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Merry Christmas to all our readers! 

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Hope the snow isn't ruining any of your plans. Have a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Have you designed your Gorilla yet? 

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I hope all you creative people out there are busy working on your Gorilla designs for the Bristol Zoo Wow! Gorillas project we told you about recently. It would be a real coup if someone from UWE could be one of the selected artists.

Keep up to date with progress and stories about the project on their Facebook page

The Results are in... 

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Congratulations to Philippa Stewart (BA(Hons) Fashion/Textile Design) who has come first in both the Judges' prize AND the public vote for the place+environment project for her work Pull Yourself Together, scooping both £200 prizes! Both prizes have been very generously supported by the PLaCE Research Centre.

The Judges also highly commended the work of Hafiz Jessani (BA(Hons) Animation) for Save Our World and

Alicia Howitt (BA(Hons) Fine Art) for Tuscany.


The runner up in the public vote was a poster depicting jellyfish and plastic bags by D3* students.

Further information about the project and resulting exhibition can be found at

Open Studio Friday presents.... 

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Check out what's happening at the home of UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre. Every Friday our partners at the Pervasive Media Studio on Anchor Square by the Harbourside open their doors and this Friday (10 December) you can hear a Lunchtime Talk called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 10 Things Aardman has Learnt about Cross-Platform Production by Aardman's Creative Director of Digital, Dan Efergan. It starts at 1pm and is free, so come along and find out more about Aardman's ventures into the great unknown.

For more information see

Dr Alyson Hallett: Words in stone 

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What are the implications of enshrining words in stone and placing the worded stones in a public space where they can interact with space, light and insects?

The PLaCE/LAND2 Speaker Series continues with a seminar by Dr Alyson Hallett entitled Words in stone: Words in space: Stones in Place on Thursday 16 December from 13.00 until 14.30 in Room 0D37 at Bower.

Alyson is poet-in-residence in Exeter University's geography department and her seminar will be an exploration of what happens when a poet begins working with language in 3-D. For more details of her work visit

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