Category Archives: Chris Al-Aswad Prize

Escape Into Life

At eight cuts gallery, we have always been fans of Escape Into Life, the amazing artists’ and writers’ community brought into being by Chris Al-Aswad, the inspirational young man in whose name we are honoured to hold the Christopher Al-Aswad Prize for … Continue reading

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#TYChris

Shortly after the tragic death of Chris Al-Aswad on July 27 this year, at the age of just 31, a wave of tributes began to build on the internet. On twitter, where Chris, as @escapeintolife – the username of the … Continue reading

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Christopher Al-Aswad Prize Winner

It is an honour to be able to host the first Christopher Al-Aswad Prize for outstanding contribution to breaking down barriers in literature and the arts, held in honour of the brilliant young man who built Escape Into Life. When … Continue reading

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Escape Into Life

 (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Tomorrow is the biggest day in eight cuts gallery’s existence. By a long chalk. And on the eve of the Chris Al-Aswad Prize announcement, it … Continue reading

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Christopher Al-Aswad (re)Prize

 (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) On Friday, we will be announcing the winner of the eight Christopher Al-Aswad Prize. The Christopher Al-Aswad Prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to breaking … Continue reading

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And Other Stories

 (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) We’ve already had a look at the wonderful Peirene Press, shortlisted for the eight cuts gallery literature prize. As proof that this really is the … Continue reading

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#Amwriting

 (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) #amwriting is a hashtag on twitter that brings together tousands of writers on twitter into a sharing, supportive, creative community. Its highly informal origins have … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Gives Back

 (We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) The arts community does some incredible works outside of and alongside its artistic day job. One of the most striking this year has been 100 … Continue reading

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Sabina England

Sabina England is a deaf punk woman, and as each of those things she is an outstanding role model. But to reduce her to any or even all of those things would be a travesty. She is one of the … Continue reading

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The Fiction Project

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Welcome to the second of our Chris Al-Aswad Prize shortlisters. I was first put onto The Fiction Project on twitter by the wonderful Cameron Chapman. The Fiction … Continue reading

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