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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?

Student scoops prestigious learning award

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

Learna Kenney, 35, from Wakefield College has transformed her life by returning to education achieving Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths, and is now working towards an apprenticeship in Healthcare.

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?

New Website for Lightwaves

Tuesday, 03 June, 2014

Creative web design students from Wakefield College put their tech skills to good use when they revamped the official website of a local community group. The College’s Web Design Foundation Degree (FdA) students overhauled the website of Lightwaves (www.lightwaves.org.uk) giving it a new, sleek and professional look.

New Crofton Sixth Form Building takes shape.

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

Work on the proposed new Crofton Sixth Form Academy building got underway in earnest recently as an artist’s impression of the final build was unveiled. The Sixth Form, a joint collaboration between Wakefield College and Crofton Academy will welcome students from September this year.

England call up for Wakefield College football starlet

Monday, 19 May, 2014

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) student, Luke Blackburn, has set his sights on a career in professional football following his recent call-up for the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) team. Luke, 17, spent a week in Perugia, Italy as part of an international competition.

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