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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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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3MT – Competition FLAS / University of Greenwich

Judge’s Choice: Harriet Lowe (HSS) – Second language learning and the ‘knack’ for languages: are the rest of us doomed?

People’s Choice: Peter Soar (CMS) – Integrating Structural Mechanics in Microstructure Solidification Modelling

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were:

University wide winner for the 3MT – Competition

Receiving her award from Professor Javier Bonet is the People’s Choice winner, Harriet Lowe from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Armed men are smashing down the door. What do you grab as you flee? Ghost trains pouring blood of millions as they cross a line called border.

A new exhibition at the University of Greenwich looking at 1947’s Indian partition asks the audience what it’s like to leave everything behind.
This free exhibition is on at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery until Friday 17 May

Ajay, of art and performance company Nutkhut, has teamed up with Greenwich history lecturer Dr Gavin Rand, Partition survivors, community groups, schools, heritage volunteers and artists to create this installation.
The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but also Britain forever. Partition carries a living legacy in the UK and across the world and this is one of the last opportunities to hear and learn directly from the generation who experienced this climatic upheaval.

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