Thursday, 29 November 2012

London’s Post-War Art Scene – David Bomberg and the Borough Group

This exhibition consists of works from the Sarah Rose Collection together with works from the University’s own collection and looks at the formation of the Borough Group and the period in which they worked with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic between 1946-1951. Borough Road and the environs of the Elephant and Castle were badly damaged by aerial bombardments and it was in a climate of austerity and rationing that Bomberg took up teaching again. The relatively short period of the existence of the Borough Group coincided with the process of economic reconstruction, in which Britain looked forward to a new period of peace and prosperity.

The exhibition will feature video and photographic work to provide a context for works of the collection and its interpretation. The exhibition offers an opportunity to see further works from the Sarah Rose collection as well as engage with the curators in interpretative speculation.

The exhibition will be open from 30 November 2012 – 23 March 2013For further information visit the Borough Road Gallery website.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Code Words: making writing work in the world of games

7pm, Wednesday 5 December

Lecture Theatre B, Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street SE1

How does a writer and their work fit into the games production process? Where does narrative design meet game design? Do animators and writers meet? What happens when a game has a writer, but no story? Using case studies from their own work, four writers explain game development from a game scribe’s perspective.

The panel will comprise the experienced games writers -
  • Tom Jubert (Penumbra, Driver: San Francisco, FTL)
  • Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider, Overlord, Heavenly Sword)
  • Ed Stern (Brink, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars)
  • Andrew S. Walsh (Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Prince of  Persia, Risen)
Organised by London South Bank University's BA (Hons) Game Cultures course, in collaboration with the International Game Developers Association and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, entry is free and the panel will be followed by both a formal Q&A session and a necessary trip to the pub. We hope you can join us!

To register for this event please email Siobhan Thomas.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

There Is No Such Thing As A Free Press

... And We Need One More Than Ever

Mick Hume

1pm, Wednesday 28 November

Centre for Media & Culture Research
London South Bank University
Room K305, Keyworth Building
Keyworth Street SE1

Are today’s media too free?  Do we need a new system of regulation and control to tame the tabloids? With the Leveson Inquiry into the ‘culture, practices and ethics’ of the press due to report this month, Mick Hume questions many of the assumptions underlying the current discussion of media freedom.

Mick Hume is editor-at-large of the online magazine spiked.  Formerly a columnist for The Times and editor of LM magazine (which he launched, originally as Living Marxism, in 1988) until it was forced to close in 2000 following a libel suit, Hume is also the author of Whose War Is It Anyway? (1997) and Televictims (1998).

His latest book, There Is No Such Thing As A Free Press ... And We Need One More Than Ever has been described as ‘splendidly non-conformist’ (The Guardian), ‘a rousing defence of free speech’ (The Sun), and ‘a masterclass in the writing of polemic’ (The Times) – and also as ‘shameless anti-Leveson propaganda’ (by Professor Brian Cathcart, co-founder of the Hacked Off campaign).

Join us for what promises to be a lively debate on the future of journalism post-Leveson.  This event is free and open to all, but registration is required: please email if you’d like to come.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Post Critical Museology


Post Critical Museology: Theory and Practice in the Art Museum 

by Andrew Dewdney, David Dibosa and Victoria Walsh

Friday 30 November, 5.15 pm – 7.00 pm
Green Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street, London SW1

If you'd like to attend please email