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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
28 posts found

King Creole

04 February 2021 9 min read

Professor Nicholas Gebhardt reflects on the ways that King Creole interweaves jazz into the Hollywood musical genre.

Illustrations of jazz players on the windows of an outside café

'Showstopper!': Improvising a musical during lockdown

31 January 2021 Dr George Burrows 9 min read

Dr George Burrows details how improvisation in the musical 'Showstopper!' relates to jazz culture.

Rows of red theatre chairs

Portsmouth academic wins international music award

15 October 2020 1 min read

Portsmouth academic wins international music award | Blogs | University of Portsmouth

George Edward Thomas Burrows

Fashion, film and VFX students win in Lixing Cup competition

06 October 2020 2.75 mins read

Read more about the awards our Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries students won at the 2020 'Lixing Cup' Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition.

A person with beard, wearing a thick woolly jumper, staring out on the beach

Zineopolis and Future Fantasteek go international

07 August 2020 Dr Jackie Batey 3 min read

Dr Jac Batey, a zine blogger, curator, maker and enthusiast, has been interviewed by a Japanese magazine as part of the International Zine Month.

Dr Jac Batey with Zines

PhD student commissioned for 50 Jewish Objects project Read more about Kremena Dimitrova's project and view her artwork

22 June 2020 1.5 min read

PhD student Kremena Dimitrova works on 50 Jewish Objects project commissioned by the Centre for Jewish Studies and John Rylands Library. Read more and view the artwork.

Kremena Dimitrova's 50 Jewish Objects

Using the arts to tackle child criminal exploitation Find out more about Dr Catherine McNamara's project and the crucial role it plays in raising awareness

28 May 2020 2.75 min read

Head of School of Art, Design and Performance Dr Catherine McNamara leads a creative project to tackle child criminal exploitation in Hampshire. Find out more about the project and the crucial role it plays in raising awareness.

Orange outline of townhouses against black background

Dr Olly Gruner receives prestigious fellowship Read more about the Visual Culture senior lecturer's award-winning research

21 May 2020 1.75 min read

Visual Culture senior lecturer Dr Olly Gruner has received the Harry Ransom Center Fellowship from the University of Texas. Find out more about his award-winning research.

Headshot of Olly Gruner

Graphic design lecturer releases novel typeface research book Read more about Dr Mike Harkins' Routledge monograph

21 May 2020 1.5 min read

Dr Mike Harkins releases a novel Routledge monograph that ventures into expert knowledge of text typeface design processes.

Dr Mike Harkins sitting next to shelf of books and reading

Portsmouth Creates launches #CreateUpPompey colouring book Read more about the community colouring book from arts initiative Portsmouth Creates

12 May 2020 2.25 min read

Not-for-profit arts initiative Portsmouth Creates launches colouring book in response to Covid lockdown challenges. Read more about it and how to get involved.

Portsmouth Create's community artist colouring book next to coloured pencils

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