Dr. Lee Martin is an Associate Professor of Creativity and Culture at the University of Warwick. His public lecture will examine the contradictions between the unintended risks of creative work and the needs of community development initiatives. Lee will explore how to use community creativity more effectively and outline techniques for ensuring our creativity can and does bring about positive community change. Through identifying the unique constraints of community sustainability projects the talk will ultimately offer guidance on how to fundamentally re-think our creative processes.

Tickets are free, but places are limited so please book.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

Cinema Crazy Rich Asians (12A)

2 hrs 1 |

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Cinema Student Screening: The Big Lebowski (18)

1 hr 53 | Celebrating its’ 20th birthday, it’s the Coen brothers at their finest. A case of mistaken identity brings laid back ‘The Dude’ Jeff Lebowski into contact with Pasadena millionaire – Jeff Lebowski – in a tale of blackmail and bowling.

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Activities Storyhouse Women Christmas Workshops
Storyhouse

Christmas is so often characterised as the “season of good-will” which brings with it many expectations.  However, for many of…

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Vanessa Gebbie: My Very Short Stories
Garret Theatre

Vanessa Gebbie is a critically acclaimed writer of stories from 10 to 100,000 words. Here she will talk about her very short stories and read from her collections.  

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Activities How to Get Started as a Writer Right Now
Garret Theatre

Chester-based writer and university lecturer David Atkinson will lead a hands-on workshop to help you translate your idea into writing — and…

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Ian Seed & William Stephenson
Garret Theatre

Join Ian Seed and William Stephenson for a reading of poetry.

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On Stage Viv Groskop: How Women Own The Room: The Art Of Brilliant Speaking
Garret Theatre

Most books about public speaking don’t tell you what to do when you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And they don’t tell you how to get over the anxiety about performance that most people naturally have. They don’t tell you what to do in the moments when you are made, as a woman, to feel small. They don’t tell you how to own the room. This book does.

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | We Are Our Words
Garret Theatre

Si Poole is concerned with words. As a songwriter, poet, author, academic, researcher and folklorist, in each and every walk of his professional life words have been a cynosure.

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Stasi Child: An Interview with David Young
Garret Theatre

David Young talks in conversation with Dr Richard Millington of the University of Chester about his novels, crime in East Germany and the fascinating research and real-life stories behind the Stasi Child series – including world exclusive photos of a daring daylight escape over the Berlin Wall.

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Literature and the Every-day
Garret Theatre

Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages University of Chester, Eric Chauvier, the French anthropologist, and Anna-Louise Milne, a specialist in twentieth-century Parisian history and culture, will discuss the creative potential of the everyday. 

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