Stafford College students to showcase creative industries across the region

Stafford College students to showcase creative industries across the region

Stafford College creative students will be exhibiting their work with shows across the region throughout June as part of their employability development.

A total of four exhibitions will commence from 17 June until the end of the month and will be held across well-known venues in the region covering a diverse range of art forms.

The creative showcase begins with the Art Show at Shire Hall with art and design, animation and games design, ceramics, fashion and photography work on display in the Grade Two listed building.

A private viewing will launch the Art Show with local artists, creative practitioners and employers in attendance and musical performances from students including Alex Davidson and Orphic Chronic. The show will open its doors to the public for free on 20 June for one week.

On Saturday 18 June, there will be two live fashion shows taking place in the Guildhall Shopping Centre from 11.30am. Models will be taking to the catwalk wearing the latest collections created by Stafford College students.

On Tuesday 21 June, performing arts will be at the Gatehouse Theatre performing an original musical which was written by students. Loaded! is about the lives of five young  people and music of the 1990s. Tickets are available from the Gatehouse Theatre from £10.

The showcase is rounded off on Tuesday 28 June at 7pm with a charity music gig at The Grapes in the town centre. Tickets can be purchased on the evening and the money raised will be donated to the Teenager Cancer Trust.

Natalie Goodall, an art and design student at Stafford College, said: “It’s been really fun putting the show together and I’m looking forward to have my work on display in a professional gallery.”

Claire Rogers, curriculum area manager for creative industries, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to work with businesses to generate and sustain working relationships.

“The experience empowers students to develop the skills they will later use in their careers within this incredibly important sector.

“We encourage everyone from the local community to attend our events as this is a brilliant opportunity to engage with the outstanding work and talent of Stafford College students.”

People interested in attending any event can visit for more information or contact

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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