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04 July 2023

Students shine as annual creative festival comes to a close

Edinburgh College’s Creative Industries students are ready for a well-earned summer break after entertaining crowds all over the city for the past two months as part of the annual Glow Festival.

The festival ended with a performance from the College’s Dance students who took to the stage in the final showing of Cross Currents at the Church Hill Theatre in the city at the end of last month.

Hundreds of guests attended some of Edinburgh’s top venues throughout May and June as our students took part in performances, film showcases, exhibitions, music concerts, and more.

This year’s festival included a computer games expo, Ruthless the Musical, a range of art and photography exhibitions, a number of live music performances and showcases, a new play set in the 1980s where a group of friends try to hide a dark secret, an exhibition of make-up artistry focussing on skills for TV, film and theatre, and more.

Students from a wide range of the College’s Creative Industries courses took part in the festival, including Performing Arts, Broadcast Media, Photography, Music and Sound Production, Art and Design, and Computing.

Assistant Principal of curriculum for Creative Industries Jakki Jeffery said: “Since the launch of our annual Glow Festival in April, our students have taken over venues across the city, entertaining crowds with their creative talents across a range of disciplines. They have worked extremely hard throughout the year perfecting their craft in preparation for the festival and should be so proud of all they have achieved.”