Early Career Researcher Development Week

The School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, with the School of Education and the University of Glasgow, has held symposium under the topic ‘Performing Languages and Languaging Performance’. This event took place from the 5th to the 10th of September, 2016.

The Opening Ceremony was steered by Dr. Kwashie Kuwor who gave a brief history on last year’s event. This was followed by a welcome and inaugural speech by the Acting Dean, School of Performing Arts, Professor Kofi Agyekum, his words of wisdom, especially drawn from his own personal life were inspiring and it set the tone for the day. He took the opportunity to welcome his Colleagues from the University of Glasgow, UK. He stated that the workshop was going to run for three years and that this was the second year.

Professor Alison Phipps, The Principal Investigator and Head of the Research Team of the University of Glasgow also spoke on the relevance of arts; using poetry to describe in detail the purpose and merits of this year’s workshop to both parties. Prof. Alison Phipps took the opportunity to introduce her colleagues by giving them the opportunity introduce themselves in their mother tongues and translating them for the audience. Mr. Gameli Tordzro, the Artistic Director of Pan African Arts Scotland spoke on the relevance of the workshop and refreshed the minds of the audience with some sweet soothing master class poems.

A performance by The Association of Students of Performing Arts got the audience nodding to the tunes as they danced. The performance included ‘Adowa’ dance and a song to compliment the dance. Ayuba Huud, a student of the School of Performing Arts performed a poetry master peice.