Guest Post: Don’t Follow the Wind – book out by alumnus Jason Waite

On the 10th anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster, Don’t Follow the Wind, a book co-edited by curator Jason Waite, was released. Jason (MA Art and Politics, 2010) wrote to Goldsmiths with an update on his latest project.   Jason is part of the eponymous collective of artists and curators working with residents displaced… Read more Guest Post: Don’t Follow the Wind – book out by alumnus Jason Waite

Guest Post: Alumni Podcast Episode ‘Being Dyslexic at Goldsmiths’

“Our Goldsmiths experience allowed us a world we never deemed possible” – how a dyslexia diagnosis while studying at Goldsmiths changed our lives. Created by Michelle Adams (BA Education, Culture and Society, 2017), the podcast The Catmaste Chronicles explores well-being, entrepreneur journeys and pets. In Episode 37, Michelle is joined by fellow Goldsmiths alumnus Solomon Smith… Read more Guest Post: Alumni Podcast Episode ‘Being Dyslexic at Goldsmiths’

Guest Post: Alumnus Ian Mitchell releases latest album – Clarinet and Strings

Ian Mitchell (BMus Music, 1979) is a Clarinettist and Director of Gemini, a chamber ensemble. In March, Gemini released Clarinet and Strings and Ian wrote to Goldsmiths with an update on this latest project. From its very beginning in 1974, Gemini has commissioned composers in a variety of styles and programmed works and composers that… Read more Guest Post: Alumnus Ian Mitchell releases latest album – Clarinet and Strings

Guest Post: ‘Something I Should Know’ by alumna Siobhan Kalli

Siobhan Kalli is a writer and Goldsmiths alumna (MA Children’s Literature, 2019). After graduating in English and Linguistics (BA) from the University of Nottingham, she completed a PGCE at Keele and taught English GCSE and A level in the UK. Siobhan also taught English in Greece and worked as an editor in an ELT publishing… Read more Guest Post: ‘Something I Should Know’ by alumna Siobhan Kalli

Royal China Group launch fundraising initiative to support students at Goldsmiths

Cantonese restaurant group Royal China has donated over £12,000 from proceeds raised from selling Year of the Ox food boxes during Lunar New Year to raise money for Goldsmiths students in need of financial support. The idea for this fundraising initiative came from Lin Zhang, Goldsmiths alumna from the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.… Read more Royal China Group launch fundraising initiative to support students at Goldsmiths

Guest Post: Poetry Anthology ‘Life’s Lines’ by Tony Mitchell

Tony Mitchell completed his Teaching Certificate at Goldsmiths in 1957 and went on to teach in secondary schools and become a Senior Lecturer training teachers until 1987. He is now retired and lives between Bath and Bristol. Tony has recently self-published ‘Life’s Lines’ a poetry anthology of over 100 poems reflecting on his life in… Read more Guest Post: Poetry Anthology ‘Life’s Lines’ by Tony Mitchell

Guest post: Thomas McMullan debut novel published by Bloomsbury

Thomas McMullan is a writer, critic and journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Observer, Times Literary Supplement, Frieze and BBC News, and has been published in 3:AM Magazine, Lighthouse and Best British Short Stories. He has worked with visual artists, game studios and theatre companies in London, Amsterdam, Beijing and Los… Read more Guest post: Thomas McMullan debut novel published by Bloomsbury

Alumnus donation helps launch ‘Creating Queer Histories Fund’

Alumnus Geoff Hardy (Education with English, 1974) and his partner Peter Roscoe have recently made a substantial donation to the Goldsmiths Centre for Queer History to launch a new ‘Creating Queer Histories Fund’. The Fund will support student research into queer history, as well as encourage projects that promote wider public engagement with queer histories.… Read more Alumnus donation helps launch ‘Creating Queer Histories Fund’

Guest Post: QC at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

Jennifer Allen, known professionally as Quilla Constance (abbreviated to QC), is a British contemporary artist, lecturer and curator, and studied an MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2006. QC’s interdisciplinary practice has shown widely in the UK and overseas, at venues including Camden Arts Centre, Zabludowicz Collection, ICA, Freud Museum, The RA, Jerwood Arts and… Read more Guest Post: QC at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern

Guest Post: ‘Surfing the Asian Wave’ by alumnus Steve McGinnes

Steve McGinnes (BA Anthropology and Communication Studies, 1994) is a writer, speaker and business leader. He tells us about what he’s been up to and his recently published book, Surfing the Asian Wave: How to survive and thrive in the new global reality. I’m a world ‘expert’, business leader, speaker and TV Pundit – all… Read more Guest Post: ‘Surfing the Asian Wave’ by alumnus Steve McGinnes