The Shining: Book vs Film a Review by Hazel Meades

Tis’ the season of damp pumpkins. The days are getting darker and leaves are starting to fall. As Halloween approaches what better time is there to look over this 1980s classic? Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror film has seeped into modern culture to the point of parody (e.g: that Simpsons Halloween episode). The pop-cultural osmosis is…

New Girl in the City – The Final Chapter

By Promita Guha Here’s the final update on the New Girl’s experience of London after she arrived from West Bengal to study for her Master’s at Goldsmiths. In the first article of the series, we learned about the New Girl’s initial impression of London, before we then saw her grow closer to her flatmates in the second instalment, and enter…

The Book Club – Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Review by Helena Barrell In her sixth novel, Hot Milk, Deborah Levy manages to capture the most mundane of everyday events and transform them into eye-catching analogies and symbols through her strange and beautiful prose. The novel begins when the narrator, 25-year-old Sophia Papastergiadis, drops her laptop on the concrete floor of a beach bar….

Let’s Talk About… Being Single, But Not Alone

In this month’s ‘Let’s Talk About’, Dani discusses the societal pressures around being part of a couple, and why there is a stigma surrounding being single. With Valentine’s Day still being fresh in people’s minds, what better topic to discuss than love? On Valentine’s Day, being single can feel like the worst thing imaginable. However,…

New Girl in the City: Part 3| A Call

By Promita Guha “Where on earth have you been? I have been calling you for an hour!” The New Girl had been in her first fight with a flatmate and she needed her mother to hear her out. In times like these, the five and a half hours’ time difference rarely struck her mind. A…

Let’s Talk About… New Year, New Me

Welcome to our newest series, ‘Let’s Talk About…’ where Dani tackles the everyday issues everyone, including  you and I, might face. In this month’s edition, Dani works through the pressures that come with the turn of a new year. Making goals, working on resolutions and understanding that, maybe, at the end of the day we…

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CEN8Gold 2017 Round-Up!

CEN8Gold has had an incredible 2017 with 115 volunteers working with CEN8 to make it one of our most successful years yet.  Out of these, 110 current Goldsmiths’ students gave us their time and skills, whilst five alumni still regularly volunteer for us. We had 30 student volunteers clocking up volunteering hours for their Higher…