Morley Gallery’s first exhibition of the year, “Belonging” by Woon Foundation Prize-winner Joy Labinjo, picked up quite a bit of attention online, with lots of discussion on social media. But the most exciting coverage for the exhibition came from The Voice and Alt-Africa, both of which ran full-length interviews with Joy and discussed her inspirations, artistic vision, and motivations. Both pieces also provided detailed information about the events surrounding the exhibition, such as the reading room supported by Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library, as well as general information about the history of the College. See The Voice’s coverage here, or read Alt-Africa’s interview here.
International Women’s Day also earned us some attention, in large part because the Women’s Leadership Network returned to us for their annual conference. Media partners FE Week ran a news piece to raise awareness of the conference, highlighting the conference’s theme of Releasing Talent. Tied in to International Women’s Day, we were also name-checked in Where London? Magazine, where our collection of mosaics of pioneering local women featured as part of their “Women in Charge” feature (Women in Charge - Where London Magazine). The mosaics also feature in Women’s London, a new guide book by historian Rachel Kolsky that highlights the sites and landmarks of London that are associated with great women.
Love Lambeth and Lambeth Talk have both featured us recently as well, in coverage of the new decorative lighting being installed on the Westminster Bridge Road railway bridge. Part of the Westminster Bridge Road Regeneration Project, the new lighting is designed to transform the dingy space under the bridge into an attractive place that can be admired by both the local community and visitors alike, and was designed in a collaborative effort that saw us working with Oasis South Bank Academy, Oasis Johanna Primary, and Lambeth Council. The lights have now been launched so feel free to check them out! Or check out the Love Lambeth story here.
Lastly, we appeared in a number of retrospective articles covering different aspects of our history. BBC Music Magazine looked back at the life of Michael Tippett, including the historical context for A Child of Our Time, which was composed and performed during his time as Director of Music at the College (Michael Tippett - BBC Music Magazine). Meanwhile, Apollo Magazine reflected on artist Edward Bawden, whose Canterbury Tales-inspired mural was created to decorate our Refectory space (Edward Bawden - Apollo Magazine). And Discover Britain Magazine celebrated the bicentenary of The Old Vic with an overview of its history, including the role Emma Cons played in repurposing the theatre to host the meetings, recitals and penny lectures that would eventually lead to our foundation (The Old Vic - Discover Britain Magazine).
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