Hull City of Culture 2017

Wyke Hull City of Culture programme

Wyke has always had a strong cultural identity and to celebrate 2017 we are publishing our own program of events. These range from informal music performances to large scale musical productions to art exhibitions celebrating the creative talent of our students.

A large number of our events are free, we just ask that the general public sign in at our Oak reception. For the ticketed events we have an online outlet through Parent Pay but tickets are also available on the door.

This list will be constantly reviewed and new events will be coming online throughout the year. Keep visiting this page for new information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date in this exciting year.

February

UNTITLED Photographic Exhibition
6th-24th February, Union Mash Up, Princes Avenue, Hull, 9.00am-5.00pm
A level Photography exhibit work as part of the open UNTITLED competition.

Radio 1 Broadcast
11th February, 10.45am-1.30pm, Sirius West Academy
Wyke students form the audience as Alice Levine joins Matt Edmondson live from Hull as he starts looking towards Radio 1’s Big Weekend! Live music from Louisa Johnson, plus fun and games with Raleigh Richie and Jamie from Made In Chelsea.

‘Composers in Residence’
13th February, Elm Dance Studio, 9.00am-12.00pm
Multiple award-winning local musician Eliza Carthy MBE will be working with our Creative Writing and Music students to compose a song as part of the composers in residence.

Wyke Sesh
17th February, Oak Atrium, 12.50pm-13.30pm
Students and staff for the college music and music technology perform their own compositions alongside more familiar songs.
Admission FREE
Please sign-in with a visitors badge at the Oak reception.

March

D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read
2nd March (World Book Day)
In celebration of the printed word, all students at Wyke will read for 20 minutes from 9.50 to 10.10am on that day.

That’s Showbiz, National Dance Competition
11th March, Liverpool Echo Arena
The Wyke Dance Troupe have made it to the national final of a renowned dance competition.
That’s Showbiz is the largest group dance competition in the UK. With over 500 routines, more than 6000 spectators and countless pirouettes, the time has come for the finalists to battle it out on the Arena stage. Our Grand Final at the Echo Arena is the culmination of a year long search for the best dance talent the UK has to offer.
After 20 heats and 4 semi finals, thousands of performers have fought in the name of their school or college, but do they have what it takes to impress our judges and take the crown of That’s Showbiz Group Dance Champions 2017?
Tickets available online
http://www.echoarena.com/whats-on/thats-showbiz-national-group-dance-finals/

Your House
8th March – 11th March, 7.30pm, Oak Theatre
11th March 2.00pm, Oak Theatre
The show features songs from the ska/pop band Madness, and is influenced by their popular hit singles.
Tickets are available on the book. Price TBC.

Wyke Sesh
17th March, Oak Atrium, 12.50pm-13.30pm
Students and staff for the college music and music technology perform their own compositions alongside more familiar songs.
Admission FREE
Please sign-in with a visitors badge at the Oak reception.

Poetry by Heart
Grand Final, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
23rd March
Poetry By Heart is a competition open to students in our English department. The challenge is to learn and to recite poems by heart.
The competition is a pyramid of participation from individual classrooms to whole school/college contests, then county contests, regional semi-finals and the grand final, held in recent years at Homerton College, Cambridge. In the process, pupils foster deep personal connections with the poems chosen and bring poetry alive for their friends, families and communities.
Further details http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

A Place to Land, a Paper Plane Production
Tuesday 28 March & Wednesday 29 March, Oak Theatre, 7pm-9pm
A Place to Land is a bittersweet comedy-drama follows the interweaving stories of Bobby, Joyce and Tess as they close the door on significant chapters in their lives and strive to find places for themselves in their new realities.”
This production is by local playwright Jenny West, and the cast and crew comprises local people in education at Wyke College, Bishop Burton College, Cottingham High School, Hessle High School, Hull College, Hull Collegiate School, Hymers College, St Mary’s College, South Hunsley School, Winifred Holtby School and Wolfreton School and in training or employment in beauty, bookmaking, education, healthcare, journalism, security, shipping, theatre and youth work.
Admission TBC

April

Wyke Sesh
7th April, Oak Atrium, 12.50pm-13.30pm
Students and staff for the college music and music technology perform their own compositions alongside more familiar songs.
Admission FREE
Please sign-in with a visitors badge at the Oak reception.

May

BBC Radio 1’s Academy
6th May, website TBC
Tickets for the BBC Radio 1 Academy sessions are released. This is a FREE event so remember to book early.

BBC Radio 1’s Academy
21st May- 25th May, times to be confirmed
The BBC Radio 1’s Academy is holding a series of workshops, talks and performances based upon breaking into the creative industries. Most events are ticketed but there will be a drop-in hub based at the Albemarle Music Centre in Hull city centre for those who are unable to gain a ticket to a specific session.

Wyke Sesh
26th May, Oak Atrium, 12.50pm-13.30pm
Students and staff for the college music and music technology perform their own compositions alongside more familiar songs.
Admission FREE
Please sign-in with a visitors badge at the Oak reception.

June

Wyke Annual Art & Design Exhibition Private View
Tuesday 20th June, The Oak Gallery and Ash Building, 6.00pm-8.30pm
Invited guests, family and friends attend the Wyke Annual Art & Design Exhibition private view.

Wyke Annual Art & Design Exhibition
Wednesday 21st June, The Oak Gallery and Ash Building,, 9.00am-4.00pm
An exhibition of A level Art, Graphics and Photography work. Open to the general public.
Admission FREE
Please sign-in at the Oak reception.

MAFTA Award Ceremony
Thursday 29th June, Venue TBC
The Wyke media and film departments will be celebrating the success of their A level and BTEC students at the 5th annual MAFTAs. Screening of original works will dominate an evening with awards presented by an array of former students, staff and invited guests.
Admission is by ticket only.