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Industrial & Automotive Design Degree Show 2010

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What is that ‘Tink’?

YOU MAY be surprised when you see Adam Pritchett’s brain child at this years Foundation art degree show, they look like the illegitimate love children of a sock puppet and a tea cosy, they each have names and personalities but for those of us who don’t know our Monet from our Matisse it takes away some of the pretension that is so often exuded by art exhibits, with their quirky cuteness. Continue reading

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Foundation & Fine Art Degree Show 2010 Gallery

THE 2010 Coventry School of Art & Design degree show opened it’s doors to students’ friends and family on Saturday, where we got to have a look at what final year art and design students have spent much of their final year working on. Continue reading

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‘Keep your cool, but lose it if you must’: Jon Snow’s advice for journalists

JON SNOW has presented Channel 4 News for 21 years.He has worked in television news for more than three decades, always at ITN, but he is also the Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Coventry University.

What he does not know about making TV news and Current Affairs probably is not worth knowing and late last week, Snow passed on the wisdom of his years to young wannabe hacks at Coventry University. Writes John Mair Continue reading

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The success of ‘Life on Mars’ took a lot of failure and rejection

“A WORD in your shell like pal” are the opening and final words of hit series Life on Mars and its successor Ashes to Ashes. Explaining how it had taken seven years from the original idea to production; Executive producer and founder of Kudos, Stephen Garrett, gave an enthralling insight into the world of Television and film production. Writes Sarah Jayne Collins Continue reading

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When Romeo met Juliet

The crew and cast of "When Romeo met Juliet"

THE FIRST episode of “When Romeo Met Juliet”, the Coventry based drama documentary that took 8 weeks to bring two contrasting schools together with Shakespeare, airs on the 4th of June carrying on from where the BBC left off with last years string of programmes based in the city. Continue reading

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Our Tim Makes it Big in Cov

RIGHTY, I’M not quite sure how this is meant to sound, so I’ll stick with my usual funny energetic less formal approach. Mr Mair has asked me to write a piece for CUtoday on how I’ve got myself in the position I am now.

Firstly, for those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Tim Watson; I’m a second year journalism and media student, about to enter my final year. I’m also ‘Our Tim’ off of Mercia, the most successful commercial radio station across Coventry and Warwickshire. Writes Tim Watson

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