East Durham College Creative industries students taking part in the Why Art Man festival

Creative Students Take Part In Inaugural Art Festival

Students from a range of creative industries courses at East Durham College have been taking part in the inaugural Why Art Man festival in Peterlee Town Centre.

Working alongside festival organisers, the students and staff from the college put together a programme of different activities throughout the five-day event.

The college took over the former Ethel Austin clothing store unit in the Castle Dene Shopping Centre where they set up an art gallery, whilst also holding dance, music and radio drama performances.

Students rounded off the festival with a musical performance for local MP Grahame Morris.

East Durham College creative industries lecturer, Billy Nicholson, praised the students for their hard work and dedication over the week.

Billy said: “It has been a fantastic event in Peterlee this week. The students have been terrific throughout.

“They all worked really hard to pull together different performance ideas and get them up to a very high standard.

“The team all worked really well together to showcase the best of what creative industries at East Durham College had to offer.”

For more information on courses in creative industries at East Durham College contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.