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Faculty of Arts News Archive 2012

18/12/12 York exhibition showcases new student artwork

An exhibition showcasing new work by 26 emerging contemporary artists from York St John University will be on display...

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04/12/12 YSJ Design Student becomes MEDS (Meeting of Design Students) National Contact for England

MEDS- Meeting of Design Students is held every year within a different European country, comprising of a 2 week workshop run for students by students.

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02/11/12 International Film Festival brings industry and students together

Filmmakers, screenwriters and directors will be sharing some their top tips with an audience that includes York St John University students

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22/10/12 Shakespeare takes centre stage with Alex Waldmann

English Literature students enjoyed getting an actor’s perspective of Shakespeare when Alex Waldmann visited York St John University...

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09/10/12 Poetic launch for literature series

A series of free literature events at York St John University will be launched on Thursday 11 October when award winning poet Antony Dunn presents...

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02/10/12 Prize winning performance at York Theatre Royal

Theatre graduate prize winners will be performing Letters to Yséult and Journey to Karawane as a double bill at York Theatre Royal on Monday 8 October. 

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25/09/12 Dom Smith wins National Diversity Award

York St John University Film and Television graduate Dom Smith has won the 2012 National Diversity Award for...

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18/09/12 The Glass Delusion by Abi Curtis is published!

Abi Curtis, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, has just had her second poetry collection published, called The Glass Delusion. There will be a launch event held at the university in October with readings from the Literature team, more details to follow.


17/09/12 YSJ Documentary Films go to Italy for special screening!

Documentary films produced by three of our graduating Italian students from the MA Documentary Film programme have been selected to be screened at the International Es Terni Festival in Umbria, Italy. Peter Cook, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Production will go to the festival to represent the faculty


15/09/12 Launch of online events listing for the Faculty of Arts

We have launched an online events directory for our Arts events across the academic year: www.yorksj.ac.uk/artsevents. This showcases the rich variety of our creative outputs from the faculty. We also have an online box office for our evening concerts and theatre performances: www.yorksj.ac.uk/performancetickets. We look forward to welcoming you to our events.


14/09/12 Graduate Prize at York Theatre Royal

The Annual Graduate Theatre Prize, in conjunction with York Theatre Royal, will take place on 8 October at the theatre.  The prize represents both organizations’ commitment to assisting creative individuals in the post-graduation transition to professional arts practice. The 2012 Prize winners are Rich Wade, Joel Dean and Adam Ekin. They will perform Letters to Yseult and Journey To Karawane, as a double bill.  Tickets are £5 and available direct from York Theatre Royal.


12/07/12 York St John graduate is commissioned to ‘Just do it’

Nike has selected a York St John University graduate to create a site specific installation at the Nike House of Innovation...

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29/06/12 The Archbishop of York praises student’s Church Chair

A product design student from York St John University has had her design for an alternative to the traditional church pew tested by the Archbishop of York...

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13/06/12 York designer represents ‘Best of British’

A product designer from York is hoping that creative design, quality products and contracts with major national retailers will...

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15/05/12 Entrepreneurial students raise funds for Brontë heritage project

A group of entrepreneurial students at York St John University have raised vital funds to support two Brontë heritage projects in Haworth...

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10/05/12 Showcase celebrating university and mental health service provider’s convergence of interests

A pioneering project which offers high quality arts educational opportunities for mental health service...

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04/05/12 Graduate arts showcase highlights students’ creative flair

The talent of graduating Faculty of Arts’ students will be on display between Monday 14 May and Saturday 2 June as York St John University...

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26/03/12 York St John links up with Brontë heritage project in Haworth

York St John University has developed a unique relationship with two iconic Brontë heritage sites as part of a university module designed to develop...

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21/03/12 Clean sweep for student films at Royal Television Society awards

Film and Television students from York St John University have won five prestigious awards at the Yorkshire Royal Television Society (RTS) Student...

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01/03/12 Pledge of support to York Mystery Plays 2012

The York Mystery Plays have received a major funding boost from York St John University to help bring the significance of the plays to school children across...

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20/02/12 York St John graduate celebrates role on crew of Oscar nominated film

A former York St John University student is celebrating her role on a film which has been nominated for an Oscar in the short film category...

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07/02/12 Creative business skills and mentoring on offer for Yorkshire graduates

Yorkshire graduates are being given the opportunity to receive a free skills development programme to enable them to confidently run a creative business...

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27/01/12 Students inspired by talented Striped Pyjamas team

Students at York St John University were given a master class in film making on Friday 27 January, by an illustrious team of film production professionals...

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03/01/12 Fine art students set their sights high

An exciting exhibition of up and coming contemporary artists will challenge the York art scene, with a two day showcase of differing varieties of artistic practices...

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