Type: Gallery
Category: University news

A front page story, an award-winning short film, new book releases and exhibitions, and an upcoming live music event. Here’s a roundup of this month’s creative offerings from our talented community. 

The latest from our creative community 

Guardian Saturday magazine cover of elderly people's faces in the shape of 100
Guardian 100 centenarians cover image

Falmouth graduate lands Guardian cover story

This month, Press & Editorial Photography graduate, Philippa Kelly secured the front page of the Guardian’s Saturday magazine with her project on 100 centenarians’ 100 tips for a life well lived.    

For the story, Philippa spoke to 100 centenarians, from across the globe, to find out their advice on living a fulfilling life. Tips included everything for the importance of staying curious, having a sense of humour, dancing while you still can, and treating yourself to a daily sherry!

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Two butchers looking at each other intensely in a kitched. Text reads: BFI Future Film Festival 2023, Underbelly, A film by Edie Moles and Rachel Clearn Burton, starring Stephen John McMillan

Graduate film takes two awards at BFI Future Film Festival 

Short film Underbelly has scooped both the Best Film and Best New Talent awards at this year’s BFI Future Film Festival. Written and directed by Film BA(Hons) graduate Edie Mole, the film follows apprentice butcher Norman as he tries to support his sister through her severe postpartum depression – with devastating consequences.  

The judging panel collectively said: “This truly is an incredible achievement from a young new talent in Edie Moles, who we cannot wait to see more from.” 

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26 Places in Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow 

26 Places in Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow is an exhibition of poetry and photography from well-known and up-and-coming writers and photographers, including some of our talented photography and writing students! Part of a project with the national writers’ association 26, the exhibition opened at The Poly in Falmouth on Tuesday 28 February and will run until 4 March.  

If you get the chance to visit the exhibition, you’ll also be able to buy a book of the work, which has been beautifully designed by a team of Graphic Design BA(Hons) students. You can also pick this up at The Poly shop or Falmouth Bookseller.

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Photo of 26 Cornwall book - light blue cover with A-Z of letters scattered in the shape of Cornwall  in white. Title reads: 26 places Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow
Graduate Rachel Harrison and student Ben Pisacane stand either side of Time Peake in front of backdrop that reads 'Launch our future'.

Countdown 2 Launch broadcast goes live

Last year, Falmouth students and graduates got the chance to work with astronaut Tim Peake for Spaceport Cornwall’s educational broadcast Countdown 2 Launch. While January’s rocket launch didn’t go to plan, the broadcast, hosted by Tim Peake and graduate Rachel Harrison, will continue to go ahead with a new angle. The tens of thousands of students who’ve signed up will hear about the growing space sector in Cornwall and across the UK as well as learning valuable lessons in resilience and bouncing back. 

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Get set for Orange Fest  

Up-and-coming performance artist Ephraim Masudi, aka Ghetto Orange, wants to create “a home for hip hop” in Cornwall. With this mission in mind, for his third year Popular Music project he’s organised Orange Fest – a celebration of some of the best hip hop acts in the southwest. There will be performances from Webmoms, Chron, VK, Tega Blaize, Beau Bennet Collective, Robyn Alverez and Bayode (also a Falmouth University Popular Music student). 

The event will take over the Princess Pavilions in Falmouth on Saturday 11 March. Book your tickets, below.

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Promotional poster: Orange background with a close up photo of a person with an orange slice in thier mouth. Text in white reads: Presented by Orange Fest, March 11th 2023, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth TR11 4AR

Fine Art students present exhibition of miniature artworks 

For the third consecutive year, Fine Art BA(Hons) students are presenting an exhibition of miniature artworks at Grays Wharf in Penryn. From tiny bronze hands reaching out from a lump of granite to a meticulously detailed 3D caricature of a tired and careworn face, this year’s artworks explore, respond to and engage with aspects of ‘the monstrous’. 

Of the exhibition, Senior Lecturer Simon Clark has said: “The miniature is uniquely able to shrink that which is vast and overwhelming to a scale we can begin to think with. Here we have a collection of small artworks that, through the process of miniaturisation, summon to our attention the biggest behemoths of our precarious times.” 

The exhibition will be available to view until 11 March.

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