CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells has accepted an invitation to be a judge at the national finals of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition at the British Library in London. The competition was open to sixth form students from across the UK: 72 qualifying rounds were followed by regional finals with just 12 teams eventually… Continue reading A Matter of Debate
CMCI’s Dr Nick Wilson gave an invited talk titled ': Period Performance' at the South Bank Centre, Purcell Room. This formed part of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's 'Gamechanger' series this season (they are an orchestra in residence). The study day was hosted by Catherine Bott, singer and presenter, formerly of Radio 3… Continue reading Gamechangers – CMCI on the South Bank
It was standing room only at CMCI’s latest public event: “The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age.”This was an evening of discussion and musical performance to help celebrate Dr Nick Wilson’s new book The Art of Re-enchantment with Oxford University Press. It featured the celebrated writer, music journalist and scholar Professor… Continue reading Standing Room Only
Five researchers from CMCI have just returned from Brazil after playing a leading role in a British Council funded Researcher Links initiative between six UK academic institutions and the University of Sao Paulo. The fully-funded three-day workshop entitled ‘Beyond the Digital: Collective Memory and Conflict in the Digital Age’ intensively developed research collaboration between British… Continue reading Going “Globital”: Beyond Digital Memory in Brazil
A Strange and Ancient Reminder for Tuesday April 29: The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries has pleasure in inviting you to join us for THE ART OF RE-ENCHANTMENT: MAKING EARLY MUSIC IN THE MODERN AGE an evening of discussion and musical performance. This is to help celebrate Dr Nick Wilson's new book with Oxford University Press,… Continue reading A Strange and Ancient Reminder
CMCI’s "fandom/fan culture" student workshop proved a huge success, with ardent fans gathering to talk about their motivation, excitement, online activities and communities. Organised and led by fans themselves, the students discussed how the enthusiasm found in popular culture could be transferred to public cultural arenas such as museums. Could museums create fandom?
Bollywood came to CMCI –in the form of Professor Daya Thussu, who gave us a research seminar on ‘Bollywood and India’s Soft Power’. Professor Thussu explained that as the world’s largest film-producing nation, India had been exporting films since the 1930s. In more recent years, though, its popular cinema – ‘Bollywood’- had been globalized: Every… Continue reading From Buddha to Bollywood
Dr Richard Howells, our Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, gave a public lecture “Utopia by Design: Creation, Creativity and Visual Culture” as part of the King’s College London Arts and Humanities Festival under the theme: “Being / Human”. He is pictured here in festival action at the Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre. The lecture… Continue reading Being Human
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was an invited participant in an overnight consultation meeting at Windsor Castle, an official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. The event was set up to discuss “The Value of Culture and The Crisis of Judgement” and was hosted by St George’s House: “a place where people of influence and responsibility”… Continue reading Royal Standard
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was the invited guest lecturer at the Annual General Meeting of the Emmanuel College Society at Cambridge University at the weekend. The attendees also included representatives of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom. Dr Howells spoke on “Re-Sinking the Titanic: One Hundred Years On”. Here, he showed how the myth… Continue reading Two Cambridges and a Titanic
The Frieze Art Fair is an annual “must see” event in the contemporary art calendar. CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells was invited to the professional preview: This year’s Frieze ranges –as ever- from the mediocre to the magnificent (and much else besides). There is –as usual- too much to take in, but a few impressions stand… Continue reading Frieze: We’ve Got You Covered
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells will be among the speakers at the Battle of Ideas 2012, an annual festival of ideas, debate and discussion, organised by the Institute of Ideas. The event, now in its eighth year, takes a “fresh and considered view of key issues confronting contemporary society”, and will for the first time, be… Continue reading Howells to Speak at Battle of Ideas: Student Discounts
They were sitting in the aisles for CMCI’s event with Sky News war correspondent Alex Crawford. Alex, who was the first journalist into Tripoli with the rebel forces last year, was in conversation with CMCI’s Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Dr Richard Howells. Alex vividly shared her experiences about reporting war in both… Continue reading Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat
Sky News war correspondent Alex Crawford will be speaking at CMCI on Thursday 29 March. Alex was the first journalist into Tripoli with the rebel forces last year and was awarded the OBE in recognition of her services to journalism. The “Arab Spring” continues to reverberate, as does the plight of war correspondents, especially women,… Continue reading Sky News War Correspondent to Speak at CMCI
CMCI’s Dr. Richard Howells is giving a triple bill of events at London’s National Portrait Gallery. They all tie in with the gallery's current "Glamour of the Gods", an exhibition of studio stills from the golden age of Hollywood portrait photography. The events are: 1. A public lecture titled "From Actors to Icons", showing how… Continue reading National Portrait Gallery / CMCI Triple Bill
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells has been in the USA to discuss the American National Portrait Gallery’s removal of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" from its "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibit. The Catholic League and two Senators complained about a clip showing ants crawling over a crucifix. The removal of… Continue reading A Fire in my Belly
Our colleagues in the KCL Centre for Hellenic Studies are setting up an exhibition of photographs on loan from the Benaki Museum in Athens. The focus is on the pioneering Greek photographer Voula Papaioannou. The exhibition is called: “The Human Price of War” and coincides with the centre’s four day conference “Greek (Hi)stories through the… Continue reading Greek Photography Opportunity
CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen will be appearing at several public events in the next month. On Wednesday 10 November, he will be offering a multi-media presentation entitled "Duke Ellington in his Own Words" at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The event is hosted by jazz guitar legend Kenny Burrell, director of… Continue reading Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway Autumn Events in Los Angeles and London
In mid September, CMCI’s Professor Rosalind Gill took part in a prestigious United Nations/Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ‘expert brainstorm’ to reflect on why there has been a lack of progress in achieving gender equality, fifteen years after the UN’s famous Beijing meeting, which felt so hopeful to many at the time. The focus of… Continue reading UN/SIDA ‘Expert brainstorm’
If you are wondering what is going on at Somerset House next to Kings, it is London Fashion Week. No doubt you will see plenty of references to the stars, models and fashions in the popular press. However, there is a significant Cultural Industries agenda here. First, London Fashion Week, like other fashion weeks around… Continue reading London Fashion week
Lost in CCI was delighted to find a CMCI connection with Tate Britain's current “Rude Britannia” exhibition. There's a room within the exhibit called the Sitting Room, and it features the display of various books about comic culture, visual culture, and the history of humour in Britain. The display is full of old 1950s furniture… Continue reading Rude Britannia
CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells has had the unusual experience of being invited to open an art exhibition. He responded with “a few well-chosen words” at the private view of the Leamington Studio Artists 2010 Summer Exhibition. The show was organised by the sociologist Gordon Fyffe, a good friend to CMCI, and Richard (pictured on the… Continue reading Private View
Current MA CCI student Aki Koike, who is doing her internship at the Barbican, has been getting involved with organising the new exhibition entitled The Surreal House. The exhibition focuses on visual arts, film, architecture and surrealism and will include events such as: House of Fear Thu 8, July 6.30pm and Le Corbusier and Surrealism,… Continue reading MA CCI student Aki Koike gets involved in The Surreal House exhibition
Earlier this month Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference in Manchester, 'So Funny It Hurts' - http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/4th-comedy-conference-2010 Ruth gave a paper on Mike Leigh's iconic 1970s play Abigail's Party, in which she discussed - drawing on the writings of the French philospher Henri Bergson - whether this was, as… Continue reading Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference
On Saturday afternoon, 5 June 2010, CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen guested on Jazz Library for an hour on BBC Radio 3, hosted by Alyn Shipton, who was recently named Jazz Broadcaster of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. From the Cotton Club to national icon, Cohen traces Ellington's finest output from the decade… Continue reading Ellington’s early years spotlighted on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library
CMCI Lecturer Harvey G. Cohen's new book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press) will be the focus of a live event at the Barbican on 17 June 2010 at 6pm, as part of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra's residency at the venue. The event is co-sponsored by the London Centre for… Continue reading Duke Ellington’s America live at the Barbican and the Hospital Club
Valeria Appel, MA CCI alumnus, has had her short film, Lost and Found, selected for the Portobello Film Festival. The showing will be this Sunday at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. Admisson is free and open to all.
There was a public launch of the RCCIL database on 11th May 2010 at City University London, which included a keynote address given by Professor Andy Pratt (King’s College London), together with a demonstration of the RCCIL website. Andy gave a talk entitled ‘Constructing an evidence base for research and governance of the cultural and… Continue reading Researching Cultural and Creative Industries in London
On March 18th Andy Pratt was a member of a round table discussion at the Arts Council England. At the session Andy and other leading cultural policy experts were invited to give their views on the Arts Council's proposed ten-year strategic framework, which is currently out for consultation. A copy of the consultation document can be… Continue reading Andy at the Arts Council
Germany: CMCI's Prof. Andy Pratt gave a keynote lecture entitled ‘The cultural economy and the creative city’ to policy makers and academics in Mannheim on March 25th. He was speaking at a Creative City Forum organised by the City Council, and was introduced by the Mayor, a key supporter of policy to support the music industry… Continue reading Andy Pratt’s European travels
CMCI hosted the "Animation industry in Japan and China: insiders’ views" seminar on 18 March 2010. Prof. Leilei Li from Shenzhen University gave a presentation on the Chinese animation industry from the perspective of media, geography and policy. This was followed by a talk by Mr Daisuke Okeda on current issues of the anime industry… Continue reading CMCI hosts Animation seminar
2010 is the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. This initiative is headed up by UNESCO, as part of their mandate to build "the defences of peace in the minds of men", through international cooperation in the fields of its competence (with an emphasis on education, sciences, culture and communication).Find out more...
On Monday, March 8, as part of an event to celebrate International Women’s Day, Prof Rosalind Gill from the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College, will give a keynote address to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on representations of women in the media. The event is part of a number… Continue reading CMCI professor to address Council of Europe
CMCI's recent symposium on animation has been discussed in an article on the Taipei Film Commission's website. The symposium was organised by Dr Hye-Kyung Lee. The article can be accessed here.
Thanks and congratulations to the CMCI Singers, who marked the end of term with a charity Christmas recital in the college chapel. The choir was made up of students on the MA in CCI, supplemented by lecturer Dr Ruth Adams and conducted by our own Dr Nick Wilson. The programme ranged from Rutter to Ellington,… Continue reading Sing CMCI
Centre Director Dr Richard Howells was an invited speaker at a UK Film Council event to launch their latest report: “Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves: The Cultural Impact of UK Film 1946-2006.” Richard praised the allusion to Clifford Geertz in their title, but (controversially) criticised their focus on “impact” at the expense of “value”… Continue reading Deep Impact
On 5 November 2009, in the Czech Republic, CMCI Lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen delivered a lecture entitled "Duke Ellington In His Own Words," which previewed the main themes from his forthcoming book Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press, 2010), accompanied by rare audio clips and interview snippets of Ellington ranging from the 1940s… Continue reading Czech it out!
CMCI recently played host to two of the pioneers in arts-based interventions in business, at a workshop organised by Dr Nick Wilson. Alastair Creamer and Ollie Lloyd began working together at Unilever UK in 1999 creating and leading the award-winning 'Catalyst' project. Having set up their own creative consultancy 'Creamer and Lloyd' in 2006, they… Continue reading Artful Intervention at CMCI
Following her presentation at the recent CMCI animation symposium, Hye-Kyung gave a talk at the Cultural Technology symposium in Seoul on 3 November 2009. The symposium was organised by KAIST (Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology), one of the most prominent science universities in Korea. The theme was Internet, Society and Humanity,… Continue reading Cultural Technology symposium
Lost in CCI is delighted to congratulate teaching fellow Frederik Lesage on the birth of baby Finn Lesage (pictured: ahhhh). He was born on Friday, 20 November at 4:26 am at University College London Hospital. He weighed 3.9 kilograms. Baby and mother Gillian are both doing well. If Fred looks a little tired on his… Continue reading Congratulations, Fred!
CMCI was delighted to stage a guest lecture on “Creativity in Fashion: Fashion Design in the Cultural Economy” from Dr Amanda Bill, from Massey University, New Zealand. Dr Bill has been involved with creative industries for over twenty years and has been a lecturer in design since the inception of design degree programmes in New… Continue reading Fitting the Bill
On 3 December CMCI will be visited by one of Britain's leading scholars of food history, Professor Panikos Panayi (pictured). Professor Panayi will give a talk entitled 'From Bread and Dripping to Balti Chicken: Cookbooks, Restaurants and the Ethnicisation of Food in Britain', exploring the emergence of our current multicultural eating habits via the history… Continue reading Ethnicisation of food in Britain
Book launch: The Cultures and Globilization Series 3 Friday 20 November 2009, 5pm Rivington Place Event to launch Series 3: Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation. This event co-sponsored by Iniva and LSE Global Governance marks the publication of Volume 3 of The Cultures and Globalization Series, entitled Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation. The series maps… Continue reading Book Launch – Culture and Globalization Series 3
Dr Ruth Adams has asked us to post details of this forthcoming event. 14 November 2009 Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge SE1 1LB, betting time: 6.30pm screening time: 7:00pm Tickets: £5 /£4 Roxy Members. Now in its fifth year, BoSs once again presents a selection of animations, narratives, documentaries and artist films from around… Continue reading Betting on Shorts (BoSs): More than a Eurovision of Shortfilm 2009
Congratulations to the team of 13 Chinese MA Cultural and Creative Industries students, pictured left, who won a BBC Chinese Service quiz on Friday 30 October, beating stiff competition from Imperial College, the Cass Business School, the University of Westminster and City University. The quiz, which featured questions about life in the UK, was filmed,… Continue reading Chinese MA CCI students win BBC quiz
Centre Director Dr Richard Howells will be debating Shadow Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey, MP at the annual Battle of Ideas this weekend. “Can the Arts Save the Economy” will be the topic under dispute at the event, staged by the Institute of Ideas and held at the Royal College of Art in London. Joining… Continue reading Shadow (Minister) Boxing
CMCI joined with the National Media Museum to present “MediaFest”, which concentrated on the role of women in today’s media. The event as hosted by Professor Ros Gill, and also attended by our Media Liaison Officer, Fernanda Fain-Binda. Fernanda reports a “stirring and provocative” key note speech from Emily Bell of the Guardian, who argued… Continue reading MediaFest
CMCI’s Professor Andy Pratt is one of the organizers of the “Creative Cities: after the fall of finance” event at the World Congress of Sociology in Sweden next year. He’s also calling for people to take part. The session will explore whether the global financial crisis is changing prospects and policies for cultural and creative… Continue reading After the Fall
Current MA CCI student Alexia Achilleos is exhibiting at an exhibition called Fragile, the central theme of which is the humble cardboard box. There's a map on the flyer above showing how to get to Post Gallery. CMCI people are all very welcome to the private view!
CMCI lecturer Dr Ruth Adams participated in a panel discussion on the topic of Women in Music at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham (Monday 31 August). Also on the panel were Miriam Kaufman who has worked in various areas of the music industry and also sings, sometimes with the band Snow Patrol, and singer-songwriter Lou… Continue reading Women in Music
Our friends and collaborators at the Radio Academy have announced a special event on spin doctors that should appeal to our more media savvy students. Looking ahead to a general election, and mindful of cuts in newsroom numbers, the academy wonder how we as listeners will be able to “sort the puff from the policy”.… Continue reading Doctor in a Spin
Starstruck MA CCI students and Focus Features interns Tamara Mikaberidze and Jessica Kwan had the opportunity on 23 July to attend an exclusive after party following the UK premiere of Quentin Tarantino's new film Inglourious Basterds in Leicester Square. Tamara writes: "There’s nothing like a good war film to get the blood pumping and Tarantino's… Continue reading Inglourious Moments
Lost in CCI has heard from former MA CCI student Emma Hammar (2007-8) that she is co-curating an exhibition entitled The Museum of Hackney Wick, which will be exhibited as part of the Hackney Wicked festival, 31 July- 2 Aug. For more info see their blog at: http://www.nomadicprojects.blogspot.com. They also have a Facebook group. Emma… Continue reading Museum of Hackney Wick
Readers of Lost in CCI are encouraged to attend a £5 concert at Cafe Oto on Wednesday 24th June 2009 which is being produced by a graduate of the MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme, Rita Vozone (2007-8). The concert features two guitarists from Rita's homeland of Portugual, Manuel Mota and Nortberto Lobo. Mota, we… Continue reading Avant guitar
CMCI staff member Dr Ruth Adams chaired a panel on Tuesday this week at a conference entitled 'Some Other Way Forward: The Legacy' held at the Southbank Centre. Some Other Way Forward, or SOWF, is a treasury funded project of the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter - of which King's College is an educational… Continue reading Some Other Way Forward
All our PhD and MA students are invited to a book launch and panel discussion which the centre is putting on in collaboration with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and in partnership with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. The book is Making Meaning, Making Money, an Anglo-Australian volume edited by Lisa… Continue reading Making Meaning, Making Money
Lost in CCI readers might be interested in a public debate taking place at the Royal Society of the Arts later this month, to launch the first report of the Culture and Learning Consortium. The keynote Speaker is Maggie Atkinson, group director for Learning and Children, Gateshead Council, and President of the Association of Directors… Continue reading The power of cultural learning
The editor and publisher of Bearded magazine, Gareth Main, will be doing a talk for CMCI at King's College London on the topic 'Music Magazines, and How To Start One Up: The Importance of Tastemakers in a Free Digital Music Universe'. The talk will take place at 4pm on Tuesday 31 March, in Room K3.11,… Continue reading Bearded editor comes to King’s
Our friends at the Royal Academy are kindly keeping in touch with details of their architecture programme events, especially when they think these will interest MA CCI students. The latest is on a hot topic in the cultural and creative industries: patronage. They tell us: "The role of a patron in contemporary society, albeit different,… Continue reading The Pleasure of Patronage
Lost in CCI readers might be interested in attending an 'encounter' with Stuart Hall, the distinguished cultural theorist, to be held on 6 February, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1. Also participating in the event are Doreen Massey, Francoise Verges, Larry Grossberg, Isaac Julien, Angela McRobbie, Martin Jacques, Bill Schwarz and… Continue reading Cultural Studies and Radical Politics
An appreciation by CMCI lecturer Dr. Harvey G. Cohen Just thought I would mention the passing of one of my favorite authors this week, John Updike, a prodigious writer of novels, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, and criticism, producing about a book a year for the last 55+ years. In my courses taught here at King's… Continue reading John Updike 1932-2009
Our friend Ricarda Ross at the School of Advanced Study is running a series of seminars in visual culture with the topical theme of Money Money Money. The seminars take place in the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, Room ST 275, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, WC1B 5DN London. Two papers will be presented… Continue reading Must be funny
Our own Dr Harvey G. Cohen will be speaking at a special presidential inauguration event at King's College this Tuesday, 20 January, to offer comments on the swearing in of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States of America. The event runs from 4.30 to 6.30pm at the KCLSU Waterfront Bar, Macadam Building,… Continue reading Inauguration event
Former MA CCI student Allison Burr (2007-8), together with Claire Price of Arts Alliance Media, will return to give a talk at King's on 20 January about the new phenomenon of opera and other arts being relayed into digital cinema. The convergence between opera and cinema will be explored from historical, artistic and business perspectives,… Continue reading Opera on Screen
The character of Ali G may not be famed for his intellectual capacities, but he was nevertheless the subject of a research paper that centre director Dr Richard Howells gave at Cambridge University. “It’s Semiotic, Innit?” explained the often contentious relationship between race, humour and television, and looked closely at how Sacha Baron Cohen, the… Continue reading Is It Becoz I Went to Cambridge?
We haven't had time to check this out ourselves, but Lost in CCI readers might be interested to know that 2009 has been designated the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. You can read about it here.
Last week Dr Ruth Adams attended the 6th University Museums in Scotland conference, on the topic of 'The Contentious Museum', at the University in snowy(!) Aberdeen. Session topics included 'Human remains and sacred items', 'Negotiating with communities' and 'The Legacy of empire and slavery'. Ruth contributed a paper to this last session which considered the… Continue reading The Contentious Museum
Centre director Dr Richard Howells gave a well-attended guest research seminar next door at the Courtauld Institute of Art . "Celebrity Photography since the Kuroi" was a research paper in progress in which Richard worked to explain the almost sacred appeal of the celebrity photographic image today. The paper was followed by questions and then… Continue reading Celebrity Photography Since the Kuroi
The Independent newspaper published a two-page article by CCI lecturer Dr Harvey G. Cohen this week, on 13 November: an account of Duke Ellington's first tour of Britain in 1933, and how it changed Ellington's career and American musical history. The story was trailed on the cover of the paper, and the web version includes… Continue reading Duke Ellington in London
This coming Monday at an RSA Arts Council England event 'The Courage of Funders: risk and innovation in the age of artistic excellence, Alan Davey, chief executive of Arts Council England sets out his vision for the arts for the next three years. Monday 3 November, 6.30pm. More information here.
Lost in CCI is pleased to announce a series of media seminars at King's next month, hosted by the Centre for Cultural, Media, and Creative Industries Research. All are welcome. The seminars take place at 17.00 – 18.30 every Tuesday in November, in Room K3.11, Strand Campus. 4 November 2008 Independent Television Producers – Boom… Continue reading Media seminars
Organisers had to put out extra chairs to cater for the demand at the CMCI-initiated “Researching the Arts –Why Bother?” public debate held in the splendour of the Weston Room at KCL’s Maughan Library. The event was conceived by centre director Dr Richard Howells in collaboration with the Institute of Ideas and the Arts and… Continue reading Researching the Arts -Why Bother?
Anyone with an interest in photographs of war should check out the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial, showing at venues both in Brighton and around Sussex until November 16. Subtitled "The War of Images and Images of War", "Memories of Fire" contains provocative and often disturbing photographs of armed conflict, past and present. If you can't… Continue reading Memory of Fire
CCI lecturer Dr Harvey Cohen and centre Director Dr Richard Howells were in distinguished company as guests at the British Film Institute’s 75th birthday party. The first part of the event was a mixture of film clips and guest appearances from directors such as Terence Davies (“Of Time and the City”; “Distant Voices, Still Lives”)… Continue reading Happy Birthday BFI -A Report from the Party
Our friends at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising have been in touch to tell us about what they describe as a night of the "world’s best advertainment". Indeed, they go on to say it's "set to be the creative celebration of the century" (well, they are practitioners in advertising...). According to Kate Stanners, Creative… Continue reading Night of the AdEaters
Our friends at the London Design Festival (an MA CCI internship host for two years running) have announced the schedule for this year's festival, from 15 to 19 September. See here for further details.
Lost in CCI recently learned that, in marketing-speak, someone born after 1982 is known as a 'millennial'. A conference entitled Face To Face With The Millennials, organised by Music Tank, will take place on 17 July here in London, looking at how this generation consumes music and interacts with labels, bands and artists. Further information… Continue reading Millennials and Music Industry
Dr Harvey G. Cohen will be introducing acclaimed US author John Irving this afternoon at a special seminar at King's. John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, when he was 26. His novels include The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year, and his eleventh… Continue reading John Irving
Dr Harvey Cohen is speaking at the international Duke Ellington 2008 conference here in London, on Friday 23 March 2008 at 4PM. The talk is entitled "Duke Ellington In His Own Words," and features lots of rare interview recordings with Ellington from Dr Cohen's research at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. It also… Continue reading Duke Ellington in his own words
Lost in CCI readers are very welcome to attend a research seminar at King's College London exploring the Japanese comic book and animation industries. Entitled 'Japan’s Manga and Anime Industries: Creativity and the Global Marketplace', and taking place 1–6pm on Friday 16 May 2008, Room K2.31, Strand Building, Strand Campus, King's College London, the seminar… Continue reading Manga and Anime
Lost in CCI is proud to announce its involvement in a major international conference, Creative China: Visual Culture, Architecture and Design, taking place this summer, on the 6 and 7 of June, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The conference is part of the V&A's current China Design Now exhibition, which illustrates some of… Continue reading Creative China
Former MA CCI student Sarah Robertson is now working at the BFI's marketing department, and asked us to publicise the forthcoming showing of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, opening on 29 February. Details here.
Mark Boyle and Joan Hills, 'Oh What a Lovely Whore', ICA 1965, film still. Our friends at the ICA have recently been running a series of discussions on curatorship, and this Friday (29 February, 7pm) sees the latest, entitled 'Fun and Games: The Gallery as Adult Play Centre'. Further details here. The event is chaired… Continue reading The gallery as adult play centre
Dr. Harvey G. Cohen will be giving a guest lecture this Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 10am-12pm, on 'The 1960s Counterculture in American Popular Music'. The lecture will feature generous amounts of music and video from the rock, pop, jazz, and country genres. All MA CCI students are invited to attend. The venue is room SWB… Continue reading Sixties counterculture
One of the cultural organisations that regularly takes on MA CCI students as interns is the Royal Academy of Arts. Hence readers of Lost in CCI may be interested to note that Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary of the Royal Academy, will be giving a public lecture at Queen Mary, University of London, on February 26th… Continue reading Origins of the Royal Academy
MA CCI graduate Cathy Ma (2006-7) will be coming back to King's College to give a guest lecture on Thursday 21st February, 3-4pm, in Room 1B27, Strand Campus. Cathy has several years' experience working in digital media, and since graduation has been working for Yahoo! here in London, as Community Manager for Europe. The title… Continue reading Cultural industries and the internet
A friend of Lost in CCI is one of the composers of the music for Entity, a forthcoming Wayne MacGregor & Random Dance production at Sadler's Wells, 10-12 April 2008. More details here.
Professor John Deathridge of the Music Department at King's is among the speakers appearing at a two-day conference in Cambridge called Music, Sound and the Reconfiguration of Public and Private Space, 18-19 April 2007. Further speakers include Steven Connor (Birkbeck) and David Toop (musician and writer). Further details here.
The excellently named Ranter's Cafe plays host to a talk on the End of the Museum on 6 February. Further details here. Thanks to MA CCI student Kathy Williams for letting us know about this event.
A friend of ours at the Royal Television Society telephoned today to tell us about the coming weekend of screenings of international TV films and documentaries to be held at the Goethe-Institut in London. The screenings will be supported by a discussion on why "there seems to be no room, amongst the plethora of digital… Continue reading International TV Screenings at the Goethe-Institut
REVEALING ALL 2: The second annual symposium for research students in cultural policy and management. 12 FEBURARY 2008 City University, Northampton Suite http://www.city.ac.uk/maps/northamptonsquare/index.html It is Free but you need to sign up to attend at: http://www.ukcpmn.ac.uk/revealing-all.php The annual symposia is for research students from all UK universities with a tradition… Continue reading Symposium for research students
The Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London, will be hosting a seminar at 4pm this Wednesday, 28th November, with David Jennings, author of Nets, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll, on "How Digital Discovery Works: Deciding what to listen to next in a world of infinite choice". The seminar will take place in room… Continue reading How Digital Discovery Works
Dr Harvey G. Cohen spoke at a London Jazz Festival event in the Purcell Room last week, an evening of music and discussion on the theme of Harlem Meets Broadway. Jack Jaffe of the newsletter Music and Words writes: "For me, this was the highlight of the week. Alyn Shipton, jazz critic on the Times… Continue reading Broadway, Harlem… and London
[photo: Weilin Wang] Geoff Travis, the founder of the famous indie record label Rough Trade, came to King's College London on Monday 5th November for a rare onstage interview with Dr Harvey G. Cohen, as part of the CCI Live Interviews series. Travis talked about a range of issues affecting the music industry now, and… Continue reading Rough Trade at King’s
Lost in CCI recently received information about this year’s Battle of Ideas, a two-day festival of social, political and cultural discussion taking place in London, 27-28th October 2007. The line-up of arts-related debates includes: Change the world – make a documentary? Whatever happened to serious TV? What does music mean? Should art change the world?… Continue reading Battle of Ideas
Lost in CCI is pleased to announce that the next in a continuing series of CCI Live Interviews will be taking place at King's College London on Monday 5 November 2007. The legendary Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade Records will be answering questions about the label, the Rough Trade shops (including the newly opened… Continue reading Rough Trade: Geoff Travis speaks
Next week an independent theatre company, Yellow Earth, which specialises in bringing East Asian theatre to the UK, will be putting on a new production at the Oval House Theatre in London (near Oval tube station in zone two). One of our MA CCI students, Sasha Taylor (part-time year two), has been heavily involved in… Continue reading Special offer – East Asian theatre in London
A friend at the Design Museum forwarded Lost in CCI this e-flyer about late opening this Friday...
A friend of Lost in CCI's is involved in this MTV event at the Old Truman Brewery, open until tomorrow. Don't miss it!
We received this information about an event that female readers of Lost in CCI may want to know about... The Flying Start Programme for Women Entrepreneurs Running from January 7th - 9th 2008 the Programme is the first of its kind specifically for women that are looking to start a business. The programme targets getting… Continue reading Flying Start Programme for Women Entrepreneurs
This event might be of interest to readers of Lost In CCI. Source: MyCI mailing list. Discussion event @ Market Gallery, Glasgow 2-4pm, Saturday 27th October Art in the Age of Competitive Cultural Nationalism • How do notions of nation, nationalism and instrumentalisation relate to the everyday practice of art institutions and the artist as… Continue reading Art in the Age of Competitive Cultural Nationalism
MA CCI alumnus Claire Flannery, who is now working at the Serpentine (one of London's leading art galleries), has been sending us information about some of the gallery's forthcoming events. Two that particularly grabbed our attention are Public Experiment: Sound this Friday (7th September), and, a fortnight later, Matthew Barney in Conversation (21 September). Hope… Continue reading Events at the Serpentine
Current MA CCI student Chiara Meloni wrote to invite readers of Lost in CCI to a range of events at the Shoreditch Festival, where she is doing her internship. This festival is produced by Shoreditch Trust, a community-run regeneration agency. Chiara recommended in particular Victorian Values, performed by the Ministry of Burlesque at Hoxton Hall… Continue reading We are most amused
For five years Streetwise Opera has been working with homeless and ex-homeless people in London, involving them in singing workshops and full-scale staged productions. They've enjoyed great reviews from the national and international press, and have been involved in a number of festivals and events such as the recent Sing London programme. Current CCI student… Continue reading Get your vibratos out
Current MA CCI student Anna Chatziangelidou writes: "After a significant period of hibernation, Athens is making a comeback in the contemporary international art scene, presenting a series of important curatorial projects this year. With international art fair Art Athina having already celebrated its thirteenth appearance this May, still to come in the following months are… Continue reading Creative destruction
From 1st to 7th June 2007 a selection of award-winning US films will be shown in the heart of central London at the Declaration of Independence Film Festival - with the help of former CCI student Chloe Preece (MA CCI, 2005-6), who is Festival Assistant Producer, and current CCI students Marianna Kaplatzi and Ying Xiong,… Continue reading American independents
As part of our series of Asian Cultural Industries talks, we'll be hosting a seminar on Chinese Cultural Policy and Creative Industries here at King's on Friday 25 May. Dr Michael Keane of Queensland University of Technology will be talking about 'Culture, catch up and the creative field in China', followed by Dr Lucy Montgomery… Continue reading Cultural and Creative China
Former CCI student Carolyn McBain (2004-5) recently contacted Lost in CCI recently and gave us an update of some of the things she's been up to since graduation. She's been working in a few different organisations, including an internship at the very cool creative consultancy Metal up in West Hampstead, and some work at South… Continue reading Sing London
The Life Writing at King's public lecture series has two further events coming up, the last of this academic year: James Shapiro, author of the best-selling book on Shakespeare, 1599, will give a talk on: 'Life Writing and the Shakespeare Authorship Controversy', Tuesday, May 1st 16.00, King's Lecture Theatre, South Range, Main Building, Strand Clare… Continue reading Life Writing at King’s: Shakespeare and Livingstone
Our own Dr Richard Howells, author of The Myth of the Titanic, will be appearing at a Titanic Study at the National Maritime Museum on Saturday 28 April. "This Saturday (April 28th), the National Maritime Museum will be marking the 95th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a study day on the disaster.… Continue reading Titanic study day
Sir John Tusa, Managing Director, Barbican Arts Centre, will be talking about UK policy towards the arts in a public lecture on Tuesday 24 April. Details here.