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Monday 16 February 2009

Fantastic News from the budding Artists and Writers featured in the 2009 Aesthetica Annual

The 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Annual is now available through Borders stores nationwide and from the Aesthetica website. The Annual showcases Artworks, short stories and poems from the very best entries to the 2008 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition and those artists and writers featured continue to go from strength to strength. It’s been fantastic to be involved in building the reputations of so many talented people.

I’ve heard some great feedback from numerous competition finalists over the past few weeks and it’s great to see so much success for Creative Works. Here are a few snippets of news on the finalists of the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition.

One of our youngest finalists, Ellen Hayward, still studying for her A Levels, has a piece on her in her local paper. Check it out here

Kate Rudkins has been commissioned by Channel 4 to make a three minute wonder – I’ll be sure to let you all know when to expect the screening and hopefully we can see their ratings soar!

Sonja Benskin Mesher has also had an article on her inclusion in the annual published in her local press, the Cambrian News. You can check out Sonja’s work at www.sonja-benskin-mesher.co.uk and at www.sonja-benskin-mesher.com

Meanwhile, Jennifer Claire has some of her work on display in a gallery in New York (I think! I’m awaiting confirmation), you can take a look at more of her work here

Maria Emilov is in the process of finalising a solo show in London towards the end of March. Again, I’ll let you know when the venue and dates are finalised if you’re in the area and would like to pop along.

Kristine Hughes has been congratulated by Glasgow Metropolitan College, you can read the article on Kristine’s publication here

Mark Wagstaff’s new novel, In Sparta, will be published by Matador (via Troubador Publishing) in March. You can check out further details here

Finally, some of our finalists have been fantastically pro-active and organised a group show at Goldsmiths University in London on 30 March. People who are finalised to be involved are Rod Vincent, Helen Kaminsky, Ewa Kazmierczak, Dorothy Schwartz, and Leslie Tate, as well as Aesthetica’s Campus Ambassador for Goldsmiths Matthew Allcock. I’ll certainly keep everyone in the loop with times and publicity for this, it looks to be shaping up to be a great event!

If you would like to check out the Creative Works from this talented bunch then why not pick up a copy of the Aesthetica Annual? The Annual is available from Borders and from the Aesthetica website. Or why not take advantage of our brilliant combination offer of an Annual subscription to Aesthetica Magazine PLUS a copy of the 2009 Aesthetica Annual for just £21 including UK postage?

Anyway, that’s all for now, except to say that the 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries. If you would like to see your work in print this year please find further details here http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm

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