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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