Turning fish and chips into a fine art


Two Fine Art Sculpture graduates Bonny and James Ritchie have taken the UK’s favourite takeaway to a new level.The winners of the 'Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award' at the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, Bonny & James Ritchie, co-owners of Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Glocestershire.

In January 2016 they were crowned champions at the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards for their business, Simpsons. Since then, their Cheltenham-based business has boomed as customers have clamoured to try out their award-winning fish and chips. As reigning champions, they have undertaken a year-long ambassadorial role as spokespersons for the industry. On top of their outreach programmes, they have also made guest appearances on ITV’s This Morning and attracted a lot of exposure via radio interviews. Continue reading

Uncovering alopecia


What does hair loss really mean to people and how does it affect their sense of identity? On 21 June, alumnus Daniel Regan (Editorial Photography BA(Hons) 2006) will present a sensitive and powerful pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) about alopecia (hair loss). Daniel, who now works as a photographer and visual artist, explained what compelled him to work on this project.


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