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Live performance finale for Abertay campus art show

2 October 2014


Abertay University’s Curate the Campus exhibition nears its conclusion with an evening of live performance next Wednesday (8 October).

Curate the Campus invited staff and students at Abertay to showcase their creative talents in any art form – and gave them open access to the university’s buildings.

Staff and students will now put on an evening of live entertainment at the Hannah Maclure Centre, featuring a diverse range of performances including ceilidh music and poetry readings, tango dancing, the Chinese zheng and the Iranian dulcimer. The event is free and open to the public.

Clare Brennan, curator of Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre, said: “Curate the Campus has been a really inspiring exhibition, with over 30 staff and students showcasing their creativity throughout Abertay University.

“The performance evening is another opportunity for our friends, colleagues and students to reveal their creative side – something we might not always see in our day-to-day work with them.

“It’s particularly exciting to hear music from Chinese, Iranian and Scottish traditions, reflecting part of the international make-up of the Abertay University population.”

Dundee Business School PhD student Majid Hajatmand will play the Iranian dulcimer, a stringed instrument played using small hammers. Through the beautiful sounds of the dulcimer he will take the audience on a musical journey as the melody evolves from gentle beginnings to an uplifting crescendo

Professor Vera Kempe from the School of Social and Health Sciences will perform the Argentine Tango with her dancing partner John Newton. The duo will exhibit their technical skill, energy and flair as they react and interpret the melodies and rhythm.

Former lecturer Dawn Wood will read poetry inspired by local nature and her travels to China, and the Abertay Traditional Music and Ceilidh Dance Club will play and sing classic Scottish arrangements.

The performance evening will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 8 October in the Hannah Maclure Centre, on the top floor of Abertay Student Centre. Tickets are free and can be booked by contacting 01382 308324 or

The Curate the Campus exhibition is free and open to the public until Friday 10 October. The exhibition spaces are open 10am-4pm on weekdays and 12-4pm on weekends.


For media enquiries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Manager) – T: 01382 308522 M: 07837 250284 E:

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