Guest Post: The Screaming Alice

Veronica Thornton (BEd Art and Design, 1974) taught art throughout southeast London for 30 years and is currently based in Cambridge. She tells us about her time teaching and her first novel The Screaming Alice (rhyming slang for the Crystal Palace). I was inspired to write The Screaming Alice based on my experiences as an art teacher […]

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Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research

Heath Pennington (MA Performance and Culture, 2013) received their second MA in Gender Studies from Central European University in 2018. Their cross-cultural thesis explores affective bonds around belonging and gender amongst BDSM practitioners in London and Budapest. Their interdisciplinary research interests include affect and queer theories; gender and performance studies; and embodiment. Read more about […]

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Reblog: History in fiction – why it matters

Valeria Vescina (MA Creative Writing, 2012) and Amy Sackville (MA Creative Writing, 2008) were invited back to campus to speak at the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre on the topic of ‘Fiction and History’ with reference to their novels.

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Vase of Talos, Jatta Museum, Ruvo di Puglia

Valeria recently wrote about this experience, which you can read on her blog:

Valeria Vescina

Recently, Amy Sackville and I were invited to speak at the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre on the topic of ‘Fiction and History’ with reference to our novels. Amy presented Painter to the King (Granta), where she brings to life Diego Velazequez and the Court of Philip IV of Spain; I spoke about That Summer in Puglia (Eyewear Publishing), to which layers of history and diverse cultures are integral.

The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre is ‘the home of new writing, debate about literature and more’, so the questions from writer and lecturer Ardu Vakil, our interviewer, were duly stimulating. My thanks to Prof. Blake Morrison: it was an honour to be invited to Goldsmiths, having been there years ago as a Creative & Life Writing MA student, and a pleasure to see some of my former tutors, including Ardu. This blog post is in response to requests, on the night…

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Guest Post: HOMAGE

John Mitchell (PG Fine Art, 1980 and PG Art Teacher’s Certificate, 1985) is a multi-media artist currently working on a series of photo-based projects. He also studied BA Drawing and Painting (1978) at Edinburgh College of Art and  MA Education (1991) at the Institute of Education, University of London. His work was recently included in […]

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