Comedian, entertainer and novelist Julian Clary’s (BA Drama and English, 1983) debut children’s novel The Bolds launches today! For children aged 8 and above, The Bolds tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bold, who are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and… Read more The Bolds by alumnus Julian Clary launches today!
Clap Hands opens in July I watched a lot of Columbo at Goldsmiths. Not as part of my degree. It was my own extra-curricular activity. Preferable to watching bad cover bands at The Venue on New Cross Road. This was back in the heady days when DVDs were ubiquitous: 2003 – 2006. I must have… Read more Guest Post: Clap Hands
Why ‘Finance Is Personal’ Finance Is Personal: Making Your Money Work for You in College and Beyond gives you the tools to understand what you want, short and long term, to have a rewarding life. How to set plans to achieve that life, to balance what you want now against what you want for the… Read more Guest Post: Finance is personal
My Time at Goldsmiths Vicki Psarias contributes this guest post about her time at Goldsmiths and what she’s been up to now (A LOT!). I studied a BA in Media and Communications for my first degree and an MA in TV Drama, where I wrote and directed a short film Rifts about warring kebab shop owners… Read more Guest Post by Vicki Psarias
Following this year’s successful phone campaign, the Annual Fund Panel met on 26 June to review applications to the fund and decided which projects to support. Of the 26 applications this year, nearly all were supported, while those that did not fit the Annual Fund criteria were encouraged to seek funding from other sources. A total… Read more Annual Fund 2015
The Burning Bride Manoj Kerai contributes this guest post about his time at Goldsmiths and his book The Burning Bride. I’m Manoj Kerai and I was at Goldsmiths from 2006 to 2012. I came to Goldsmiths through clearing with the intention of only staying for one year before transferring to another university. I didn’t know Goldsmiths would change… Read more Guest Post: The Burning Bridge
The Groundnut began in January 2012 as a bi-monthly supper club in south London organised by three friends: Duval Timothy, Jacob Fodio Todd (BA Politics with Economics, 2009) and Folayemi Brown (BA English, 2013). After three years of supper clubs, the Groundnut is launching their first cookbook – a contemporary African cookbook that draws on… Read more The Groundnut Cookbook launches today!
Congratulations to alumna Julia Dahr (MA Screen Documentary, 2014), whose graduate film won the One World Media 2015 Student Award. Her film, Kisilu – I’ll start with myself, was one of four shortlisted for the award. The annual One World Media Awards rewards the most outstanding coverage of developing countries and recognises the critical role of… Read more Alumna wins One World Media 2015 Student Award
My Time at Goldsmiths I arrived at Goldsmiths in 2012 to study for an MA in Writing for Performance. My tutor, John Ginman, asked me straight off whether I was a writer. I hesitated. He said that hesitation was something we could work on. I asked how. By getting you to write, he said. And… Read more Guest Post: My time at Goldsmiths
Call and Response Brighton’s stony shore saw us collect at music college, a roomful of ripped jeans reflected in the tall walls of an old dance studio, nervous silence accompanied by tinny noodling on unamplified electric guitars. Of all the exercises we learnt to enjoy, Call and Response was a favourite: one led improvising through… Read more Guest Post: Call and Response