A Queen’s School alumna was invited to take part in the Chester WOW (Women of the World) Festival at the weekend.
Ayesha Tan-Jones ‘11 talked as part of the WOW Bites sessions at the new StoryHouse on Sunday. She spoke about the importance of reconnection back to nature, our spirit and lost wisdom through art, music and magic.
Ayesha has had tremendous success since leaving The Queen’s School in 2011, graduating from Central Saint Martins with a first call honours in Fine Art and being awarded a residency from Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. She is currently working on an exciting sculpture commission that will be displayed in London later this year.
Her first solo show in London saw her showcase her largest film project to date, a feminist sci-fi film tackling the important issue of climate change and air pollution. She worked with The Body Shop on their 2016 campaign highlighting climate change and activism, was chosen among 135 other influential London based creatives for this month's issue of i-D magazine, and as if that wasn’t enough, is featured in this month’s British Vogue for her creative political activism. She is certainly excelling in her career and we are very proud she came back to Chester for this special event.
Our sixth formers were also instrumental in creating the line-up for the weekend's festival after they took part in a 'think-in' event with StoryHouse earlier this year.