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10
Jan

Society Spotlight: StageSoc

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The Stage Technicians’ Society provide technical support for more than 20 productions by Performing Arts Societies every year, covering lighting, sound and stage. 

“We work mostly at The Annex Theatre but sometimes have opportunities at other venues, such as The Nuffield, Turner Sims, or the Guildhall.”

Members can take part in as many or as few shows a year as the desire, and individuals of any level of experience are welcome, as they hold introductory training sessions and have dedicated mentors who support new members. 

So what can you expect by joining StageSoc? “Members can get stuck into our strong … Read the rest

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04
Sep

Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…


Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

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Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

The society’s PR Officer, Hannah Donald, comments, “We … Read the rest

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08
Feb

Performing Arts Societies’ members scoop 5 nominations at Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards

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Five members of our Performing Arts societies were nominated for the Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards in January. The Academy Award-style ceremony took place at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel on Friday 27 January with more than 400 actors and theatre lovers in attendance to celebrate the achievements of youth amateur dramatics groups in the South.

The nominations are as follows:

  • Darius Timmerman (Theatre group) for his role as Moses in Animal Farm. Applauded for realising “his inner holy roller perfectly as this preaching crow”.
  • Charlie Randall (Showstoppers) received two nominations for his roles as Paul Muddle in Freelancers and Stephano
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24
Nov

Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

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Monday sees the start of Creative Industries Careers Sessions – a host of events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career in the Creative Industries and we have added more events to the programme!

Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help.

Browse our events below and make sure you pre-register for all sessions on our Eventbrite (all sessions are free).

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15
Nov

Learn from the best at this year’s Careers Season

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Looking to make it big in the Creative Industries, or in need of some ideas about your career path? Either way, this year’s Careers Season is where it’s at.

We have a whole fortnight of activities planned to offer you invaluable advice on how to break into your chosen career, as well as inspiration for those of you who are looking to discover your potential in this area.

Highlights include talks from a host of influential speakers as well as a series of insightful panels and workshops. There will also be some fantastic networking opportunities that will introduce you to … Read the rest

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29
Oct

Society Spotlight: Meet Bhangra Society

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We caught up with Sachin, the President of the Southampton Bhangra Society, to ask all about Bhangra, including what it is and how you can get involved.

When did the society start?

In 2012.

Describe Bhangra Society and what it is you do.

Bhangra Society is a fun and lively dancing society. Full of energy, it is the society that rewards you with a great time and a great workout. We are part of the Performing Arts societies.

What is Bhangra?

Bhangra is a traditional North Indian dance from the Punjab region, and has really taken off in … Read the rest

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10
Dec

Award time for Performing Arts

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We’re pleased to announce the University of Southampton’s performing art societies have been recognised again by the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards.  Known as the Academy Awards for amateur dramatics, the awards recognise the very best of amateur theatre in the South every year and once again we’re excited that Performing Arts have managed to scoop nominations for nearly half of all the awards on offer.

There were two wins  for SUSU Showstoppers for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Best Musical Director, following a total of 15 nominations at last year’s ceremony but this year we’re hoping for … Read the rest

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29
Jan

Performing Arts Success at Awards Ceremony

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The SUSU Showstoppers were celebrating on Sunday night at the Daily Echo’s annual Curtain Call Awards, taking two awards for their production Spring Awakening.

SUSU Performing Arts societies were nominated for a phenomenal 15 awards in total, and again we want to congratulate everyone involved.

Here are the award winners:

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Stephanie Amies (SUSU Showstoppers’ Spring Awakening)

Best Musical Director – Daniella Gambier and Alex Clements (SUSU Showstoppers’ Spring Awakening)

Visit the Performing Arts website to find out more and buy tickets for their upcoming Variety Show.

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28
Nov

Performing Arts nominated for 15 awards!

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SUSU has over 30 Performing Arts societies covering everything from magic to comedy, street dance to ballet and circus to theatre.

Throughout the year they attend various regional and national competitions, as well as high profile events like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and continue to receive fantastic reviews for their productions and performances.

All this hard work paid off last week when when Performing Arts received the news that they’ve been nominated for a phenomenal 15 awards at The Daily Echo’s Curtain Call Awards!

The awards recognise the very best of amateur theatre in the South … Read the rest

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