SU Arts Discover

SU Arts Discover is a new online workshop series bringing you creative and artsy workshops to get involved every week.

SU Arts Discover is a new online workshop series bringing you creative and artsy workshops to get involved every week. Each week has a different creative theme, be it art, dance, film or craft (and more!). All workshops are free to join, just sign up to each session below.

If you have any ideas of workshops that aren’t listed below we’d like to hear from you! Contact us on and tell us your ideas. For more info on what’s on elsewhere around the SU click here

SU Arts Discover: Filmmaking Workshops

Monday 15th March, 6-7 (Approx. Finish) - Intro to Filmmaking
Monday 22nd March, 6-7 (Approx. finish) – Shooting to Edit & Editing Tips
Monday 29th March, 6-7 (Approx. finish) – Intro to Lighting

SU-Arts are excited to offer a series of film workshops with filmmaker Mark Barton completely FREE!

Mark Barton has been in 'the movies' since 1973 when he shot his first super 8 film, entitled The Man From Mars. Starting as a runner Mark worked up to the position of camera operator filming on a variety of programs both broadcast and corporate. Spending several months at Aardman Animations, as Nick Parks studio assistant Mark was proud to work on the following classic Aardman TV adverts: 'On/Offable" Heat Electricity (with Terry the Tortoise), 'Stick it on your Spoon' Tate and Lyle Golden syrup with Spike Milligan, and ''Rollercoster' Cadburys Crunchie.

Mark has since been an academic technical instructor in Film and Drama, teaching the new generation of film makers, whilst obtaining his Masters degree in Film and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Mark has executive produced over 3000 student films. Mark continues to teach film and loves it, and has found that his passion for super 8 and 16mm is being called upon having supplied vintage cine cameras and projectors to both the BBC NHU and Netflix Sex Education series. 

There are three exciting workshops to be a part of!

Monday 15th March, 6-7 (Approx. Finish) - Intro to Filmmaking – Types of filmmaking, movie, documentaries and the principles, including looks at the best examples of great filmmaking. Sign up HERE

Monday 22nd March, 6-7 (Approx. finish) – Shooting to Edit & Editing Tips - talking about thinking ahead to the editing process; extra film for cutting, marking the film with a sound clapper.  How to edit effectively, the best tips to achieve this and how to plan your editing. Sign up HERE

Monday 29th March, 6-7 (Approx. finish) – Intro to Lighting - How to light for filming, top tips and what to avoid. Different lighting for different genres/moods. Sign up HERE

SU Arts Discover: Movement Workshop

Wednesday 17th March, 6-7:30pm

Join movement director and choreographer Jasmine Ricketts for a creative movement workshop and delve into a toolbox of techniques to get your energy up, your creativity sparked, and leave you feeling good.

Whether you’re an aspiring actor, dancer, choreographer or director, or just love to get moving, this workshop will allow you to ground, relax, and strengthen your body, as well as provide an opportunity to explore and create movement in a supportive environment.

Jasmine is a Movement Director, Choreographer and Community Facilitator. She holds a BA in Drama from the University of Exeter and an MA in Choreography from Laban, and was a 2017/18 cohort member of New Adventures Dance Company’s dance artist development programme ‘Overture’. Jasmine loves working with all kinds of bodies in different spaces. Often working in opera, as well as theatre and film, she collaborates closely with directors to bring the physical world of a production to life. Highlights include English National Opera’s ‘Paul Bunyan’ and ‘The Day After’, as well as working with fantastic organisations such as Eastside Educational Trust to help young people unlock their creative voices.

To sign up for this event click HERE

SU Arts Discover: Tom Morris Q&A Session

Thursday 25th March, 7-8pm

Join us to meet Tony Award winning director Tom Morris OBE, Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic, to talk all things theatre and performance. He'll be chatting with SU President Franci about the Bristol Old Vic shows currently available as part of The Favourites Box Set, how you can forge a career in the arts industry, and what the future holds for the creative industries. Bring your questions to grill this powerhouse of British theatre!

To buy The Favourites Box Set Pass for the hugely discounted rate of £2.50 click HERE.

Tom Morris is Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic and has been Associate Director of the National Theatre since 2004. He was the Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre from 1995 to 2004 and has worked widely as a journalist, broadcaster and freelance writer, producer and director.

Productions at Bristol Old Vic include Cyrano, Touching The Void (Bristol, West End and UK and International Tour), The Grinning Man (Bristol and West End), Swallows and Amazons (Bristol, West End and UK tour), Juliet and Her Romeo, The Crucible, King Lear, Handel’s Messiah and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also worked with Scottish opera, English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera New York. In 2011 he won a Tony Award for this production of War Horse at the National Theatre.

Tom has served on the boards of Punchdrunk and Complicite, of which he is currently chair, has honorary doctorates from UWE and Bristol University, and an OBE for services to Theatre.

To sign up for this event click HERE