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Fashion Students Show off at The Ridings

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Wakefield College students studying on the Extended Diploma in fashion and textiles presented an amazing collection of garments during a live catwalk show at the Ridings. This was a fantastic opportunity to display the work of their final collection, based on the theme of ‘Wakefield’. The students will also be part in a larger exhibition, taking place at the Hepworth Gallery on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June, where all the garments will be on display. Congratulations to Georgia Brook who won the ‘best in cat walk award and to Emily Cain who was awarded a visual merchandising work experience for her creative ability.

Arabian Nights 2017

Tuesday, 20 June, 2017

Arabian Nights It is the nuptial night of the new queen, Shahrazad. As with all those that have come before her, after becoming the bride of King Shahrayar she will be put to death at the rise of the sun. But she has a way out from her untimely death for she has an extraordinary talent – a talent for tantalising storytelling. With her mischievous imagination, the young queen spins a dazzling array of tales and characters. On her side are Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the Sailor and Princess Parizade – adventurers in strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, talking birds, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves. But will her silver-tongued stories be enough to enchant her husband and save her life. A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights (Royal Shakespeare Company version). This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Dick Turpin's Last Ride 2017

Wednesday, 14 June, 2017

Dick Turpin’s Last Ride What actually is the truth about Dick Turpin? Criminal or hero? Felon or free spirit? As with many characters from history, time and romanticism colour the facts and change our views. As we follow the story of his last gasp chance at freedom, inevitable capture and certain execution, three other fellows from history share their tales and experiences with the most infamous highwayman of them all. But who is right and who has idealised the actions of this notorious man? Hold onto your hats and take hold of the reigns for a thunderous ride through the pages of the past to bust the myths surrounding this enigmatic figure.

Legally Blonde Jr 2017

Wednesday, 07 June, 2017

Following on from 2016's hit Rent and previous hits such as Fame and We Will Rock You, Musical Theatre students from Mechanics’ Performing Arts presented Legally Blonde Jr. Based on the novel and the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde Jr chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warren. In an effort to prove to Warren that there’s more to her than meets the eye, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

Celebrating student success at the 14-16 awards evening

Thursday, 11 May, 2017

The annual Wakefield College 14-16 Awards took place last week and saw a number of awards for students at local schools.

Wakefield College welcomes former student to new ASIC

Monday, 08 May, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed its former student Adeem Younis to get a sneak peek into its new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre. Adeem, who studied Graphic Design at the College, saw first-hand the impressive new build that promises to transform high-level skills delivery in the District.

College receives keys to new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Thursday, 04 May, 2017

There was an air of excitement at Wakefield College this week after the keys to the new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre were handed over to senior College staff. The new centre, based at the College’s City Campus, will welcome its first students later this month before the official opening in the Autumn, and promises to transform high-levels skills education and training in the District.

Fundamental British Values Competition Winners

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Congratulations to Edyta (1st prize winner), and Kyle and James (runners up), on your recent success as part of the Fundamental British Values (FBV) poster competition.

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