Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes by Emma Jackson

This two part podcast by Emma Jackson introduces some of the key themes from an ethnographic study of a London bowling alley. In episode one Emma talks about what is revealed about the social life of the city through turning the lens onto a busy London bowling alley.

Written and presented by Emma Jackson with extra voices by Anamik Saha

Thanks to Michaela Benson for production and technical help, Anamik Saha for reading and Emma Houlton at the Art of Podcast for editing.


‘Practices of belonging, practices of place: Conversations in Film and Research’ is a two-part event, which explores the use of film to tell sociological stories about place and belonging. It marks the final stage of the ESRC project funded project ‘The Choreography of Everyday Multiculture: bowling together?’ .

Date : Weds 8th November 12:30-5:30pm

Venue: Media Research Building 5 screen 1

–  The first part of the event (SOLD OUT- waiting list available) is an afternoon workshop aimed at those interested in video and film methods. It brings together three teams of researchers and film-makers to discuss the process of collaboration and the potential of using film in social research. Registration is required.

Speakers: Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths), Esther Johnson (Sheffield Hallam University), Andy Lee (London College of Fashion), Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths), Ben Rogaly (University of Sussex).

Part 2 – 6pm-8.30pm

Venue: Goldsmiths tba

The second part of the event is a website launch and screening of the film ‘Bowling Together: Portrait of a League’ by Andy Lee and Emma Jackson. This is open to all and will be accompanied by a wine reception.

The event is free. When booking please choose between Part 1 Part 2 ,or both.


Dr Emma Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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