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28

Mar

CAPA College wows audiences with exceptional performances at Move It 2022

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CAPA College wows audiences with exceptional performances at Move It 2022   On Friday 11th March CAPA College returned to the ExCeL London for Move It 2022 – and it was the best year yet!   Taking place over three days in early Spring, Move It is the world’s biggest dance event. It brings together representatives from across the dance community [...]

15

Mar

Wakefield’s CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) celebrate Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating

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Wakefield’s CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) celebrate Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating    Since opening their doors as Wakefield’s first (and only) DfE-funded Free School in September 2018, CAPA College have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative education providers in the North of England. Every year students from across Yorkshire [...]

21

Jan

CAPA College work with the amazing Enhance Academy Trust schools to create an original Christmas song ‘Leave Your Light On’

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CAPA College work with the amazing Enhance Academy Trust schools to create an original Christmas song 'Leave Your Light On'   The magic of Christmas was brought directly to the CAPA College followers as we as counted down to the big day with heartwarming, feel-good, festive hits on social media. Followers tuned in daily for [...]

22

Nov

CAPA College students excel during Intensives Week

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CAPA College students excel during Intensives Week   It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people aged 16 to 19 from across the North of England. Every day is filled with [...]

4

Nov

National Theatre award-winning play If Not Now, When?, produced by Momentum Theatre, set to embark on debut Yorkshire tour with funding from Arts Council England

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National Theatre award-winning play If Not Now, When?, produced by Momentum Theatre, set to embark on debut Yorkshire tour with funding from Arts Council England   Students from Wakefield’s CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) are regularly making headlines with their award-winning performances – from reaching the finals of BBC Young Dancer and making [...]

19

Oct

CAPA College students return to the stage to perform Originals: 4 Original Dance Pieces 

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CAPA College students return to the stage to perform Originals: 4 Original Dance Pieces    It is the moment we’ve been waiting for! CAPA College students return to the stage for two evenings of live performance at Unity Hall, Wakefield on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October.    After an uncertain 18 months of theatre closures, virtual open days and live [...]

22

Sep

CHARGE Boys offer FREE Taster Day session

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CHARGE Boys offer FREE Taster Day session     CHARGE Boys, launched in 2020, is an innovative FREE scheme for boys aged 11-16 from across Yorkshire and beyond. It offers first-class training to enthusiastic and talented young boys to help them develop their performance ability, build confidence and learn transferable skills in a fun, creative and enjoyable environment. With first-class dance training being [...]

16

Jul

Morgan Sindall Construction paves the way for groundbreaking CAPA College

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Morgan Sindall Construction paves the way for groundbreaking CAPA College   Morgan Sindall Construction has begun works to complete the flagship new home of Wakefield’s CAPA College. A specialist provision for students aged 16-19 from across the North of England, CAPA College provides full-time training and education in all aspects of creative and performing arts [...]

29

Jun

National recognition for CAPA College as they win two Sixth Form Colleges Association Awards 2021

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National recognition for CAPA College as they win two Sixth Form Colleges Association Awards 2021    CAPA College are honoured to have won two Sixth Form Colleges Association awards for 2021, both the award for ‘Governance’ and ‘Covid Above and Beyond’.    Since its formation in 2006, CAPA College has developed a regional and national reputation as a centre of excellence in the Arts with outstanding exam results, exceptional student progression routes and [...]

9

Jun

The CAPA College class of 2021 wow virtual audiences in their final showcases 

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The CAPA College class of 2021 wow virtual audiences in their final showcases   The departing students from CAPA College displayed the incredible development that they have made whilst studying at the college in their Graduation Showcases. Across three evenings, the soon to be Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance alumni wowed online audiences with the depth, diversity and sheer enthusiasm of their performances, none of which could have been possible without the technical know-how and artistry of their Creative Media and [...]

22

Apr

CAPA College partner with Yorkshire Dance for RE:FRESH 2021

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CAPA College partner with Yorkshire Dance for RE:FRESH 2021      This March, CAPA College partnered with Yorkshire Dance as they hosted RE:FRESH; a jam-packed digital dance festival for young people.    Young dancers from across the region had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a range of workshops, alongside viewing incredible performances in the RE:FRESH Performance Episodes.       The Performance Sharing Episodes were a hit, showcasing dance organisations from all over Yorkshire. CAPA [...]

9

Mar

Meet the team of industry artists working to develop the Pledge project

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Meet the team of industry artists working to develop the Pledge project   During the first UK lockdown, CAPA College students and professional artists worked together remotely to produce Pledge, a powerful film that collated creative responses to the Black Lives Matter movement. CHARGE has now received funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire’s Safer Communities Fund in order to take this important project even further. CHARGE will endeavour to deepen [...]

1

Feb

CHARGE receives funding to further develop Pledge into a touring workshop and performance piece

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CHARGE receives funding to further develop Pledge into a touring workshop and performance piece    During the first UK lockdown, CAPA College students and professional artists worked together remotely to produce Pledge, a powerful film that collated creative responses to the Black Lives Matter movement.     CAPA College were able to offer a framework for structured discussions in which students were empowered to share their responses to racial inequality through the use of spoken word and [...]

18

Dec

CAPA College provide an evening of festive spirit via live stream

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CAPA College provide an evening of festive spirit via live stream    On Thursday 6th December, the talented CAPA College Musical Theatre students provided viewers with an evening of festive song in ‘Home for Christmas’. The magic of Christmas was brought directly to the viewers from the comfort of their homes via live stream as the students performed some old favourites alongside some less well-known seasonal repertoire.    Despite [...]

15

Dec

CAPA College host their inaugural Virtual Open Day

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CAPA College host their inaugural Virtual Open Day    CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) is a specialist Arts college based in Wakefield. It is the city’s only full-time provision for students aged 16-19 who are looking to pursue a professional career in the performing and creative arts and attracts applicants from across Yorkshire and beyond.    [...]

19

Nov

Help shape the future of Yorkshire’s highly-acclaimed CAPA College

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Help shape the future of Yorkshire’s highly-acclaimed CAPA College   As Yorkshire’s prestigious Creative and Performing Arts College prepares to move to its new, permanent home, they need your help to afford specialist technical equipment   Did you know that many of the country’s most promising young actors, singers, dancers, designers and producers began their [...]

18

Nov

CAPA College keep the Arts alive in their first live streamed showcase

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CAPA College keep the Arts alive in their first live streamed showcase    Students exceled in the college’s live showcase of Intensives Week    It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people [...]

17

Nov

CAPA College launch catering tender for new premises

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CAPA College launch catering tender for new premises    Wakefield’s prestigious Creative and Performing Arts College seeks contractor to operate the onsite public café/restaurant at multi-million pound, flagship new premises in the heart of the city    Established in 2006, CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) is one of the country’s most highly regarded Arts education establishments. A [...]

25

Jun

CAPA College launch new website for their Outreach and Education programme CHARGE

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CAPA College launch new website for their Outreach and Education programme CHARGE   CAPA College have launched a new website for CHARGE, their inspirational Outreach and Education programme, as they look to expand their artistic offering to people of all ages from across Yorkshire and the North of England.   CAPA College (Creative and Performing [...]

23

Jun

Momentum Theatre discuss what we don’t talk about in If Not Now, When? workshop

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Momentum Theatre discuss what we don't talk about in If Not Now, When? workshop   “I dunt like it when you talk abart it”   As we continue to work through our read through, discussing the context of this play in light of what is happening in the world today, we found that this week [...]

11

Jun

CAPA College stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

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CAPA College stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter     Over the past two weeks, staff and students at CAPA College have spent time reflecting, listening and learning in light of global events and the Black Lives Matter movement. To all of our black students, colleagues, alumni, artists, audiences and community – we see you, we hear you and we are with you. We stand [...]

11

Jun

CAPA College prepares to embrace life after lockdown

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CAPA College prepares to embrace life after lockdown   Wakefield’s prestigious Creative and Performing Arts College welcomes students back through its doors and announces exciting plans to broaden the city’s artistic provision   Like schools, colleges and universities up and down the country, CAPA College closed its doors on Friday 20th March. In the uncertainty [...]

8

Jun

If Not Now, When? development continues as the Momentum Theatre cast begin their first read through

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If Not Now, When? development continues as the Momentum Theatre cast begin their first read through   In last week’s rehearsal we were meant to focus on finishing our first read through…we read 10 pages. One line, “you know what mum would say”, sparked the question, “what does she say?” or rather, “what do our mums say?”.  [...]

1

Jun

CAPA College’s virtual alumni event reunites Performing Arts stars from across the UK 

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CAPA College’s virtual alumni event reunites Performing Arts stars from across the UK    On Friday 29th May, CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) launch their first alumni event to reunite their graduates living nationwide with the Wakefield based College. As Wakefield’s first DfE-funded Free School, CAPA College provides specialist education and training in various aspects of media and the theatrical arts for students [...]

7

May

Meet the Cast of If Not Now, When?

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Meet the Cast of If Not Now, When?    CAPA College recently received National Lottery Project Grants funding from Arts Council England to develop, If Not Now, When?, a play written by second year student and emerging young writer Isabel Hague for a regional tour. Research and development of the play has continued despite social lockdown with online workshops ensuring that [...]

4

May

CAPA College’s exciting new Masterclass programme kickstarts with renowned guest artists from across the world 

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CAPA College’s exciting new Masterclass programme kickstarts with renowned guest artists from across the world    After implementing its phenomenal new remote learning timetable (read more here), CAPA College has now set its sights on broadening the range of online classes and enrichment opportunities for its students.    In addition to offering a jam-packed timetable of interactive live [...]

30

Apr

CAPA College begin research and development for play ‘If Not Now, When?’ by launching an insightful new podcast

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CAPA College begin research and development for play ‘If Not Now, When?’ by launching an insightful new podcast    CAPA College received National Lottery Project Grants funding from Arts Council England to develop, If Not Now, When?, written by young, emerging writer Isabel Hague (read more here). Research and development has now begun for the CAPA College student’s 2019 National [...]

23

Apr

The future of online education? Meet the Yorkshire College thriving during lockdown

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ABOUT US APPLY Creative and Performing Arts College @capacollege CAPA College Musical Theatre Performing Arts FIND OUT MORE Contemporary and Commercial Dance FIND OUT MORE Stage and Screen Drama FIND OUT MORE Theatre, Film and Media Production Arts FIND OUT MORE The future of online education? Meet the Yorkshire College thriving during lockdown   The [...]

3

Mar

CAPA College to stage student Isabel Hague’s award-winning play “If Not Now, When?” with the support from the National Theatre

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ABOUT US APPLY Creative and Performing Arts College @capacollege CAPA College Musical Theatre Performing Arts FIND OUT MORE Contemporary and Commercial Dance FIND OUT MORE Stage and Screen Drama FIND OUT MORE Theatre, Film and Media Production Arts FIND OUT MORE If Not Now, When? was originally performed at the National Theatre as the winning [...]

6

Feb

CAPA College’s Drama Festival 2020 sees students shine over four performances

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ABOUT US APPLY Creative and Performing Arts College @capacollege CAPA College Musical Theatre Performing Arts FIND OUT MORE Contemporary and Commercial Dance FIND OUT MORE Stage and Screen Drama FIND OUT MORE Theatre, Film and Media Production Arts FIND OUT MORE CAPA College’s Drama Festival 2020 sees students shine over four performances    The 24th February [...]