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Royal Holloway's creative students come out to Play!

Posted on 28/05/2013

The Many Mishappenings of Keith Collins will be performing at this year's festival

The brightest talent across the arts at Royal Holloway, from the Shakespeare Society to Underground Clown Club, will showcase their creativity during the spectacular Play! 2013 arts festival on Saturday 1 June.

Theatre, film, music and comedy will all feature at the free event at The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, in Windsor. Visitors will be able to roam between performances and immerse themselves in the diverse line-up, as well as get creative themselves and take part in drawing and animation workshops for all ages.

The play The Butterfly Boat and Other Stories, by The Student Workshop and Scissors Theatre Company, promises to transport you back to childhood, by bringing to life a young boy’s imagination, while Underground Clown Club will thrill audiences with their surreal performance poetry. Drama and Theatre student Catherine Tarrant, was also inspired by her childhood when creating her art installation Scotoma, which explores her fascination with nature and the sometimes magical effects of the eye condition Scotoma, which often makes people see things that are not there in reality.

Other highlights from the packed programme include the film Hamedullah: The Road Home, directed by Media Arts lecturer Sue Clayton, which charts the plight of a young Afghan refugee deported from the UK. In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by classical guitarist Oliver Chandler, the Balkan and Tango ensembles and student radio station Insanity.

Professor Katie Normington, Dean of Arts and Social Science at Royal Holloway, said: “Play! puts a spotlight on the wide ranging talent that is thriving across our campus.  

“This year’s event of more than 20 performances has something for everyone. It is bursting with energy and creativity and promises to be a memorable event for all who attend.”

Play! 2013 will be held at The Firestation, the Old Court, St Leonards Road, in Windsor, on Saturday 1 June from 2pm until midnight. Free entry and open to all ages.

For more information, click here.

Play! 2013 is supported by Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) and Royal Holloway's Alumni Fund. 



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