Wednesday, 23 October 2013

In conversation with Phil Harding

Commercial Music Research Group
UWS Paisley Campus
Friday 25th October, 1.30 - 4.00pm

Producer Phil Harding in conversation with Lecturer in Commercial Music Paul McGeechan

Phil Harding is Chair of accrediting body JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Services) and has a long and distinguished career as a producer and engineer, working with artists of the calibre of Kylie Minogue, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Depeche Mode and many more.  2009 saw the release of Phil’s first book – ‘PWL –From The Factory Floor’, a memoir of the famous Pete Waterman / SAW studio in the 1980’s. 

In May 2011 Phil mixed 11 songs in Los Angeles with legendry Motown Songwriter and Producer Lamont Dozier for the new Sir Cliff Richard album ‘Soulicious’, featuring artists ranging from Candi Staton and Deniece Williams through to The Temptations and The Stylistics. 

Blood City and A Taste of Malice

Douglas Skelton in discussion with Michael J Malone

Tuesday October 29th, 6.30pm
The Atrium, University Campus Ayr, KA8 0SX

Douglas Skelton has written 11 true crime and history books, including Blood on the Thistle, Glasgow's Black Heart and Frightener (with Lisa Brownlie), The latter was an investigation into the controversial 'Ice Cream Wars' murder case. 

Now he turns his hand to fiction, with Blood City (Luath Press). 

Michael J Malone has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poety Scotland and Markings. Blood Tears, his debut novel, won the Pitlochry Prize. He has since published a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots - Carnegie's Call. His latest novel, A Taste of Malice, is out now. 

Introducing the event is David Manderson, Lecturer in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries, writing teacher, flaneur, organiser and author of the bestseller Lost Bodies. 

To book a place please contact Lesley-Anne Niven: (01292 886358) 

Exhaustion Symposium, University of Kent

Doctoral researcher/artist Chris Dooks is an invited speaker at this Wellcome Trust-supported symposium at the University of Kent, Canterbury on 25th October. 

The M.E.thodologies of the Fragmented Filmmaker

There is a growing academic and artistic interest in first-person research, sensory-based methods and the rise of ‘autoethnography’. More recently, ‘the disability memoir’ or ‘autosomatography’ has arisen out of an increasing need for insider knowledge, which in turn has supported conversations within the medical humanities around issues of inclusivity and dialogue, and also has helped to articulate and analyse personal experiences of illness, paying attention to the cultural and social dimensions of wellbeing.

In this presentation I will speak about some of these methodologies in relation to my own exhaustion, how my career as a broadcast filmmaker fragmented under the illness, and how this has fed into my doctoral research. I will present extracts from works that are informed by the discoveries I made through my research, which have helped me augment and adapt to living under conditions of extreme and unpredictable exhaustion.

The intelligence of art: art practice & research

Professor Nick Higgins is screening We Are Northern Lights at this symposium, to be held at the NUI Galway from 24th - 26th October 2013.

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, 24- 26 October 2013.
A Practice-based Research Symposium will explore what is specific about the practice of art in relation to an inclusive range of forms: visual, film, writing, music and performance. A range of arts practitioners, including Des Bell, Nick Higgins, Christa Lerm-Hayes, Ian McGuire, Paolo Bartoloni, Mel Mercier, Helen Phelan and Mícheál O Súilleabháin, will discuss What forms of knowledge does art offer? Is there an ‘artistic mode of thought’? What are the conditions of the possibility of knowledge through art - taken to mean? There will be an exhibition, screenings, readings, and performances.

Organised by Burren College of Art, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Department of English NUI Galway, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.