NewVIc Performing Arts and Music

Fashion show

The NewVIc fashion show brought together the cutting edge talent of our current art, design, textiles, 3D, graphic students as they showcased their work at Stratford Circus.

Music and dance staff and students were involved in performances, recycled fashion and music, as well as composing the catwalk music and VJ's.

Music Mix

NewVIc's annual music event showcasing local students' work in a wide range of genres.

Photos by Victor Tse

Songs

If I ain't

Crazy

Student arranged and performed Sam Smith medley

AfroBeat group - run by Olajide Olawore

Students performing live in an arrangement taught by the Music Advancement Programme professional session tutors.





Skyvers

The ED2 performing arts students are presenting Skyvers in a fortnight's time. The students have worked with Michael Buffong, the director of Talawa Theatre Company on Barry Reckord's play. Set in 1963, the play deals with the alienation and rage of a group of south London boys in their last few days at their sink school. Reckord uses the play to explore the failure of the system to cope with those at the bottom of the heap.

He captures the language of south London youth – and the themes feel as pertinent now, as they were fifty years ago. Barry Reckord himself was Jamaican, studied English at Oxford University, and used his experience as a school teacher in this, his most famous play, originally produced at the Royal Court.

Michael Buffong's recent highly-praised productions include Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at the National Theatre (and now on national tour) and All My Sons at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. He has worked with our students in the same way that he works with a professional cast; a process that the group has responded well to. It has been a hugely exciting experience for them and we hope that audiences react enthusiastically to our students' performance