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Recipient of half colours from Josephine Butler College, University of Durham, for ‘putting the arts on the map at Butler‘.
Nominated for ‘Best Cultural Volunteering’ Award at Durham University’s Volunteering Awards 2020.
‘Despite [Optica] being the work of young creatives and organisers just starting out, the final pieces are by no means amateur.’
‘Most admirable is the sheer effort and energy invested in Optica by the small, passionate team of people at work both in front of and behind the camera. Although the University might lack a formal Fine Arts programme, its students still harbour a great deal of talent.’
– Florie Moran, Indigo (November 2019)
Winner of The Butler Scholarly Journal’s Creative Writing Competition (March 2019) and published in the academic journal.
‘For Henryk’ ‘beautifully illustrates the difficulty of encountering fragile and traumatic memories‘.
– Iceberg Tales (May 2019)
Eden’s spoken word ‘reminded us of the ghosts that walk our streets: the personalities unseen and the histories unheard… [Her poems] were bold, full and comforting and her meters breathed life and sloshed colour onto those liminal spaces in which ghosts wander‘.
– Lee Mackenzie, is broken (March 2019)
ECO DU: Winner of ‘Best Environmental Initiative’ at Durham Student Volunteering Awards 2020.
For the team behind [Durham University Climate] strike, it’s been a chance to collaborate and realise what can be done as a united front. For students outside this circle, it’s a chance to show you care – within your capabilities – and to join in with holding our institution to account.
– Shauna Lewis, Indigo (November 2019)
Durham’s International Human Rights Conference was covered by Palatinate News.