School of art students set to host concert of note for degree show

Third Year Fine Art BA Hons students from Scarborough School of Arts, Westwood, will be hosting a unique event on Saturday 25 March.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 18th March 2017, 8:43 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:57 am
Students at Scarborough School of Arts and Scarborough Concert Band will be performing a show to raise funds.
Students at Scarborough School of Arts and Scarborough Concert Band will be performing a show to raise funds.

The event, starting at 7.30pm, will raise funds for their final degree show which previews on Friday 2 June.

The event will feature 35 plus musicians from the Scarborough Concert Band performing a programme of music which celebrates the creative achievements of selected artists and composers throughout history in a variety of genres.

There will also be a guest appearance by sixth form pupil Jasmine Howard, daughter of student Angela Howard, who will be performing vocal and instrumental numbers.

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The concert is to be held in the historic Westwood Theatre – formerly The Theatre in the Round.

The music will be interspersed with interesting information delivered in a fun way exploring the connections between art and music compered by Helen Birmingham – the art schools’ resident life model, artist, writer and curator.

Julie Springall, who is a third year fine art student, said “The concept for the event came to me last year when thinking about how we could raise funds for our degree show.

“I’ve been a clarinetist with the concert band for over 30 years and thought it would be a fantastic way to bring the two together. I approached our musical director Malcolm Appleby with the idea who was keen to offer his support.”

Kane Cunningham, the Fine Arts BA Course Leader at the school, said: “This is the very last fine art degree show here at Westwood before the move up to the new site at Filey Road and we want to go out with a flourish. We need to raise as much money as we can to make this the biggest and best degree show ever!”

Entry to the concert is £3 on the door (under 12s go free).

For anyone wanting to offer support donations can be made on the students’ Go Fund Me page at