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The Centre was full of Culture Vultures


Humanities and Language students were invited to take part in a ‘Culture Vulture’ evening on Friday 17th June that showcased what’s to come in the autumn term.

Guests were treated to a selection of performances by Tutors and students, including: a theatrical poetry reading, improvised jazz, a talk on Greek Archaeology and some poetry reading. Guests even got a live origami demonstration and were given their own bit of paper to have a go themselves!

The evening was a great hit among the students. Here are some of the comments the Centre has received:

  • “Thank you very much for a most entertaining evening.” Ann Wallington, Humanities student.
  • “Thanks for the evening last night. It was great and fascinating. We both managed to make it and we were both very impressed with the food.” Jeremy Badcock, Spanish student and his partner.
  • “It was a great night! Thank you!” Panagiotis Tziogkidis, Russian student.

Terumi Blackmore and Noriko Whitelock, the two Japanese Tutors that performed the live origami demonstrations said: “Thank you to everyone that donated money for Japan Earthquake-Tsunami sufferers on Friday.” Terumi said: “We raised £85.73. The donation will be sent to Groundwork Japan via Groundwork Merthyr & Rhondda Cynon Taff.”

Amanda Rackstraw, a Creative Writing Tutor that read out some of her own poetry during the event said: “Events like these give students an opportunity to see the human face of learning. I certainly think it’s something to repeat next year.”

You can find more photos of the Culture Vultures event on the Centre’s Facebook page.

Amanda Rackstraw reading some of her own poetry.  Amanda Rackstraw reading some of her own poetry.

Student follows the live origami demonstration and successfully makes a swan.

Student follows the live origami demonstration and successfully makes a swan.

Christina Hatzmichael Whitley presenting her Greek Archaeology talk. Christina Hatzmichael Whitley presenting her Greek Archaeology talk.