Strode News

07/06/11 - Strode College Festival of the Arts
Strode News

Strode College's Festival of the Arts, which runs from Monday 13 June to Friday 17 June, will celebrate the achievements and hard work of its creative and performing arts students before they move on to university and employment.   Arts, design, film, music, dance and drama events will be presented during the week at the College and at Strode Theatre. 

Productions at Strode Theatre will raise funds for college educational activities with contributions made to Strode Theatre Support.


The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - film with live music soundtrack

Tuesday 14th June, 7.30pm at Strode Theatre. Tickets: £5.50, full concession £4.50, students £3.50.

Strode Theatre will be showing the early silent masterpiece of 1920s German expressionistic cinema 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari', accompanied by a live and contemporary soundtrack performed by Strode College's Music Technology students. 

This sinister black and white silent film is a cult classic which uses painted and distorted sets to create a weird world where insanity and reality mix with a surprising final twist. This is a story of murder and intrigue set in a small German town where fairground hypnotist Dr Caligari uses a sleepwalker as a circus attraction. 

The live improvised sound track will be performed by Strode's Music Technology students using music software and hardware to showcase their creativity and technical skills. They will draw from a wide range of modern musical influences including Dubstep, Hip Hop, Rock and Ambient.


End of Year Arts, Design and Media Show

Wednesday 15 June-Friday 17 June, 9.15am-4.30pm at Strode College and Strode Theatre. Also on Wednesday 15 June, 6-8pm during the College Open Evening. Free entry.

Strode creative arts and media students are known for producing some excellent and innovative work.  The show will feature work from 150 students including sculpture, textiles, photography, painting and drawing, graphics, film and video.  This is a great opportunity to take a look at some of our young and exciting artistic talent and to see a diverse range of work. Maps are available from the College reception.


Stepping Out - music, song and dance

Wednesday 15 June, Strode College A1 Studio, 7:45pm and Thursday 16 June, Strode Theatre 7:30pm. Tickets: £5.50, full concession £4.50, students £3.50. Tickets include 50p contribution to Strode Theatre Support.

Strode College's Performing Arts students will present this heart-warming, toe-tapping new musical about the lives, loves and laughs of a group of women (and one man) who attend a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy church hall.  Through music, song and dance you will get to know each member of the class and the problems they face outside their lessons as they prepare for their show-time debut at a charity event. 


Dance Showcase

Friday 17 June, 7.30pm Strode Theatre. Tickets: £5.50, full concession £4.50, students £3.50. Tickets include 50p contribution to Strode Theatre Support.

Strode College dance students will be showcasing some of their best performance work at Strode Theatre.  The evening promises energy, drama and an eclectic mix of dance styles and moods.  Work featured will include musical theatre, physical and dramatic contemporary dance, and fast, fun and cool street dance.  A chance to soak up the dramatic atmosphere of live dance performances and see the high standard achieved by Strode's dance and performing arts students.

To book tickets for all performances at Strode Theatre call 01458 442846 or book online at