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City College Production Arts student positioning theatre light

Students to showcase life backstage at first Technical Theatre Expo

12th April 2017

Over 20 production arts students from City College Norwich will be showcasing the backstage world of live theatre, performance and events at their first Technical Arts Expo (TXPO) which will take place on Tuesday 18th April from 5pm – 8pm in Stage Two at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Students will be unveiling a series of interactive exhibits that will give guests a taste of what life is like behind the curtain through a range of demonstrations, art pieces, live music and performances. The exhibits will be based on the wide range of disciplines associated with production arts such as sound, lighting, stage management and set, prop and costume design.

The exhibition pieces will include a handmade Lord of the Rings style helmet; a scaled down automated model of a West End theatre show and even a scaled down projection mapped car which the college’s level 3 production arts students have made over a two month period. There will also be live music and acting performances from the college’s performing arts students with all lighting and sound by the production arts students.

Jamie Webb, 21, from Norwich, said:
"Hosting this event will not only give us an opportunity to physically display work that we’ve developed a passion for, but it will also allow us to share that passion with our guests. We are really looking forward to hosting the event and can’t wait to show everyone what we are capable of creating!"

Rich Hill, Production Arts Course Leader, City College Norwich said:
“Production arts is an extremely creative and varied career path that is responsible for every aspect of a gig, event or show except for the performing itself. The students have worked really hard on their exhibition pieces which give a true flavour of the opportunities available and skills required to be successful in this discipline.”