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Ian Wiblin’s new film will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival

Posted on June 18, 2018

Ian Wiblin’s new film ‘Four Parts of a Folding Screen’, (made together with Anthea Kennedy) will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin and Brandenburg. The screening is at 7pm on Saturday 30th June, at Kino Delphi Lux, Kantstr.10 / Yva-Bogen. It will be introduced by Prof. Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin) and there will be a Q&A.

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Dr Damon Minchella will be playing with the The Rolling Stones

Posted on June 11, 2018

MMD member Dr Damon Minchella will be playing with the The Rolling Stones on Saturday in Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

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Jesse Schwenk has been selected for BBC Drama Writers Room

Posted on June 11, 2018

Jesse Schwenk, MMD member and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wakes, has been selected for this year’s BBC Drama Writers Room. Jesse is one of fifteen people selected for the group. The BBC received 3845 scripts in total for this year of which 572 made it to the second stage (30 page read), 137 made it to the full read stage, and 47 to double read by the BBC Writers Room Producer team.

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Dr Márta Minier discusses Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights at BookTalk event, 11 June 2018

Posted on June 5, 2018

MMD member Dr Márta Minier will be discussing Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as part of the Cardiff BookTalk series on 11 June 2018. The event will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights..

This event will be held in Cardiff University’s Main Building, with tea, coffee, and biscuits at 6.30pm in the Viriamu Jones Gallery (the main reception area) before the main event at 7.00pm in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13). To get to the VJ Gallery, approach through the central entrance of Main Building; after the reception, guests will be guided directly to the Wallace Lecture Theatre. If you’ll be joining us only for the main event, enter through the South entrance of Main Building. The Wallace Lecture Theatre is an accessible space.

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Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio

Posted on May 25, 2018

Dr Rebecca Williams was interviewed on LBC and Heart Radio on Monday about the new Star Wars film SOLO.

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Dr Rob Smith leads a new 5-piece band ‘The Bread Makers’

Posted on May 25, 2018

Dr Rob Smith leads a new 5-piece band ‘The Bread Makers’, featuring current student Neil Langford on guitar and graduate Sam Thomas on drums, at Porters Bar tonight from 9pm. Compositions featured include some re-worked classics like a drum & bass version of John Coltrane’s ‘Naima’.

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New edited book by Dr Rebecca Williams

Posted on May 21, 2018

‘Everybody Hurts Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Culture’ is the new edited book by Dr Rebecca Williams, published by University of Iowa Press.

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Rob Campbell gave a free Twitter masterclass

Posted on May 21, 2018

Rob Campbell gave a free Twitter masterclass to a film production company behind a UNESCO linked project called Great Empires of Africa. The time was donated via a charity auction raising funds for a project in Zimbabwe.

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Prof. Paul Carr's commissioned report was introduced in the Senedd

Posted on May 4, 2018

Professor Paul Carr’s commissioned report into the decline of instrumental teaching was introduced in the Senedd on May 2nd. Click here to see the clip.

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Prof. Paul Carr featured on the Lynn Bowles show on BBC Radio Wales

Posted on April 23, 2018

Professor Paul Carr was featured on the Lynn Bowles show on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday discussing his monograph on Sting. The interview commences around 22 minutes into the show. Paul also presented a keynote on the book at Birmingham City University on Thursday 19th. Click here to attend the Cardiff book launch at the ATRiuM on 30th April.

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Capra Mamei will be playing compositions by FCI’s Dr Rob Smith

Posted on April 23, 2018

Capra Mamei, a band that specialises in Balkan music, will be playing compositions by FCI’s Dr Rob Smith outside Spillers at 2.30 on Saturday April 21st as part of Independent Record Shop Day. Their new EP ‘Goat Ride’ is on sale at Spillers too, although the official release of the CD is vitally on May 11th at the Gwdih? bar.

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Dr Damon Minchella is playing in festivals over the summer

Posted on April 23, 2018

Dr Damon Minchella is playing two festivals in Mexico with Richard Ashcroft alongside Muse and Queens of The Stone Age. Damon will also be playing alongside The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters and Liam Gallagher over the summer.

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Steve Johnson gave evidence to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee about radio in Wales

Posted on April 12, 2018

Radio lecturer Steve Johnson gave evidence to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee about radio in Wales. You can read Steve’s paper here or watch him in action during the first hour of the two hour Senedd TV session here.

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Dr Rebecca Williams presenting her forthcoming book on ‘Theme Park Fandom’

Posted on March 26, 2018

Dr Rebecca Williams returned from presenting her forthcoming book on ‘Theme Park Fandom’ at the prestigious Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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Wonderbrass released a video single of Dr Rob Smith’s compositon ‘Santes Dywynwen’s Suffle’

Posted on March 26, 2018

Wonderbrass released a video single of Dr Rob Smith’s compositon ‘Santes Dywynwen’s Suffle’. The track was recorded by a team of MSc Music Engineering & Production students led by Daniel Cantore and the video was made by BSc Sound Technology alumnus Joe Marvelly.

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