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A spectacular evening of Dance at ‘Vertigo’

Press Release Date: 21-Feb-14
Vertigo
BTEC Dance students from Central Sussex College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath enchanted audiences at The Hub with a packed programme of dance ranging from contemporary to ballet.

Rave reviews for ‘The Visit’

Press Release Date: 01-Jan-14
The Visit
This year’s festive performance at The Hub was a real departure from the traditional Christmas classics, and saw College Performing Arts students draw inspiration from Director Tim Burton for a performance which explored the darker side of human nature.

Events Guide 2013/14

Press Release Date: 22-Nov-13
Don't miss out on seeing one of our fantastic College productions - download a copy of our 2012/13 events guide.

College year finishes on a high note

Press Release Date: 08-Jul-13
Students celebrated the end of term in style!
Music students celebrated the end of the academic year in style, when they joined together for a musical extravaganza at The Hub.

A Shakespeare showcase!

Press Release Date: 17-Apr-13
Come and see BTEC Year 1 students performing their showcase monologues on Friday 26 April.

Industry Meetings hosted this month

Press Release Date: 12-Apr-13
We've hosted two important industry events this month - a meeting of the Production Services Association (PSA) which brings together companies, technicians and designers in the field. Plus a Funding for the Arts seminar, run by the Arts Council England South East office.

Dance students reach dizzy heights in ‘Vertigo’

Press Release Date: 06-Mar-13
Vertigo 2013
Students from the Dance BTEC programme at the Sixth Form Haywards Heath put on a dazzling show entitled 'Vertigo' on 23 and 24 January, which showcased a wide range of dance.

A musical medley at The Hub!

Press Release Date: 07-Jan-13
Students took to the stage for a musical medley
BTEC and A-Level Music students took to the stage at The Hub last month for festive performances which raised the roof!

A modern re-telling of A Christmas Carol

Press Release Date: 07-Jan-13
A Christmas Carol
The hardship of Dickensian London was compared to the current economic crisis, when BTEC Performing Arts students from the Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus created and staged a modern re-telling of 'A Christmas Carol' at The Hub.

‘Bubbuh’ dance for school pupils

Press Release Date: 23-Nov-12
Bubbuh dancers lead the workshops
Central Sussex College's very own dance company - Bubbuh - visited Oathall Community College in Haywards Heath this week for a morning of workshops and performances with pupils on 19 November.

Hollywood director visits The Hub

Press Release Date: 19-Nov-12
Q&A session with Justin Chadwick
BAFTA Award winning actor, writer and director, Justin Chadwick held a question and answer session for students at the The Hub Theatre, Sixth Form Haywards Heath, on Tuesday 13 November.

Events Guide 2012/13

Press Release Date: 31-Oct-12
Don't miss out on seeing one of our fantastic College productions - download a copy of our 2012/13 events guide.

Theatre workshop’s rave reviews

Press Release Date: 30-Oct-12
Spectacular lighting at The Hub
Theatre technicians and drama/performing arts teachers from across West Sussex attended a free workshop on theatrical lighting on Thursday 18 October at The Hub.

FREE workshop: Techniques for lighting your theatre - 18th October 2012

Press Release Date: 21-Sep-12
The workshop will cover the following topics: Introduction to lighting; Basic desk operation and programming; Lantern familiarisation; Key aims of lighting design; Successful use of colour; erminology; Rigging; Focusing; Lighting symbols/ground plan and Health and safety.

End of term performances rock The Hub!

Press Release Date: 17-Jul-12
Photo from the End of Term Gig by Nick Ball
The Hub theatre at the College's Haywards Heath campus was rocked by an end of term celebration which saw BTEC and A Level Music performance students showcase their talents.

The Hub - your local arts venue

Press Release Date: 16-Jul-12
Do you need a venue to hold an exhibition, stage a show or for regular classes?

Lesley Manville visit captivates students

Press Release Date: 13-Jul-12
Lesley Manville with students
BAFTA and Olivier nominated actress, Lesley Manville, visited the College’s Haywards Heath campus on Wednesday 11 July.

Spring Concerts heat things up at The Hub – despite gloomy weather!

Press Release Date: 11-May-12
End of Term Gig
Music students from the Haywards Heath campus took part in three performances to celebrate the end of the spring term, with the Classical Café, Spring Concert and End of Term Gig all as successful as ever.

Students ‘Snap’ Top Local Bands

Press Release Date: 07-Mar-12
Avondale45
Music lovers enjoyed a free rock concert on Thursday 1 March at The Hub theatre.

Christmas Concerts Raise the Roof!

Press Release Date: 13-Jan-12
Christmas Concert
A series of musical showcases took place at The Hub theatre at the Haywards Heath campus in the week running up to Christmas, with numbers to cater for every musical taste being performed.

Events Guide 2011/12

Press Release Date: 21-Nov-11
Don't miss out on seeing one of our fantastic College productions - download a copy of our 2011/12 events guide

A night at the Oscars for Media Students!

Press Release Date: 18-Jul-11
A night at the Oscars for Media students
Media students joined members of staff from the College's Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus to celebrate outstanding creative achievement as part of the Media Studies and Film Studies AS and A Levels over the past year.

Dame Beryl Grey and Gillian Lynne CBE officially open the Gielgud Academy

Press Release Date: 06-Jul-11
Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts
The Gielgud Academy celebrated the end of its inaugral term with a spectacular launch ceremony on 2nd July at The Hub theatre at the College's Sixth Form campus in Haywards Heath. The 'Queen of British Ballet' Dame Beryl Grey and the legendary lady of Musical Theatre Gillian Lynne CBE officially opened the school after an exciting dance performance by the pupils of the school.

Hitting all the right notes

Press Release Date: 09-May-11
End of Term Gig
Two concerts took place at The Hub this April, when BTEC and AS Level Music students at the College took to the stage for their end of term performances, showcasing a range of musical styles.

Facing facts at the Safe Drive, Stay Alive roadshow

Press Release Date: 15-Mar-11
Safe Drive Stay Alive Roadshow
Second year students at the College's Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus attended the Safe Drive, Stay Alive roadshow, when it visited The Hub theatre on Wednesday 9 March.

It's a Wonderful Life - Refund Update

Press Release Date: 18-Jan-11
Refund requests must be registered by Fri 28th January.

Music and Dance at The Hub!

Press Release Date: 18-Jan-11
Christmas Concert    Credit: Nick Ball
The College is a hotbed of talent in music, drama and dance, and with the first class performance facilities available at The Hub Theatre, it also boasts the ideal venue to showcase students' achievements.

Got to Dance? Aged 14-21 years? Join FCYD!

Press Release Date: 18-Jan-11
Come and join First Contact Youth Dance Company. Classes are held on a Wednesday evening from 7pm til 8.30pm and start 2nd February.

The Snow Queen

Press Release Date: 11-Jan-11
The Barefoot Players performed their magical winter production - a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairytale, The Snow Queen, last weekend.

It's a Wonderful Life - Update

Press Release Date: 16-Dec-10
Thank you so much for your patience during the recent adverse weather. The snow was awful and we were so disappointed that we were unable to perform all of the planned shows. We had been working on the performance for four months, so not to be able to share it with you after all that hard work was devastating.

Sussex Actors Studio provides opportunities for emerging theatre professionals

Press Release Date: 18-Nov-10
Hub theatre
Regular theatre workshop sessions are now being offered to emerging young actors in the area, at the College's Hub Theatre.

It's Magic Christmas Carols

Press Release Date: 17-Nov-10
Come and enjoy an enchanting afternoon of Christmas Music at The Triangle, Burgess Hill on Sunday 12 December.

Sussex Actors Studio provides opportunities for emerging theatre professionals

Press Release Date: 08-Nov-10
Regular theatre workshop sessions are now being offered to emerging young actors in the area, at Central Sussex College’s Hub Theatre.

First Contact Youth Dance Company

Press Release Date: 19-Oct-10
First Contact Youth Dance Company
FCYD is an exciting group of dancers aged between 15-20 who have commitment, enthusiasm and passion for contemporary dance.

Edinburgh hits come to The Hub

Press Release Date: 25-Aug-10
Fourthcoming performances
The Edinburgh Festival is the biggest festival on the planet, taking place across the Scottish capital throughout August every year. Against the Odds and Ovid's Metamorphose are two plays that have performed there recently, which have received 4 and 5 star reviews. We are very excited that both shows are coming to the Hub Theatre this year; Ovid's Metamorphoses, on the 16th September and Against the Odds, on the 13th October 2010.

A ‘Summer Jam’ at The Hub!

Press Release Date: 15-Jul-10
Music Students
Music students from Central Sussex College's Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus celebrated the end of term, and the end of the academic year, with a showcase gig at the College's state-of-the-art Hub Theatre, which incorporated a wide variety of musical styles from Rock through to R&B!

The Hub Dance Studio

Press Release Date: 02-Jul-10
T21Dance
T21Dance offers the ultimate classes in Authentic Street and Hip Hop Dance.

Hub patron nominated for award at Cannes!

Press Release Date: 17-Jun-10
Lesley has been patron of The Hub since September 2009
Lesley Manville, patron of The Hub Theatre, was short-listed for a Best Actress award at the world famous Cannes film festival in May. The award is in recognition of her portrayal of ‘Mary’ in Mike Leigh’s comedy drama ‘Another Year’, which was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or prize.

A sizzling show from HotHouse!

Press Release Date: 16-Jun-10
Students from A level and BTEC dance courses joined forces for HotHouse 2010.
A group of A level dance students, who study at the Haywards Heath campus, recently put on a spectacular evening of contemporary dance at The Hub!

Showcase gig rocks The Hub!

Press Release Date: 14-Apr-10
A range of acts took part in the end of term showcase
BTEC Music students from the Sixth Form Haywards Heath campus celebrated the end of term with a showcase gig at The Hub, which incorporated a wide variety of musical styles from Rock through to R&B!

College enjoys a close encounter with Greta Scacchi

Press Release Date: 15-Mar-10
Greta Scacchi hosted a Q&A session with students
Enigmatic actress Greta Scacchi called in to Central Sussex College this week, after she was invited to host a question and answer session on her career to a group of performing arts and media students.

Drama students meet theatre star

Press Release Date: 04-Mar-10
Anthony Head with drama students
The Hub's patron actor Lesley Manville organised a star-studded evening for Central Sussex College Drama students at the Old Vic in London. After seeing Six Degrees of Separation in which she stars, her co-star Anthony Head, of "Buffy" and "Little Britian" fame, held an impromptu question and answer session on the coach for the students.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Press Release Date: 24-Feb-10
The Hub theatre is hosting the Mid Sussex Shakespeare Schools' Festival on 25th and 26th February.

Theatre School taster sessions at The Hub

Press Release Date: 22-Feb-10
Theatre school taster session
During the half term break 34 students from the BTEC course, the A level Drama course and BTEC Technical Theatre course came together to work practically with three representatives from Rose Bruford College.

All in the name of art!

Press Release Date: 15-Feb-10
Student performing devised masked pieces
BTEC year 1 Performing Arts students performed a variety of devised masked pieces in various locations around the Haywards Heath campus at break and lunch times resulting in several surreal sightings!

Student performances in the spring term

Press Release Date: 21-Jan-10
Throughout the spring term, our students will be performing various dramatic pieces - these events are open to the public.

Christmas magic as Narnia comes to The Hub

Press Release Date: 04-Jan-10
The ruthless White Witch Credit: Nick Ball
The Hubbub theatre company’s magical Christmas production of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ enchanted audiences at The Hub theatre in Haywards Heath in December.

Curtains up for a Christmas Classic

Press Release Date: 24-Nov-09
(L-R) Dan Shambrook, 18, and Emma Procter, 17 look forward to seeing you in Narnia!
After the phenomenal success of last year’s Christmas production at Central Sussex College’s theatre, The Hub, students have pulled out all the stops for this year’s offering, CS Lewis’ ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ Much loved characters such as the White Witch, Aslan the lion and even Father Christmas himself will enchant audiences as the Pevensie family battle to save Narnia from the clutches of the ruthless Queen.

The Hub lifts the curtain on its first patron!

Press Release Date: 22-Sep-09
Lesley Manville - Patron of the Hub Theatre
Central Sussex College is delighted to announce that the British actress, Lesley Manville, has become the first patron of The Hub theatre, at its Haywards Heath campus.

A great year of dance

Press Release Date: 03-Jul-09
Hot House performers. Credit: Nick Ball
Dance students at the Haywards Heath campus ended the academic year on a high after performing two spectacular shows to highly impressed audiences during April and May.

Students perform festive play to sell-out crowds

Press Release Date: 17-Dec-08
The cast of A Christmas Carol
Audiences were far from mean with their praise for a production of A Christmas Carol by Central Sussex College’s in-house theatre company, Hubbub.

Curtains up for the inaugral perfomance at The Hub

Press Release Date: 23-May-08
The cast of The Parade
The West Sussex Youth Theatre and Central Sussex College were proud to host a VIP performance of ‘Parade, the Musical’ on Friday 23rd May. The performance was the inaugral event in the new theatre space, The Hub, at the Haywards Heath campus.

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