Whilst The Edge’s doors are temporarily closed due to covid-19, we’re offering online activities, cherishing creativity and marking our birthday from afar. During times like these, valuing how the arts can enrich our lives and enhance our wellbeing feels important.
The Edge opened in 2015 with a formal opening on 11 May by the University’s Chancellor, The Earl of Wessex. Back in 2015 this special event included an evening of music, dance and debate. Over the past five years we’ve invited everyone to enjoy creativity, from opportunities to learn through workshops, classes and knowledge sharing events, to remarkable performances and exhibitions that aim to inspire, encourage play or spark discussion.
2020 has been taking an unexpected shape, yet we’re continuing to deliver creativity to you at home through online programming. From family workshops, wellbeing classes, to creative skills workshops for students and the return of the Visions of Science Art Prize, we hope creativity is providing you with some joy and respite during this difficult time, wherever you are.
In order of appearance, thank you to Ellis Reed, Jake Bird, Victoria Willmott, Xue Ling Boey, Lizzy Cummins, Alex McCarthy, Maria Cristina and Priscila Buschinelli for sharing their answers and stories.
Throughout May we’re collecting memories from our community to tell the story of The Edge.
You can simply share your favourite visit here or in a video, sentence or picture on social media by tagging us and #ShareYourEdge
Life Drawing session with Caragh Savage
Brutalist Playground, Assemble, 2017 photo by Paul Blakemore
Akram Khan, photo by Jean Louis Fernandez
Mariner, 2020 photo by Paul Blakemore
Playing the Picturesque, You & Pea, 2019 photo by Anna Barclay