OSFC visits London
From Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 November, some of our Drama, Media and Film students visited London, on the college’s first residential trip in almost two years. During their three day visit, the students watched a performance of ‘Manor’ at the National Theatre and attended an evening screening of Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ at The Barbican Centre. They also spent an afternoon at Tate Modern.
A highlight of the trip for many of the students was their visit to The Globe Theatre, the world-renowned performing arts venue on the bank of the River Thames. The students were given an immersive theatre tour, offering them an insight into how the building works during a rehearsal, before taking part in a Tempest Workshop to enable them to really engage with Shakespeare.
Before returning to Oldham, the group visited the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. At the museum, the students were able to visit a number of exhibitions to explore theatre and costume design in more detail.
All of the students thoroughly enjoyed their residential trip to London:
I really enjoyed the London trip, especially the V & A Museum and the Globe Theatre because they were quite interactive and generally just really nice to visit. I'd recommend going on a residential trip whilst at college, because it's nice to have that time with your friends. Aimee O’Brien, Year 13 Drama & Performing Arts student.
I loved visiting The Globe Theatre and Tate Modern! It was so refreshing to see such a variety of artwork. Covent Garden was beautiful. Overall, it was a lovely trip and I really enjoyed my time in London! Alexandra Pullen, Year 13 Drama & Theatre Arts student.