Performing Arts Students run the show for an entertaining and charitable week

Posted on Monday 25 February 2013

Performing Arts Week 2013 raises £2000 for local charities

On four consecutive evenings between the 11th and 14th of February, the AS Performing Arts students transformed the Prospect Theatre at College, for an array of successful events, raising over £2000 for charity.

First year students were responsible for all aspects of the productions, including designing and creating the set, casting and rehearsing the acts and launching marketing campaigns.

On Monday 11th February, Step Up and Dance in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, saw contemporary dancer Emily Jackson beat off hot competition to earn the top prize. Tuesday’s performance of Farnborough’s Got Talent certainly proved just that, as fierce all girl dance troupe Audacity were voted as the winners, raising funds for the PhyllisTuckwell Hospice. On Wednesday 13th February, our very own Adele, otherwise known as Maisie Pearce Connor, gave a stunning winning performance on Star’s in their Eyes alongside Elton John, Shakira and the Spice Girls, supporting the Starburst Foundation. Finally, Performing Arts students launched The Sixth Factor, in aid of the Hampshire Autistic Society, crowning the hugely talented Francesca McKean as the people’s choice. With exciting guest appearances and talented engaging hosts, Performing Arts Week proved to be an outstanding achievement for all involved.

Jenii Hicks, AS Performing Arts Subject Leader, commented on the hard work and tenacity the students had demonstrated throughout the process. “The success of the events are thoroughly deserved and a credit to the performing arts cohort.”

The talented cast of The 6th Factor

The talented cast of The 6th Factor

Dress rehearsals for Step Up and Dance

Dress rehearsals for Step Up and Dance