Music Technology students organised and performed at a show today (June 4) to mark the end of the college year.
The group enjoyed one of the warmest days so far this year for Nestival, which saw them perform outside the canteen while catering staff held a barbecue.
Music started at 11.30am and continued until 5pm, with genres ranged from house and dubstep to grime and hip hop and tutors Neil Keating and Alex Wastnidge also taking to the decks.
The event formed the last unit of the year for the second-year Level 3 students, who also set the event up and promoted it through posters around the college and social media.
Students on the HND in Performing Arts were in dress rehearsals for The Bacchae, which opens in Peckham next week, and came to perform for the audience.
Media students also filmed the event, including interviewing DJs and organisers, for their community television station Clocktower TV.
Matt Sutton, who is going to the University of the West of England in Bristol in September, described organising the event as a ‘sharp learning curve’, but said he was proud of the show.
“We went into the project knowing we would learn things about promotion or management, for example, but I also realised how important communication is,” he added.
“You learn about working with different groups of people, working in a team and taking responsibility for something individually and as a group.”
Tutor Neil Keating, who performs under the stage name Controlled Weirdness, praised the students for the quality of their organisation and performance.
“They’ve worked really hard on getting everything ready and promoting the event well, and the standard today has been really high,” he added.
“Organising Nestival works really well as a unit, because the students get a great real-life experience of promoting, running and performing at an event, and it brings together all the skills they’ve learnt over the course.”