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Upload Music Festival 2015

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

The School of Popular Music’s loud and lively finale of the Music, Dance & Theatre Festival - Upload. Proving once again to be one of the hottest tickets in town, the two night Upload Festival celebrates the best that Wakefield College music students have to offer, with a number of bands performing an extensive catalogue of styles from original music to classic songs which will rock the summer evenings.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt 2015

Friday, 12 June, 2015

In the Central Criminal Court – the Old Bailey – Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career – His Own. Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Anthony Blair-Booth QC, prosecuting counsel. Take your seats in the jury for a compelling courtroom drama. Do you find the defendant guilty or not guilty of murder?

Animal Farm 2015

Tuesday, 09 June, 2015

When the downtrodden beasts of Manor Farm oust the drunken farmer, all are awash in a collectivist zeal. Too soon, however, the pigs, who consider themselves superior in intelligence, succumb to the temptations of privilege and power. This powerful, fast-moving dramatisation of George Orwell’s iconic satire remains faithful to the spirit of the original novel. Written as a political fable, Animal Farm remains as pertinent and relevant today as when it was first published in 1945.

Photography students in the frame

Monday, 01 June, 2015

Talented photography students from Wakefield College recently showcased their work as part of the Somewhereto_FRAMED project – a UK-wide public art exhibition that showcases young artists in collaboration with local businesses.

College hosts VE Day Street Party in aid of Royal British Legion

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

Wakefield College hospitality and catering students cooked up a street party in aid of the Royal British Legion as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Pioneering work placement scheme proves a winner

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

A work placement programme which allows young people with severe learning difficulties or disabilities gain experience with partner organisations has been hailed a success. The Get SET initiative, run by Wakefield College, has partnered up with local organisations including Caterlink, Nostell Priory, Cedar Court Hotel, and Create Café to provide students with work placements.

Wakefield College and Wildcats partnership is a roaring success

Monday, 27 April, 2015

Wakefield College and the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed a new joint agreement which will see the institutions working more closely together. The partnership will see talented young rugby players benefit from access to first-class coaching and at the same time take advantage of the College’s expertise in providing education and training.

Leigh set to take on London Marathon for charity

Thursday, 23 April, 2015

Wakefield College Student Experience Manager, Leigh Allsop, is all set for a gruelling 26 mile run this weekend as he joins thousands of others taking part in the London Marathon. Leigh, 33, will be raising money for the Willow Foundation after they supported him through his diagnosis of cancer 8 years ago.

Wakefield students grill election hopefuls

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015

Young people from across the Wakefield District came face to face with their local politicians during a Hustings event at Wakefield College on last week.

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