Do you love singing, EuroVision or just competitions?
If any of those apply, then you’ll be excited to hear about our upcoming singing competition – UniVision!
Inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest, UniVision brings together a selection of Universities to compete through song to become the UniVision champions.
The event will be hosted in Surrey on Sunday 14March and we need to submit one musical act (a solo singer or a group of singers) to represent Southampton and perform there live. Think this could be you? Record yourself performing a song and send it in to us (see details … Read the rest
The University of Southampton is home to a variety of popular performing arts societies, from theatre and comedy, to orchestras and opera. One of these societies is the much-loved Showstoppers. Home to singers, actors, dancers and even just regular audience members, we wanted to find out more about Showstoppers!
What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?
Showstoppers is a society dedicated to putting amazing pieces of Musical Theatre. Every part of the production is done by students, the performers, the production and the band. On our Committee we have a President and Vice President, a … Read the rest
“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
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 Bunfighton Wednesday 26 September, 2018…
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
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
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
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).
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
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