Our HND learners once again took over the Worcester Arts Workshop. We’ve mentioned Worcester Arts Workshop before, and we’re going to be mentioning them again and a lot more this year! Kidderminster College are proud partners with Worcester Arts Workshop who are a small arts venue in the heart of Worcester.
Each year we have a diverse programme of courses, and live events that range from world music to life drawing classes, and everything in between. We are home to Vamos, the UK’s leading mask theatre company. Artists of all ages, disciplines and skill levels pass through our doors every day; so even if you’re completely new to the arts world you’re always welcome.
The Workshop was the perfect venue for our HND Music learners to showcase their talents; with three different performing areas, the venue is incredibly versatile and atmospheric space, as you can tell from the photos!
Our amazing lighting tech Lauren Russell posted this awesome review over on KC Music’s facebook page:-
What an incredible night last night at Worcester Arts Workshop. Big thank you to John Mitchell, from Outhouse Studios for driving hundred miles to see our bands and arriving as the last band finished their last song!
Vicki opened the event with a mixture of quirky acoustic songs over twisted hip hop grooves. A beautiful voice that sounds like nobody else. And only Vicky can write songs about how she doesn’t like eating plastic or how she wishes Tom Hanks was her dad.
Next up wasRedwood – UK with Ellie providing some incredible vocals over compelling songs. Her band are consumate musicians that provide the perfect accompaniment. This band a ready to go and I am surprised she is not a household name. A really impressive performance.
First time we really got to see Faith Guilt who only played two songs but really made an impact. Channelling My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth this band have a sound all of their own. And a real highlight of the whole event was when Seb Carter screamed at his band to carry on playing and then pummeled us with an incredible display of noise guitar.
After that wasJunior Weeb. This band has travelled over so much ground over the last few years. A fantastic show as always. Was this their last show? If so then sad to see them go and thanks for all the great music.
Last up was Hey Jesterwho provided a fitting climax to this amazing event. What can you say about this band? Heavy gut busting riffs with instrumental virtuosity mixed with soaring vocal hooks. A really astonishing performance. Special mention to Joe Davies for THAT bass line….
Again big thank you for everyone who came down, we had a good turn out and this really made the event.