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Barcelona, an iconic creative hub: How political, cultural, artistic and historical memory were managed in a showcase event

This mini-lecture sets out some of the little-known political and historic features which underpinned the Barcelona Olympics. All the art work, song, dance commissioned tells a deeper story about Barcelona, from its Stadium named after a defeated Catalan leader in Spain’s Civil War to the recuperation of Joan Miró’s art. It examines how art, theatre and music combine to create a city and its persona. 

Live Subject Taster Talk - Barcelona: An Iconic Creative Hub from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

Intimacy in the Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant moving much of our face-to-face activity online. However, media scholars have been exploring the implications of digital social interactions for decades. This presentation will outline some of those implications, focusing on intimate interactions. While we might usually consider intimacy to require in-person interaction, but can intimacy be replicated online? Is it possible that digital interactions can create new forms of intimacy?

Live Subject Taster Talk - Intimacy in the Digital World from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

Sculpture is as simple as digging a hole or cutting a slice of bread

This talk is inspired by a quote from artist Phyllida Barlow and explores how materials can inform process in Fine Art 

Theatre and Performance

Why does theatre matter and why might performance be an important subject to study now? This talk addresses these questions and outlines why this course is even more exciting, dynamic and future facing than ever before.

Why is Theatre and Performance important now?

The sessions explores the importance of theatre and performance in the contemporary world, asking: what is theatre for, what does performance do in the world, and why might we need to study it now more than ever? In exploring these questions, we will explore the degree you will be studying and some recent enhancements that have been made to your programme of studies that make it even more exciting, dynamic and future facing than before.

Live Subject Taster Talk - Why is Theatre and Performance Important Now? from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

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