A reunion has been held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Concrete, the independent student newspaper at the University of East Anglia.
Around 40 former ‘Concretians’ gathered at the basement bar of the 230 Club in Soho, from some of the founding fathers of 1992 to the new breed of 2002.
Many former Concrete editorial team members and contributors now work in the media in some shape or form.
Among those who attended the reunion were Peter Hart, editor of Live and Kicking magazine, Sam Richards, acting editor of Playstation 2 magazine, Matthew Doyle, press officer for the Labour Party, Graham Diggines of the Edinburgh Evening News and Katie Crockett of the Evening Standard.
Norwich Evening News reporter Caroline Jenkinson, who helped organise the event, said: “The reunion night was a great success. On a personal note, it was wonderful to see some old faces again.
“I had a real ‘This is Your Life’ moment when a friend that I hadn’t seen for seven years, Will Neal, turned up!”
Since Concrete started in a small room in the university’s arts building back in 1992 it has won the NUS Student Newspaper of the Year award twice.
Any former Concrete contributors who didn’t make it to the reunion butwould like to go on its new contacts database should e-mail Caroline Jenkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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