Timelines – Performance showcase by Live Events student Adam

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On Monday 8th May Events student Adam put on his first ever event. Having spent the first term learning the fundamentals of event production and promotion Adam decided to work towards a nostalgia themed event for his big show and chose the Latest Music Bar as the venue after scouting out the best that Brighton had to offer.

Supported by the Events tutors and students he planned and delivered an afternoon of music, fashion and media steeped in the influences of yesteryear. Downstairs musicians performed tracks by the artists that had inspired them from The Eurythmics, to The Killers and Beyonce, with some original tracks thrown in for good measure. Whilst upstairs there was a fashion display of some choice outfits from each decade, and a screening of films made by Dv8 students showcasing their talent and influences. Adam managed the event brilliantly and left with The Latest Music Bar and performers hoping to work with him again in the future. Well done Adam and everyone that took part, we’re looking forward to the next one too!

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“I really enjoy doing the events course, and cant wait to do it in the future as a job. It has taught me not only a lot about events, and how many different emotions happen during putting on an event, but I’ve also learnt a lot more about myself and things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do.” Adam, Events Production & Promotion student

Special thanks to guest artist Sam Kneale for a superb and captivating performance! For more of Sam’s material, check out his YouTube Channel here.


It’s Not a Dab – Photography exhibition by Live Events student Xena

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On Wednesday 10th May, Xena hosted her debut solo photography exhibition It’s Not a Dab at the Brighton Friend’s Meeting House. Xena’s work deals with the theme of individual expression as a platform for courage and resilience.

“My exhibition is sending out the message to not care what people think and to express who they are” It’s Not a Dab is an honest and personal collection of work incorporating: portraits, landscapes & views. Her work is based on a mixture of photography from recent shoots of close friends expressing who they are. ‘Everyone is unique in their own way’.

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We thought Xena’s exhibition was fantastic and we can’t wait to see what other events she hosts and what her next collection is going to be. Dv8 students and staff that visited the exhibition had this to say…

I would pay for the “hiding my face” photo and put it on my wall.” – Robyn

I like the picture with the light as it’s very creative” – Jacob

Love the picture of Chaska, you’re very talented!” – Amelia and Lewis

Well done! I really liked the movements you captured in “Drunk School” and “Chaska Blowin’ Smoke”. I love the emoji picture!” – Paloma

Great exhibition of your photo’s. Really like the way you capture individuals character.” – Charlotte

Beautifully curated with thoughtful works. Interesting concepts.” – Hannah

If you’d like to start your journey into one of the most exciting creative industries, you can apply to join the Dv8 Events Production and Promotions course in September!

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