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

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

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… Read more Guest Post: The Screaming Alice

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… Read more Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research

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