York St John University’s annual arts festival, Create, is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, projects and accomplishments.
For the third year running Create is being taken out into the city so that more people can experience and celebrate another successful year.
As well as many aspects of the festival being held on the campus, there are also a number of external venues around York including the Royal York Hotel, The Duchess, The Guildhall, New School House Gallery and the Hospitium in the Museum Gardens.
Create provides a chance for graduating students to exhibit some of their final projects from their time at York St John.
It also offers a platform for some newer students to get their work noticed from an early stage.
As well as celebrating achievements, Create generates opportunities for networking with businesses and employers.
“It is important for us at York St John to give our students the chance to display their work as a stepping stone to move into their chosen careers,” said Stuart Page, associate dean at York St John Faculty of Arts.
“Events like Create are a valuable tool where students can promote themselves to partners and potential employers in the creative and cultural industries.”
Something for everyone
Create14’s broad range of work spans dance recitals to fine art exhibitions, literature and history showcases to unique theatre performances.
There is something for everyone reflecting the diversity of provision within the Faculty of Arts.
Underpinning the work is a sense of creativity, of walking through a landscape of imagination, to celebrate and to challenge perceptions of knowledge.
“We at York St John University believe that Create14 will be our most successful festival yet, with high standards of work being exhibited and performed,” said Stuart.
All of our shows have a public aspect to them. It is important for us that the excellent work our students produce is accessible to people from across the region, nationally and internationally.
Both our Fine Art and Design exhibitions will be open from May 16 to 31 and members of the public, art enthusiasts or not, are encouraged to come and visit.
- For full details of Create14, go to the website
- See Create14 events here
- Some of the shows do require tickets, mainly the theatre performances
- To inquire further or book tickets, please email [email protected] or ring 01904 876433