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Upcoming Events

Sunday 3rd March 2024

Monday 4th March 2024

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Thursday 7th March 2024

Friday 8th March 2024

Sunday 10th March 2024

Live Music: Carducci Quartet & Anton Lesser | Life, Letters and Friendship (15:00)

15:00 - 16:30
2024-03-10T15:00:00Z2024-03-10T16:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Experience the intense emotional power of Shostakovich’s String Quartets. The Carducci Quartet paint an intimate portrait of the great composer through music and spoken word.

Shostakovich walked a delicate tightrope, balancing political pragmatism with personal expression against the backdrop of Josef Stalin’s tyrannical Soviet regime. For this concert, the composer’s music is interspersed with historical sources and letters from him to one of his closest friends. They are read by British actor Anton Lesser (Game of ThronesEndeavourThe Crown). Together, they paint a fascinating picture of how music offered a much-needed emotional outlet in the most difficult of times.

Guiding you through the perilous politics and personal highs and lows are the Carducci Quartet. They cemented their reputation as leading interpreters of Shostakovich in 2015 with an ambitious, seven-hour marathon of all 15 quartets. The Guardian called this five-star undertaking ‘truly extraordinary’.

Carducci String Quartet
Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming violin
Eoin Schmidt Martin viola
Emma Denton cello

Anton Lesser narrator

Shostakovich

A selection of movements from string quartets:
Polka – Two pieces for String Quartet (1931)
Muddle instead of Music (28th January 1936, Pravda)
Quartet No 1 in C, Op 49 – I. Moderato
Letters from Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman
Quartet No 2 in A, Op 68 – I. Overture: Moderato con moto
Zhdanov decree (1948)
Quartet No 4 in D, Op 83 – I. Allegretto
Recollections of a concert performance of Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 4
Quartet No 4 in D major, Op 83 – Il. Andantino
Telephone call with Stalin (March 1949)
Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108 – I. Allegretto
Story of a friendship – Glikman
Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110 – I. Largo & II. Allegro molto
Interval
Story of a friendship – Glikman
Quartet No 10 in Ab major, Op 118 – Adagio
Story of a friendship – Glikman
Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 122 – IV. Etude & V. Humoresque
Nikita Khrushchev, Declaration on Music in Soviet Society (March 8, 1963)
Quartet No 13 in Bb minor, Op 138 – Doppio movimento
Story of a friendship – Glikman
Quartet No 15 in E flat minor, Op 144 – VI. Epilogue: Adagio

 

FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.


Monday 11th March 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (09:30)

09:30 - 11:00
2024-03-11T09:30:00Z2024-03-11T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Microsoft Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

UoS Music Presents: John Ireland Prize 2023 (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-03-11T13:00:00Z2024-03-11T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England

Lunchtime concert presented by the University of Southampton Music Department.

The Department of Music at the University of Southampton is excited to host the John Ireland Prize, delivered in partnership with the John Ireland Trust. Our student competitors will each present a short programme from English composer John Ireland’s extensive and varied catalogue. The prize will be judged by Professor Vincent Emery, the prize donor, and David Wordsworth, Chairman of the John Ireland Trust. 

These concerts are held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome. All audience members must book a ticket via the Turner Sims website or Box Office.

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Radical Research Ethics

Additional Place Info: Online

This one day online course is designed to raise your awareness of why and how you need to think and act ethically in practice throughout your research work.

It will be taught over two mornings.

The course is run by the National Centre for Research Methods, which is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Bursaries are available to cover course fees for research staff.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13120

 

CHEP workshop: Maximising your delivery (12:00)

12:00 - 13:00
2024-03-12T12:00:00Z2024-03-12T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield Campus

This is a practical and interactive workshop designed to help you improve your delivery and maximise your voice in lectures. 

The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques and exercises in order to improve your vocal range, variety and clarity and reduce vocal strain and nerves. 

The workshop will be mostly practical, but there will be an opportunity to exchange and share ideas of strategies that help you during lectures.

Wednesday 13th March 2024

Menopause Awareness Training (11:00)

11:00 - 12:15
2024-03-13T11:00:00Z2024-03-13T12:15:00Z
Additional Place Info: Microsoft Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

A Short History of Antisemitism in Late Imperial Russia (13:00)

13:00 - 13:30
2024-03-13T13:00:00Z2024-03-13T13:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: LTC, Building 6, Highfield Campus University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

The Parkes Institute invites all Sotonians for an upcoming series of mini lectures entitled

'A Short History of Antisemitism'.

Event Schedule | A Short History of Antisemitism...

21 February: ...in Britain (Professor Tony Kushner)

28 February: ...in Postwar Poland (Dr Janek Gryta)

6 March: ...in Modern France (Dr Noëmie Duhaut)

13 March: ...in Late Imperial Russia (Dr George Gilbert)

20 March: ...in Modern Germany (Professor Neil Gregor)

 

We hope that these stories from the past will inspire listeners to combat all forms of prejudice today.

 

The 20-minute lectures will take place in Lecture Room C in Nuffield Theatre on Highfield campus at 1 pm every Wednesday between 21 February and 20 March.

These talks are free to attend and all are welcome, but registration is required.

 

SIAH Public Life: Sayed Mossadeq Khalili (16:00)

16:00 - 17:00
2024-03-13T16:00:00Z2024-03-13T17:00:00Z

Sayed Mossadeq Khalili is an archaeologist having held roles as Deputy Minister of Culture, Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and as Director of the Institute of Diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. He will be in conversation with Alison Gascoigne, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

SIAH: Public Life (Series abstract)

Arts and Humanities have always been crucial to the idea of the 'public life': the public is valorised as the realm of collective debate and decision-making, of community and solidarity, of art and culture. Such concepts, of course, have always been contested and never more so than right now. The electronic capture of the commons, the removal of boundaries between work and home, the policing of public spaces, the onslaught of the culture wars, the hold of big data and surveillance, the spectacles of populist politics have all changed the meanings, the spaces and the limits of the public sphere.

SIAH: Public Life draws a range of leading intellectuals into conversation about what the ideal of the 'public life' can mean to Arts and Humanities researchers and disciplines in the twenty-first century.
 

Thursday 14th March 2024

CHEP In-person workshop: Creating accessible content using office applications (10:00)

10:00 - 12:00
2024-03-14T10:00:00Z2024-03-14T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield Campus

Participants of this in-person workshop will be able to contribute to the culture of accessibility and inclusivity at the University of Southampton, aligned with the University of Southampton’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy suite. 

This work is aimed at “recognising the value of every individual … [through a] commitment to creating a University community where everyone feels valued and recognises their rights and responsibilities in respect of EDI” (University of Southampton, 2023, par 1). 

Whether we refer to reading or producing information, accessibility affects everyone.  Accordingly, the purpose of this workshop is to explore how this is the case, and to provide practical approaches that everyone can employ to ensure that they produce content that is as accessible as possible in their various roles at the institution and lives beyond work.

CHEP online workshop: Supporting Disabled Students at the University (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-03-14T12:00:00Z2024-03-14T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

​In this session, the Student Disability and Inclusion team will discuss a variety of support, mechanisms and services aimed at supporting disabled students.  

Alongside a presentation, this interactive session allows to explore a range of case scenarios that academics may encounter when dealing with their students. 

Finally, the session will provide tips on inclusive/accessible practice that benefits all learners.

PREP Introducing the new Advance HE Framework (PSF 2023) (12:00)

12:00 - 13:30
2024-03-14T12:00:00Z2024-03-14T13:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

​This session introduces the new framework, covering the major changes in PSF2023, It will briefly outline the application process, and timeline but will not cover the new portfolio.  There is no preparation required for this session.

Friday 15th March 2024

Into the Fold: WSA Artists' Book & Zine Fair (14:00)

14:00 - 2024-03-16 16:00
2024-03-15T14:00:00Z2024-03-16T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester, SO23 8DL, England

Winchester School of Art is pleased to invite you to Into the Fold, the University of Southampton's inaugural Artist Book and Zine Fair, a free event showcasing artwork by local students and regional artists for sale.

Into the Fold will feature artist book and zine makers from across the UK including WSA students, staff and local artists. Over the two days, there will be tours of the Artists' Book Collection at WSA Library, printmaking activities, an exhibition curated by WSA Printmaking Fellow, Julia Vogl, and a performative event with artist Alec Stevens.

The event will take place on the University of Southampton's Winchester campus on Park Avenue across two days. Please indicate which day you wish to attend by ordering the corresponding ticket - guests are welcome to visit at any time the event is open on that day.

Find out more and book your ticket! 

Live Music: Theo Erskine & Mark Kavuma | Ultrasound (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-03-15T20:00:00Z2024-03-15T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Two of London’s most exciting jazz musicians present music from their debut duo record, Ultrasound.

Mark Kavuma is a trumpeter, bandleader and composer with a distinctive sound. His music brings vibes, blues and rhythm together with gospel, soul, spirituals and jazz. Ultrasound is the fifth release under his own label, the Banger Factory. It was recorded and produced in partnership with saxophonist Theo Erskine. Recorded at Theo’s home, the album is the product of many hours spent together during the pandemic, planning exciting projects. It captures a moment in time when artists, starved of collaborative music-making, were finally permitted to meet again. Each track is filled with that palpable joy and yet tinged with reflection.

Joined by an all-star cast of musicians, they play original compositions and special arrangements. Experience their incredible sound, and the great energy and positive vibrations they bring to the room.

You expect new jazz albums to be good, bad or indifferent according to taste – but joyous and life-affirming is a delightful surprise. Ultrasound is inspired by coming out of London’s Covid-darkness into the light, and it’s filled with an airy sense of winning, playful energy. London Jazz News

Mark Kavuma trumpet
Theo Erskine saxophone
Deschanel Gordon piano
Shane Forbes drums
Conor Chaplin bass


Monday 18th March 2024

Conducting Ethnographic Research

Additional Place Info: Online

The aim of this two-day online training course is to introduce participants to the practice and ethics of ethnographic research.

Through a mix of plenary sessions, group and independent work, participants will learn the basic principles of participant observation and research design, as well as the foundations of ethical ethnographic research.

The course will also examine the ways in which other qualitative and creative methods of data collection may be productively integrated in ethnographic research.

The course is run by the National Centre for Research Methods, which is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Bursaries are available to cover course fees for research staff.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13127

 

Assistive Technology Webinar (10:00)

10:00 - 11:00
2024-03-18T10:00:00Z2024-03-18T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

This event is open to all University of Southampton staff.

This webinar will be facilitated by Luke Searle who is a Learning Designer in the Digital Learning team.


The webinar will include a presentation outlining assistive technology software that is freely available to all staff. This will be followed by an opportunity for questions from attendees. 

 

This session will be recorded. The recording will be hosted on the internal Disability Staff Network and EDI SharePoint sites. 

 

If you have any questions about this event please contact Libby Barton via diverse@soton.ac.uk. 


UoS Music Presents: Staff Showcase - Valentina Seferinova (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-03-18T13:00:00Z2024-03-18T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England

Lunchtime concert presented by the University of Southampton Music Department.

Join Music staff member Valentina Seferinova for an intimate solo piano recital in which she will reflect on her own musical journey as a distinguished concert pianist: “My personal musical journey - R³ - three milestones so far..." This Romantic programme features music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Joachim Raff, and Lubomir Rozycki. It goes full circle, but both begins and ends with “love”. As well as an established repertoire, this special performance also offers a chance to explore some lesser-known musical territory that is now beginning to reach wider audiences through Valentina’s dedication and highly acclaimed recordings. 

These concerts are held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome. All audience members must book a ticket via the Turner Sims website or Box Office.

Tuesday 19th March 2024

CHEP online workshop: How to complete the sustainability requirement of PAR (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-03-19T12:00:00Z2024-03-19T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

​This workshop will address the sustainability requirements for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. We will open with an overview, covering where this important work sits within the Education and Student Experience Strategic Plan, and an update on progress to-date.

We will proceed to an active workshop, where participants will be able to work on the Programme Approval and Review Sustainability Education requirements. 

The emphasis will be on your questions, your answers, and all support you need to address sustainability across your curriculum and student experience.

You may download mapping and assessment documents from the Sustainability Education SharePoint site here: https://sotonac.sharepoint.com/teams/SustainabilityEducation

Live Music: Paul Lewis | Schubert IV (19:30)

19:30 - 21:00
2024-03-19T19:30:00Z2024-03-19T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Schubert

Piano sonata No 19 in C minor, D958
Piano sonata No 20 in A, D959
Piano sonata No 21 in B flat, D960

The last months of Schubert’s life saw his creativity flourish through an unstoppable flow of musical masterpieces. These included the famous string quintet and song cycle Schwanengesang (Swan Song).

As his health declined further, he wrote three last piano sonatas. These were composed together in the summer and autumn of 1828, just weeks before his death. Full of emotional intensity, there’s drama, passion, anger, humanity, beauty, and melancholy throughout these works. There, too, are signposts to his admiration for Beethoven (Schubert had been a pall-bearer at Beethoven’s funeral the previous year).

With his first Schubert recordings in the early 2000s, Paul Lewis anchored a reputation as a new authority in the composer’s piano music. Gramophone magazine described him as ‘arguably the finest Schubert interpreter of his generation’. Performing and recording the piano sonatas has been a constant throughout Lewis’s career, much as the sonatas formed a thread throughout Schubert’s own life, each one transparent in its emotions.

In this final recital of the series, we have a chance to reflect on what led the composer Franz Liszt to declare Schubert ‘the most poetic musician who ever lived’.

Lewis is one of the great Schubertians of our time. Gramophone


Wednesday 20th March 2024

Wellbeing Workshops for Personal Academic Tutors: Managing Stressful Student Situations (10:00)

10:00 - 12:30
2024-03-20T10:00:00Z2024-03-20T12:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: In-person

Maintaining your own personal wellbeing as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), can be difficult when you’re trying to support your students. There are tools available to support students, but are you aware of what might help you to manage your wellbeing?

Staff Wellbeing are running in-person workshops over a few dates that cover keeping yourself well while dealing with difficult conversations and maintaining boundaries. You will learn practical tips that can be incorporated into practice and be given the opportunity to explore scenarios and identify unhelpful thinking.

There are several dates to choose from. Please indicate your preferred dates by using this wellbeing workshop registration form.


A Short History of Antisemitism in Modern Germany (13:00)

13:00 - 13:30
2024-03-20T13:00:00Z2024-03-20T13:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: LTC, Building 6, Highfield Campus University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

The Parkes Institute invites all Sotonians for an upcoming series of mini lectures entitled

'A Short History of Antisemitism'.

Event Schedule | A Short History of Antisemitism...

21 February: ...in Britain (Professor Tony Kushner)

28 February: ...in Postwar Poland (Dr Janek Gryta)

6 March: ...in Modern France (Dr Noëmie Duhaut)

13 March: ...in Late Imperial Russia (Dr George Gilbert)

20 March: ...in Modern Germany (Professor Neil Gregor)

 

We hope that these stories from the past will inspire listeners to combat all forms of prejudice today.

 

The 20-minute lectures will take place in Lecture Room C in Nuffield Theatre on Highfield campus at 1 pm every Wednesday between 21 February and 20 March.

These talks are free to attend and all are welcome, but registration is required.

 

Jewish perspectives on God, Faith, and Atheism: with Dr. Gil Dekel and Prof. Yehuda Baruch. (19:00)

19:00 - 20:00
2024-03-20T19:00:00Z2024-03-20T20:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

A light conversation on the many aspects of Judaism. This will be an open conversation, so participants can also share their thoughts. We welcome participants of all backgrounds, whether Jewish, followers of other faiths, or non-believers.

Online via Teams. Wednesday 20th March 2024, 7pm. Free. Open to all students and staff. Register here.

Live Music: Jazz Danmark: Lis Wessberg | Yellow Map (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-03-20T20:00:00Z2024-03-20T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Lis Wessberg is a trombonist, composer, band leader and arranger. She is known for her heartfelt, expressive tone and soulful and melodic compositions. These blend acoustic instrumentation with wondrous layers of sound, and dreamy, cinematic electronica.

Lis was commended for her ‘incredible vision …over the course of nine exquisite and original compositions’ by UKVibe for her 2021 release Yellow Map. The album was praised across the board and named as ‘one of the year’s major Danish jazz releases’ by Jazznyt, Jazz Special and Gaffa in Denmark.

This is her first visit to the UK as a band-leader. Tonight, she presents compositions from Yellow Map alongside new music from her second album Twain Walking (due for release in April 2024).

Lis is one of the leading trombonists in Denmark, performing on over 50 albums and touring in Denmark and abroad. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in music, including Ray Charles, Joyce Moreno, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, and Randy Brecker.

Lis Wessberg trombone
Steen Rasmussen piano, keys
Jesper Thorn bass
Jeppe Gram drum


Thursday 21st March 2024

Neurodivergent Staff and PGR Safe Listening Space (11:00)

11:00 - 12:00
2024-03-21T11:00:00Z2024-03-21T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

Neurodivergent Staff and PGR Safe Listening Space

Staff and PGRs who identify as neurodivergent are invited to attend a safe listening space.

 

You do not need to have received a formal diagnosis to attend this session. 

 

This is a non-recorded confidential Teams session. 

 

There is no agenda for this session. Safe Listening Space provide an opportunity for attendees to share their lived experience. 

 

Spaces at this session are limited to enable all attendees to have the time to talk. 

 

This session will be facilitated by Libby Barton, EDI Specialist and Disability Staff Network Chair and Judith Rickard Taylor, Neurodivergent Staff Sub Group lead. 


CHEP online workshop: Unlocking your digital potential as a teacher in HE (12:00)

12:00 - 13:00
2024-03-21T12:00:00Z2024-03-21T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

​In this workshop, you’ll try out the Discovery Tool’s ’Teaching in HE' questionnaire. This encourages staff to reflect on their confidence and skills across a range of digital capabilities relating to teaching in higher education. It may also be of interest to anyone working on their Advance HE Fellowship application, with topics relating to A1-A5 and K4 ('The use and value of appropriate learning technologies'):

  • ‘Planning and preparation’
  • ‘Learning resources’
  • ‘Accessibility and Diversity’
  • ‘F2F teaching’
  • ‘Teaching online’
  • 'Supporting independent learning'
  • 'Assessment and feedback'
  • 'Reflection and CPD'


School of Biological Sciences Outreach Festival 2024 (16:00)

16:00 - 19:00
2024-03-21T16:00:00Z2024-03-21T19:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: B85 University of Southampton


Please visit this link: School of Biological Sciences Outreach Festival 2024 to find out more details and to register for the event!

Friday 22nd March 2024

Live Music: Maya Youssef | Finding Home (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-03-22T20:00:00Z2024-03-22T22:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

‘The queen of the qanun’ returns with beautiful, wistful music from her second album Finding Home.

Maya Youssef is a virtuoso on the magnificent qanun, the 78-string zither at the heart of Arabic music. Her music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and Latin styles. It explores the emotional and healing qualities of music.

The Syrian-born, UK-based artist first held our audience spellbound in 2018 with her debut Syrian Dreams. The album was in part a musical response to the war in Syria. Maya is convinced that music can heal wounds and ease trauma. Finding Home explores her loss and grief in leaving Syria, and depicts a place where we can find calm and a sense of home, even when we are far from the place of our birth.

Maya Youssef writes: The music moves through loss, transcendence and magic, with a final arrival in a hopeful place. Home: literally, emotionally and spiritually, however that may look for you. Home is that place of peace, that place of softness, of comfort, and of healing. It manifests in many different ways for many different people. It’s finding home in nature. It’s finding home in those that make us feel that sense of relief and peace.


Tuesday 26th March 2024

Our Interlocked Universe: Sociohistorical Network Analysis

Additional Place Info: Building 100, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus

Our Interlocked Universe is a new two-day conference that will explore social network analysis.

The event takes place in Building 100 at the University of Southampton on 26-27 March 2024.

It is open to anyone interested in using social network analysis (SNA) in their research.

The conference will focus on applications of SNA within historical contexts.

It will feature demonstrations of historical SNA in practice – both quantitative and qualitative – alongside methodological discussions around the uses and limitations associated with the approach.

The interdisciplinary conference, which is funded by the National Centre for Research Methods, will include panel discussions and a keynote presentation from Professor Ruth Ahnert, of Queen Mary University of London.

Find out more and register: www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13269

 

Wednesday 27th March 2024

Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Training for Line Managers (09:30)

09:30 - 12:00
2024-03-27T09:30:00Z2024-03-27T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Microsoft Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

CHEP online workshop: Intercultural Communication - working with international students (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-03-27T12:00:00Z2024-03-27T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

​This session will focus on different aspects of ‘international student’ experience, considering how aspects of communication, delivery, and task management can facilitate students’ academic development in an inclusive and proactive way. 

The session will draw on the contexts, experiences, and practices of those attending, while also considering practical insights on developing more effective practices for multlingual and multicultural cohorts.

Friday 29th March 2024

Gift of Sight - Bach's St John Passion anniversary performance (18:00)

18:00 - 21:00
2024-03-29T18:00:00Z2024-03-29T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester College Chapel, Winchester, England

Join us at Winchester College Chapel to celebrate the 300th anniversary of J.S. Bach's St John Passion for Gift of Sight. 

Winchester Bach Voices will perform a haunting and dramatic musical depiction of the Passion of Christ, as told in the Gospel of John. Enjoy a drinks reception from 6pm before the performance begins at 7pm. 

Cost: Seats in the Nave (facing musicians): £30pp
Seats in the Side Chantry (no view of musicians): £20pp

Booking linkPlease reserve your seats at the University online store

Grateful thanks to Gift of Sight supporter, Jon Newman for organising the event. The programme will be directed by Andrew Hayman, with Sebastian Hill as Evangelist, Alex Bower-Brown as Jesus and Benjamin Watkins as Pilate. 

Please be aware that seat numbers will not be allocated – your booking reserves you a place in the nave or side chantry respectively.  When Bach wrote the manuscript it was to be performed in one piece. There will, however, be a short comfort break built into our programme. You may wish to bring a cushion for the wooden nave seats!

Sunday 7th April 2024

Live Music: Sam Lee | Songdreaming (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-07T19:00:00Z2024-04-07T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Sam Lee presents music from his new album Songdreaming.

Sam Lee is a highly inventive and original singer, folk song interpreter, passionate conservationist, and song collector. March 2024 sees the release of Sam Lee’s fourth studio album, Songdreaming. His highly-praised previous release, 2020’s Old Wow, was described as ‘A dazzling fusion of nature and song’ (The Observer).

Sam’s music has its roots in traditional folk song, but imagines it anew, creating a sound rich in melody and invention. His lyrics focus on the perilous state of the natural world, something that has informed his work since his debut. Songdreaming ranges from acoustic songs, to drone soundscapes, from the beautiful balladry of Sweet Girl McRee to the gospel tinges of Leaves Of Life, and the whiteout noise close of Bushes and Briars. The electric guitar and gospel choir propelled Meeting Is A Pleasant Place features the recording debut of Trans Voices, a transgender choir who recently performed a lunchtime concert here at Turner Sims.

Sam writes: I wanted to sing a vision of what a conversation between us and the land could be, to restore and inspire a practice of songful immersion in nature that brings with it healing, something we need now more than ever.


Tuesday 9th April 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (14:00)

14:00 - 15:30
2024-04-09T13:00:00Z2024-04-09T14:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Supporting Student Mental Health Training (09:30)

09:30 - 13:00
2024-04-10T08:30:00Z2024-04-10T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

​Visit the Staff Wellbeing SharePoint for more information.
 

Friday 12th April 2024

Live Music: Alina Bzhezhinska & Tony Kofi (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-12T19:00:00Z2024-04-12T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Experience saxophone and harp in perfect harmony as renowned duo Tony Kofi (sax) and Alina Bzhezhinska (harp) join forces.

Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents. A gifted saxophonist and flautist, he regularly lends his skills to legendary group Cymande for their live performances. Alina Bzhezhinska is a jazz harpist, composer, band leader and a founder of the digital platform HipHarpCollective. A one-woman powerhouse, she is on a mission to bring the harp to the fore of contemporary sound.

Altera Vita is a heartfelt tribute to spiritual jazz master Pharoah Sanders. Pharoah’s music has been a part of Tony and Alina’s musical upbringing for as long as they can remember. Riding the wave of inspiration following Pharoah’s passing, Tony channelled his gratitude into the creation of Altera Vita (for Pharoah Sanders) (single). With Alina’s harmonious harp in counterpoint, a serene musical dialogue was born.

Altera Vita is a spontaneous response to a world in dire need for a reset. The album is designed to provide the listener with an opportunity to sit still and be aware. Combining West African and Eastern European influences, Tony and Alina become symbols of our shared human fabric. It is a powerful reminder that our commonalities vastly overshadow our differences.

Join us for an evening of music that personifies tranquillity, spirituality and peace.


Tuesday 16th April 2024

Questionnaire Design for Mixed-Mode, Web and Mobile Web Surveys

Additional Place Info: Online

In this live online course, participants will learn about questionnaire design in the context of different modes of data collection.

You will explore question wording issues, the questionnaire as a whole and visual concerns when moving from interviewer-administered to web survey, when creating a web survey in general and when facing the questionnaire design challenges in creating mobile-friendly web surveys.

Mirroring in-person training this will be an interactive course and will also have workshops throughout.
The course is run by the National Centre for Research Methods, which is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Bursaries are available to cover course fees for research staff.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13136

 

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Training for researchers working with young people CPD course (09:00)

09:00 - 15:30
2024-04-17T08:00:00Z2024-04-17T14:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England

This course provides best practice guidance on how to reach and engage with young people in schools, youth groups, community groups or on an individual level.

You'll cover how to:

 

  • maximise interaction
  • develop your communication skills to connect with young people
  • plan engagement activities
  • pitch language appropriately
  • build working relationships with teachers, schools and youth organisations
  • Connecting with young people from the outset is crucial to maximising the quality of data you collect for research projects. This course covers how to do this effectively.

 The learning outcomes of this course are to:

 

  • identify the steps to plan meaningful engagement activities
  • design meaningful engagement activities
  • develop your confidence to carry out engagement activities at a high-level 
  • understanding safeguarding and sensitive topics 
  • understand the do’s and don’ts of working with young people.

 

Festival of Open Research (10:00)

10:00 - 15:00
2024-04-17T09:00:00Z2024-04-17T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Centenary Building 100, 4th floor rooms

​Agenda TBA

Wellbeing Workshops for Personal Academic Tutors: Managing Stressful Student Situations (10:00)

10:00 - 12:30
2024-04-17T09:00:00Z2024-04-17T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: In-person

Maintaining your own personal wellbeing as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), can be difficult when you’re trying to support your students. There are tools available to support students, but are you aware of what might help you to manage your wellbeing?

Staff Wellbeing are running in-person workshops over a few dates that cover keeping yourself well while dealing with difficult conversations and maintaining boundaries. You will learn practical tips that can be incorporated into practice and be given the opportunity to explore scenarios and identify unhelpful thinking.

There are several dates to choose from. Please indicate your preferred dates by using this wellbeing workshop registration form.


Thursday 18th April 2024

CHEP In-person: Using the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Toolkit to help support your students' study and writing skills (10:00)

10:00 - 11:30
2024-04-18T09:00:00Z2024-04-18T10:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield Campus, Building 58

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Toolkit and find out how you can use it to support students, in a blended context or by using resources as additional support materials for self-study. 

You will learn how to add the resources to your courses, and find out about the improvements we've made to broaden the range of resources to allow them to be used with both home students and those for whom English is not a first language.

Get Published on THE Times Higher Education Campus: Education Focused Network Event (14:00)

14:00 - 15:00
2024-04-18T13:00:00Z2024-04-18T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

THE Campus is an ‘online space where higher education professionals can connect with their peers and find and share advice’. The platform uses the strong brand of THE (Times Higher Education) to ‘offer opportunities to showcase your expertise and build networks with colleagues at universities and colleges all over the world’. It is a great platform for education focused colleagues to share learning and teaching practice and connect with others to help build a national or international reputation – e.g. see this recent article from Jana Sadeh: ‘Nudge your way up the NSS ladder’.

This session is aimed at education focused colleagues who are interested in sharing teaching practice via THE Campus. The session will include an overview from Allison Stratford (Associate Director Corporate Communications) who will introduce the platform and how to get published on it. We will also hear from Jana Sadeh (Senior Teaching Fellow, Economics) and Larisa Yarovaya (Associate Professor of Finance, Southampton Business School) who will share experiences of publishing articles on the platform.

This is a great opportunity for education focused colleagues to engage with scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and please note articles have a practical, advisory focus and do not need to be based on research.

Friday 19th April 2024

Live Music: Jason Singh & Collaborators (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-19T19:00:00Z2024-04-19T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Jason Singh is a sound artist, composer, beatboxer, producer, DJ and live performer. He has collaborated with global artists including Shabaka Hutchings, The Comet is Coming, Nitin Sawhney, George Ezra to name a few. As well as performing live, his sound works have also featured on television, radio and film.

Tonight he performs with Guiliano Modarelli on guitar and Danny Keane on synth and cello.

The human sampler. Cerys Matthews (6 Music)

Incredible musician and experimenter. Nitin Sawhney

Beautiful, strange, calming music. Robert Macfarlane

 

This event is presented by Turner Sims in association with the Asian Arts Agency


Monday 22nd April 2024

Summer Term starts

UOS Music presents - Future Orient

Organised by: School of Humanities
Following her well-received lunchtime concert earlier this year, PhD student and erhu player Teng Chen has formed an ensemble with fellow Music students (‘Future Orient’) that explores and celebrates the world of traditional Chinese music. The Music Department are delighted to showcase the product of one of our previous lunchtime concerts in the penultimate lunchtime concert of the year.

UoS Music Presents: Future Orient (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-04-22T12:00:00Z2024-04-22T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England

Lunchtime concert presented by the University of Southampton Music Department.

Following her well-received lunchtime concert earlier this year, PhD student and erhu player Teng Chen has formed an ensemble with fellow Music students (“Future Orient”) that explores and celebrates the world of traditional Chinese music. The Music Department are delighted to showcase the product of one of our previous lunchtime concerts in the penultimate lunchtime concert of the year. 

These concerts are held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome. All audience members must book a ticket via the Turner Sims website or Box Office.

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Live Music: I Fagiolini | Fire & Ice (19:30)

19:30 - 21:00
2024-04-23T18:30:00Z2024-04-23T20:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Fire or ice? Spring or winter? April offers both as does Monteverdi, a composer who still towers over his time in his ability to move the listener – and to mould sound.

Fire & Ice offers the very finest of his a cappella miniatures: ‘O primavera’ seems to offer the hope of spring, ‘Rimanti in pace’ seems to combine the clarity of Palestrina with the passion of Puccini while ‘Lamento d’Arianna’ (with its famous ‘lasciatemi morire’) uses raw dissonance to scream its outrage. Breaking up these masterworks, accompanied solos and duets, from his rarely heard ‘Salve o regina’, the virtuosic ‘Parlo, misero’ and everyone’s favourite ‘Lament of the nymph’, a rhapsodic cry over a mesmerising repeating bassline.

As I Fagiolini looks towards its 40th anniversary, it returns to a life-long passion for the music of Monteverdi. Introduced by Robert Hollingworth (who also set up the podcast Choral Chihuahua and the Youtube series, Sing The Score), the group’s recordings, live work and films have been an inspiration to lovers of early music.

Monteverdi
O primavera, gioventù dell’anno SV68
‘Rimanti in pace’ a la dolente e bella SV74
Lamento della ninfa SV163
Sfogava con le stelle SV78
Longe da te, cor mio SV92
Salve o regina SV326
Cruda Amarilli SV94
Era l’anima mia SV96
Parlo, miser, o taccio? SV136
Lamento d’Arianna (Secondo) SV107

I Fagiolini
Anna Crookes soprano
Rebecca Lea soprano
Martha McLorinan mezzo-soprano
Matthew Long tenor
Frederick Long bass
Eligio Quinteiro chitarrone
Robert Hollingworth director, organ


Wednesday 24th April 2024

Summer Term starts

Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Training for Line Managers (09:30)

09:30 - 12:00
2024-04-24T08:30:00Z2024-04-24T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)



CHEP online workshop: Introduction to Board of Examiners (10:00)

10:00 - 11:00
2024-04-24T09:00:00Z2024-04-24T10:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS teams event

​The session will provide an introduction to the Board of Examiners process for taught programmes for those that are new to Exam Boards or for those that could use a refresher on how the various boards operate.  

The session presentation will be made available on the SharePoint site so please check this prior to booking your attendance to ensure the content is relevant to you.

PREP Introducing the new Advance HE Framework (PSF 2023) (12:00)

12:00 - 13:30
2024-04-24T11:00:00Z2024-04-24T12:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

This session introduces the new framework, covering the major changes in PSF2023, It will briefly outline the application process, and timeline but will not cover the new portfolio.  There is no preparation required for this session.

Thursday 25th April 2024

TALK... Igloo Demo (15:00)

15:00 - 16:00
2024-04-25T14:00:00Z2024-04-25T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Digital Humanities Hub B65 Rm2155

This session will demo our 360 immersive audio-visual environment, the Igloo!

The Digital Humanities Hub is a space designed for staff and students working on digital and computational approaches to the humanities. It is a flexible environment for learning new computational skills or refining a digital approach.

Our digital humanities facilities support study and research, are a hub for expertise and critique, and provide access to a range of technologies so come along to the Digital Humanities Hub to experience our 360 degree immersive audio-visual centre and discover new and creative ways to take your teaching and learning.


Live Music: Ute Lemper | Time Traveler (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-25T19:00:00Z2024-04-25T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A stunning evening with world renowned songstress Ute Lemper. Tonight, she performs songs from throughout her celebrated career, including music from her new album Time Traveler.

Ute is one of the world’s most exciting and respected performers. She has achieved success on the concert stage, Broadway, the West End and as an acclaimed recording artiste.

Known for her unsurpassed interpretations of Brecht and Weill, Ute is regarded as the premier interpreter of their works. She continues to record the chanson of Brel and Piaf alongside multilingual material by Phillip Glass, Sondheim, Ferre, and Piazzolla. Ute was the recipient of the coveted Olivier award for her role in Kander and Ebb’s Chicago where she played the role of Velma Kelly.

She takes her place centre stage, and owns it. The Guardian


Saturday 27th April 2024

Live Music: Olivia Chaney (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-27T19:00:00Z2024-04-27T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

An evening of boundary-testing songwriting and arresting performances by an artist at the peak of her powers.

Olivia Chaney grew up listening to everything from Prince to Henry Purcell. This eclectic mix of influences sparked a passion for songwriting. After showcasing at SXSW and a stint as lead singer for electronica outfit Zero 7, Olivia signed with Nonesuch. This lead to collaborations with Kronos Quartet. She was Grammy nominated for Offa Rex, a collection of Fairport Convention-era classics made with The Decemberists.

Olivia’s first solo album (The Longest River), produced by Leo Abrahams, received rave reviews. Following this she recorded Shelter in NYC with genius producer-pianist Thomas Bartlett. These records established Olivia’s unmistakable brand of luscious and sophisticated music. Her songs explore inherited trauma, the clash of tradition and modernity, and the darkness and light of love.

Circus of Desire, released in March 2024, is Olivia’s first full-length album since she fled the capital, married her dream boy, gave birth to two children, and entered into the deeper mystery of things. The album features an all-star line-up of friends old and new, including Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and remixes by Dave Okumu, Oliver Coates and Vessel.

Circus of Desire is Olivia set free. Catch these songs played live for the first time by Olivia and her band.

In her quiet way, she’s radical. The New York Times

Forget the labels, she is a major artist, and completely her own person. The Telegraph ★★★★★


Monday 29th April 2024

UoS Music Presents: Mimi Doulton & Ben Smith (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-04-29T12:00:00Z2024-04-29T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England

Lunchtime concert presented by the University of Southampton Music Department.

Following their successful ensemble debut at Spitalfields Festival, pianist Ben Smith and soprano Mimi Doulton bring a musical miscellanea to the University of Southampton. The wry humour of Michael Finnissy and Matthew Shlomowitz features alongside mysterious and intimate works by Nordic composers Rasmus Zwicki and Kaija Saariaho, woven together with personal favourites from their voice and piano repertoire.  

These concerts are held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome. All audience members must book a ticket via the Turner Sims website or Box Office.

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Live Music: The Breath (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-30T19:00:00Z2024-04-30T21:00:00Z

Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath.  And for them, it’s all about the song. 

Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs. They are as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her deeply soulful, utterly engaging voice – whether delicate and hushed or powerful and gutsy – that stops you in your tracks. This is coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted songs. The result is an experience of extraordinary emotional depth.

Land Of My Other, the third album by The Breath, is a place of memories and melodies, lyricism and lore. A place of sunlight, faerie-tales and rowan trees; of grief, incarceration and thunder in darkness. A place where ancestral trauma and colonial injustice meet blazing pride, romantic self-rule and hands held in a circle in the sea.


Friday 3rd May 2024

Live Music: Jasmine Myra (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-03T19:00:00Z2024-05-03T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Jasmine Myra is a saxophonist, composer and band leader. Based in Leeds, she is part of the bustling, creative, cross-genre music scene in the city. She has surrounded herself with some of the best young talent in the north of England.

Jasmine’s original instrumental music has a euphoric and uplifting sound. Her influences are as diverse as Bonobo, Olafur Arnalds and Kenny Wheeler. Their music shares an emotive quality that you can also hear in Jasmine’s own compositions. Jasmine has recently signed to Gondwana Records and has been working with producer (and recent Turner Sims sell-out artist) Matthew Halsall, whose keen ear for talent helped bring the music of GoGo Penguin, Mammal Hands and Hania Rani to the wider world.

A great new artist!  Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

This is beautiful and profound music. London Jazz News

Jasmine Myra alto sax
Matt Cliffe flute, tenor saxophone
Ben Haskins guitar
Jasper Green piano
Sam Quintana double bass
Alice Roberts harp
George Hall drums


Wednesday 8th May 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (09:30)

09:30 - 11:00
2024-05-08T08:30:00Z2024-05-08T10:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Friday 10th May 2024

Live Music: University of Southampton Voices | Village Green Preservation Society (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-05-10T18:30:00Z2024-05-10T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Songs from Arthur & The Village Green Preservation Society

Rick Leigh (soloist) voice, flugelhorn
and a band led by David le Page

Harvey Brough director

The University of Southampton Voices revisits Harvey Brough’s arrangement of the seminal Kinks’ album The Village Green Preservation Society, released in 1968.

VGPS is a unique musical fusion of vaudeville, oompah, music hall, palm court and the blues (an outrageous remodelling of Smokestack Lightnin’) – all bound together by the inimitable Kinksian rock with a tongue in its cheek.

Harvey has taken material from the album and session outtakes to create a modern Oratorio of Englishness, a collection of portraits of eccentricity, sometimes nostalgic or regretful, yet always leavened with wryness and humour.

We also perform Songs from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) from 1969. This is another highly original album, concerned with the Ten Pound Pom emigration to Australia with anti war songs (Yes Sir, No Sir and Mr Churchill Says) juxtaposed with the superb Shangri-La, an epic tale of domestic bliss.

Both albums touch on themes that are more relevant than ever today. Along with friendship, growing up, old age and the passing of time, they deal with conservation, property development, deity, and the importance of connecting with nature.

WE ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
GOD SAVE DONALD DUCK, VAUDEVILLE AND VARIETY


Tuesday 14th May 2024

WPSM / CHEP in-person workshop: Promoting Student Inclusion (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-05-14T11:00:00Z2024-05-14T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield Campus

​The Widening Participation & Social Mobility (WPSM) Team are running this in-person workshop that will provide an introduction to the student groups that are supported by the Student Inclusion team, namely: free-school meal eligible, IMDQ1 (low participation neighbourhoods), care experienced and estranged, Black, and mature. 

They will explore what it means to be from these student groups, focusing on an intersectional approach, and how this may present barriers to their success whilst at university. Using myth busting and case study exercises, attendees will be able to challenge assumptions and consider how they can support and foster a more inclusive environment for the students they work with.

Friday 17th May 2024

Live Music: Niladri Kumar & Yashwant Vaishnav (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-17T19:00:00Z2024-05-17T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A special evening with India’s leading sitar player, Niladri Kumar.

Niladri Kumar has an encyclopaedic knowledge of and expertise in classical Indian music. He creates modern contemporary music in a style which audiences instantly connect with. A fifth generation Sitarist, he is hailed as the most enigmatic and trailblazing musician in India across generations.

Following years of training under his father and guru Pandit Kartick Kumar, Niladri went on to revolutionise sitar playing with the invention of his own instrument. The Zitar is a hybrid of the Sitar and the electric guitar. The concept began with a travelling sitar, modified by Niladri to have electric pickup and five strings instead of twenty. The resulting rock guitar sound redefined audience perception of Indian classical music.

Niladri’s ability to fuse classical and contemporary influences has earned him fans both young and old. His music has featured in many popular Bollywood films, including Crazy Kiya Re in Dhoom 2Chup Chup Ke, and Aashique 2.

Tonight, Niladri is joined by gifted tabla player Yashwant Vaishnav. Yashwant began learning tabla as a 3-year old and became known as a ‘wonder child’. He continued to perfect his craft under the tutelage of Hemant Sachdeva and Pandit Mukund.

 

This event is presented by Turner Sims Southampton in association with the Asian Arts Agency


Sunday 19th May 2024

Live Music: Emily Sun & Anna Tilbrook | Mozart & Modern Women (19:00)

19:00 - 21:00
2024-05-19T18:00:00Z2024-05-19T20:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Mozart Violin Sonata in A major, K305

Amy Beach Violin Sonata, Op 34
Pauline Viardot Six Morceaux, VWV 3003
Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major K454

Emily Sun and Anna Tilbrook embark on a journey through the complete Mozart sonatas written for violin and piano duo. Their programme is intertwined with works by trailblazing and modern women of their time.

Emily and Anna present the Violin Sonata by Amy Beach who was credited as the first American woman composer of ‘art music’. Written for her young son, the charming character pieces of Pauline Viardot’s Six Morceaux demonstrate 1920’s Paris elegance and lyricism. By recontexualising these two major works in the context of Mozart’s pivotal violin sonatas, Emily and Anna shine a light on the music of modern women to be seen at the forefront of duo repertoire.

Violinist Emily Sun is in demand internationally for her compelling and captivating interpretations. Her genuine connection with audiences and engaging presence have thrilled her growing audiences, as she performs as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras, as a chamber musician and recitalist in major concert halls around the globe.

Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals.


Friday 24th May 2024

Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Training for Line Managers (09:30)

09:30 - 12:00
2024-05-24T08:30:00Z2024-05-24T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Saturday 25th May 2024

Live Music: corto.alto (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-25T19:00:00Z2024-05-25T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

corto.alto is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. The moniker of Glasgow-based Liam Shortall, corto.alto brings fresh perspective to a heady mix of improvisation, electronic production, broken beat bounce and bass-heavy dub. His debut album Bad With Names was released in 2023.

Shortall says Bad With Names is about ‘forgiving yourself’. It articulates themes of misspent youth, the passing of time, and the horrors of the accelerating news cycle. It brings together some of the UK’s finest young players with the flair of a string quartet, taking the corto.alto sound in a new direction. These include Mercury prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie, trumpeter James Copus, trombonist Anoushka Nanguy, and drummer Graham Costello.

Shortall cut his teeth playing trombone in Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and making beats in his bedroom. He is proud of his Glaswegian upbringing and Irish-Spanish heritage (corto.alto translates as short, tall in Spanish). His renegade sound is a constant push-and-pull of bravado and vulnerability. As he explains, ‘the title Bad With Names comes from feeling like in the madness of it all you’re losing the ability of memory, or at least the illusion of that.’

The summer of 2023 saw corto.alto play Glastonbury, Love Supreme and Barcelona’s Jamboree Jazz Club. This was followed by a sold-out UK tour to promote his debut album, including a packed London Jazz Cafe and Glasgow QMU. He was featured in the recent 6Music Festival, and will be performing at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival in summer 2024.

corto.alto is standing tall, holding the torch for Glasgow and ready to rip up the rule book in the process.

Liam Shortall trombone
James McCay guitar
Alex Wesson keys
Harry Weir tenor saxophone
Mateusz Sobieski tenor saxophone
Graham Costello drums
Luca Pisanu bass


Sunday 26th May 2024

Live Music: Samantha Ege & Castle of our Skins (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-05-26T18:30:00Z2024-05-26T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Undine Smith Moore Soweto for piano trio

Bongani Ndodana Breen Safika: Three Tales of African Migration for piano quintet
Lavell Blackwell On the Impulse to Move for string quartet
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Piano Quintet

African Tales shines light on classical works that have been long neglected or forgotten, written by three Black composers from Africa and the Diaspora. Internationally acclaimed pianist and historian Samantha Ege is joined by the Castle of our Skins quartet. This programme brings together a variety of styles and influences with works for piano quintet and piano trio.

The programme includes two responses to the harrowing history of apartheid. Safika: Three Tales of African Migration (2011) by Bongani Ndodana-Breen (b.1975) depicts Black South Africans’ dispossession, migration, and  translocation. As one of the most important composers in post-liberation South Africa, Ndodana-Breen draws upon personal narratives of his homeland of South Africa. ‘By quoting and paraphrasing aspects of African music and dance, Safika alludes to memories of lives left behind, the people, the songs, the dances, and the connection to the land,’ explains Ndodana-Breen. Composer Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989) references the Black spirituality of her Southern upbringing and that of her South African brothers and sisters in the piano trio Soweto (1987). As a Black woman born in the Jim Crow South, she generated great empathy for the international plight of Black people under similarly oppressive systems. The programme closes with the Piano Quintet in G minor by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912), an inspirational figure for many worldwide, and the face of an increasingly multicultural Britain.

Though many of the pieces will be unfamiliar to the majority of classical music lovers, the themes of fortitude, resistance, and hope will resonate deeply,‘ explains Samantha. ‘We are excited for listeners to immerse themselves in the music and take this journey with us.

According to Ashleigh, founder and violist of COOS, the musicians fully embraced the challenges of the music. ‘I reminded the artists of the storytelling power in these works. It pushed them to new levels of expressivity and communications as chamber musicians.‘ This concert celebrates the many ways classical practitioners of African descent have arrived. It also shows that the field has a long way to go in the representation of African descended artists and African-inspired artistry in classical music.

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FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Discover more CAVATINA events this season: 

Artistic Temperaments: Pocket Sinfonia – Friday 9 February, 7.30pm

Artistic Temperaments: Liturina Fortepiano Trio – Saturday 10 February, 7.30pm

Carducci Quartet & Anton Lesser | Life, Letters and Friendship – Sunday 10 March 3pm

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About Castle of Our Skins

Castle of our Skins (COOS) is a Boston-based educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, COOS invites explorations into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of the past and present. Violist Ashleigh Gordon and composer Anthony R. Green founded COOS in 2013 to address the lack of equity in composer representation on concert stages and the omission of important stories and figures in Black history. A decade on, the organisation still shines as a beacon for diversity in the arts.

About Samantha Ege 

Samantha Ege is a musicologist, pianist, and research fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research and repertoire tightly entwine, illuminating 20th-century composers of African descent and women in music. She has published extensively in these areas. As a concert pianist, she made her London debut at the London Festival of American Music in September 2021 and her Barbican debut soon after in November that year. Samantha has since proved a sought-after recitalist and concerto soloist with engagements across the UK, Europe, US, and Canada. Her collaborations with Castle of our Skins represent her first significant engagements as a chamber musician.

Samantha Ege piano, narrator

Castle of our Skins
Gabriela Díaz violin
Matthew Vera violin
Ashleigh Gordon viola
Francesca McNeeley cello


Thursday 30th May 2024

How to write your Methodology Chapter

Additional Place Info: Online

This online workshop aims to give participants a range of practical approaches they can adopt when writing about methodology in the social sciences, with a particular focus on writing a PhD methodology chapter.

Using a range of exercises throughout, the course focuses on 20 or so writing strategies and thought experiments designed to provide more clarity and power to the often-difficult challenge of writing about methods.

The course also looks at common mistakes and how to avoid them when writing about methods. The focus throughout is on building confidence and increasing our repertoire of writing strategies and skills.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13141

Saturday 1st June 2024

Live Music: Fergus McCreadie Trio (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-01T19:00:00Z2024-06-01T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie delves into the essence of water with music from his new album Stream.

In the dynamic landscape of contemporary jazz, pianist and composer Fergus McCreadie has carved a remarkable niche. Since 2021 his career has skyrocketed. Two stunning albums have propelled him into the international limelight. His debut release on Edition Records, Cairn, set the stage for a journey deeply rooted in natural themes. Forest Floor (2022) was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and clinched Scottish Album of the Year – the first ever Scottish jazz album to do so.

Fergus’s latest venture, Stream, continues this intriguing exploration. This time he delves into the essence of water. His music flows through the rich landscapes of Scottish folklore and the sophisticated avenues of contemporary jazz, blending them seamlessly.

Fergus McCreadie is a Yamaha Artist, and a current member of the BBC R3 New Generation Artist programme.

Fergus McCreadie piano
David Bowden double bass
Stephen Henderson drums


Monday 3rd June 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (10:00)

10:00 - 11:30
2024-06-03T09:00:00Z2024-06-03T10:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Live Music: Alim Beisembayev (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-06-11T18:30:00Z2024-06-11T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Schubert Four Impromptus, D935

Debussy Images Book 2
Chopin Etudes Op 25

'These three cycles are by composers that distinctly have their own voice and style. Poetry and originality unite these cycles with each set becoming more nature associated – evident in the titles of the works of Debussy and Chopin. As each piece from these sets becomes shorter, they can be described as narratives by Schubert to start with and later descriptive visions of colour or scenery by Debussy and Chopin.' Alim Beisembayev

Born in Kazakhstan, Alim Beisembayev won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2021. Announced as a BBC New Generation Artist 2023-25, in summer 2023, Alim made his Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms debut. He performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 with the Sinfonia of London, conducted by John Wilson, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for BBC Television.

Schubert was a prolific composer, and despite his personal struggles, he produced a plethora of works in the late 1820s. His Impromptus were written in the same year as the Impromptus, Op 90, but were not published until 1839, more than a decade after his death. Together with the preceding set, they have become a cornerstone of the piano repertoire.

In 1911, when he was almost 50, Claude Debussy wrote to the composer Edgar Varèse, ‘I love pictures almost as much as music’. In 1905 he began three sets of compositions depicting or conveying a variety of pictures – images. Book 2 of these includes the evocative Poissons d’or (Goldfish). The work is said to be inspired by a painting of two gold-coloured fish on a small Japanese lacquer panel that Debussy owned.

During the 19th Century, the piano reigned for decades as the centre of home entertainment. To accommodate the increasing desire of the masses for proficiency at the piano, books of études were published. These musical exercises were designed to increase strength and dexterity through repetition of a single technique, such as scales. Chopin’s Études, Op 25 were hailed by Robert Schumann as ‘poems in music’. He coined for it the alternate name ‘Aeolian Harp‘ for the notes that evoke the whispers of a celestial harp.


Saturday 15th June 2024

Summer Term and Semester 2 ends

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-06-15T09:00:00Z2024-06-15T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 15 June 2024

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Live Music: Dee Byrne | Outlines (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-18T19:00:00Z2024-06-18T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser who pushes the boundaries of jazz and experimental music.

Dee’s latest Whirlwind release Outlines features her original compositions, with plenty of space for improvisation. The music evolved from a creative experiment: introducing visual art into her composition practice. Out of this, short musical sketches emerged that stood alone as artistic statements. These short statements are ‘Outlines’ – a springboard for this dynamic ensemble to go in new, exciting directions every time.

Byrne has achieved exactly the right balance between composition and improvisation with her intelligent, inventive and often complex themes providing the perfect launch pad for her hand-picked group. Jazz Mann 

Outlines is an album of sharp edges and sudden turns, of staggered motion and harmonic twists, and yet Dee Byrne guides it all into a logical flow—a fluid output that makes its disparate parts snap into place. Best Jazz on Bandcamp July 2023

Dee Byrne alto sax, compositions
Nick Malcolm trumpet
Tom Ward clarinets
Rebecca Nash piano
Olie Brice double bass
Andrew Lisle drums

Presented by Turner Sims in association with Southampton Jazz Club



Thursday 20th June 2024

Menopause Awareness Training (14:00)

14:00 - 15:15
2024-06-20T13:00:00Z2024-06-20T14:15:00Z
Additional Place Info: Microsoft Teams

Visit the Staff Wellbeing SharePoint for more information.

Live Music: Iain Ballamy | Fascinada (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-20T19:00:00Z2024-06-20T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A celebration of five Brazilian musical legends

Renowned saxophonist and ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy shares his lifelong fascination with the vibrant music of Brazil.

Fascinada (or Spellbound) features magical textural improvisations. Each one leads to an original composition created in the spirit of Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Joao Bosco or Hermeto Pascoal.

Iain has spent over 3 decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes. He has strong relationships with musicians around the globe. Iain has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary jazz scene. He has performed as a member of Hermeto Pascoal’s groups during their UK appearances.

Iain is joined by a stellar band. It features extraordinary BBC Young Generation Artist guitarist Rob Luft, long-time collaborator (including Quercus w. June Tabor) lyrical pianist Huw Warren, in-demand bassist Conor Chaplin ( Marius Nest, Emma Rawizc and Laura Jurd), and young percussion powerhouse Will Glaser.

Iain Ballamy tenor saxophone
Rob Luft guitar
Huw Warren piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Will Glaser drums


Tuesday 25th June 2024

Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS

Additional Place Info: Online

In this one day online course (taught over 2 mornings) we will explore how to use R to import, manage and process spatial data.

We will also cover the process of making choropleth maps, as well as some basic spatial analysis.

Finally, we will cover the use of loops to make multiple maps quickly and easily, one of the major benefits of using a scripting language to make maps, rather than traditional graphic point-and-click interface.

Bursaries are available to cover course fees for research staff.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13142

Saturday 6th July 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-07-06T09:00:00Z2024-07-06T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 6-7 July 2024

Sunday 7th July 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-07-07T09:00:00Z2024-07-07T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 6-7 July 2024

Sunday 8th September 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-09-08T09:00:00Z2024-09-08T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Day 8 September 2024

Saturday 14th September 2024

International arrivals and inductions start

Saturday 21st September 2024

New intake arrivals from

Monday 23rd September 2024

Induction and start of Semester 1

Saturday 5th October 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-05T09:00:00Z2024-10-05T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campus

Undergraduate Open Days 5-6 October 2024

Sunday 6th October 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-06T09:00:00Z2024-10-06T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 5-6 October 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-06T09:00:00Z2024-10-06T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 6 October 2024

Wednesday 30th October 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-30T10:00:00Z2024-10-30T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 30 October 2024

Saturday 16th November 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-11-16T10:00:00Z2024-11-16T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 16 November 2024

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