September Events At Millfield

Millfield, BA16 0YD, Street

2 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

September Events At Millfield


2nd September – 12th Oct
Group 7 Exhibition Atkinson Gallery 

Group 7 is a group of Dorset-based artists whose work covers a range of disciplines including printmaking, painting and drawing. Each with a distinctive style, their work is united by the common use of bold and vibrant colours and strong mark making which feature across all the artists’ work. A number of the works have been created specifically for this exhibition, ensuring the art on display covers a range of the most contemporary works produced by the group. Group 7 is made up of artists, Bonnie Brown, Martyn Brewster, Fran Donovan, Peter Symons, Ursula Leach, Michelle Griffiths and Brian Bishop. 

10th September, 7:15pm
Truth and Reconciliation: A First-Hand Perspective with Chris Lubbe
Millfield’s Johnson Hall


At school in South Africa, Chris led students in protest against the unjust system of apartheid and has spent his time since involved in the relentless struggle against discrimination. Chris returns to Millfield to once again share his story. One of hope. One of fighting injustice. One of truth and reconciliation. In the aftermath of apartheid, South Africa changed and key to this was the work done by the truth and reconciliation committee. Chris speaks this evening to share his story and how those difficult conversations took place. 

13th September, 5:30pm
 Talk by a member of the Group 7 Exhibition with Artist Peter Symons



Atkinson Gallery Peter will talk about the development of his work and his collaborative approach to exhibiting with other members of Group 7; South West based artists whose work covers a range of artistic disciplines including printmaking, painting and drawing. Peter studied at the Slade School of Art and Wimbledon College of Art. He works out of his studio in Southbourne in Bournemouth and is a Senior Lecturer at the Arts University Bournemouth.

17th September, 7:15pm
Secrets to Filming Success with Piers Leigh
Millfield’s Johnson Hall


Acclaimed filmmaker Piers Leigh has done work for the BBC Natural History unit, shot drama, docudrama, short films, idents, trailers and viral campaigns, as well as high-end documentaries. In this talk, he will reveal his secrets in producing the best wildlife and travel documentary and explain his kit. Often asked to film in demanding and extreme conditions including deserts, mountains, jungles, open ocean and ice-waterfalls, he is confident shooting from helicopters and planes with minicams and underwater rigs.

19th September, 7:15pm
Synthetic Chemistry as a Tool for Improving Health (Or Fun with Small Molecules!)
with Dr Lorenzo Caggiano
Millfield’s Science Lecture Theatre


Dr Caggiano’s interests are in the rational design and efficient synthesis of novel biologically active compounds, with applications in cancer and other diseases. His group are also interested in the application of organic chemistry to biological systems and have developed a novel method for cell aggregation with potential applications in tissue engineering or as 3D tumour models. The presentation will summarise Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry and relate the research results to his students’ current studies. As a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Bath, he will describe his career path into academia.

7th September, 7:15pm
The Economics of Crime with Mirko Draca
Millfield’s Johnson Hall


An Associate Professor at Warwick University, Mirko Draca is an applied economist who has worked on topics including labour markets, political economy, criminal behaviour and innovation/technology. Some of his recent work has covered questions such as the impact of Chinese import competition on firms in Europe, and how the changing price structure of goods in the economy has affected crime rates. He has previously spoken at the Bristol Festival of Economics and will be speaking on crime and economic incentives.

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