Just the ticket
For one evening the sun shone for the annual arts festival at Godalming College in a glorious showcase of art, photography, textiles, music, dance and drama. As guests enjoyed their drinks in the Piazza the sounds of the college jazz band created a carnival atmosphere.
A focus of the art exhibition was the 3000 train tickets which Lawrence Pearson had collected, moulded, cut and shaped into carnival wheels and butterflies, which lead the visitors on their journey to the exhibition.
This rather poignant message of students on their journey through college and then taking flight seemed to have become an unintended theme with Lily Furlong’s Birds Nest and Charlotte Conroy’s extraordinary Winged Figure.
Robyn Butler’s exhibition in the textiles department was an instant hit with guests as she had spent most of the day baking cup cakes to match her display of soft furnishings, which visitors were then invited to eat. Another striking example was Laura Jo Wooley’s black evening dress – made out of bin bags, showing that these too can be a thing of beauty.
The entertainment in the Piazza flowed all night with a variety of groups providing music, Class Action dance group providing some action filled dance routines. A very thought provoking play concluded activities, the play entitled Laramie was written and performed by students finishing their AS Performing Arts course and focused on the killing of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.
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