CREAM SCREENS masterclasses with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chantal Akerman

Posted on: 30 September 2015
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The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, is delighted to announce the launch of the CREAM SCREENS series this October with masterclasses by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chantal Akerman.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Ahead of the UK premiere of his film, Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be giving a special masterclass at Regent Street Cinema. The artist will talk about the distinctive alchemy of his practice, which fuses light with shadow and transmits personal memory into collective history. Embracing multiple contexts of artistic practice, Weerasethakul will present his video installation Fireworks (Archives) [2014], a hallucinatory memory machine shot in a temple in the northeast of Thailand where he grew up. The artist will talk about his recent foray into creating performance, as well as his subtle, passionate engagement with the past lives and times of Thailand’s northeastern region. He will be in conversation with May Adadol Ingawanij, film theorist and curator at CREAM.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul masterclass

Tuesday 13 October 2015

2:00 – 4:00pm

Regent Street Cinema

The event is free of charge but reservation is essential. Please make your reservation at:

Please reserve one ticket per person. For further inquiries please email:

Chantal Akerman

A major exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman will open in the extraordinary underground space of Ambika P3 London, from 30 October–6 December 2015. Entitled NOW, this will be the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work, presented by Ambika P3, A Nos Amours and Marian Goodman Gallery. The exhibition will coincide with the UK premiere of Akerman’s new film, No Home Movie (2015), on Friday 30 October at Regent Street Cinema. None of the works in the exhibition have been previously exhibited in the UK.

To celebrate the exhibition and UK premiere, CREAM and A Nos Amours will host a masterclass with Akerman at Regent Street Cinema. She will be in conversation with Marion Schmid, Professor of French Literature and Film whose books include Chantal Akerman, published by Manchester University Press, 2010.

Chantal Akerman masterclass

Friday 30 October 2015

2:00 – 5:00pm

Regent Street Cinema

Details on reservation will follow.

CREAM SCREENS is a newly launched series of screenings and conversations featuring the best of contemporary global film and artists’ moving image, and yet to be discovered pioneers of cinema’s global histories. Upcoming events this autumn include screenings and talks on India’s political documentary practice with filmmakers Subasri Krishnan and Fathima Nizzaruddin.



Dr May Adadol Ingawanij
Reader, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media

Course co-leader, MA Film and Television

Faculty of Media, Arts and Design
University of Westminster
Harrow Campus






Westminster Talks – Hilary S. Carty: Leading Culture – A Dynamic Challenge

Posted on: 18 September 2015
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7 October 2015 – 7 October 2015
Time: 6.00pm         – 7.00pm
Location: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, W1B 2HW London
Hilary Carty



Westminster Talks is proud to start the new series with a talk by Hilary S. Carty CCMI, Independent Consultant.

Today’s arts, cultural and creative sectors encompass a broad and eclectic mix of organisations – from the well-established opera house, to quirky creative businesses, via heritage, theatres, companies and spaces. The sector also includes a significant proportion of individual leaders – artists, makers, producers, curators, who combine artistic and creative innovation with influence, advocacy and resilience to deliver at the highest levels.

Sectors champion their distinctiveness and acclaim a range of unique characteristics that set each apart in creative practice, engagement and development. But is the leadership the same? In today’s complex environment just how transferable are the skills and competences of best practice? The talk will explore the complexities and challenges of leadership & management in the 21st Century cultural field.

Hilary Carty, MBA is an independent consultant specialising in leadership development, management and organisational change. Prior to working independently, Hilary was the Director of the Cultural Leadership Programme, a £22m government investment in excellence in leadership within the UK cultural and creative industries. Hilary’s career demonstrates a successful record of senior level policy, development and management experience in the arts and cultural industries including Director, London (Arts) at Arts Council England; Director, Culture and Education at London 2012, where she delivered the inception and planning of the Cultural Olympiad as part of London’s successful Olympic bid; and Director of Dance for Arts Council England.

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Welcome to the University of Westminster

Posted on: 17 September 2015
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Congratulations on joining the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design. You’re about to embark on an exciting and demanding ad/venture with us – in a vibrant and inspiring environment. We aim to offer you an aspirational learning experience that resonates with the professional worlds you plan to enter in your future careers. In addition to following your course of study you’ll have many opportunities to exchange and collaborate with students from other disciplines and probe and expand your creative, critical and entrepreneurial horizon and skills. My colleagues and I will do all we can to ensure that your time with us will be stimulating and fulfilling.


During Orientation week we have arranged a number of activities to help you settle in and prepare for your time with us before you start your programme of study and the formal learning weeks. This will include familiarising you with the campus, and our community of staff and students, with the people you will be working with directly and with your workspaces, facilities and support services. Our welcome meetings will introduce you to your course cluster and Course Leader, to colleagues from Student Affairs and to the Faculty. You will also each be assigned a student mentor from your course, who will all be able to offer advice and guidance on the support available to you during your studies.


Course teams have planned outings, cultural events, screenings, music gigs, shared projects and social gatherings for this week so that you’ll get to know us all and, even more importantly, make friends and exchange ideas with students from across the Faculty.


Best wishes and welcome to University life. We look forward to seeing you in September.

KMey orientation photo

Professor Kerstin Mey

Dean of Faculty