Creative Futures Institute: 2014 Newsletter

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Making Waves: The Drum Podcast

Last week saw the launch of a new media podcast for Scotland. The Drum Podcast, which is produced by Broadcast Production student Andrew Smillie is set to bring an engaging discussion about media stories making the headlines. The fortnightly podcast is presented by John Collins, and episode one features panellists: Colin Kelly (Broadcaster), Fraser MacDougall … Continue reading

PhD Student Wins Research Grant

Alison Bell, artist and researcher currnently undertaking a PhD at UWS in Ayr, has won a major research grant. Awarded  by Hi_Arts, the body appointed to promote the arts in the Highlands and Islands, the financial prize will help cover Alison’s forthcoming residency in Shetland. No sooner will she have returned from there than she’ll … Continue reading

‘Like This’: Julie Tsang and Iain Heggie

Julie Tsang (pictured above), an ex-Performance students who graduated last year, has just had her first play, Like This, put on at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow – and she did it through a UWS connection. The play first surfaced as a script submitted by Julie as coursework for one of her Modules, where it immediately … Continue reading

Martino Nicoletti: Submerged Landscapes

Martino Nicoletti, a PhD doctoral student with the School who has just returned from field research in Thailand, has recently published an art book that brings together his key research themes of myth, margins and pinhole photography. Submerged Landscapes is inspired by an ancient pagan myth, and narrates the tragic love story of the fascinating … Continue reading


Lynsey Tomlinson and Gordon Howie with their Best Film Award at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London.

UWS Students Win Major UK-National Short Film Award

Two fourth year Film-Making/Screenwriting students, Lynsey Tomlinson and Gordon Howie, have won a major UK-wide award for a short film. The Odeon Award for Best Film was given them at a recent ceremony at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London, where judges spoke warmly of their 3-minute Scottish comedy horror B-movie short An Eye for … Continue reading

Eleanor Yule: Desperate Fishwives

It’s always worth showing that UWS lecturers have expertise in what they teach. Scriptwriting lecturer Eleanor Yule directed this new series for the Beeb last year, made not in and about the Central Belt (unlike most BBC Scotland comedies), but in and about Aberdeenshire. It’s another credit to add to her impressive list of feature … Continue reading

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