College news

Performing Arts students visit Wilton’s Music Hall

performing arts studentsThis October BTEC Performing Arts students went to visit the glorious, faded grandeur that is the Wilton’s Music Hall venue in the City of London, the oldest grand music hall in the world. They went to see a revival of Les Enfants Terribles self-titled, groundbreaking and highly influential show ‘Terrible Infants’. A masterclass in Total Theatre; mixing storytelling, song, puppetry and physical theatre.

Varndean College Students win 24 hour Film Competition

Jules and WillVarndean College A Level Film Studies student, Jules Stockwell, along with fellow student and assistant crew member Will Palmer, have just won ‘Make it Short’, a competition held as part of the Lewes Short Film Festival, in association with Brighton Film School. Budding filmmakers competed to create the best short film shot in a 24 hour period, which was launched back on 6 October at Lewes’s new Depot Cinema.

English Literature Students Record 'Brighton Rock' quotes for Festival

Brighton RockIn collaboration with Brighton University, nine Varndean College A Level English Literature students took part in an activity based around Graham Greene's 1947 novel 'Brighton Rock' yesterday.  They were recorded quoting short extracts from the novel directly onto a vinyl record (the act of making a vinyl record in a booth is also significant to the plot) and their voices will be featured with live music and stills from the movie as a montage live

Varndean Staff get Cycling

cycle to workThirty three members of staff at Varndean College have signed up to take part in the ‘Cycle September’ competition, run by Love to Ride, Brighton & Hove.  Many abandoned their cars or public transport today as they braved the high winds to take part in ‘Cycle to Work Day’ Companies and organisations enter as teams, cycle to gain points and move up the league to win prizes.  Varndean is currently in 2nd place with 3,534 poin

Varndean student lands place at one of the UK’s top contemporary dance schools

Varndean College student Colette Kite (ex Varndean School) has been offered and accepted a place at the extremely competitive  and internationally recognised Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level contemporary dance training) and will be starting her training there in September.   We wish her every success with her future career ambitions as a dancer.

Collette Kite