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Xmas Twerky

Friday, 16 December, 2016

Music students perform at their annual Christmas concert the ‘Xmas Twerky’.

Upload Music Festival 2016

Sunday, 12 June, 2016

Following the loud and lively success of last year’s festival at Unity Works, Wakefield College’s School of Popular Music have teamed up with Wakefield’s ‘Long Division’ Festival to present ‘Upload 2016’ - the students’ end of year live music showcase on 12 June 2016.

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.

They Shoot Horses Don't They

Thursday, 12 June, 2014

We begin at the end: a 1930’s faded dance hall. A single shot fired and a jaded movie star takes the bullet. The detective knows he’s got his man but doesn’t know the motive. Robert Syverton takes us on his journey, from his chance meeting with Gloria, through the cruel and barbaric dance marathon they compete in and finally, to the moment he pulls the trigger. Set against the supposed glamour of Hollywood, this play shines a light on the desperation and despair of those trying to survive the Depression of the 1930’s. We meet a whole host of characters thrown together in the murk and mire, in an attempt to find the means to live and the will to carry on. But who will make it across the finish line?

Canterbury Tales

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The Geoffrey Chaucer Offenders Rehabilitation Centre invites you to our open evening. Join the staff and offenders as they explore the gritty cracks in the lives of troubled individuals. Within the walls of the institute they unravel charming and twisted stories of self destruction and redemption. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales told by offenders, finding resonance and reintegration in the ancient stories. This show includes violence and adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

Alice

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won’t stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that’s less than perfect. In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Wade’s adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars.

Hunted

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

The moon rises, a howl pierces the silence of the forest, wary parents tuck in their babes a little tighter tonight and prop the shotgun ready at the doorway. Beware the wolf that prowls nearby, he may be someone you know…

Hunted is based on the short story, The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter. A haunting fantasy based on traditional folklore.

We Will Rock You

Wednesday, 04 June, 2014

Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On iPlanet all the musical instruments are banned. The Company Computers generate tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance, hits are scheduled years in advance. But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs.

They call that time, The Rhapsody. Legend persists that somewhere on iPlanet instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep in rock. The Bohemians need a hero to find this axe and draw it from the stone. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man? But the Ga Ga Cops are also looking for Galileo and if they get him first they will surely drag him before the Killer Queen and consign him to Oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the Hairy One’s lost axe? Where is the place of living rock?

Get Stuffed

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013

Level 2 Music and Level 3 Music Technology Year 1 students present the Get Stuffed Christmas gig.

The First Mechanics Gig

Thursday, 24 October, 2013

HND Popular Music Year 2 students are performing for the first time this year at The Mechanics Theatre.

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