Dr Andy Birtwistle, Reader in Film and Sound is to present an audio-visual extravaganza.
We are pleased to announce the 2018 performance lectures, given by members of staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
The Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures is holding a public event on 25 January to explore the state of local news.
The event starting at 3pm Canterbury Christ Church University’s Canterbury campus, Powell Building, has been organised by academics from Christ Church’s School of Media, Art and Design.
16 December 2017 sees the centenary of the birth of science-fiction writer and science populariser Arthur C. Clarke. Last weekend, scholars and critics came from around the world to reflect upon his work at a conference organised by Dr Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent).
In our latest research seminar, Ken Fox and Jane Lovell of CCCU will be exploring the desert in Breaking Bad.
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Dr Tim Long, is presenting a research seminar on schizophrenia and creativity.
Senior lecturer James Frost will be discussing his PhD research on Animal Disguise.
Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson will be presenting work made by themselves and others as part of the celebrations of eighty years of Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.
Professor Shane Blackman (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr Asya Draganova, (Birmingham City University) and Dr Alan Payne (University of Kent) are coorganising a whole day of events celebrating the Canterbury Sound.
Dr Chris Pallant and Jo Samuel are putting the final touches to this year’s Anifest, a celebration of animation and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Canterbury Christ Church University
29-30 September 2017
FREE TICKETS to all students, under 16s and over 60s.
Friday 29th September: 9am-6pm AH3.13, Augustine House
Animators, scholars, and historians will gather to share knowledge around the subject of Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937) – a film that also celebrates a significant anniversary this year: it turns 80! The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Amy Davis (University of Hull), author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation (2006) and Handsome Heroes and Vile Villains: Masculinity in Disney’s Feature Films (2014).
Saturday 30th September: 10.00am-5.30pm, Augustine Hall
A full programme of behind-the-scenes talks from high-profile animation insiders: Tom Sito (Disney/DreamWorks), Jim Parkyn (Aardman), Tom Box (Blue Zoo), and Samantha Moore (a documentary filmmaker who specialises in animation). Workshops for stop motion model making and animated flipbooks will also be offered. Throughout the festival there will also be plenty of chances to see this year’s shortlisted films that are in contention for one of the Anifest Awards. The Saturday programme is great for all the family and students of all ages.
Website for tickets and prices: https://www.canterburyanifest.com/events-tickets
You can see a documentary of last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUajlO2AdqQ