first day on any aspect of French grammar. This workshop aims to tackle problems faced by students whose first language is not French.

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SMDBS Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Chris Irwin

SMDBS Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Chris Irwin, 'Gums, Wounds and Cancer – a role for the humble fibroblast?' Followed by a drinks reception

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Screening: Thelma and Louise

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the anti-Valentine’s film ‘Thelma and Louise’. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB LSFG welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Bamsa Marcos Campello – Guitar

This is a solo guitar improvisation concert. No tunes, no tuning. Maybe some pedals. Dancing is welcome. It is possible it will get really loud and really soft. No guarantees. An imaginary drum might be heard. Marcos is a Brazilian guitarist from Rio de Janeiro. He received a master’s degree in composition at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). He has been part of Rio’s improvisation / experimental scene since early 2000’s, and plays guitar in the band Chinese Cookie Poets, a free-noise jazz-core out-samba trio from Rio.

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"There could be someone in here that's gay...":

Seminar on The Provision of Inclusive services to older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Adults in Residential Care Environments in Wales. The seminar is being taken by Dr Paul Willis a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Swansea University and a registered Social Worker. From 2011 to 2013 he led a mixed methods project into the provision of inclusive services for older lesbian, gay and bisexual people in residential care environments in Wales (funded by NISCHR, Welsh Government). Findings from this project will be shared and discussed in the seminar.

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History Research Seminar: The Comintern Papers at Queen's

History Research Seminar:

Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna) - ‘The Irish in the International Brigades: their story as reflected in Moscow files’

Emmet O’Connor (Ulster University) - ‘Serving Queen's and Kremlin: the Comintern papers in QUB library’

Followed by Launch of Comintern (Irish Labour Movement) Papers collection at QUB

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How to Lighten Up Your Life

This course will empower you with practical skills which will enable you to increase your levels of energy and enjoyment in daily life. It will include simple yet effective relaxation techniques, creative mind work, tension and anger release skills and finding a balance in work and life.

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”Starting Out On Your Own” Grace Dyas of THEATREclub Dublin

Grace Dyas of THEATREclub Dublin

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QWG Public Speaking Final

The Queen's Women Graduates' Public Speaking final will take place on Tuesday 10 February 2015 in the Canada Room and Council Chamber, commencing at 7.00pm. Awards will be presented by Dr Iseult Wilson.

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The Architecture of Trauma: Richard Strauss and the Post-War Festival at Salzburg Dr Matthew Werley (Cambridge)

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My Private Life Jill Daniels, University of East London

This autobiographical documentary film explores memory,age and identity through the daughter/filmmaker’s frustrated attempts to bring into the open long-held secrets in her Jewish family. Her elderly parents, Barbara and Bertie, were married in the mid-1940s and divorced in the 1960s at a time when divorce was a stigma and homosexuality illegal - and in the eyes of observant Jews, a sin. They later reunite and spend their last days together in a small flat in North London. The film is a montage of fragments of memories recalled through voiceovers; observational filming of everyday lives; evocative fictional enactments; and Daniels’ direct addresses to the camera.

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Scapino by Moliere Directed By Frankie McCafferty

Scapino is a three act comedy by the French master playwright, Moliere. Inspired by the Commedia tradition, it was first performed as Les Fourberies de Scapin in 1671, and is often described as “pure theatre”, making full use of the actors’ physical and vocal skills to present a series of deceptions, tricks and plot twists as the wily servant Scapino manipulates his unwitting victims to smooth the path of young love. Rarely performed outside France, this is an opportunity to see Moliere’s art in its purest form.

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The Importance of Fathers in Children's Lives: Outcomes, Evidence and Rights into Practice

Both fathers and mothers play a significant role in providing good outcomes for children and young people. The best outcomes are achieved when there is co-operation between parents, irrespective of whether the parents are themselves in a relationship with each other. The specific role and importance of fathers in children and young people’s lives is a neglected area. There is a growing realisation in a practice context of the importance of fathers in children’s lives with regard to their outcomes. However, the evidence is still largely anecdotal and much more systematic and rigorous research is required. Furthermore, there is arguably a void with regard to specific government policy supporting fathers in making a positive contribution to improving their children’s outcomes. This half day seminar, with a range of invited speakers, will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers. It will provide an opportunity to: develop a common understanding of the issues; co-ordinate the work of interested stakeholders; and discuss how to integrate outcomes, evidence and children’s rights into current practice. Registration: This is a free, open event, though space is limited. To secure your place, please contact David Piekaar, Improving Children’s Lives administrator: d.piekaar@qub.ac.uk.

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Young Artists’ Platform

A recital featuring two of our leading graduate instrumentalists from the class of 2014, including sopranos Megan Mooney and Sionán Mullan.

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“New Plays at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre During the 197Os” Dr Conor O’Malley: Belfast’s Lyric Theatre

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Applied Social Studies Open Morning, 18 February 2015

Thinking of applying for one of the post-qualifying courses offered by the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work? Let us help you out. Come to our Applied Social Studies Open Morning on Wednesday 18th February 2015 from 10.00 – 13.00 in Conference Room 2, Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. Places are limited so register now.

Do you have lots of questions about the post-qualifying courses we offer - Pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy, Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health), Court Work Skills and the Cognitive Behavioural Programme? Come and talk to our internationally-recognised staff and find out all about them. 

These courses are aimed at

  • staff employed by Health and Social Care Trusts,
  • those involved with voluntary sector agencies
  • individual applicants intending to self-fund.

All Programmes are linked to NISCC Professional Awards. Students undertaking CBT & Systemic Practice Programmes may also gain professional accreditation [British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)/ Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)]. All courses are open to Social Workers and a number of courses are also open to staff from other disciplines.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so registration is required. Find out more and register your interest here

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Radio Silence No More Brigit Ulher

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Toujours Pret!: French for the Worst-Case Scenario

This 2 1/2 workshop on Wednedays is suitable for students with an intermediate level of French. What do you do when... a French ATM swallows your bank card? You miss your connecting flight? The train conductor catches you with a non-validated ticket? We will take a fun approach to dealing with nightmarish scenarios that befall the traveller to France.

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“Cultural goals go hand in hand with industrial goals”: UK film policy and production since 1997 Professor John Hill (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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Brigit Ulher

Birgit Ulher studied the visual arts, which still have an important influence on her music. Since moving to Hamburg in 1982 she has been involved in free improvisation and experimental music. Since then she has developed an individual musical language. She works mainly on extending the sounding possibilities of the trumpet and has developed her own extended techniques and preparations for producing these sounds. Besides this material research she is especially interested in the relation between sound and silence.
She performs solo, with her working ensembles, dancers, visual artists and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world. Collaborations with Ute Wassermann, Gino Robair, Bill Hsu, Leonel Kaplan, Christoph Schiller, Heddy Boubaker, Gregory Büttner, Michael Maierhof and Forbes Graham, amongst others. Solo project ‘Radio Silence NoMore’. Numerous CD releases.
www.birgit-ulher.de

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Celebrating Science at Queen's

A series of short presentations and an exhibition to illustrate the diverse and exciting range of scientific research taking place at Queen’s University Belfast.

 

The four speakers will be:

• Professor Brian Falzon, Royal Academy of Engineering/Bombardier Chair in Aerospace Composites

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

• Professor Weiru Liu, Knowledge and Data Engineering Cluster

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

• Dr Robert Pollard, Centre for Nanostructured Media

School of Mathematics and Physics and CEO of Queen’s spinout company, Causeway Sensors Ltd.

• Professor Jayne Woodside, Professor of Human Nutrition, Centre for Public Health

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

 

This event is free to attend and all are welcome.

 

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An NI Science Festival Event Northern Ireland’s first large-scale festival celebrating the wonders of science 19 February–1 March 2015

www.nisciencefestival.com

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Postgraduate Open Evening

The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's is hosting a Postgraduate Open Evening. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities for Masters or PhD level study in these areas then please come along. The Postgraduate Open Evening will give you the chance to hear more about the school and the programmes on offer.

Our Postgraduate course convenors will be at the event to answer any questions you may have on our range of Masters programmes- MA International Relations MA Legislative Studies and Practice MA Politics MA Violence, Security and Terrorism.

The team can also provide information on postgraduate life at Queen's and the funding opportunities available to prospective students. The School is pleased to offer a number of bursaries to outstanding students- these will cover the full Home/EU tuition fee.

Join us from 6pm in the Old Staff Common Room at Queen's University- tea/coffee will be provided.

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Clarinet Masterclass with Michael Collins

This clarinet masterclass will feature our very own talented clarinettists Bethany Simpson and William Curran.

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Royal String Quartet

The School of Creative Arts’ Royal String Quartet will perform music by Mozart, Bacewic and Schubert.

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Irish Penal Laws

The Penal Laws were a series of laws enacted in Ireland against Roman Catholics and Protestant dissenters, such as the Presbyterians. This course will consider the motivations and reasons behind the legislation, how coherent a penal code is actually presented, the nature of the laws and their impact. The day will end by considering the eventual repeal of the laws through the Relief Acts passed at the end of the eighteenth century and the transformative endeavours of Daniel O’Connell in the early nineteenth century.

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Student Showcase Recital BMS International Festival of Chamber Music 2015 ‘Classical Connections’

The annual BMS International Festival of Chamber Music is featuring final year and postgraduate performers from the School of Creative Arts’ performance program. Curated by Franziska Schroeder.

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DRC Training Event

An introduction to logic modelling for educational programme design and evaluation Facilitator: Dr Liam O'Hare No prior knowledge required.

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Nação Drummers: Music and Religious Modernity in the Extreme South of Brazil Dr Reginaldo Braga (QUB, visiting)

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An Objective Look at Movies Dr Barry Salt (Film Historian and. LFS Course Director)

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14th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

The 14th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture will include special guest Professor Mark Ferguson, Chief Scientific Adviser for Ireland/Director General for SFI (Science Foundation Ireland). Professor Ferguson will deliver a lecture entitled 'Alligators, sex and scars: unexpected scientifc discoveries and their commercial exploitation'. The lecture will take place at Riddel Hall on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. Refreshments will be served from 6:00pm, with the lecture starting at 6:30pm. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. For more info, please click here

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Psappha

This exciting programme for string trio presents two classics, Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello and Beethoven’s string trio in C minor op.9 no 3, along with the eloquent Elegy for viola solo by Britten. Performers from the leading Manchester ensemble Psappha are regular visits to our concert series.
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Public Lecture: Habeas Corpus: Antigone, Justice and the NI Troubles Dr Mark Phelan

In this new initiative, Drama and English have collaborated to produce two public lectures and rehearsed readings of classic and contemporary works by Irish playwrights. In each event, public lectures will preface or even choreograph rehearsed readings of plays and scenes that will performed by a cast of professional actors directed by Tim Loane.

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Rehearsed Reading of Owen McCafferty’s Antigone Directed By Tim Loane

‘Has our family not suffered enough – sorrow – dishonour – despair – choked we are – choked with the thoughts of the dead and the sins of the past.
’Award-winning playwright and currently the Lyric Theatre’s writer-in-residence, Owen McCafferty is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights. His adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, which evolved from a workshop treatment he devised during his time with the National Theatre, London, was fi rst produced by Prime Cut in 2008.
Often hailed as the fi nest Greek tragedy, the story of Antigone is timeless: a tale of love and self-sacrifice but also a drama that interrogates the fraught relationships between love and duty; the rule of law and the pursuit of justice; the individual and the state. Thebe’s civil war has ended, but with peace comes further conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies dead on the battlefield; his burial outlawed by Creon, the King, who denounces him as a traitor. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?
Written more than two thousand years ago, the tragedy of Antigone has been revised and rethought countless times and continues to provoke discussion….and it possesses a special resonance for post-conflict societies like ours.

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Builders of South Belfast: A Walking Tour

South Belfast evolved in the 19th Century as the town’s first major and most prestigious suburb. The urban elite leapfrogged from their Georgian terraces of the centre to the leafy Malone Ridge clustering initially as close as possible to the new symbols of prosperity including Queen’s and the Union Theological College. The area became a showcase for the best of suburban residential architecture and design. But who were its ‘builders’? This tour uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. To find out more we will start at Queen’s and then walk from Mount Charles to Cranmore Park on the Malone Road visiting examples of the best of local builders’ work. There will be an opportunity to have lunch during the course of the walk (cost not included in price of the course).

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An Introduction to VFX for Film Makers and Producers

Are you involved in filmmaking but don’t know much about using VFX to enhance your project? As a producer or director what do you need to know to engage effectively with VFX artists? Film Studies at QUB in association with Image Ireland are hosting an illustrated talk with founder Stephen Lohan and Grainne Freeman a VFX artist and Compositing Trainer (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Dr. Who, Merlin and Ripper Street). The talk will discuss the challenges facing directors and producers who want to introduce VFX into their work. There will also be a question and answer session.
* Open to the public, we encourage independent filmmakers, producers and students to attend this session. Places are limited, so please contact d.keeney@qub.ac.uk to register for this event

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Sophie Hope: “Participating in the Wrong Way?” Special Event: Talk & Workshop

Talk: Sophie Hope will give a talk about her practice-based research into the histories, economics and commissioning of socially engaged art in the UK. In the talk, she will revisit some moments in cultural policy history from the 1960s-80s, such as the TUC’s Resolution 42 in 1960 which addressed the role of art within the trade union movement and demanded greater access to the arts for the working classes and later in 1969 when artists attempted to take over the Arts Council of Great Britain. These moments were followed by the Arts Council setting up the Community Arts Committee in 1974. Sophie will explore these examples and others through the lens of cultural democracy and the democratisation of culture. This historical research will be explored in relation to current examples of commissioning socially engaged art and the professionalisation of the practice. Workshop: In the workshop following the talk, Sophie will take her projects ‘Performative Interviews’ and ‘1984 dinners’ as starting points to facilitate a practical session where the students are encouraged to discuss and design research methodologies which play with the framing of the interview and staging of collective memories.
Workshop: Sophie’s practice-based research investigates the relationships between art and society. Current work includes hosting dinners about arts and politics in 1984; exploring physical relationships to immaterial labour and mapping inceptions of socially engaged art. She teaches in the Film, Media and Cultural Studies Department at Birkbeck, University of London. In this workshop, Sophie will take her projects ‘Performative Interviews’ and ‘1984 Dinners’ as starting points to facilitate a practical session where the students are encouraged to discuss and design research methodologies which play with the framing of the interview and staging of collective memories.

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Programming Documentary and Experimental Cinema in Spanish Film Festivals Dr. Miguel Fernández Labayen (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

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Screening and Discussion: A Prophet

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the French crime masterpiece ‘A Prophet’. The film will be followed by a discussion with criminal justice experts. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Sound Documents Curated by Pedro Rebelo

Sound field recording has become powerful tool for capturing the everyday as well as the extraordinary and the unfamiliar. Collating sounds through recording on location can act as a way of understanding an unknown city or telling a personal story. This concert presents recent works by SARC composers that take a quasi-documentary approach to composition. The pieces in the programme tell a story of place and people and reveal a sound world for engagement and reflection.

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Performing Boucicault in Belfast: Recreational Rioting on & Off Stage

This public lecture examines the phenomenon of “Irish Nights” in the playhouses of late Belfast. These occasions featured the performances of popular, political melodramas that provoked a riotous response from working class audiences, who flocked to the theatre in their droves. Described as “melodramas within melodramas,” Irish Nights were unique to Belfast given its context as a crucible of sectarian conflict in this period, however, the lack of “real” rioting outside theatres on these occasions suggests these in-house ructions were mock ones and part of the night out. Nevertheless, they helped consolidate the city’s notorious reputation as being a tough place to play, with some artists remarking “if you could survive Belfast and Glasgow, you could survive anywhere.”

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Stage Irish(?): A Miscellany of Dion Boucicault’s Irish Melodramas Directed by Tim Loane

Until relatively recently, official histories of Irish theatre were characterised by Abbey Theatre director Hugh Hunt’s view that this vital Victorian period of drama dominated by Dion Boucicault was “best forgotten”- an attitude shared by the same institution’s founders, W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, who despised the popular theatre stage (and the plebs who packed it). And yet, Boucicault’s influence is pervasive. It ghosts generations of later playwrights’ work: the comic double-acts and music hall knockabout of O’Casey, Beckett, and Behan. Even Conn the Shraughraun’s famous wake scene – fittingly restaged in Parker’s play to enact Boucicault’s stage exit from life – shadows Synge’s Riders to the Sea.
In recent years, historians, scholars and practitioners have helped to recuperate Boucicault’s work and to demolish earlier attitudes that disregarded him as a cheap hack. Audiences too have also demonstrated their appreciation of his work as several recent productions by the Abbey and Druid Theatres, and the National Theatre, London have played to packed houses. In the second event of this new initiative between Drama and English, Tim Loane will direct selected excerpts from Boucicault’s classic melodramas The Shraughraun, the Colleen Dawn and Arraghna-Pogue. This miscellany is intended to give an impressionistic overview of some of his most successful works.

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Women, Law and Disorder: 2015 International Women’s Day Conference

Dependents, delinquents, rebels, citizens, soldiers, suffragettes, lawmakers – women have historically occupied a variety of roles in relation to the law. This 2015 conference, in celebration of International Women’s Day, seeks to examine the multi-faceted nature of women’s relationship with the law from ancient to modern times. It will explore the ways in which governments and institutions have recognised, restricted and engaged their female citizens, as well as the ways that women have worked within, challenged and shaped the law.

More info and CFP at: http://iwd2015.wordpress.com/

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Assertiveness: An Introduction - Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and is closely linked to the ability to see ourselves as unique and worthy of respect. In this one-day workshop we will look at the difficult areas of how to be assertive when dealing with criticism and conflict.

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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 2

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which in turn will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical diet and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, address symptoms and help prevent disease.

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When the dust settles, who will be us? Futureproofing the arts A session in association with Young at Art as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival Tony Reekie

The debate on the sustainability of the arts and cultural sector often centres on the way it must diversify its funding base and its business model. But what are the leaders of the industry doing to secure its creative sustainability. In what way must our industry adapt to safeguard its artistic development? How does the sector innovate in periods of negative public policy and investment? And what are the challenges and difficult decisions heads of organisations face when they address sustainability of their whole sector and not just their organisation? Tony Reekie will speak with first-hand experience as the head of one of the UK’s leading development organisations in the field of theatre.
Session will include a Q&A chaired by Ali Fitzgibbon, CEO of Young at Art.

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Pains of Youth By Ferdinand Bruckner in a version by Martin Crimp

Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it.
Bourgeois existence or suicide. There are no other choices.
Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder savagely experiments with the young, pretty maid while a part of him pines for his former lover, Desiree, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn’t waste any time weeping - Desiree wants her.

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Southern Belles Abroad: The Musical Experiences of American Women in Europe before 1860 Dr Candace Bailey (N Carolina SU)

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From 20th Century Fox Studios to Century City Shopping Mall: Los Angeles and Motion Pictures in the 1960s and 1970s Dr. Mark Shiel (King’s College London)

Organised the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities Research Group “Cinema and Architecture in the City”.

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Postgraduate Roundtable

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Explorations of Northern Irishness Symposium

Northern Ireland remains one of the most researched places on earth, and following the Good Friday Agreement has provided a template for the transition to a post-conflict society that has been exported globally. For a place so small it provides a diversiform political and social environment wherein identity and culture have an unusual salience. Overarching and unresolved questions of cultural, political, and historical legitimacy contour societal engagement to the extent it can create an existential threat to the structures of the state, and the individual. Led by post-graduate research students, representing a range of disciplines at Queen’s University Belfast, this symposium will discuss Northern Irish identity, its characteristics, history, problems, and future direction. This symposium is open to all, and will seek to build inter-disciplinary collaboration between participants for future impact and engagement on the importance of identity in modern Northern Ireland.

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Sandeep Bhagwati

SANDEEP BHAGWATI is a composer, researcher, poet, theatre maker, installation artist, and conductor, born in India, a citizen of Germany now living in Montréal, Canada. In his work, he likes to ask himself questions that he cannot answer, set himself tasks that stymie him, and to break with practices that no one thinks are broken. In order to further foster and enhance his ignorance, he founded, in 2006, a research-creation lab at Concordia University, the matralab, where he and his team work on computer improvisation, interactive scores, invisible bodysuit scores and creative research into inter-traditional music and theatre forms, but also on the theoretical-artistic exploration of comprovisational technique, inter-traditional aesthetics and world-conscious art practices such as political performance, environmental sound art or responsive creation.

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Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Richard Kennedy, CCRCB

'From Mustard Gas to Molecular Diagnostics, a Personal Journey in Personalized Cancer Treatment'

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Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2

Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions.

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Experiences in Prepared Instruments, Live Electronics, and the Creation of New Electro-Acoustic Instruments Annette Krebs

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Postgraduate Prison Researcher Network Event

A multi-disciplinary, post graduate prison researcher event, held by Queens University Belfast and University of Ulster. A chance for researchers to network and discuss theory, ethics, methodology and the issues of the field in an informal setting.

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Annette Krebs – Concert

Annette Krebs has studied classical music and lives since 1993 in Berlin. As a composer, performer and improviser she developed a musical style which is based among others on influences and inspirations from contemporary arts, classical and contemporary music. She is one of the founders of the Berlin movement “Echtzeitmusik”. She developed electro-acoustic solo pieces for loudspeakers, develops music for ensembles, video- and performance projects and works with many instrumentalists and artists in - and outside of Europe.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 4

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.

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Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ)

This work is an interactive sound installation based around lived experiences of dance music and club culture. The piece dissects the art and science of DJ-ing and explores individual and collective identities formed through involvement with electronic music scenes both emergent and historic. It interrogates the notion that any given era was notably exceptional with a range of participants across three generations. The installation draws on people’s memories inside a club: the collective experience; the out-of body experience; the fleeting, microcosmic social experience. The story is told by those who know it best - DJs who have spent as much time on the dance floor as behind the decks. Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ) invites you to join them and have your moment. It asks whether techno and house music ever could or indeed still can save the world.

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Developing Arts Audiences Margaret Henry (CEO Audiences NI)

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Big Ears: Workshop & Showcase Concert Sonic art for public ears 2015 in collaboration with Drake Music Northern Ireland

Workshop: “Big Ears” is a public engagement training course, initiated by Dr. Franziska Schroeder and has been hosted by Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast since 2011. Big Ears 2015 launches an exciting new collaboration with Drake Music Northern Ireland, a music and disability charity that enables musicians to overcome physical barriers and learning difficulties through music technology to compose and perform their own music. The program will take place over 3 days, delivering practical training in inclusive design and public engagement to higher education students. It will also offer workshops and a showcase performance with the Drake Music Northern Ireland musicians. Co-ordinated by Koichi Samuels. The showcase, 7pm on Friday night, will be open to the public. Relevant interested applicants contact Koichi Samuels for detailed times: Ksamuels01@qub.ac.uk.
The program is supported by Queen’s University Researcher Training Development Fund, and is designed by Koichi Samuels.
Concert: Showcase concert resulting from the 3 days “Big Ears” workshop, featuring newly developed music interfaces by several invited researchers. These interfaces have been developed with the Drake musicians who will perform for you this evening, composer Steve Reich.
Special Event: Workshop & Concert Workshop: 25th - 27th March All Day
Concert: Friday 27th March 7.00pm

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The Politics and Aesthetics of Choral Singing in Alentejo (Portugal) Dr Salwa El-Shawan Castelo- Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa/ Cambridge University)

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DRC Training Event

'Practical issues in running randomised controlled trials (RCTs)' Facilitator: Prof Allen Thurston This session will look at research design in RCTs and discuss the main issues in randomising to condition. It will also look at run-in studies (pilots) and how to decide the sample size required for undertaking RCTs.

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St Andrews New Music Ensemble

A concert of new work from Scotland by the new music ensemble of St Andrews University. The programme will include works by Thea Musgrave and Sally Beamish, as well as the first performance of QUB composer Simon Mawhinney’s The Pinkbow at Backnamullagh. The St Andrews New Music Ensemble brings together musicians of the University who have a curiosity to explore music of the Twentieth Century and today. Rehearsing and performing on a project basis in close association with the St Andrews Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble has a flexible instrumental line-up and works with emerging and established composers: in recent years the ensemble has worked with Paul Mealor, Sally Beamish and Thea Musgrave. The ensemble holds an annual Call for Scores that receives a wide international response – many of the winning pieces have entered into the ensemble’s repertoire. In May 2015 the ensemble will perform at the Glasgow Minimalist Festival alongside the legendary composer Steve Reich.

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Wiles Symposium: Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the politics of memory

1916 witnessed two events that would profoundly shape both politics and commemoration in Ireland over the course of the following century. Although the Easter Rising and the battle of the Somme were important historical events in their own right, their significance also lay in how they came to be understood as iconic moments in the emergence of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

The Easter Rising proved a source of legitimacy not only for the independent Irish state that emerged out of the War of Independence but for subsequent republican movements that sought to justify the continued use of violence for political ends. From the 1960s the Rising’s contested legacy became central to the emergence of acrimonious debates about the writing of Irish history that were further intensified and, unusually for historiographical disputes, given wide public purchase by the outbreak of the Troubles.

In Ulster the sacrifice of the 36th Division on the Western Front provided a key foundation myth for the Northern Irish state. As with the memory of the Rising for republicans, the Somme offered unionist and loyalist movements a potent source of political capital. Although long a contentious feature of the Irish commemorative landscape, as witnessed by its ubiquity in loyalist murals, the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement has also seen the appropriation of the memory of the First World War to fashion a more conciliatory narrative of the shared Catholic and Protestant experience of war.

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, this colloquium will explore how the memory of these two iconic events has been constructed, mythologised and revised over the course of the past century. The aim is not merely to understand how the Rising and Somme came to exert a central place in how the past is viewed in Ireland, but to address this subject as a means of exploring wider questions about the relationship between history and memory.

Topics of interest to those beyond scholars of Irish history will include: the construction of communal memory, the role of commemoration in shaping national and political identity, and the relationship between academic history and public memory. Specific papers will address: the politics of memory and commemoration; the memorialisation of history; the shaping of collective memory; the influence of the Troubles on the history and memory of 1916; the role of the historian in engaging with popular memory and commemoration; the international impact of 1916; and how theories of memory can inform our understanding of commemoration and popular history.

More info at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/Conferences/Remembering1916theEasterRisingtheSommeandthepoliticsofmemory/#d.en.473724

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Aspects of Belfast's History, Group 2

The growth of ‘modern’ Belfast began with Sir Arthur Chichester, who in 1603, was given land including Belfast for his part in the defeat of the Ulster Gaels in the Nine Years’ War. This field trip around central Belfast will tell the story, through the people, events and buildings that go to make up the history of the city. Meet at the front of the City Hall at 10.00 am.

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The People You Pass in the Street By Laurence McKeown

Elizabeth walks into a Sinn Fein constituency office seeking assistance regarding anti-social behaviour in her area. Frank takes her details and promises to look into it. He later learns she is the widow of an RUC man killed by the IRA, and is warned to tread carefully. This brief encounter poses challenges for personal preconceptions and beliefs, straining family and political loyalties.
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Those You Pass on the Street explores the complexities of dealing with the legacy of conflict, especially when that conflict is localised and personal. It contrasts party political positioning with individual needs. It challenges the view that any mechanism for dealing with the past is simply about ‘whose side gets what’. This show will run for approx one hour and after Saturday’s performance, there will be a postshow discussion with the playwright, Dr Laurence McKeown; Kabosh’s artistic director, Paula McFetridge, chaired by Dr Mark Phelan

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Screening: Amistad

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening of the historical drama ‘Amistad’. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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DRC Training Event

'Introduction to Multilevel Modeling' Facilitator: Prof Paul Connolly Previous knowledge: good grasp of descriptive statistics and basic understanding of the notion of statistical significance. Understanding of linear regression would be an advantage but not essential.

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Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music

Theme Fractured Narratives. The festival will feature a newly commissioned multi-channel work for the Sonic Lab from electroacoustic pioneer Denis Smalley. Also featured in the festival will be a major recent work by Trevor Wishart. For detailed information: www.sonorities.org.uk
‘Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories’ Seminar on Saturday 25th April, see seminars at back of programme. Curated by Dr Franziska Schroeder, Koichi Samuels and Tullis Rennie with Keynote Speaker Cathy Lane, Professor of Sound Arts, University of the Arts London.
For details see: www.qub.ac.uk/sonorities/symposium_call.html

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Broadening Visions Days

The School will hold an Open Day for undergraduate applicants holding offers for September 2015 entry Friday 24 April. All applicants holding offers will be contacted by the School.

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Two Thousand + FIFTEEN Symposium on Fractured Narratives – Improvised sounds and stories

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Managing Digital Innovation Dr. Oonagh Murphy (Writer, Lecturer and Arts Manager)

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Aesthetics and Irish Traditional Music, or, a Fiddle Player Reads Adorno Dr Martin Dowling (QUB)

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Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls Directed by Maggie Cronin

“If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.” Neil Kinnock, pre-general election speech, 1983.
Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls examines women’s lives and experiences at a time of great social change. Caryl Churchill daringly employs historical and modern characters to encounter each other, coincide and clash in this dazzling and poignant play. Their debate is, of course, still relevant today.
*For tickets please phone: 02890 971382 and email studentshows@qub.ac.uk

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The Goldberg Variations

This recital offers a rare chance to hear a complete performance of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (BWV 898), which was published by Balthasar Schmidt of Nuremberg in 1741. Pianist Daniel Martyn Lewis has performed throughout the UK and in his native Australia to much critical acclaim. He is now based in Wales; his professors have included Ronald Farren-Price (University of Melbourne), John Lill (London), Arnaldo Cohen (Royal Northern College of Music) and Richard McMahon (RWCMD). Daniel possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, although more particularly he is a specialist in the music of Bach and has made many original arrangements and transcriptions.

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“Points of View: Multi-Roling Performance in Irish Theatre in 1990s” Dr David Grant

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Roy Carroll Performing Electro-Acoustic Music: Possibilities and Approaches for Live Electronics and Fixed Media Interpretation

The workshop will focus on the following: i) Loudspeakers as instruments - preparations, piezo pickups, feedback, resonant tubes; ii) Techniques and approaches for multichannel composition and performance software, signal routing, probability / random processes across multiple channels. iii)Fixed media and live electronics interpretation and performance combining i) and ii) - related to the duo concert on 7th May.

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Remembering Alien: The Generational Pleasures of a Scary Movie

Seminar with Professor Martin Barker (Emeritus Professor of Film and Television Studies at the Aberystwyth University)

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Screening and Discussion: The Castle

The QUB Law School Film Group (QUB LSFG) invites you to a screening and discussion on the environmental comedy ‘The Castle’. The film will be followed by a discussion with environmental law experts. All QUB LSFG screenings are hosted in accessible rooms and shown with English subtitles. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Scene from Within: Mark Applebaum’s Pre-Composition (2002) and Velimir Khlebnikov’s Mrs. Laneen (1913)

In these two works, separated by nearly a century, but strikingly akin in concept, the spectator/listener is invited into the psychical processes of another human being during a moment of heightened experience. For Pre-Composition, we are welcomed into the mind of a composer (Applebaum himself?) as he prepares his next piece. In Mrs. Laneen we enter the disordered mind of a woman in ill-health, possibly nearing death. The two pieces, presented together for the first time, offer a unique sound and theatre experience that presents a take on creativity and mental illness surprisingly consonant with current ideas in neuroscience.

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Disassembler Roy Carroll: Electro-Acoustics with Izumi Kimura: Piano

Disassembler is a new group dedicated to the interpretation and performance of live electronic and fixed media concert works. Focused on exploring the physical / acoustic possibilities of electro-acoustic music through working with materials such as denuded loudspeakers, resonant / textured preparations, feedback, room acoustics / resonance, randomness / probability processes, instability. Disassembler favours close collaboration with composers, towards building a repertoire of luminous interpretations.

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North meets South: Jimmy Fay in Conversation with Fiach MacConghail

QUB Drama are delighted to play host to a special conversation between Jimmy Fay, (Executive Producer of the Lyric Theatre) and Fiach MacConghail (Director of the Abbey Theatre), on the eve of an historic co-production between both theatres of Sean O’Casey’s classic play, Shadow of a Gunman.
As Fiach completes a decade in charge of the Abbey Theatre, and Jimmy his first year at the Lyric, it seems a timely occasion to invite you to join the artistic leaders of the two most important theatre institutions on the island of Ireland to reflect on past, present and future of Irish drama.
Admission is free and tickets are available at the door (capacity is limited to 120).

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Brass Band and JAM

The University Brass Band teams up with JAM’s Junior and Senior Brass groups for a programme of classics and popular pieces.

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Mad Forest By Caryl Churchill

Did we have a Revolution or a putsch? Who was shooting on the 21st? And who was shooting on the 22nd? Was the army shooting on the 21st or did some shoot and some not shoot? Or were the Securitate disguised in army uniforms? And were they still shooting on the 22nd? Were they now disguised as Securitate? Where did the flags come from? Who put loudhailers in the square? How could they publish a newspaper so soon? Who got Ceausescu to call everyone together? Where are the bodies?
In December 1989, Romanian Communist Party Leader Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime was overthrown by the people of communist controlled Romania, during a series of violent protests, deadly riots and chaos in the capital. Shortly after the bloodbath Caryl Churchill and a group of students travelled to Bucharest and through interviews with people from all backgrounds, Churchill has complied the first hand accounts of the Revolution into the story of ‘Mad Forest’. The three act play set before, during and after the Revolution is thought provoking, gripping and entertaining. Presenting a wide-lensed account of Romanians from all walks of life, there is as much authenticity in the dialogue as in the silences.

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Receiving the Approaching Memory: Aspects of Time in my Recent Music Dr Bryn Harrison (Huddersfield)

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Postgraduate Roundtable

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Liszt - The B Minor Sonata. Philip Edward Fisher - piano

This recital centres upon one of the pinnacles of the Romantic repertoire, the B minor Sonata by Liszt. Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility whose tours have taken him across the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Romania, the Ukraine, Japan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the United States. 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Larry Rachleff. He has also appeared at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Centre, while UK venues have included the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

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Cultural Materialism, Performance and Gentrification Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London.

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QUB Big Band Spring Concert

A concert of summer favourites and evergreen classics from the popular QUB Big Band, to include swing, blues and ballad hits under the direction of maestro Steve Barnett.

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The 2015 Wiles Lectures

The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-30 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over four days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'.

More information at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/WilesLectureSeries/WilesLectures2015/

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JAM 4

JAM Four programme students will present their work using creative music technologies in the Sonic Arts Research Centre.

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Junior Academy of Music End-of-Year Summer Concert

All children attending four different JAM programmes will be showcasing their musicianship skills through choir singing, brass band playing, guitar and flute ensembles, as well as some performances using creative music technologies.

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