Monthly Archives: June 2015

D&AD New Blood Awards 2015




We are ecstatic to announce that some of our fantastic students from our BA (Hons) Creative Advertising course have been nominated for a D&AD New Blood Award. Huge congrats to Joseph Lovett &  Jack Snell, Malene Lovnes & Elly Hogarth and Tom Watkins!

The Difference: Exhibition Launch and Artists Talk with Ruth Ewan

A new contemporary art commissioning programme led by Jeanine Griffin, Reader in Contemporary Curatorial Practices, launches on 15 June with a talk by artist Ruth Ewan at 4pm in Project Space Plus, AAD East:

Ruth Ewan

The Difference
Artist’s Talk & Launch
Monday 15 June 4 – 6.30pm
Project Space Plus and Lincoln Central Library

All welcome, please RSVP here.

Gymnasium presents new works in public locations throughout the city of Lincoln, alongside associated exhibitions in the University of Lincoln’s gallery — Project Space Plus. The first year of the project will involve three artists ‘imagining possible futures’ with reference to the situation in Lincoln in the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. ‘The Difference’ is the first of these new works.

Taking cue from Lincoln’s historic connections with the Magna Carta artist Ruth Ewan developed workshops with young people from The Meadows Primary School which resulted in a series of slogans, text works and drawn maps. One of the re-imagined maps has been developed by Ewan and expertly crafted into an alternative globe which is sited in the foyer of Lincoln Central Library from 15 June – 5 September.

Selected words and slogans from the workshops feature in a series of letterpress prints produced with Lincoln’s Caseroom Press, which can be seen at Project Space Plus from 16 Jun — 11 Jul, 2015.

Court and Spark: An international symposium on Joni Mitchell

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University of Lincoln.

3rd July, 2015.

10am-5pm: Day symposium.

6.30pm-8pm:  Q&A and book signing with Malka Marom, author of Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now [Omnibus Press, 2014]. Kindly co-hosted by Waterstones, Lincoln. 

 The School of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln, U.K invites you to Court and Spark: An International Symposium on Joni Mitchell, which features a Q&A with celebrated author of Joni MitchellBoth Sides Now, Malka Marom.

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell’s music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope have drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This symposium will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation.

The School of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln invites you to join us on 3rd July, 2015 in considering all things Mitchell. Academics, music critics, fans are all encouraged to attend.

Tickets available here

Visit their website.

Find us on Twitter: @jonisymposium

High profile guests line up for Chancellor’s radio takeover


An award-winning comedian and one of the UK’s most distinguished barristers will be among the celebrity guests joining the Chancellor of the University of Lincoln when he takes over the airwaves of the on-campus community radio station.


Lord Victor Adebowale CBE will turn his hand to DJ-ing as guest presenter on a special programme of Siren FM. The takeover will be broadcast from 1-3pm on Friday 5th June 2015, promising two hours of entertaining music, discussion and guest interviews.

He will be joined live on air by high-profile stars including American stand-up comedian, Reginald D. Hunter, and member of the House of Lords and expert on constitutional law, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Throughout the personality-packed show, Lord Adebowale will also play listeners a selection of his and his guests’ favourite songs.

Lord Adebowale said: “I am very much looking forward to my Siren FM takeover, as it will provide a wonderful opportunity to speak to some inspiring individuals and share my favourite music. I hope the audience enjoy listening to the show as much as I will enjoy presenting it!”

Chancellor of the University since 2008, Lord Adebowale is Chief Executive of the leading health and social care organisation Turning Point and is recognised as a leading voice for people affected by poverty, mental health issues, learning disability and complex needs. In 2000, Lord Adebowale was awarded a CBE and a year later he became one of the first ‘People’s Peers’ when he was appointed a cross bench member of the House of Lords.

For one day only he will become the host of Siren FM, Lincoln’s first community radio station which is based in industry-standard radio studios on the University of Lincoln campus. Siren FM, which is broadcast on 107.3FM in the Lincoln area, was recently named East Midlands Radio Station of the Year by the Radio Academy for the second consecutive year.

Andrew David, Managing Editor of Siren FM, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Lord Adebowale into the studio here at Siren FM. We pride ourselves on offering audiences varied, entertaining and informative programming, and we are sure this show will be a real highlight for us – it will be wonderful to hear him in conversation with such esteemed guests.”

Story Credits: Elizabeth Allen

Architecture exhibition imagines historical memorial centre

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A team of student architects will unveil their vision for an English Civil War memorial centre at the site of Newark’s historic medieval castle.

The free public exhibition of architectural designs and models will open at Newark Castle on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the town.

A £5.4 million National Civil War Centre opened in the town centre Newark Museum earlier this year. As part of their Architecture course at the University of Lincoln, UK, second year students have imagined their own version of the facility inside the walls of the castle, which was central to the historic war.

The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a series of conflicts that profoundly reshaped politics and society. Newark Castle, which was founded in the 12th Century by the Bishop of Lincoln, was partly destroyed during a battle in 1646. It is now a Grade I listed building and recognised as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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The two-month student project was led by Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture & Design, Dr Primali Paranagamage. She said: “We are very much looking forward to presenting our designs to the public. Newark is rich in historic architecture and we hope this exhibition will encourage residents and tourists alike to appreciate and celebrate the local cultural heritage.”

“The exhibition will include some designs which are extremely modern and contemporary, whereas others stay true to the Castle’s architecture and the incorporate the site’s original features. It is so interesting to see how the same space – which in this case is of huge historical significance – can be interpreted in so many different and inspiring ways.”

In preparation for the exhibition, the Lincoln students were granted special access to archives by Newark Castle Park Warden, Floss Newman, to learn about the monument’s origins, how it has evolved over hundreds of years and its timeline of historic events.

The exhibition will take place inside the Undercroft of Newark Castle. Visitors will be able to view miniature models of the Castle grounds, which have been created using state-of-the-art laser cutting technology at the University’s School of Architecture & Design, as well as architectural sketches and computer illustrations. Members of the public are also invited to contribute their comments and feedback on each of the designs, both at the exhibition and online.

Admission is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015.

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Story Credits: Elizabeth Allen