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PhD student Sam West has recently secured his third Arts Council grant

Wrestling Resurgence

Freelance producer, curator and Loughborough University Doctoral Researcher Sam West has been awarded a Project Grant from Arts Council England for an exciting new project entitled ‘Combat Theatre: Wrestling and the Music Hall’.  ‘Combat theatre: Reimagining the Music Hall’ will be a significant new film in which performance artists explore and challenge notions of gender, showmanship, combat, and theatrical violence.

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Personal Responses to Covid-19: A Digital Storytelling Workshop Using the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Co-facilitators Dr. Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Dr. Philippa Rappoport (Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access) will demonstrate a variety of techniques to incorporate personal experiences in the exploration and use of museum resources. They will share how the Smithsonian Learning Lab and Digital Storytelling (DS) can be used together to access digital resources, build learning experiences, and cultivate collaboration and community over distance. This

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How true-life storytelling clubs responded to the lockdown – participation and interaction

by Kristina Gavran As a PhD researcher, for the last three years, I have been exploring TrueLife Storytelling in the UK and the clubs that organise performance events. On these events, amateurs, re-defined as Life-Expert performers, tell short personal stories on stage. The clubs provide the context for this unique type of storytelling, and the events gather audiences of 20

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Digital Storytelling with Museum Objects in the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Dr Antonia Liguori, Loughborough University, and Dr Philippa Rappoport, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, will facilitate a workshop at the RDM and Data Sharing/Openness in The Arts – Virtual Forum. The conference is hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Digital Curation Centre, a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability

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