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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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CFP: Creating Comics, Creative Comics

Posted on March 12, 2018

University of South Wales: Cardiff (Friday 1st June 2018)

USW Cardiff: Comics Symposium 2018, Call For Papers

In association with Cardiff Indie Comics Expo.

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Prof. Paul Carr featured on Being Human blog in an interview about Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project

Posted on February 27, 2018

Prof. Paul Carr featured on Being Human blog in an interview about Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project. He discusses Recollecting Popular Music Memories in Merthyr Tydfil event and explains how he set up community partnerships with First Campus, Theatre Soar, Merthyr Tydfil Public Libraries, Peter Morgan Barnes, Gwaunfarren Primary School, Pantyscallog Primary School and DigiChemestry. This event was funded by a Being Human Small Award.

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Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion at Sherman Theatre

Posted on February 16, 2018

On 13 February 2018 Dr Márta Minier participated in a post-show discussion following a performance of Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol at the Sherman Theatre. Márta was an invited guest panellist as a contemporary dramaturgy expert, participating in the discussion alongside Hannah Noone (Assistant Director on Dublin Carol) and Nick Shepley (Addictions Project Worker from Living Room – Cardiff).

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Steve Johnson on BBC Radio Wales

Posted on February 12, 2018

Steve Johnson was a guest on BBC Radio Wales on Saturday morning, interviewed by Kayleigh Thomas. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the radio phone-in and discussing its somewhat surprising, continued popularity as a radio genre, even in the digital age.

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Professor Paul Carr featured on BBC Radio Wales and ITV Wales for #merthyrpop

Posted on February 5, 2018

Professor Paul Carr featured on the Roy Noble show on February 4 at 5pm on BBC Radio Wales talking about The History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project. The project also featured on ITV Wales News, in the Merthyr Express and Wales Online.

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Ian Wiblin's film premieres at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam

Posted on January 30, 2018

Ian Wiblin’s film, 'Four Parts of a Folding Screen’ has its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam on 29 January 2018. The film, made together with Anthea Kennedy, is a feature-length experimental documentary shot in Berlin. The film has also been selected for Indielisboa Festival of
International Independent Cinema, Lisbon, in May 2018.

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Dr Hilary Ramsden performed at the Glynvivian Art Gallery

Posted on January 30, 2018

Dr Hilary Ramsden performed on Friday with her group, Good News From The Future at the Glynvivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

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Dr Peter Jachimiak has written a chapter for a book entitled Quadrophenia and Modern Culture

Posted on January 17, 2018

Dr Peter Jachimiak has written a chapter for a book entitled Quadrophenia and Modern Culture (“Quadrophilia” was an original album by The Who, and film of 1979). The book was edited by Pamela Thurschwell and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Dr. Damon Minchella has written a chapter in the Bloomsbury edited book

Posted on January 17, 2018

MMD member Dr Damon Minchella| has written a chapter in the Bloomsbury edited book: Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound. Damon is also currently recording with Israeli rock star Schlomi and Rolling Stones producer Chris Potter this week.

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Prof. Paul Carr presented paper at Popular Music conference in New Zealand

Posted on January 5, 2018

Prof. Paul Carr is off to New Zealand at Massey University in Wellington, presenting at the ‘Mixing Pop and Politics’: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music conference. His paper is entitled ‘The Lost and Found Musical History of Merthyr Tydfil’.

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Dr Christina Papagiannouli published chapter on Internet, Theatre and the Public Voice

Posted on January 5, 2018

Dr Christina Papagiannouli had a chapter on ‘Internet, Theatre and the Public Voice’ published in Ananda Breed and Tim Prentki (eds.) Performance and Civic Engagement book (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Dr Rebecca Williams published chapter

Posted on January 5, 2018

Dr Rebecca Williams had a chapter on ‘Fan Tourism and Pilgrimage’ published in this big new Routledge edited collection.

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