Arts Festival returns to Andover

Andover College’s Festival of Creative and Performing Arts returns next month and is set to provide the town with dance, drama, music and art showcases. From Monday 11 June 2012, The College Art Studio, The Lights Theatre and the College’s Theatre will play host to this artistic and creative gala.

The College Art Studio will be exhibiting paintings, photography, sculpture, textile design, graphic and 3D design. The Lights Theatre will play host to a dance show, musical festival, acoustic performances, variety performances and an evening of all things ‘movie’.  Pictures at a Different Exhibition (an illustrated musical adventure) and the play ‘Citizenship’ by Mark Ravenhill will be performed at the College Theatre.

Jan Wise, Learning Manager for Creative and Performing Arts says:  “This is Andover’s very own Arts Festival – a week of artistic indulgence for the town to enjoy.  If you have an interest in the Arts then we really have something for everyone from drama and dance showcases to a variety performance.  The Arts Festival is a celebration and recognition of our student’s work and a testament to the high standards achieved during the course of their studies here at Andover College.”

Andover College Art Studio, 12 June – 22 June 2012

Art Exhibitions featuring Photography, Fine Art, Textile Design, Graphic Design and 3D Design from BTEC and A Level courses.  Private views will be held on Monday 11 June and Monday 18 June 2012, with the BTEC exhibition open 12- 13 June, 9am to 5pm and the A Level exhibition open 19-22 June, 9am to 5pm.  Admission is free.

The Lights Theatre

18 June – Dance Show

Featuring performances from first and second year dance students including their recent entry for ‘Dance: Make your Move’, a national dance competition organised by the British Red Cross to raise awareness of their work. Show starts at 7pm, entry is £4 and £2 for OAPs and students. Tickets available from The Lights booking office.

19 June – Music Festival – School Disco

A variety of bands and acoustic acts will cover hit songs from the 50’s through to present day. Show starts at 7pm, entry is £4 and £2 for OAPs and students. Tickets available from The Lights booking office.

20 June – Andover Unplugged

A range of styles and instruments will take to the stage for these acoustic performances. Show starts at 7pm, entry is £4 and £2 for OAPs and students. Tickets available from The Lights booking office.

21 June – Trailer, Teaser, Talk

An evening of trailers, teasers and discussion about films, film making from professionals working in the industry including a previewed the up and coming ‘Scrawl’ feature. Discussions start at 7pm and entry is free. Tickets available from The Lights booking office.

22 June – Variety Performance

A week at the Lights will conclude with a range of performances which showcase student work across the Performing Arts department. Show starts at 7pm, entry is £4 and £2 for OAPs and students. Tickets available from The Lights booking office.

The College Theatre

18 June – Pictures at a Different Exhibition 

The Pitmore Saxophone Quartet will be performing a programme of pieces composed by British jazz composer, Graham Collier, inspired by the works of Klee and Pollock.  Listen to the music and enjoy the paintings behind the ensemble as they play.  Show starts at 7.30pm, entry is free

19-20 June – Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill

Performed by Drama students, Citizenship loosely follows a young boy, Tom, coming to terms with his sexuality. Matinee performances, 1.15pm, evening performances 7pm.  Entry is free although donations are welcome.



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