Inspired Festival Stories

These artists, actors, designers, writers and musicians have responded positively and creatively to unprecedented challenges. They have demonstrated outstanding ingenuity and adopted new ways of working, with inventive ideas evolving from a range of disciplines. Nurtured in the region, the Inspired Festival now brings our graduates to a global audience. We are proud to offer this platform to share their inspiring work.

Lydia Bell

Altered State of Consciousness

Lydia Bell is a final year BA (Hons) Art and Design student and Birmingham-based artist.

Bethany Cogley

Elevate Media: Social Media Marketing Agency

Bethany Cogley is a final year BA (Hons) Media and Communications student, creating and running a marketing agency for her final year project.

Fay Butler

Modern Muses

Fay Butler is a final year BA (Hons) Illustration student whose final project focuses on influential women.

Sarah Martindale

Empty Wellies

Sarah Martindale is a final year BA (Hons) Photography student with a final project inspired by the Welsh farming industry.

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Inspired 2023

See the wonderful work of last year's Arts, Design and Media students, and find out how they made their creations.

Read the stories

Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. 

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