The Evolution of Grinchmas by Hazel Meades

It’s come to that time of year where we drag out the tinsel, carols and over-watched festive films. However, with the advent of reboots this advent, there’s a cinematic addition to an old family favourite. How does this new Grinch compare to his previous incarnations? Despite my childhood fondness of Dr Seuss books (I have…

Where Are They Now – Melys Codo

What did you study and when did you graduate? I completed a Masters in Media and Communications, and I graduated in December 2017. What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer? During my time at CEN8, I was in charge of reporting and writing about CEN8 activities. I had the opportunity to interview professionals from…


To everyone who supported us at yesterday’s bake sale.  We raised a whopping £101 for our CEN8Kids Art Club. Here’s a taster (see what I did there?) of the day!!  Thanks to our brilliant bakers: Nicole, Tasmin, Hazel, Giulia, Ruba and Emmy as well as Bronwyn for this video and Hazel for the music behind…

Great Day at Goldsmiths’ Volunteer Fair

After a brilliant day at the Volunteer Fair, we’re looking forward to working with some super talented and creative Goldsmiths students this year!   Thanks to Corrine, Jodie and Casey for helping out at the Fair and a special thanks to new CEN8Gold volunteer Christy for some fab photos!

CEN8’s Success at Welcome Week

What a fantastic start to the new academic year!  CEN8 registered 170 potential new volunteers at this year’s Welcome Week.  We look forward to working with them all. Huge thanks to current volunteers Eliza and Jodie whose support was as always invaluable!

The Book Club: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Review by Helena Barrell History of Wolves is an unusual coming-of-age novel, partly due to its teenage narrator Linda, who has been brought up by her parents on an abandoned hippie commune in the backwoods of northern Minnesota. Linda is an outsider at school, where she is commonly referred to as a ‘Commie’ or ‘Freak’….

Exhibitions We’re Excited About | June ’18

We hope you’re enjoying that glorious sunshine and making the most of these extra long days! Another month is here and we’ve rounded up the best exhibitions to see, before popping out again and taking in that sun!   The Cass Schools Degree Show [22 Jun 2018 – 5 Jul 2018] “This year’s free exhibition…

Let’s Talk About… What a Year it’s Been.

By Danielle Desouza What a year 2018 has been Going into 2018, I had huge hopes. I hoped I would get a first in my second year overall, I hoped I would raise my funds to climb Kilimanjaro and above all, I hoped I would somehow manage to get the History society to take off….

Exhibitions We’re Excited about | May ’18

Another month, another round of incredible art! Block Universe 2018 [26 May 2018 – 3 Jun 2018] “International performance art festival Block Universe returns to London for its fourth edition beginning on Spring Bank Holiday Weekend (26 May to 3 June 2018) with a 9-day programme of performances, workshops, talks and film screenings.” Read more…

Articles We’re Loving | May ’18

There’s nothing better than London in the sunshine! It’s the best time to grab a good book or those articles you’ve bookmarked and have a lazy read in the sun! So, with that in mind, we’ve found 3 great articles for you to do just that:   In ‘The rise and fall of the illustrated…