Cats – the movie: a response by Anne- Louise Fortune

Cats was always doomed to receive a mauling from the critics from the moment the trailer was released in late summer 2019. This was always going to be a difficult adaptation. It’s a movie version of a musical with no spoken dialogue, and that’s based on a book of nonsense verse published seemingly to amuse…

Javeria Khan’s New Collection is here!

This is the beautiful new collection by Khatepoesh, Qamash designed by Javeria Khan a CEN8 volunteer and Masters’ student at Goldsmiths, University of London.    

Where Are They Now – Shine Lu

What did you study and when did you graduate? MA in Media and Communications and I graduated in December 2018 What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer? I did work for social media communication and was in charge of the Instagram account. What was the most useful thing you learned by being a volunteer?…

The Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

a Book Review by Isabelle Feilchenfeldt The Purple Hibiscus is one of the most beautiful yet haunting books I have ever read. Its protagonist is Kambili, 15, a young teenage girl who lives in post-colonial Nigeria in the late 1960s, together with her brother Jaja, 17, her mother Beatrice and her father Eugene. Even though…

Upcoming Exhibition!!!!

We’re delighted to announce that on Saturday 28th March we are launching an exhibition that celebrates Petronella’s life and works. This will be held in the Special Collections section of the library at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Details to follow! For now, here’s the creative team working on curating the event.

Where Are They Now – Danielle Desouza

What did you study and when did you graduate? I studied History and I graduated in July 2019. What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer? I started off as a helper at the music workshops on Saturday mornings, during my first year at university (2016). Then, I switched to writing a column for the…

Persuasion by Jane Austen – a Review by Isabelle Feilchenfeldt

For anyone who enjoys a classic love story between a smart young heroine and her suitor, I would recommend any one of Jane Austen’s novels. For me she is one of the greatest authors of all times, writing about independent women when this was very uncommon. Whilst her most famous novel is Pride and Prejudice…

New Year’s Eve Traditions by Isabelle Feilchenfeldt

NEW YEAR’S EVE TRADITIONS It’s that time of the year again. Christmas has just passed, and New Year’s Eve is approaching. And whilst fireworks are fairly typical all across the world, many countries have their own New Year’s Eve traditions. Whilst Brazilians colour code their underwear, Germans melt their lead and the Spaniards eat their…