New Event: Experimenta Symposium: Artists’ Film in Asia

A wide-ranging discussion on the past, present and future of artists’ film in Asia with curators and artists active in the region. The symposium will include screenings of contemporary work.
Thursday 5 October 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
Blue Room, BFI Southbank, London Film Festival.
Chaired by May Adadol Ingawanij (University of Westminster) with Hung Tran Duy, writer, curator and producer (Galerie Quynh Contemporary Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Onion Cellar Project), Manshur Zikri, curator and researcher (Arkipel Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta), and Shai Heredia (artist and director of Experimenta India).
Tickets £5
Organised by the London Film Festival in partnership with the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) and the British Council.

New Event: University of Westminster’s BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Symposium

University of Westminster’s BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Symposium, Sat 18 November 2017

The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, with support from the Radio Studies Network/MeCCSA, are pleased announce the line-up for our one-day symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of the launch of BBC Local Radio.

The symposium comprises panel discussions and papers, taking a critical look at local radio broadcasting, drawing on comparative perspectives from across the entire local radio sector:

Local Radio & Community: Liam McCarthy; Jo Coleman; Donald Mack; Ashley Jones
Local Radio & Innovation: Deborah Wilson-David; Charles Runcie; Phil Ramsey; Helen Gubbins
Local Radio & ILR: Emma Wray; Tony Stoller; Richard Rudin
Local Radio & News: Aleksander Kocic; Jim Latham
Local Radio & Archives: Paul Wilson (curator Radio, British Library); Jane Wood (Revealing Voices)
Panel Discussion, chaired by Trevor Dann, discussing Local Radio and its legacy with author and former Head of Local Radio Training Robert McLeish and former Managing Editor of BBC Three Counties Radio Mark Norman.

The event will be taking place on Saturday 18 November 2017, from 09:30 until 16:30, at 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW.

Tickets are available from:

We’re looking forward to a day of insightful talks and fruitful discussions. Hope you can join us.


NEW EVENT: European Performing Arts Dataverse Symposium

Organized by: the CREATE Research Programme (University of Amsterdam) in collaboration with the Flemish Scientific Research Community “Cultures of Spectacle”.

Date: 9 November 2017, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration: no fee, but reservation required. Please book a ticket

Aim and topic:  to assess the feasibility of creating an international framework and data model that would allow for harmonisation of different European datasets on performing arts, in order to facilitate research on transnational and cross-sectoral connections and comparisons. Speakers are invited to reflect on the potential and pitfalls of comparative cross-sectoral and transnational research that would be enabled by comparing datasets on music, theater and/or cinema performances.

For further information, including the event programme, please visit:


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