College campus comes alive to the sound of music

July 10, 2019

Musicians and visitors braved the elements to enjoy Chichester College’s musical extravaganza in June.

Heavy rain showers on Saturday, June 15,  were not enough to prevent people turning out for this year’s Chi-Fest, which saw dozens of local artists perform across five stages at the college’s annual music festival.

There was plenty to keep families and music lovers entertained, including a medley of Queen hits performed by the college’s musical theatre students.

They were supported by a group of young children and Theatre Inc – a specialised training company created by the college to support young performers living with disabilities.

Paul, from Chichester, was one among those enjoying an afternoon of eclectic music. He said: “We’ve been able to enjoy lots of different music and, despite the weather, we’ve had a great day out.

“It’s the first time we’ve been to Chi-Fest and we have been blown away by the talent of the students here at the college.”

It wasn’t all about the music though – the college’s hospitality team joined a number of stallholders, with their BBQ-turkey proving to be a draw for hungry revellers, while the hair and beauty students were also on hand to provide some pampering.

Andrew Green, Executive Principal of the Chichester College Group, said: “Chi-Fest is one of the biggest events in the college calendar and it’s certainly one I always look forward to.

“Our staff and students, from across all areas of the college, put in an incredible amount of work organising events for the community to enjoy. This year was no exception.

“We also welcomed a number of brilliant stalls – from hog roast to prosecco stand, Thai cuisine, crepes and local ice cream. We simply couldn’t do run Chi-Fest without their support.

“Unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite what we ordered, but we still attracted a lot people to our campus to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of free music and family fun.”


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