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Contemporary Directions

Following on from December’s workshops, Directing’s Quantum Moment, Rose Bruford College is please to launch two further opportunities to develop your directing skills.

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Student Sets Up Clown Society

It is strictly no strings attached (other than the ones to red noses).  BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts student Miranda Porter talks about the Rose Bruford College Clowning Society.

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Rose Bruford College Jubilee Fund 2017

Rose Bruford College is now accepting applications for the Jubilee Fund 2017. This year the fund will be used to subsidise graduate company performances in our managed space within the Summerhall complex in Edinburgh throughout the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

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Directing Workshops Announced

Two new Contemporary Directions workshops in the ongoing Rose Bruford College/Presence Theatre Exploration of Directing and Director Training have been announced.

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2016 Autumn Season of Classic Plays

Tickets for our Autumn Season of classic play, performed by students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes  in collaboration with students from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, are now on sale via our box office.

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BA (HONS) Opera Study Day

This is an opportunity for you to meet fellow students and hear guest speakers on opera - Dr John Andrews Opera Director (he spoke at Buxton), lighting in opera - Hansjörg Schmidt Director of Lighting, Rose Bruford College and study tips from Frank Trew (College Librarian) and Dr Jane Schopf.

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William Forster

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of graduate Will Forster on Wednesday 10 August.

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EU Referendum Result Statement

As an international drama school, Rose Bruford College is proud of our tradition of welcoming students, staff and industry practitioners from across Europe and the rest of the world. The result of the Referendum does not change our position at all and we remain committed to working with European partners on exchange study and research opportunities.

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Oscar Winner Joins New Theatre Contemporaries on London’s South Bank

A host of industry guests, including Oscar winner and Honorary Fellow Jenny Beavan, attended the 2016 Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance New Theatre Contemporaries Graduate Exhibition and New Writing Season, at the prestigious Bargehouse on London’s South Bank from the 8-12 June 2016.

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Black Theatre Celebrated

Rose Bruford College graduates have been at the heart of BBC programmes celebrating inspirational figures in black Theatre.

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Mary Overlie To Run Her First Ever UK Workshop At Rose Bruford College This Summer

Mary Overlie, the world renowned originator of Six Viewpoints technique, now adopted widely by actors and directors, has announced that she will present her first ever UK workshop in July 2017 at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Mary joins other celebrated Masterclass teachers as part of the College’s summer programme of short courses.

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Audience Raises Record Amount for Mayor’s Charities

A lively charity performance of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, has raised a record £500.

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Clearing 2016

Limited replaces remain on some of our 216 entry School of Design, Management and Technical Arts degree programmes.

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Sir Ian McKellen talks Equality and Equity

Acting technique, directing, endurance in the profession, sexual identity and the vital role of Equity all formed part of a lively discussion between Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Richard Eyre, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance President, in the College’s Rose Theatre on Wednesday 1 June.

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Honorary Fellow Wins Oscar

We were delighted to hear the news that Honorary Fellow, Jenny Beavan, won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, at the prestigious ceremony on Sunday 28 February.

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Concert Lighting Project

Our Concert Lighting Project is a unique collaboration between industry professionals and Level 5 BA (Hons) Lighting Design and BA (Hons) Performance Sound students.

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Drama Students’ Cheque Off To Mayor’s Charity

A charity performance of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has raised £300 for Bexley SNAP, a charity which supports disabled young people and their families.

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INTRODUCING - Markus Tarasenko Fadum

Markus originally trained as an actor, but later found his way into the technical side of theatre and the arts and is currently in his final year on our BA (Hons) in Lighting Design.

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Class of 2015 Graduate

Rose Bruford College’s governors, professors and academics were joined by the Worshipful Mayor of Bexley, Sybil Camsey to celebrate the graduation of over 200 students on Friday 11 September.

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Another Strong Performance in the National Student Survey

An above-average proportion of final-year students at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance expressed overall satisfaction with their courses in 2015. Nationwide, 86% of eligible students agreed with the statement that 'Overall I am satisfied with the quality of the course'. At Rose Bruford College, the equivalent figure was 89%, meaning that the College is once again rated as one of the top drama schools in the country for student satisfaction.

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INTRODUCING - Zaqi Ismail

Zaqi Ismail has recently completed his final year on our BA (Hons) Acting degree. Zaqi has signed with agency Shepherd Management, and will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer and on our screens in the Autumn in Dr. Who. We spoke to Zaqi about his time at the College.

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Malcolm Morrison Award for Classical Verse Speaking

The Malcolm Morrison Award for Classical Verse Speaking 2015 took place on 24 June in the College’s Rose Theatre. This award has been created in memory of Professor Malcolm Morrison, an alumnus and former member of staff who sadly passed away in 2013. Donations from Malcolm’s family and friends have made this award possible.

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Theatre Industry Gathers for Bruford on the South Bank at Bargehouse

A host of industry experts, including Tower of London Poppies theatre designer Tom Piper and Episodes actress Tamsin Greig, attended the 2015 Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance ‘Graduate Exhibition’ and ‘New Writing Season’ at the prestigious Bargehouse on London’s South Bank from the 10-14 June.

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Quentin Blake Talk Draws Over 300 People

An audience of over 300 local residents, parishioners and special guests gathered at Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey to listen to Sir Quentin Blake on his return to his home town of Sidcup.

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Rose Bruford College and Interact Launch Scholarships

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is delighted to announce the creation of The Interact Scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to two degree students from acting and performance degrees starting in September 2015 and will last for all three years of each student’s study..

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Quentin Blake Returns to Sidcup

Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best loved illustrators and storytellers, will be returning to his home town of Sidcup as part of a creative project hosted by Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey and supported by Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

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Rose Bruford College Hosts National Lighting Competition

 Rose Bruford College once again hosted the national lighting competition  'Ready, Steady, Light' in partnership with The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL). This year, 14 teams competed against each other by designing and setting up temporary exterior installations with a range of equipment, in only 180 minutes.

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Monisha Shah appointed Chair of Governors

The Governors of London’s Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance are pleased to announce that Monisha Shah has been appointed new Chair of the College’s governing body.

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Gareth Lights Up Monty Python Live (mostly)

Gareth Clough (BA Lighting Design) has spent the Summer on placement with Woodroffe Basset  Design (WBD) at London’s O2 Arena, shadowing lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe throughout the process of lighting Monty Python Live (mostly)!

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