New Girl in the City|Part 2

By Promita Guha HOME “This place isn’t home and I need some fresh air before I lose my sanity!”, thought the New Girl who had just had a really bad day at school. Last minute nerves had seeped in and made her deliver what could safely be termed as the worst presentation in the history…

Hangouts: The Breakfast Club

In this Hangouts entry I’ll be recommending a brunch place, where you can have breakfast at any time during the day: the Breakfast Club. It’s a family business with brunch, lunches, evening meals and an excellent selection of coffees, smoothies, cocktails and beers. A brunch that has a lot of impressive achievements: a three star…

A History of Magic: Where Fantasy Meets Reality

By Hayati Rahman A stone’s throw from King’s Cross Station, where the fictional Hogwarts Express transports young wizards and witches to their magical academy, the realms of fantasy and reality collide. The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library provides insight into various aspects of magic and witchcraft from around the…

Ellie Asks – Ufuk Bahar, Founder & Managing Director at Urbanist Architecture.

This month, ‘Ellie Asks’ guest interviewer, Layla Pacha, talked to Ufuk Bahar, the Founder and Managing Director of Urbanist Architecture, one of the London’s top rated architecture practices. What’s your job title and how would you describe your role? I am the founder and the managing director of Urbanist Architecture. My role includes creating architectural solutions that are recognisably different…

Dani’s Dilemma #8: What’s so perfect about perfectionism?

I have struggled with perfectionism my whole life. For those who are unaware of what perfectionism is, it is essentially the desire for perfection. Characteristics of people with perfectionism are that they set unrealistic expectations and are over-critical in regards to any task they carry out. For some, perfectionism does not count as an illness….

CEN8Heritage is looking for researchers!

Last month, we introduced our new CEN8Heritage project, My Dreams, My World: The Elders Project. As we are at the beginning stages, we are opening our doors to student volunteers who would like to take part in this new and exciting project. If you are interested in applying your skills in research and videography as…

Dani’s Dilemma #7: How to be Awkward and Own it

I am literally one of the most awkward people you will ever meet. I don’t know how to hug and my palms always decide to sweat profusely when I have to shake someone’s hand. To all my fellow awkward readers, welcome to the gang. Instead of hating your awkwardness, it is time to embrace it….

Ellie Asks – Yukai Du, Illustrator and Animator.

This month guest interviewer, Layla Pacha, talked to Yukai Du. A UK-based illustrator and animator, and a Central Saint Martins graduate. She’s worked with a variety of clients: Adobe Systems, TED Talks, WeTransfer, Facebook, NY Times, CNN, BBC, The Guardian and LUSH Cosmetics. What’s your job title and how would you describe your role? Illustrator and animator….

Where Are They Now? – Lucy Sharpe

What did you study and when did you graduate? I studied BA Design and graduated in July 2016. What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer? Rachel, my lovely flatmate in halls, told me about CEN8. I was there from freshers until second year. I started off designing some business cards and leaflets and in…

Student Highlight – Anita Grey

Our brilliant volunteer, Anita, recently showcased her Final Show at Goldsmiths: a reflection on how the advancement of technology has affected the way consumers view and buy fashion. Anita explored the idea of ‘3D Digital Fashion’ in her exhibition, and how big fashion houses have made the most of the technology. Anita Grey Russian Federation,…

Dani’s Dilemma #6 Mixed Race and Proud

Mixed race and proud; that is something which I would not have dreamt of saying two years ago. In terms of race, I am half English and half Indian. My dad was born in Kenya, to Indian parents and my mum and myself, London. I have always struggled with accepting my ethnic mixing. I never…

New Girl in the City by Promita Guha

Lost… “Excuse me sir, I have been wandering the airport for the past half an hour, but I just can’t seem to find my luggage. ” That was the beginning of the journey of a new girl in the city. Well, for those wondering, she did find her precious luggage in a corner where she…