Tag: performing arts

Rediscovering the “Pompey Messiah”

It was certainly one of those WOW moments: when he found something wonderful he wasn’t really expecting.  “I was in Portsmouth Central Library”, principal lecturer Dr. George Burrows tells me, “trying to find something historic about music and Portsmouth I

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Theatre in the park

Welcome to the theatre!  Ravelin Park is hosting The Villagers theatre company performing Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives Of Windsor”.   Show dates are 1400-1645 on April 10th (officially a rehearsal in front of an audience!), 16th, 17th and 23rd. Photo by upsuportsmouth

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New Theatre Royal presents…

Games with the Water Horse New Theatre Royal is delighted to present Jon Adams’ latest performance installation piece, Games with the Water Horse, described as “an exploration of consciousness, life story, art forms, and neurodiverse thinking”.  It is on show at

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Creative Arts book of the week 23/11/15

Setting the scene: perspectives on twentieth-century theatre architecture, edited by Alistair Fair Browsing the new book display, this interesting cover caught my eye. I love theatres as buildings and as places for performance. As a seasoned traveller who loves the classical

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

I was lucky enough to attend the first concert in UoP Music Department’s World Music series this week, a performance by the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. This world-renowned Chinese string and wind group, based in the UK, was my first

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Digital Theatre Plus Trial starts today!

Aimed primarily at performing arts students, this video database may also be useful for those studying English literature or media studies. Follow the link below to access the latest filmed theatre productions, including The Crucible with Richard Armitage, Into the

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Digital Theatre Plus trial

We are pleased to announce trial access to Digital Theatre Plus, from 1st – 15th June.  Watch famous theatre productions online.  Digital Theatre Plus will be available on campus, or from off campus either through the Web Proxy Service or by using the

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 06/03/15

With everyone talking about their favourite book for World Book Day (5th March), I thought I would tell you, instead, about a generous collection of performing arts-related books acquired from Professor Stephen Banfield by Ben Macpherson, in the School of Media

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 08/04/14

You can’t miss this huge book on the library display – Magic: 1400 – 1950.  Not only is it huge, its gorgeous – celebrating more than 500 years of visual culture relating to the world’s greatest magicians.  It draws on

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Flash Mob

Inspired by the half time act at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, TOTD has been searching for the best Flash Mob’s on Youtube. To find out what a flash mob is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_mob You can watch the Eurovision flash mob here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsuPqiCjyag

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