The Centre for Culture, Sport and Events (CCSE) has developed from a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and Renfrewshire Council. CCSE will provide a space to undertake collaborative research and development work that has relevance for the Renfrewshire area, nationally and internationally.

The Centre has been set up to conduct research, development, consultancy and knowledge exchange aligned to four key themes:

place-focused cultural regeneration

 arts, cultural diplomacy, and soft power

 

 

sport, cultural events and festivals

 

media, communication and digital cultures.

 

Current Blogs and Tweets

Football is Nothing Without Fans – Football, Theatre & COVID19

Football is Nothing Without Fans – Football, Theatre & COVID19

Football is Nothing Without Fans – Matt Busby Bellshill’s finest football thinker, Matt Busby, predicted the uncanny experience of people watching cultural and sporting events take place in empty spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m currently writing a book about...

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‘Au revoir’ FESTSPACE & CCSE (But Hopefully Not An ‘Adieu’!)

‘Au revoir’ FESTSPACE & CCSE (But Hopefully Not An ‘Adieu’!)

This Thursday, I complete my last day at UWS before I move back to France to start a permanent job as a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Amiens. As I have been a member of CCSE over the last two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow on the FESTSPACE project, I...

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Recovery, Repair, Renewal: Conference Video

Recovery, Repair, Renewal: Conference Video

At the beginning of June, CCSE had the perhaps slightly unexpected pleasure of one again hosting our annual conference virtually. As CCSE Director – Prof Gayle McPherson – pointed out in her opening remarks; at the time of our first virtual outing in May last year,...

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Illuminating a Dark Theatre: Arts, Community, COVID19, Theatre, Cultural Heritage, Culture, Digital

Illuminating a Dark Theatre: Arts, Community, COVID19, Theatre, Cultural Heritage, Culture, Digital

On September 1939, at the start of the start of World War II, the government ordered the closure of all theatres throughout Britain, fearing that large congregations of people would be susceptible to aerial bombardment.  It was quickly realised that theatres were...

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The Centre will build on the University’s local, national and international expertise in these areas, bringing a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to its research enquiries into policy and practice, advancing the production of new knowledge.

Research evidence produced through the Centre will contribute to academic excellence and influence policy makers and practitioners working in culture, sport and events and social policy and change.