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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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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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Nuffield Theatre: Be in a Professional Production!

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Fancy yourself as a bit of an actor, dancer or musician? Want the chance to work with world-class theatre professionals?

The Nuffield Theatre are giving you the opportunity to appear in a professional production of John Steinbeck’s epic play The Grapes of Wrath, directed by the Nuffield’s Associate Director Abbey Wright.

Auditions are open to all Southampton residents on Tuesday 13 December. You don’t need any previous theatre or drama skills at all, just enthusiasm and a willingness to turn up regularly to rehearsals and be part of the team.

The play deals with migration, the poverty gap, and our … Read the rest

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Whodunnit?: Can you solve the Murder Mystery?

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The smallest villages withhold the greatest mysteries… Venture down to 1939 Cornwall were the villagers are facing a unique enigma after the disappearance of their antiquary and a most beloved pet sheep…

Renowned for their murder mystery nights, the 368 Theatre Company will be helping you lead a Sherlock-worthy investigation and maybe win a bottle of champagne if you prove your detective-skills!

Enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by our Michelin trained chef during an evening of interactive performance, captivating spectacle and thrilling twists to lead to the final deduction.

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The three minute thesis challenge

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On the 6 May 8 Faculty Finalists will be presenting their PhD in just 3 minutes using one PowerPoint slide and no other visual aids or props. Students are invited  to see how they fare in this hotly contested competition! Returning for a second year in a row this entertaining event promises to be even better this year.

ALL staff, undergraduates and postgraduates welcome.

Book your place here!

For more information about the competition and the 8 Finalists, please go to www.soton.ac.uk/3MT.

You can also check out this cool trailer for the event here  http://tinyurl.com/pqjr9zq


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Talk with the founder of the largest live theatre business in the world

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On Thursday 26 February influential alumna Rosemary Squire OBE will be returning to the University of Southampton to give a lecture about succeeding as a woman in the creative industries. Taking place at the Avenue Campus at 6pm the lecture will see Rosemary give an insight on how she became the founder of the largest live theatre business in the world – explaining how she developed a revolutionary way of working, convincing private equity investors that theatre was a prospect with huge potential.

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Southampton alumna (BA Spanish, 1979) Rosemary Squire OBE, is Joint CEO of the Ambassador … Read the rest

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Ambitious Students Fundraise for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is renowned as the world’s largest arts festival, with weeks of theatre, music, comedy and more being performed across the city, in a range of venues, all day.

This year, a group of University of Southampton students are taking up two theatrical shows, a gender-swapped version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, and Stephen Belber’s ‘Tape’.

Paying for the performance space alone is setting them back by over £3000, and there are additional costs for set, costume, transport and accommodation. The students are operating under the name of ‘Gone Rogue’, a brand set up … Read the rest

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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!

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