6th May 2021

A group of Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) students and lecturers have launched a new documentary showcasing their contribution to the Being Human Festival amidst the pandemic.

The documentary, directed and produced by third-year English Literature student Tyson Warren, reflects on an autumn 2020 poetry event held at BGU on the theme of 'plotting new worlds' which featured the 2020 John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize Winner, Isabel Galleymore.

Ideas for the event and documentary sprung from a module in BGU's English department devised by Dr Jonathan Memel called 'Writing the Environment'. This final-year module aims to bring students' understanding of environmental literatures to bear on pressing questions in the environmental humanities today.

You can watch the documentary here:

Find out more about the national festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuByx_myrAY

Information on last year's event at BGU here: https://www.bgu.ac.uk/news/bgu-english-to-plot-new-worlds-in-celebration-of-the-humanities

Student leads for the BGU event: Briony-Rose Wilson, Kaylee Natasha Hempenstall, and Michelle Opolka.

More on Isabel Galleymore: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/fcw/galleymore-isabel.aspx

Twitter: @JGMemel @BGUEnglish @BeingHumanFest @IGalleymore

(Image left: Isabel Galleymore and the cover of her poetry collection, Significant Other, which was the featured text of the event)