CEN8Heritage: The Elders Project

CEN8Heritage has a new project in the works this year: the Elders Project. With this exciting new prospect, the newsletter interviewed Megan Guest, a first-year Anthropology student and volunteer who is working closely with Ken on the Heritage project. This interview was conducted on October 11th. This project is still in the early stages of…

Welcome Back CEN8Gold!

We would like to begin by welcoming our new volunteers to the CEN8 family and to our old members, great to see you again. CEN8 kicked off the new academic year in September with a very successful Welcome Week. The Goldsmiths’ Volunteers Fair, which took place on 17th October, was also a huge success with…

Student Highlight – Farzana Akram

Women Empowerment: The Path for Righteous Education  by Ana Umpierre Female empowerment and a quest for self-exploration and self-liberation are the aspects that drove Farzana Akram to embark on a journey of discovery and social change. With a goal in mind to change education rights for children and women in Afghanistan, Farzana has worked fervently…

Ellie Asks – Peach Doble, Founder at Jelly Pêche

This month I had the opportunity to interview 21-year-old creative and entrepreneur Peach Doble who runs her own online jewellery brand Jelly Pêche, alongside studying illustration at Kingston University. Peach makes and designs every piece from scratch, supplying individuals with a kaleidoscope of vibrant, colourful jewellery made to order. She specialises particularly in headdresses and…

Where Are They Now? – Alaa Alsaraji

What did you study and when did you graduate? I studied BA Design and graduated June 2016 from Goldsmiths, University of London. What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer? I was part of the art & design team at CEN8, that involved creating sets and costumes with the kids for their performances, leading individual…

Hangouts: Read about Katsute100

In this issue of our ‘Hangouts’ series we’ll be discussing Katsute100 – a Japanese sake, whisky, tea, cakes, antique and modern tableware café. The place in question is located on 100 Islington High Street, near Angel, London N1 8EG. In addition to providing information on the commute for our fellow students, we’ll also be interviewing…

A Year of Achievements

Celebrating a Year of Achievements My name is Mélys Codo, I am a Masters student in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and this year, I have had the chance to volunteer at CEN8 as part of their writing team. My voluntary experience as a writer and reporter was marked with beautiful discoveries,…

There’s Something About Chloe

by Mélys Codo While invigilating the art exhibition My Dreams, My World, Chloe Harrison, 2nd-year Fine Art/ History of Art joint honours student and CEN8 extraordinaire, took the time to reflect with us on her prolific year at CEN8, her aspirations for the future, and how the two are seamlessly interwoven together. Chloe got involved…

Ten tips for finding that Perfect Job!

That same old, mind boggling question: “So… what shall we do, now that we’re done?’ (Oh the joys of being a student!) “Hmmm, I’m not exactly sure, but maybe…” is usually what we end up saying (Indeed, it is hard to put into words exactly what we are thinking of but we have all done…