Tuesday, 25 May 2010

RELAYS support for student-led projects

Third year students on some courses at Bath Spa University have the option of taking a Creative Enterprise Project module. Students devise and manage their own projects and many include public events. This year RELAYS is supporting some projects which involve significant community engagement and create a positive legacy.

  • Livia Stoica is organising a project in collaboration with Bath Fringe Festival to promote cultural diversity and raise awareness of Romanian culture. She has organised a Romanian party for the launch of the Bath Fringe Festival featuring traditional Romanian cuisine and live music from Balkan band Paprika Reloaded. This event takes place in the Fringe Spiegeltent on the Rec ground in Bath on 28 May. The party is followed by a visual exhibition about the fragmentation of Romanian identity in Green Park Station Foyer in Bath from 29 May - 1 June.

  • Joel Breen is organising an 'Evolution of Dub' club night on 11 June at the Weir Lounge club in Bath. Joel is interested in the values behind early Reggae music (i.e. self-expression, peace, freedom, togetherness and community) and exploring how these characteristics are still prevalent in these new genres of music.

  • Creative Writing student, Bernadette Howley, organised a series of poetry workshops in two local schools in February, followed by a showcase of the young people's work and a celebration of poetry at a community festival on 1 - 3 May in Larkhall, Bath. The project aimed to encourage people from all walks of life to engage with and enjoy poetry.