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Sheffield Doc/Fest showcases two films by UWE graduates 

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Still from Don't Give Up Your Guns by Juris KudeikoUWE graduates from the Media Practice course have got two out of the ten entries in the student category of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival which is taking place next week (3-7 November). This is an international category so it’s great news for our recent graduates who have been selected but also builds on a fantastic track record that this course has in getting students’ films into important film festivals.

The image above is a still from Juris Kudeiko's film Don't Give Up Your Guns.

For full details of all the films showing at the Sheffield Doc/Fest visit the website

Wonderful Weston 

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Today sees the launch of the Wonders of Weston, a series of newly commissioned contemporary public artworks in Weston-super-Mare. Situations, UWE’s public art commissioning and research programme, conceived and produced Wonders of Weston in association with art consultancy, Field Art Projects.

The project has involved renowned UK artists such as Tania Kovats and Ruth Claxton who have taken their inspiration from the town and from the views across Weston Bay.

For a full programme of today’s events visit the Wonders of Weston website, where you can also nominate your own ‘wonder’.

Its easy being green 

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Bower flower18-22 October is Sustainability Week and there are lots of events going on at Bower Ashton for you to get involved in.

Come and find out what makes a happy city at 4pm in room 0A2 today, when Mike Zeidler from the Association of Sustainability Practitioners will be giving a talk on how the power of happiness can help to shape events, strengthen communities and improve lives.

Why not swap your old, unwanted clothes for new ones at the clothes swap in the SU bar on Monday or Thursday, pick up some new books at the book exchange on Thursday, leave the car at home and walk or cycle to campus, or just indulge in a fair trade coffee at Traders or the SU bar.

Access all areas 

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UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) opens its doors to artists, designers, print and creative industry organisations who want to learn more about the work going on there.

Come and hear from Director, Stephen Hoskins, and CFPR researchers about the projects they are involved with, and take a tour of the Centre - one of the largest and best equipped in the UK.

To register for the event please contact Jesse Heckstall-Smith:

Turner Prize winner at the Arnolfini 

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Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed is giving a talk at the Arnolfini on 12 October as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

With scuplture, installations, drawings, films, music and even a ballet to his name, Martin Creed is probably best known for his Lights Going on And Off Turner Prize piece.

This event promises to be a special evening with music and live links. Book online at, or over the phone on 0117 9172300.
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