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How former Wakefield College student Francis Lee became an award-winning film director

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021


 Fresh off releasing his latest feature film Ammonite, writer-director and former Wakefield College student Francis Lee sat down with us to chat about the film, his time at the College and advice…

Mechanics’ Performing Arts stars of the show in Royal Mail’s Valentine’s Day Video

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

Mechanics’ Performing Arts dance students have been donning the famous ‘postie’ uniform to feature in Royal Mail’s latest video.

New Generation of Coders Studying at Wakefield College

Monday, 16 December, 2019

Pupils in Years 4-6 from around the Wakefield district have completed a term of coding at Wakefield College in conjunction with the Wakefield Children’s University.

Wakefield College student dances her way to success...

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

A Mechanics’ Performing Arts student has beaten off competition from more than 2000 entrants to be crowned Miss Dance Great Britain 2019.

Summer Season kicks off at Mechanics' Performing Arts

Friday, 10 May, 2019

Wednesday's opening night performance of We Will Rock You kicked off the summer season in style over at Mechanics' Performing Arts.

Art students celebrate College with natural sculptures

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Level 2 Art students Lily and Josh celebrate Wakefield College Ofsted results with fantastic natural sculptures.

Art students partner with Cannon Hall Farm to celebrate 30th anniversary

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Level 1 Art, Design and Media students have teamed up with Cannon Hall Farm to design a mural to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its opening this March.

Wakefield College teams up with Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thursday, 07 June, 2018

Wakefield College is backing Theatre Royal Wakefield’s new Centre for Creativity after signing up as a sponsor on its new wall of fame. The sponsorship package will see the College join a host of other regional partners and individuals backing the drive to promote creative talent in the district.

Getting a taste of Rhubarb Radio

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

The Wakefield College Work Placement team were invited to look around the new Rhubarb Radio studios in Wakefield.

Fashion Students Show off at The Ridings

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Fashion and Textiles students from Wakefield College showcased their final year pieces at a Summer Fashion Show at The Ridings on Thursday 15th June. Hosted by The Ridings’ resident stylist and merchandiser Tina Gill, in the centre’s new middle mall events space, the show featured summer looks from stores alongside the student pieces.