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The University of Southampton

Arts and Environment at New College

Published: 1 February 2002

An illustrated talk by Sue Clifford, Director of Common Ground will be held at the University of Southampton's New College next Wednesday (6 February) as part of the Golden Jubilee Arts lectures series.

The lecture 'Music, People, River' is the fourth in the series of 15 weekly lectures entitled 'Arts, Architecture, Community'. The lectures are aimed at increasing awareness of the part that the arts and architecture can play in everyday life and the different approaches of artists, art organisations and architects to issues of regeneration and development in a rapidly changing society.

Common Ground is an organization nationally known for its unique role in linking the arts with the environment and the everyday and encouraging people's positive involvement in their own localities.

During the past 3 years Common Ground, based in Shaftesbury, has been involved in organizing a major project with local communities along the length of the River Stour, encouraging their participation in creating and performing all kinds music around the theme of the river and water in their lives.

Notes for editors

  1. The lecture takes place at 7.30pm Wednesday 6 February, at New College, The Avenue. Admission is free and all are welcome.
  2. The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship. The University, which celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2002, has 20,000 students and over 4,500 staff and plays an important role in the City of Southampton. Its annual turnover is in the region of £215 million.
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