Learners, staff and members of the local community came together to enjoy a fantastic night of art and creativity at a special end of year arts festival; Neon Nights, to celebrate the excellent work taking place at the Grimsby School of Art.
The event which was a collaboration between Art & Design, Computing, Games Design, Performing Arts, Music and Media courses brought together a colorful array of performances and exhibitions at the Grimsby Institute’s Nuns Corner campus, with performances from music and performing arts learners and an array of artwork from across all media and platforms.
Emma Forrest-Leigh, Associate Principal for Creative and Digital Industries, officially welcomed guests to the event and presented a number of awards to learners in recognition of their hard work and dedication to their studies, she explained the concept behind the event: “We wanted to celebrate the end of the academic year and our learners achievements. It is almost the end of my first year in post, and I wanted to be able to celebrate everything that is fantastic about being a learner at the Grimsby School of Art in one combined showcase.
“There was so much happening throughout the event, with live music from our WorldSkills finalists, performance highlights from the past year, exhibitions from our creative learners and we even had a giant igloo taking over the main campus, which hosted music performances, in an outside extravaganza.
“The evening was predominantly a chance for our learners, from both our further and higher education courses, to show off their work to their friends and families. We had over 450 visitors and it was wonderful to see so many people getting involved and enjoying the have-a-go-sessions, where they got to try drumming, gaming and take part in urban art. We’ve received so much positive feedback from those who attended the event and I was thrilled to see so many people enjoying the evening and getting involved.”