Play Festival showcase for College talent in June

Posted on 09/05/2012

A unique micro festival will showcase talent from across the College's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in June.

The special one-day festival, hosted at The Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture in Windsor, will see talented students from Royal Holloway and professional performers unveil a series of drama, music and film productions. 

The debut Play!@TheFirestation festival will include interactive elements in which the audience is able to roam between spaces and events, providing the opportunity for the audience to fully immerse themselves in the whole line-up.

The packed programme includes a showcase of work in progress, final pieces, talks, dance, music, opera, theatre and film. It includes the UK premier of Dreams and Memoryscapes for Flute, iPad and Birds – an experimental composition by celebrated composer Brian Lock and performed with Susan Milan (former Principal Flute of the Philharmonic Orchestra).

Media Arts students will turn the tables on the audience for the Live Documentary in the style of Andy Warhol where they will create an exciting live documentary event in the style of Andy Warhol’s screen tests. Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame?

There will be performances of written work from Creative Writing students, a drawing drama workshop and student-led drama society the Student Workshop will be showcasing new writing from its members.

The Firestation is a contemporary arts centre based in Windsor’s old Firestation, Magistrates Court and Police Station. It has become a thriving and popular cultural hub. Play! will take over the venue for the day on 4 June (Bank Holiday Monday), with performances in all of the theatre and performance spaces.

Jarrid Looney, Play! Stage Manager, said: “This is more than just another performing arts showcase. We have events across Drama, Music, Media Arts, Classics, English and History which offer a real celebration of the arts. We are offering the chance for audiences to see productions in progress and the actual creative processes that go on behind the scenes. It really is a unique event that we hope will be truly memorable for all who attend. What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday?”

Play! will be held at The Firestation, the Old Court, St. Leonards Road, in Windsor, on Monday 4 June from 2pm until midnight. FREE entry. To register and guarantee entry, visit the online booking website|. 


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