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Banging the drum for arts on campus

Published: 
6 March 2006

The drumming workshops at the Turner Sims Concert Hall are just some of the highlights of the day-long event at the University's Highfield and Winchester campuses on Friday 10 March. The day will showcase the diverse international nature of the University's arts venues on campus.

Also on offer are abstract painting sessions at the John Hansard Gallery, a lunchtime reception at the Winchester Gallery to mark an exhibition by Taiwanese performance artist Tsui-Kuan-Yu, and an evening performance of a reworked production of Anton Chekov's 'Three Sisters' at the Nuffield Theatre for just £1.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline Thomas said: "Opportunities to enjoy cultural activities are a key part of a student's university experience. Southampton is fortunate to have a rich and diverse cultural scene and I hope this event will encourage both staff and students to take part in something new and exciting."

The ArtsFest has been organised by the University in association with the four main University arts organisations, the John Hansard Gallery, Nuffield Theatre, Turner Sims Concert Hall and The Winchester Gallery.

Notes for editors

  1. You are invited to the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Friday 10 March at 10am when there will be a chance to take photographs of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Caroline Thomas joining students in a drumming workshop. Please contact Sue Wilson if you would like to attend.
  2. The University of Southampton is one of the UK's top 10 research universities, with a global reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. With first-rate opportunities and facilities across a wide range of subjects in science and engineering, health, arts and humanities, the University has around 20,000 students and 5000 staff at its campuses in Southampton and Winchester. Its annual turnover is in the region of £274 million.
    Southampton is recognised internationally for its leading-edge research in engineering, science, computer science and medicine, and for its strong enterprise agenda. It is home to world-leading research centres, including the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research; the Optoelectronics Research Centre; the Textile Conservation Centre; the Centre for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; and the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies.

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