Thursday, 19 May 2016

an impressive achievement

Modupe Salu, who graduated from the Bucks New Uni Performing Arts course in 2015, has won two major awards at this year's prestigious National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough.

Modupe performed her solo work I Can't Breathe, which was originally devised as part of her dissertation research project. It was the only solo performance at this years NSDF festival and was awarded the Buzz Goodbody Student Director Award and the Spotlight Most Promising Actress Award. 

A huge achievement for our Modupe - we are very proud.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Our students impress at the NSDF

Below is a great article about working in a portfolio career - with tips by no other then our recent graduate Module Salu, who is currently impressing at the National Student Drama Festival . . .
We hear her performance yesterday was brilliant, so we are very proud and happy of Modupe.

We wish her and fellow graduates Jenny Wade and Adam Zaman a wonderful last day at the Festival . . . . .

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Modupe Salu at the National Student Festival

Our Performing Arts graduate student Modupe Salu will be performing her dissertation piece I Can’t Breathe at the National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough next week.

The National Student Drama Festival is a yearly event organised with the Sunday Times; celebrating young talent, it invites applications from performance makers who are 16-25 years old. Over a week, selected entries will showcase their work, partake in workshops and master classes and meet like-minded peers and professionals from the industry. This year, 12 performers or companies were chosen to partake in this prestigious and unique opportunity, and we are very proud that our very own Module Salu has made the selection.

 Modupe Salu has attended Harris Academy Chafford Hundred and Havering Sixth Form College, before joining us to complete her BA (Hons) in Perfoming Arts (Film, TV and Stage).
Reflecting on her course with us, Modupe says: “My time at Bucks New University allowed me to explore a range of new skills and I made a lot of contacts, as well as some life-long friends, so now I am looking to progress my career.”

Her work I Can’t Breathe is a personal reflection on issues of race-related violence and cultural prejudice and has previously been performed at Bucks New University and at the Court Yard Theatre in London and you can see it at the National Student Festival on the 24 March.
Our course leader Dr. Nic Fryer will join her at the Festival. Fellow graduates Jenny Wade and Adam Zaman, will also attend to provide additional support and partake in the activities the week offers.

We are very proud of Modupe, who is an amazing performer and has worked hard for this opportunity and we are looking forward to see her performance again.
The link below will give further information on the festival and how to obtain tickets.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Performing Arts Employment Day at Bucks New University

Our yearly Performing Arts Industry Panel event will be held this Wednesday 9 March.
Our team have put together an exciting day that gives student a chance to network with professional actors from the Stage, Film and TV industry, catch up with Performing Arts graduates who are currently establishing their careers, receive lots of professional advise and to top it all up, there is a free performance and celebratory food and drink!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Advanced Productions Festival is starting today!

It’s that exciting time of the year again when our annual Performing Arts Advanced Production Festival kicks off: join us at this exciting performance festival led by our third year students, who produce, direct and perform in various shows presented both inside and beyond the university.  
Again, this year’s performances are a wide range of plays, and include devised performances alongside original writing, whilst the opening night presents a musical version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
All of the performances will be shown at The Wycombe Swan in the Town Hall between the 22 February and the 2 March 2016, before travelling to venues such as Oxford House or Omnibus in London, and local venues such as Norden Farm in Maidenhead and Duke St Theatre between 1 and 11 March.

Wycombe Town Hall:

Monday 22 February
7.30pm £5 (£3)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This is a new musical adaptation, giving of one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays a new twist. This performance is ideal for young students and adults who wish to add a swing to their step.

By The Revisited Theatre Company

Also showing at
Aylesbury Waterside:
Friday 4 March
7.30pm £6.50

See below for full details of all other performances:

Thursday, 21 January 2016

kicking off the new year in style . . .

It's only the second week into the new term, and we have barely recovered from our Christmas and New Year celebrations, and already a lot is happening on the Performing Arts course at Bucks New University.

This Time Last Year - Film Still

Monday, 16 November 2015

TRADED at the Wycombe Swan Town Hall

Bucks New University tackles Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution.

Students at Buckinghamshire New University are to take to the stage and shine a light on human trafficking and child prostitution at Wycombe Town Hall for the production TRADED.
Contemporary jazz theatre company EIC Dance Theatre is working with the University’s creative students for an interdisciplinary performance on Tuesday 17 November at the Wycombe Town hall.
TRADED saw students and lecturers from the performing arts, dance, film and fashion courses collaborate with each other under the guidance of Sara Dos Santos to highlight this important social issue!