On the 10th and 11th July, we hosted our end of award event to celebrate and reflect on the past two years of researching young people and celebrity culture. 22 months, 6 schools, 148 young people, 24 group interviews, 51 individual interviews, nearly 4000 minutes of interview data, 12 celebrity case studies… We couldn’t quite believe the end (or at least the official end) was here….
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Even though we’ve only just finished data collection and have almost a year left on the project, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an end of award event on the 11th July 2014 at Brunel University beginning with a performance and dinner on the evening of 10th for those who can make it. This interactive and participatory event will be an opportunity to share findings and discuss the implications of the research. Confirmed discussants are:
- Dr Anita Biressi (Reader in Media Cultures, Roehampton University) and Professor Heather Nunn (Professor of Culture and Politics, Roehampton University)
- Professor Rob MacDonald (Professor of Sociology/ Deputy Director – Social Futures Institute, Teeside University)
- Geeta Ludhra (Lecturer in Education, Brunel University)
- Bim Adewunmi (journalist and blogger specialising in popular culture, feminism and race: http://www.yorubagirldancing.com/)
- Camilla Stanger (teacher and doctoral student at Goldsmiths, University of London)
- Justin Hancock (sex educator and youth worker http://bishuk.com )
We hope that people will also come along on the evening of 10th July to performance by artist Bryonny Kimmings (who the Guardian called ‘the Pam Ayers of Performance Art’), followed by an optional dinner at a local restaurant. You can find out more and book for this here: https://celebyouthperformance.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking for the conference on the 11th July is now open here: https://celebyouthevent.eventbrite.co.uk
We hope to see you there.