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West Thames College's Creative Arts Week drew to a close on Friday 17 June after a spectacular five days of performances, art displays and fashion shows across the Isleworth Campus.

The celebrations kicked-off on Monday 13 June with a double bill from the HND Dance and Performing Arts students, who dazzled a packed Endeavour Theatre with a devised musical and a dance show. The same evening also saw expert demonstrations from the Level 3 Hairdressing students, as well as exhibitions in the college Atrium featuring live models displaying the work of first year students from the National Diploma Makeup.

On Tuesday 14 June, it was the turn of the Music Technology and Media students to show-off their skills as they hosted a music festival featuring an eclectic mix of live performances and rap music. Student DJs mixed vinyl that they’d recorded and pressed themselves, whilst Media students showcased their industry-standard talents by recording and editing live footage of the day’s activities, utilising the state-of-the-art Media Truck and its range of editing equipment.

Wednesday 15 June saw the opening of the Art & Design exhibitions in the college’s Art Box, featuring work from students on the FE Diplomas, HND Graphic Design, HND Fashion and BA (Hons) Fine Art. The day also saw a spectacular fashion show in the college’s historic Winter Gardens, showcasing a procession of garments that highlighted the exceptional standard of design and making from both the National and Higher National Diploma Fashion students. The day finished in the Endeavour Theatre with Into the Woods and After Dark, the HE Specialist Makeup Show double bill that captivated its audience with the sheer quality and range of industry standard skills on display.

Thursday 16 June featured a string quartet workshop playing student compositions, as well as a live interactive TV production (see above image) and a Sound, Music and Visual experience in the Media truck. The day concluded with a display from students on the Foundation Degree Costume course and a Media showreel on the TV studios.

Finally, Friday 17 June saw a performance of Blypsy from the National Diploma in Performing Arts students – a captivating and comical play featuring a travelling family camped in a car scrap yard, American nuns, a lottery win, and an alien birth!

Events throughout the entire week were attended by record numbers of students, staff and invited guests. The creative courses offered at West Thames College are so expansive that two more shows are planned as a bonus-extra to the Creative Arts Week celebrations. Wednesday 22 June sees Judgement Day and The Arsonist – a double bill of plays by HND Performing Arts students, whilst on Friday 24 June, National Diploma year 2 Specialist Makeup students finish the exhibitions and shows for the year with a look at Fashion / Fantasy Cities.


See a full gallery of images from Creative Arts Week 2011 on the college Facebook page.


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For further information please contact West Thames College London. Tel: 020 8326 2177.


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