BRENT LOCKED IN: Episode 7

18 June 2020

EPISODE 7: ANDRIA ZAFIRAKOU

Blueprint Collective member Savannah Mullings-Johnson speaks to the Global Teacher Prize 2018 winner and Brent's Alperton Community School art teacher, Andria Zafirakou MBE.

Living on the same street that she grew up on in Kingsbury, Brent, Andria takes us on her teaching journey, from her earliest memory of making art to stepping into eerily quiet school buildings during lockdown.

"Best job ever. Hardest job ever. Most rewarding job ever. You change lives."

Watch the full video here.

BRENT LOCKED IN: A NEW VIDEO SERIES EXPLORING HOW BRENT HAS SHAPED ITS ICONS

How have Brent’s legends been coping during the ongoing pandemic, and what might it mean for their work and practice?

In this new video series, guest hosts from the Blueprint Collective catch up – in a socially distanced way, of course – with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists from across the borough to find out how they’ve been affected and perhaps even inspired by the COVID-19 crisis. Along the way, we dig deeper into our guests’ connections to Brent, discovering what they’ve been reading, watching, hearing and absorbing during this strange and frightening time – and hearing more about how they’re responding.

This forms part of Brent 2020 Unlocked.