Showtime for Seevic College students at Village Green Festival

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Imogen -davisFirst year students undertaking courses in Art & Design, Photography and Media at Seevic College are teaming up with the Village Green Festival this Summer.

Having worked in collaboration with the festival for two years running, the College, located at Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, were keen to get involved again.  From filming the event to capturing acts onstage, students are to get hands-on experience at the festival taking place on Saturday 11 July in Chalkwell Park, Southend.

Mark Shed, Teacher of Art & Design at the College, said: “This is a unique opportunity to link our vocational students to a professionally organised local event that is gaining kudos each year. 

“This will also serve to create more industrial, professional and personal links between Seevic College and the Metal arts group and indeed the stall holders and punters within.”

Those studying Art & Design were invited to create multiple large-scale banners to decorate part of the festival’s fencing around the park.  With a provided theme of ‘Big’, students quickly set to work to produce artwork that reflected both the size and content of the festival. 

Zak Stokes, 17, who studies Art & Design, said: "This project was very beneficial for me as it opened my eyes to the wider world of art and commission work. It has also taught me how to work in a group to make public art possible. I have had a lot of fun making the banner and I am looking forward to possibly working with Metal again in the future."

Sean McLoughlin, Event Director of Village Green, concluded: “A lot of what Metal do involves working with children and young people, giving them access to the arts.

"It's been great working with Seevic."

"It's been great working with Seevic.  The students have really appreciated the opportunity and platform to showcase their art to over 20,000 people.”

Offering a broad range of A-Levels, Level 3 BTECs, Foundation Diplomas and Higher National Diplomas in Creative Arts, Seevic College continues to produce talented graduates in this area. 

The College is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 7 July 2015, 5.30 – 8pm. To find out more and to pre-book a place visit


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