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Christmas is about many things. The food, the music, the partying, the presents… but let’s all be honest: Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the decorations. Getting all trimmed up is one of my favourite things about Christmas, because it allows me to really unleash my creative side. That comes in handy when thinking about trimming up on a budget as most students have to. Here are some quick and easy decoration ideas! The Book Tree My most favourite part of Christmas decorations has always been the tree. You can pick up a cheap false tree for under £10,…

Anna Selbmann is a second year student at Bangor University studying Marine Vertebrate Zoology, it could therefore be considered quite surprising that in her spare time she enjoys nothing more than crafting, in particular creating paper crafts. All year round Anna is on the lookout for interesting paper and collects it for her crafting projects. Most of the crafting work is completed in a few concentrated weeks when Anna is home from University. Together with her mother Anna is able to create wonderful handmade items which range from handmade and bound books, to decorative stars for the Christmas period. Anna’s…

The student Christmas market has become an annual event at the university. Past markets have seen huge success, with over 1,500 visitors attending last year. The markets aren’t all about buying and selling though, there is also live music and dancing to keep you entertained whilst you browse. The B-Enterprising team are the masterminds behind the Christmas Markets and they describe the markets as ‘an excellent chance to develop your enterprise skills and earn money at the same time!’ If you’re completing the Bangor Employability Award consider that another reason to take part, as you would gain 15xp for running…

Wendy and Peter By Ana Victoria   She sat up high in her room, ‘Twas just her and the warming sun And tiny flowers of cherry bloom And she loved each and every one… She’s been up there for so long, I bet she forgot how to feel Heartbroken but she carried on, Never questioning is it real. The nearby train shook the windows As I screamed over the fence, ‘Darling you’ll be alright, Let’s leave this town in past tense. Let’s leave this town for a while, See everything you want to. It will be just…

Books & Quills ‘Poetry by Prescription’ By Eleanor Hirst I think that it is safe to say poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea. For most people, it naturally just reminds them of copiously analysing Carol Ann Duffy at GCSE level, and wanting to burn these anthologies after a year of your teacher gushing over reading out overtly lesbian-toned stanzas. Nevertheless, poetry is not easy to engage with. When you combine poetry with surrealism; it is not the easiest of poetry genres to identify with for the general public. Books & Quills hosted Poetry by Prescription to precisely address this…

As part of Creative Corner, every week SEREN will look at the life of a famous artist. This week we turn to Roy Lichtenstein. ———— Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York on October 27th 1923. The son of upper class Jewish parents, he first became interested in art at school, where he took drawing up as a hobby. In his youth he would visit the Apollo Theater in Harlem, drawing portraits of the Jazz musicians that performed. Lichtenstein left New York to study art at Ohio State University. His studies became disrupted however by the Second World War, where…

As part of Creative Corner, every week SEREN will look at the life of a famous artist. This week we turn to Lucian Freud. ———— Freud was born in Berlin on 8th December 1922, a grandson of famed neurologist Sigmund Freud. Alongside his Jewish parents, Freud moved to London in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism, which would later take over the country during the Second World War. He studied briefly at London’s Central School of Art, before continuing his studies at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, Dedham, and later Goldsmith’s College from 42-43. The same…

As part of Creative Corner, every week SEREN will look at the life of a famous artist. This week we turn to Tracey Emin. ————- Emin was born a twin on 3rd July 1963, in Croydon, London. She grew up in Margate, where her father owned the town’s Hotel International. When the business failed, the family suffered a severe decline in their standard of living. This harsh upbringing, including her rape at the age of 13, and abortion at 18, would later become an influence on her artwork, which is usually autobiographical and confessional. Emin studied fashion at the Medway…

As part of Creative Corner, every week SEREN will look at the life of a famous artist. This week we turn to L.S Lowry. ——- Laurence Stephen Lowry was born on November 1st, 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire, where his childhood was said to be difficult .He made few friends at school, and struggled to connect with his parents. They envied their friends ‘three splendid daughters’, as oppose to their ‘one clumsy boy’. 1905 saw Lowry securing a place at the Manchester Municipal College of Art, where he studied under the celebrated French Impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette. In 1909, due to…

Paintings by Jonathon Spencer Snow by Siobhan Donaghy Blank – despite its harmless appearance it’s touch is bitter as it melts defencelessly. Nature’s naked innocence exposing itself to protect the bare fingers of the trees, glistening. Like a resting traveller by Siobhan Donaghy stooping wearily in an abandoned doorway, it arrives in the dead of the night leaving nothing but a sodden leaf in the wind. Photographs By Jecelyn Latimer Storm Clouds by Emily Bygrave Bruised, the sky frowns as lightning licks the streets; thunder snapping at my heels. The Road by Emily Bygrave The road stretches towards me…