Fareham College students showed off their skills and talent at the College’s annual Creative Industries Showcase. This unique ‘festival style’ open evening comprises live shows, performances, exhibitions and displays of student work.
However, this year, with the COVID restrictions in place, this event was also live-streamed, allowing those unable to attend the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional work produced by the students.
Taking place across the College’s Bishopsfield Road campus and co-produced by the students taking part; this event comprised a mixture of live music, dramatic theatre performances, fantastic hair and make-up designs, extraordinary artwork and impressive student films.
Hospitality and catering students from the College’s award-winning restaurant, Avenue 141, were also on hand to whip up some culinary creativity, serving staff and students and a limited number of guests to delicious hors d’oeuvres and mocktails.
Sophie Burgess, Creative Media Production student commented, “This has been a fantastic way to celebrate our work and has given us the opportunity to learn and develop new skills which have prepared us for our next steps. The lecturers are extremely supportive throughout what has been a very challenging time for all and have created an environment which has allowed us to thrive, ensuring that we achieve the best grades possible.”
Sarah Ghassemi, Faculty Director for Creative Industries, said, “For us, this event marks the end of a challenging academic year and most importantly provides our students with a platform to showcase their fantastic skills and talent. At Fareham College, our students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment, attracting outstanding creative talent who we nurture, develop and offer excellent destinations to higher education and industry. I’m incredibly proud of all the students that took part this year and am thankful to the staff and guests that helped to make the evening a success.”
Andrew Kaye, Fareham College Principal and Chief Executive Andrew Kaye added, “Each year our Creative Industries Faculty showcases the incredible work of its very talented students at its annual end of year event. With COVID restrictions not being lifted fully before the event, the College held a much smaller and more intimate occasion. We invited a limited number of family and friends to experience a wide range of different creative subjects – from art, design, graphics, fashion and media, to performing arts, music, photography, beauty therapy, hairdressing and barbering. I am immensely proud of our students and staff and continue to be impressed with their extraordinary talent and the outstanding quality of work they produce.”