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Lewisham Southwark College are delighted to announce a brand new Apprentice programme at Shakespeare’s Globe Trust, an Arts and Education charity based on London’s Bankside, incorporating our world renowned Theatres, Exhibition, Tours and Education programmes.

From September 2017 we will be offering one-year apprenticeships in partnership with Lewisham Southwark College – specifically aimed at those who reside in the borough of Southwark and are not currently in Education, Employment or Training.

Apprenticeships will be available within our Globe Education team, Theatre, Communications department and Visitor Experience (Exhibition and Tour)

Who is eligible to apply?

To qualify for the programme applicants should be resident within the borough of Southwark; not currently in employment, education or training and seeking an opportunity to make a fresh start, develop skills, qualifications and a career within the creative and cultural sector. Applicants must be over the age of 16 when starting the programme.

Pay

We will offer a competitive weekly salary plus benefits including holidays, discounts and subsistence.

Interested?

We’ll be holding an open day on Monday 5th June – so please come along to find out more. Staff from Shakespeare’s Globe Trust and our training providers – Lewisham Southwark College, will be on hand to answer questions that applicants might have.

Formal applications may be submitted from 10th June via Lewisham Southwark College website https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment and interview with College staff before final interviews with the team at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Open Days will be held at Shakespeare’s Globe, on 5th June between 10am and 12pm and 3pm to 5pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before your preferred time-slot. 
Make your way to our stage door entrance – 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT.

Just one year after leaving Lewisham Southwark College, Auguste Stamulyte has already achieved something that most florists dream of – winning a top prize at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Auguste, who studied on our Level 3 Creative Craft (Floristry) course from 2015-2016 and now works for the Beckenham Flower Studio, won a highly coveted Silver-Gilt medal (the second highest medal that can be won) in the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition. Placed within the top five of all competitors, she dazzled the expert judges with her flamboyant flower display which combined orchids and other colourful plant varieties in an ingenious way, and featured a stunning butterfly centre piece.

The annual Chelsea Flower Show, held in May, is the most famous flower and garden event in the UK and perhaps even the world. Thousands of keen gardeners flock to the showground at the Royal Hospital Chelsea to see the avant garde show gardens designed by leading names in horticulture, as well as the work of up-and-coming stars like Auguste.

Louise Roffey, who was one of Auguste’s tutors during her time at the College, says: “We are all so proud of what Auguste has achieved, and delighted to have played a small part in her success. Winning a medal at Chelsea is seen as the pinnacle of a florist’s career and to achieve this so early on really demonstrates her extraordinary skill and flair.”

Selina Jones, a student on our Level 3 Drama course, has won a place at one of the most prestigious drama schools in the UK, LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

The oldest conservatoire for drama in the UK, LAMDA is arguably the number one place for acting training, with alumni including famous names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Claflin and Ruth Wilson.

One of thousands of young hopefuls who applied to the school this year, Selina went through a gruelling three-month audition and interview process to win her place. This included preparing five different monologues, learning script for scene work, and participating in two days of acting, movement and voice workshops.

In addition to LAMDA, Selina has received offers on competitive courses at four other institutions including the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She says: “The auditions have been terrifying but also amazing, and my tutor Karla Ptacek has helped me at every step of the way.”

Selina follows in the footsteps of former Lewisham Southwark College student Leah Ferguson, who also won a place at LAMDA a few years ago. Having recently graduated, Leah has just completed a tour to New York with an all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest after a successful autumn run at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

Tutor Karla Ptacek says: “We expect great things from Selina, Leah and all the many other graduates of Lewisham Southwark College Drama who are busy forging their careers in the performing arts industry.”

Read more about Selina Jones’ experience at the College 

Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 May, is a great chance for us to learn more about mental health, and show our support for those around us who might be suffering with depression, anxiety and other issues.

With one in five young adults having a mental health disorder according to charity Young Minds, this is an issue that affects everyone. You may suffer from a mental health condition yourself, or you may have friends, fellow students or family members who are struggling with mental health issues. Either way, being open about mental health, and starting a conversation about the challenges it brings, can make all the difference.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on ‘Surviving or Thriving?’ Instead of asking why there are so many people living with mental health problems, the focus of the Week will be on why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

The College will be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of posters which you’ll see around our campuses. Along the theme of ‘Surviving or Thriving’, these will highlight some of the famous people who have succeeded in spite of their mental health issues – such as Demi Lovato (who has suffered from Bi-Polar disorder and Bulimia), Lady Gaga (who has been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and JK Rowling (who has battled depression).

You can share your own stories about surviving or thriving with mental health issues with the hashtag #MHAW17. Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.

Our technical theatre students got an exciting taste of the real world when they took part in a masterclass by internationally acclaimed company Charcoal blue.

During the session, students were challenged to design their own innovative theatre and performance spaces from scratch, and pitch their ideas to the Charcoal blue team – with the added incentive of theatre vouchers for the winning concept.

Charcoal blue is the most innovative and largest theatre and acoustics consultancy in the UK, with studios in London, New York and Melbourne. The company’s portfolio includes world famous companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the new Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center Site in Manhattan.

Course leader Ian Shillito says: "The relocation of Tech Theatre to the Southwark campus has positioned us right in the epicentre of the Capital’s newest and fastest growing creative arts hub. The workshop with Charcoalblue is the outcome of a new 'Friends of Tech' development strategy which has the key aim of introducing our talented students to our industry neighbours with a view to progression and long term partnerships." 

 

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