Posts from September 2014

Black Dyke Band wins British Brass Band Championship

30 September 2014

Congratulations must go to the Black Dyke band, who recently won the British Open Brass Band Championship for the 30th time in their illustrious 150 year existence. The prestigious competition took place at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Black Dyke Band beat 16 other brass bands to win the coveted prize.

Salford Animation Students’ work is shown in House of Commons

30 September 2014

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Three BA (Hons) Animation students recently had their short film Growing Pains handpicked by computer games mogul Ian Livingston to be shown in the House of Commons as part of the Noise Festival; a celebration of up and coming filmmakers, writers, artists and musicians.

Patrick Bucknall, Tom Priest and Jake Love worked together on the short animation for their final project, which they showcased it at this year’s Create Salford festival. The film was seen by a representative of Noise who later contacted the trio to suggest that they submitted it for consideration. read more

1st Year BA (Hons) TV & Radio students produce film for Cofely

30 September 2014

Four BA (Hons) TV & Radio students recently took part in a live brief to create a promotional video for the engineering company Cofely (previously Balfour Beaty). The brief they were given was to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.

The School of Arts & Media welcomes award winning playwrights to its creative writing teaching team

17 September 2014

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Our MA Creative Writing: Playwriting students have a lot to look forward to in this coming semester.

Louise Page and Michael Wynne will join the already stellar cast of lecturers on the MA Creative Writing: Playwriting programme, which is now in its second year. The course is a unique collaboration between the University of Salford and three leading regional theatres: the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse; and the Octagon Theatre Bolton. Students learn ‘on site’ in the theatres, as well as at the University’s state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus. read more

The School of Arts & Media’s stars of Flow Salford

17 September 2014
Manoli Moriaty & Shona Roberts - Symbiosis

Shona Roberts performing ‘Symbiosis’

From the 19th to 21st September, the Flow Salford festival is taking place at various venues across Salford including The Lowry Theatre, The Kings Arms and on our very own campus at The Working Class Movement Library and Peel Hall.

The festival is a celebration of the varied and ground-breaking creative work being made in Salford by the city’s local artists and performers. Being such a hotbed of creative talent, it goes without saying that this year’s programme features more than a few University of Salford alumni members amongst the artists and performers taking part. Here is a rundown of some of them: read more