Café des Arts
Café des Arts is an event and workshop series that explores art, culture, music, and literature in relation to politics, community, identity, and the world outside our college walls. We believe that the arts are not simply relevant to our world and our lives, but are also influential, inclusive, and inspirational.
PhD student James speaks about the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme and what the Café des Arts involves, as well as about an exciting art installation of a peace quilt.
On Monday 3rd of December, the team Café Scientifique invited Ustinov college students to participate in a discussion panel about recycling, followed by the result of the competition for the best Xmas tree with recycled materials. The event was very productive, attendees discussed different methods of recycling and what are the side effects on different countries;
On Friday 1st of December (the start of the real Christmas countdown) local school children and their parents were invited to join the GCP to create Christmas crafts with LOTS of glitter. They came along to make Christmas cards and decorations provided with a bit of inspiration from festive tunes and pinterest crafts. The
By Nadin Hassan Last week, Café des Arts and Café Politique co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?” (2017), featuring British writer, broadcaster, and former politician Trevor Phillips. Speaking from his experience in the field of politics, Phillips explores the suppression of free speech by politically undesirable elements of the population
Reposted on 31st July 2017 from the_ustinovian Alan O’Cain, Artist Exhibition at Ushaw College(Article by James O’Neill, Café des Arts lead) “If there was a means to picture my inner self, picture my thoughts and traumatised sensibilities, picture the suffocation caused by lack of freedom, then this is it” (subject to artist – 31.08.15) The fragility and perseverance of
Reposted on 29th June 2016 from the_ustinovian By Siobhan Harper I was unfashionably keen to be part of the Café des Arts team this year, and thrilled when I was successful! I’d attended most of their events the previous two years that I’d been at Ustinov, and, as an arts student and enthusiast myself, had often thought about
A Tremendous Turnout: Crime and Justice Walk of Durham with Dr Ivan Hill a Success for Café des Arts
Reposted on 28th October 2016 from the_ustinovian By James O’Neill The first project for the Café des Arts took place last Tuesday, 25th October. We organised a walk led by Dr Ivan Hill on the History of Crime and Justice through the streets of Durham. The walk took an even portion of history from the medieval to the