11 May 2020

Alumni contribute to LU Arts' programme of activity

Grace Stones and Alex Widdowson are working with LU Arts, the University’s arts programme for students and the community, to provide online activities perfect for lockdown.

Alumna Grace has recently run workshops via Facebook Live. The workshops aimed to help those who tuned in to explore mindfulness through drawing and making.

Grace, who graduated in 2018 with a degree in Fine Art, is currently on a fellowship at the University, funded by ABF.

The first workshop, “Scribble and Focus” is now available online to watch and take part in. The latest workshop “Make and Accept”, will be available soon.

Alumnus Alex Widdowson, an animator and director, will be interviewed by Director of LU Arts, Nick Slater on Sunday 17 May at 4pm. The session will be streamed on Facebook.

Alex, who graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2012, has had his creative talent recognised with two wins at the Royal Television Society’s Student Awards. He won the Judges’ Award for Best Student Film and the award for Best Postgraduate Animation for his animated documentary about Down’s syndrome, Music and Clowns.

Alex specialises in documentaries that represent psychology and neurodiversity. He is also the Festival Programmer for the Factual Animation Film Festival, London, Writer for AnimatedDocumentary.com.

Forming part of the LU Arts creative Media Weekend, Alex will talk about his career and will share knowledge and advice with those who are interested in pursuing a similar career.

Find out more about the Creative Media Weekend and LU Arts.

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