The London première of a rediscovered masterpiece Dziga Vertov, Anniversary of the Revolution (Godovshchina Revoliutsii, 1918)

Co-hosted by School of Design University of Greenwich​, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, and Queen Mary University of London. 

Introduced by Nikolai Izvolov (Museum of Cinema, Moscow), followed by a panel discussion with: Jeremy Hicks (Professor of Russian Culture and Film, Queen Mary University of London), Dr Maria Korolkova (Senior Lecturer in Media and Film Studies, University of Greenwich), Dr Kristin Roth-Ey (Lecturer in Modern Russian History, UCL SSEES) and Robert Service (Emeritus Professor of Russian History, Oxford University, and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow).

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Dr Elena Vacchelli received a Visiting Professorship at the University Bergamo, Italy

For the month of May 2019.  This is part of an international research award called ‘STaRs Talented Researchers’.

Famished: The performance and Book

by Cherry Smyth

Famished is a poetic sequence by Cherry Smyth that explores the Irish Famine and how imperialism helped cause the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century. 

Smyth collaborates with composer Ed Bennett and vocalist Lauren Kinsella to draw on the power of collective lament, using music and expanded singing.  Famished was published by Pindrop Press in May 2019.

After a sold out performance at the Irish Literary Festival in Dublin, Famished continues to more venues in Ireland

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Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes – Andrew Hill

This is a collaborative project between the University and industry partner L-ISA
(a division of L Acoustics)
, this project investigates creative workflow practices involved in adapting linear timeline-based composition towards new object-based panning systems, such as those used in the new L-ISA multi-channel audio system. 

Paula Fairfield The Sound Designer for Game of Thrones / LOST

is working with
Andrew Hill (UOG) on this project.

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Ban recycling boxes to protect binmen, say occupational health experts – David Thomas

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, research has shown.

This project which has been reported in ‘The Telegraph’
Occupational safety and health of refuse workers. The work which has been undertaken over the last 4 years has recently been published by the  Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Dr David Thomas, an Academic Portfolio Lead in the School of Design at the University of Greenwich and a Member of IOSH’s Environmental and Waste Management Group Committee said:

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How does a university theatre become civic centred?

Empowering Community Voices – is a programme of activity which asks the question – how does a university theatre become civic centred?  It has seen music, song spoken word and rap workshops take place over 8 weeks run by community partners, Galeforce Productions Universal Ltd and the Romel Foundation.

This culminates In a community performance on the 8th June, which also includes a performance by Serwah O’Neill a graduating Drama student, on the experience of being mixed-race.  The weekend of the 8th and 9th also sees 12 young people, who have experience of the care system, use verbatim Drama techniques to share their lived experiences.

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