Week Four: Netball, Musicals & Warwick Congress 2019

Society

The LANS Society have been hard at work organising the formal which will take place on 22nd of March at Fazeley Studios. The theme is ‘Under the Stars’ and all students and all from the LANS Community are invited. Tickets will be available soon, so save the date! Congratulations also to our netball team who have played their last match of the season! 

LANS Netball team

Cultural Programme

Our students have been fortunate enough to enjoy the best that the Birmingham drama scene has to offer from Tartuffe at the RSC which is reviewed by Jeevan here to Blue/Orange at the Birmingham REP theatre. 

Tartuffe production photographs, directed by Iqbal Khan, performed in the Swan Theatre, 2018. Photo by Topher McGrillis (c) RSC

Student Achievement

Our student achievement for this week comes from Ros McDermott who will be performing in RENT the musical with the University’s Guild Musical Theatre Group, performances are taking place from the 19th-23rd February. Ros had this to say about her upcoming performance:

“RENT is a musical based in 80s New York during the AIDS crisis. It follows a group of friends who struggle with problems of poverty and drug addiction whilst finding meaning in their friendships and relationships. Although it deals with really difficult topics it has a hopeful message and emphasis on living for today. It's a beautiful musical with some insanely talented principles (I am ensemble), so please come along just to enjoy it.”

Poster for Guild Theatre production of Rent

Warwick Congress

A group of our second year students attended Warwick Congress 2019 which took place in the last weekend of January and centred around the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution while encompassing the disciplinary perspectives of Law, Economics, Politics, Technology and Business. Bronwen Roberts who attended the conference has written the following reflection piece on the day, this can be found here