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Wednesday, 15 June, 2011

Behind the splendour and serenity of Mount Olympus lurks the betrayal and brutality of a family at war. The life and loves of Zeus make for compelling exploration in this gripping dance piece that fuses together classical Greek and contemporary dance styles. Creation is based on a myriad of Greek myths and legends to tell the stories of this celestial dynasty.

Echo & Narcissus

Tuesday, 14 June, 2011

Echo loves Narcissus, Narcissus loves himself… what’s a nymph to do? Echo has been punished by the vengeful Juno and can now only repeat the words that are spoken to her. In time she falls hopelessly in love with Narcissus and yearns to tell him who she is and how she feels, in desperation she throws herself at him but is crushed as he recoils in horror. Her sorrow intensifies as Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection and his life dwindles away as his infatuation with himself takes hold. Based on Greek mythology, this is a tale of thwarted love and passion.

Upload Music Festival 2011

Friday, 10 June, 2011

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.

21st century matchmaker wins AoC Gold Award

Monday, 06 June, 2011

To highlight the important role further education plays for students today, the AoC Charitable Trust runs a ‘mini me’ campaign alongside the Gold Awards. The nominating colleges each select a current student who shows promise in a similar field to their Gold Award winner.

Students ‘paint the lounge’ in Castleford

Friday, 03 June, 2011

Staff at Guinness Northern Counties’ Leeds Office have been working with staff and students at the Castleford Campus, ICI paints and City Response Ltd to brighten up the communal lounge at Victoria Court sheltered housing scheme in Castleford.

We are the champions

Thursday, 12 May, 2011

Wakefield College’s Rugby League team can now rightly claim to be the best team in the country after triumphing in last night’s College’s Rugby final. The team, who were crowned Yorkshire champions last month, ran out worthy winners after a hard fought 20-14 win over holders Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale.

Dance student secures place at top theatre school

Thursday, 21 April, 2011

An aspiring dance student at Wakefield College has secured a place at one of the country’s top performing arts school. Jessica Buxton, 18, currently studying on the National Diploma in Performing Arts at the Thornes Park Campus, is set to continue her learning at the prestigious Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre (MDDC) in Liverpool.

College student revving up for success

Tuesday, 05 April, 2011

A Wakefield College Motor Vehicle student, who painstakingly prepared his Mini for the upcoming British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Mighty Mini Championships, is all set for the new season which starts later on this month.


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