A common myth about pursuing a career in the arts is that the success rate is very low, which discourages and prevents a lot of individuals from going into what they love. You wouldn’t expect the girl that’s board folding a t-shirt to have a stellar range of abstract paintings in her bedroom, or that the boy behind the counter at Subway has a three octave vocal range. After speaking to multiple students studying art here at The University of Westminster, they offered insight into their work and the what has inspired them and their own works. In the cluttered art studios located in the Harrow campus, Taylor Ellis (second year digital art), Sarajane Martin (second year painter), Aidan Currie (first year sculpture) and Jenö Davies (first year sculpture) talked about their personal experien
With Christmas in less than two weeks, it is hard not to notice the magical atmosphere all around. Let’s have a look around the city to see how the preparation goes! Reporter: Natalia Sokolowska | Sub-editor: Marta Szymborska Oxford Street is well known worldwide for a lot of things. A lot of shops, a lot of people, a lot of Christmas decorations in October... And while we can find it funny to see all of those lights more than two months before this special day in December, it makes us feel more christmassy while it is already snowless December (again...). It is already fifty-seventh time when we can admire those decorations. This year is special, as each one of the stars can be 'bought' and dedicated to the person we love for 5 pounds- the money goes to charity- the NSP
Healing our minds with art Words: Desta Wondirad, Subeditor: Bea Renshaw Sometimes we let our emotions get the best of us. Depression, anxiety and nervousness can be debilitating, making social interaction incredibly difficult. Our mental heath always seems to come after our physical wellbeing, despite its undeniable importance. In a small but stylish wooden building, in what was previously known as Lowlands Recreation Ground in Harrow, Emily and Ritchie run a “comic creators course”. Its for 19-30 year olds, experiencing anxiety, stress or low mood. This course is part of the nationally funded initiative called Mind in Harrow. I interviewed Emily and Ritchie, and we talked about how art can help people cope with mild mental illnesses.