Creative work on show to the public in student arts festival

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North Somerset art, design, media and music fans are being invited to enjoy the free shows and screenings on offer during the month-long University Centre Weston (UCW) Arts Festival.

Students and graduates from the degrees at UCW in Contemporary Art and Professional Studies, Graphic Design, Musical Theatre, Dance for Commercial Performance, Film and Media Arts Production, Professional Music and Photography in Practice will be exhibiting and performing in the town until Friday 12th April.

Venues across Weston are taking part in the festival, including Loves Café on West Street, LT Gallery on Orchard Street and Weston Museum on Burlington Street.

The festival started with an opening night event on Friday (15th March) at Weston Museum.

The art, photography and design exhibition will be on show to the public at the museum until Friday 22nd March before moving to LT Gallery on Thursday 28th March.

Loves Café will be holding music, musical theatre and dance performances and film screenings on Thursday 21st March, Friday 22nd March, Thursday 28th March, Saturday 30th March, Thursday 4th April and Friday 12th April.

Weston College’s UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students will also be holding an exhibition at the Old Town Quarry Gallery on South Road from Wednesday 20th March until Wednesday 27th March, with an opening event from 5pm on Friday 22nd March.

Ian Shipton, the UCW Programme Coordinator for Contemporary Art and Professional Studies, said: “We are really excited to be showing off some of the fantastic work produced by UCW students and graduates.

“Our Loxton Campus is a great facility for creative arts students and has its own performance and exhibition spaces, but we decided to hold the Arts Festival in town centre venues because we want to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

“All of the shows are free, and we hope this becomes a regular fixture in North Somerset’s burgeoning arts scene.”

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