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Dr Steven Gerrard holding award

Top five horror films for couples to enjoy this Valentine’s Day

As lovers everywhere gather their thoughts about what to buy their loved ones for Valentine’s Day, perhaps they would be better suited thinking about what horror films they could watch. Dr Steven Gerrard, a Reader in Film at Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University, has recommended his top five films for couples to enjoy whilst curled up on the sofa together.

Landscape Architecture Model

Postgraduate Landscape Architecture: Model Making

MA Landscape Architecture students took part in a one day model making workshop in the Postgraduate studio.

07/02/20
Northern Film School official education partner of Harrogate Film Festival

Harrogate Film Festival

The Northern Film School reflects the increasing importance and significant growth of the Creative Industries in the UK economy, in particular, the screen industries.

Women Articles Screenshot

Magazines publish BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing students’ editorial work

Students are working as contributors to established publications

28/01/20
Collection of Books

Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Post Moderns’ art exhibition

Leeds School of Arts Academics review Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Post Moderns’ art exhibition at Shandy Hall in their text, ‘Breaking and Entering’

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice cover

Social Media Use In Art

Special issue of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice edited by LSA doctoral candidate Zara Worth with contributions from LBU staff and Alumni.

20/01/20
Black Shape Model

Our Interior Architecture Students are Learning from Practising Architects and Interior Designers

First Year Interior Architecture & Design students are being taught by a series of design practitioners on their studio projects, alongside their studio tutors. This academic year, the following practitioners, all from diverse design practices, have shared their expertise.

20/01/20

Leeds School of Arts Academic Developing an Innovative Story Game App

Dr Anna Zaluczkowska, a reader from Leeds School of Arts, is supporting the development of a new prototype story gaming app through the SSN. Anna needs writers and colleagues working within media to play some stories as well as offer feedback through the SSN.

Basketball Court in a Church

Interior Architecture Alumni

What sort of careers do our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design alumni follow?

17/01/20
Lucy Robinson at the competition

BA (Hons) Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition

After winning her heat in November 2019 Leeds Beckett University student, Lucy Robinson, got through to the grand final which took place on the 10th of December 2019 in the famous Dark Horse, Belfast.

17/01/20

Victor Newsome Exhibition

New exhibition celebrating the life an­d work of artist Victor Newsome goes on display in Naples

17/01/20
Emily Rushby

Landscape Bursary Award

Congratulations Emily Rushby our post graduate conversion student in landscape architecture who has been awarded one of the Landscape Design Associates (LDA) bursaries which celebrates their 40th anniversary.

Peter Morrison, Molly Baker, Linda Gravante, and Nadia Luhar

Architecture students shortlisted for the British Council Venice Biennale Fellowship.

Four students from the Leeds School of Architecture have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Council Venice Biennale Fellowship.

Beehive Mill during the tour

Interior Architecture and Design Students Study Trip to Manchester

On Wednesday 27 November 2019 Interior Architecture and Design Students were given a tour of Beehive Mill by Architect Maurice Shapero.

19/12/19
Disclosure - Film Poster

Disclosure at Palm Springs International Film festival

Feature film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School (NFS) to receive its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival in January 2020.

19/12/19
Copenhagen waterfront with large buildings in background

Landscape Architecture: Copenhagen Field Trip

Third year BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design students spent an inspiring week in Copenhagen and Malmo visiting the wealth of green infrastructure and public spaces.

Euripides Bekos composing

PhD Student wins International Composition Competition

Leeds School of Arts PhD candidate in Music Composition Euripides Bekos was named  winner of the prestigious international composition prize “Nikos Skalkottas – 2019”.

13/12/19
Euripides Bekos Euripides Bekos
Studio Gagarin Bridge

Technology Prototypes Symposium

Architecture students from across Leeds School of Arts were given the opportunity to engage with the concept of ‘Technology Prototypes’ through a Symposium on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

03/12/19
Palm trees in California

California Researchin'

Dr Kiff Bamford talks about his research interest in Jean-François Lyotard and his recent visit to the University of California, Irvine where Lyotard once taught.

Students taking part in the project

The Wired Project

Leeds School of Arts Music students aim to inspire & educate the next generation of female musicians through The Wired Project.

03/12/19
Burgess recording at home

Anthony Burgess cassette archive

21 November 2019 saw the launch of Conversations with the Anthony Burgess cassette archive (1964-1993), a double LP/CD curated by Senior Lectuer Dr Alan Dunn, in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and poet/producer Guy-Marc Hinant of the Belgian record label Sub Rosa.

22/11/19

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Northern Film School Production Co-ordinator, Laura Torenbeek, attended the Aesthetica Short Film Festival with 30 students and a group of Northern Film School staff and Alumni. Attending the international film festival for the 4th time in a row, Laura was excited to tell us all about it. Laura said, "I always schedule my days at Aesthetica thoroughly and because events and masterclasses and screenings happen simultaneously, I’ve had a few difficult decisions to make. However, I made most of my time at the festival and here are some of the highlights..."

12/11/19

Creating an Advert: Dreamers of the Day

Sam McNally, 2019 film graduate, talks about how he and other students from the Northern Film School created the Dreamers of the Day advert for Leeds Beckett. Based on the T.E. Lawrence poem of the same name, Sam, along with the rest of the cast and crew, took the project from the intial spark of inspiration through to the finished film.

11/11/19
Leeds Beckett Logo Sam McNally
Visitors at the exhibition

Leeds Beckett Architecture Student helps win RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette

A team of students from different universities, including a Leeds Beckett Architecture student, have been named as the winning entrant in this year’s RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette.

08/11/19

Northern Film School Successes - Winter 2019

A roundup of some successes, stories and achievements from some of the graduates from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University.

08/11/19
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The students in Amsterdam

MA Landscape Architecture Amsterdam Trip 2019

As part of the Post Graduate Landscape Architecture course, students studying the ‘Cities Alive’ Landscape and Urban Design module recently visited Amsterdam.

08/11/19
Joan Love, 'Introducing the touch of water'

Autism-friendly design recommendations incorporated into ‘The National Autistic Societies’ knowledge base

Joan Love, a Senior lecturer on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, has had an article on ‘Autism-friendly architecture’ included on The National Autistic Societies ‘Network Autism’, Good Practice and Knowledge base. This highly regarded platform shares the most up to date expertise, practice and resources amongst professionals across the community.

07/11/19
The Georges Perec book cover

Georges Perec book chapter and reading

Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts, delivered a reading at the book launch of a new edited volume titled Georges Perec’s Geographies.

30/10/19
Rowena Smith

Studying MA Music Production

Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.

28/10/19
Rowena Smith Rowena Smith
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Louis Le Prince and the Birth of Film in Leeds

To mark the 2nd Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Lecture featuring prizewinning filmmaking Ben Rivers on 19 November 2019, local writer and historian Irfan Shah takes a closer look at the life and cinematic achievements of Louis Le Prince.

22/10/19
Leeds Beckett Logo Irfan Shah
Poster for the film The Last Tree

"The Last Tree" at Hyde Park Picture House

Alex Ashcroft, a senior lecturer at the Northern Film School, worked as Production Sound Mixer on The Last Tree, a Sundance “Grand Jury Prize” nominated film directed by Shola Amoo.

16/10/19
Jumbo Records

National Album Day

To celebrate National Album Day, we’ve spoken to some of our academic staff from Music and Sound at Leeds School of Arts to find out which music album they hold in high esteem.

The Seal hide

Greatham Creek project wins at the 2019 Structural Steel Awards

Greatham Creek seal and bird hides, designed by students of the architecture Abstract Machine Studio, received an award for producing 'two truly unique hide structures'.

04/10/19
Pete Spafford at the mixing desk

Music & Sport ‘Knowing the Score’ song commission winner now available to download

‘Let her Through (The Roller)’ a winning song commission taken from this year’s Leeds School of Art’s ‘Knowing the Score’ conference which explored the historical links between music and sport has received its official release online.

27/09/19

Fix In Art Volunteering

Music Technology student Matt Woollons shares some of his experiences having recently returned from volunteering in Greece.

06/09/19
 
50 different publications from Information as Material

Avant-Garde Literature

Two of the books that have been published by the publishing imprint, Information as Material which was founded in 2002 by Professor Simon Morris, have been reviewed in a recent edition of the Times Literary Supplement.

Shoo Social Media (Nazia, far right)

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.

06/08/19
Nazia Hussain Nazia Hussain
Front cover of 'Music Beyond Airports' in which the chapter appears

Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject. 

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Alan Simson’s research practice in the world of Urban Forestry.

Montage of images from Johanna Elvidge's project

BBC Gardeners World Live

Postgraduate Landscape Architecture student Johanna Elvidge’s enjoying show garden success.

Teresa Brayshaw holding a copy of The 21st Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.

Group of people sat on stairs outside studio

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

"Page 127", a creation by Maria Popova of Performing Arts

Leeds Beckett at Sibiu International Festival, Romania

This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.

Left to Right: Dr Renee Middlemost, Natasha Parcei and Dr Steven Gerrard

Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release

Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Lineup of conference speakers

Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Ruth Parker (Left)

From Graduation to the Film & TV Industries in less than a year...

... another graduate employment success for the Northern Film School.

Congratulations to Ruth Parker who is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Get Even!

A sketch of futuristic London cityscape

RIBA Award Success

A Leeds Beckett student is celebrating after winning the Best Presentation Prize (Part 1) at the recent RIBA North East and Yorkshire Student Awards 2019 for his final year design project, beating entries from six schools of architecture.

Four Eyes Project

FOUR EYES: exploring digital art, sound and dementia

A project that focusses on bringing arts and creativity into care homes.

28/06/19
Student work - plants and colourful fabric

Tacit Agreements

This June, Gallery House will hold an event by Leeds Beckett University MA Art and Design as part of INDEX, under the banner of Yorkshire Sculpture International.

20/06/19
Dani Seggewiss

Music Technology graduate wins Industry Tech Award

Dani Seggewiss graduated from the BSc (Hons) Music Technology course in 2016, having successfully dovetailed her final year studies with her emerging career as a live sound engineer. 

20/06/19
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