Creative Writers are rioting, as always. Students and staff have put together a stellar event of guest readings and student work in Writers’ Research Riot on Wednesday 8 June. Alan Bilton, Joanna Campbell and Anna Lewis are three of the writers joining students for a panel discussion at Francis Close Hall at 3:00, and the mayhem moves to the Frog and Fiddle from 8:00pm. Details at the UoG Creative Writing blog.
The University Festival got under way last week, with loads of events scheduled across the University of Gloucestershire. This week, however, belongs to us. Alchemy: A Creative Experiment, in which Humanities and Media students join forces, will set the house on fire at our gala champagne event at Cheltenham’s prestigious Wilson Gallery on Wednesday 8 June at 7:30pm. This free public event is for the community too and is being publicised widely across the county’s media. What happens when song, folk music, poetry, film and radio collide? You’ll find out tomorrow evening at the Wilson.
The Humanities Student Research Conference should also be in your diaries for Thursday 9 June, FCH TC002, 11:00. The programme is being finalised and ranges from the death industry to slow food, J.G. Ballard and Gloucestershire protest. Delegates will be plied with food and drink and we Humanities people never turn down a chance to argue and debate.