Last month I attended the Bishop Auckland College Performing Arts department’s ‘One Night Only’ end of year variety showcase.
As a local resident you often don’t appreciate what is right on your own doorstep, I know I didn’t, but Bishop Auckland College is the gateway to so many choices, options and most of all opportunities.
And with it, they are having such a positive impact on so many students within their college, as both their Performing Arts students demonstrated on this night, as equally as much, as the Art and Photography students have proved during their Art Exhibition within the town centre.
The ‘One Night Only’ showcase was organised and arranged by the Performing Arts department and their students, and collectively they only decided to present and perform their show 2 weeks prior to their show night.
All 11 performing students can be immensely proud of their performances on the evening.
The students performed an array of scenes, each one performed with passion, character and confidence, covering scenes from well-known shows ‘Cats’ and the ‘Lion King’ alongside pitch perfect vocals to a wide range of songs, including ‘Les Miserables’.
The audience who were filled with many family and friends as well as local residents, couldn’t help but be impressed with the students teamwork and individual abilities, especially once we had heard they had pulled together the full show in just a couple of weeks.
Bishop Auckland can be extremely proud of their next generation, as the talented students put on a fantastic showcase of choreographed dancing, singing and acting, expressing pure emotion with every piece that they performed.
The action packed showcase was well worth more than its token entry fee of £1.00 per person.
In summary for me, I attended the variety performance as I felt as a local resident that it was important to go, important to go and support the local students who learn their crafts within our own community.
What I wasn’t expecting was to be wowed with the standard of the performances, as I sat, watched, and was mesmerised by.
Well done to all Bishop Auckland College Performing Arts students and tutors, for putting on a hugely impressive show.
Bishop Auckland College is literally just up the road from where I live, no more than a 5 minute walk, but it offers so much more than just further education, apprenticeships, and a wide range of full and part time courses.
The college also caters for college students, staff and the general public with facilities that include a children’s nursery and hair and beauty salons.
To learn more about Bishop Auckland College and the courses they can provide please visit their website:
Their next Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 17th October 2017.
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