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University of Westminster to showcase hot new talent at Summer Streets festival on Regent Street

10 July 2015

Headquartered at 309 Regent Street a few steps from Oxford Circus, the University of Westminster will be showcasing its students’ fresh talent as part of the ‘Summer Streets Culture Club’ weekend on Sunday 26 July. Over 350,000 people are expected to pass by Regent Street as it goes traffic free for the day.

Westminster’s Faculty of Media, Arts and Design will represent the University for the culture weekend. Spectators will be able to enjoy performances by new and ground-breaking artists from the University’s world-leading music courses. Performers will include Emmanuel Nwamadi, who appeared in BBC’s The Voice coming third in the live final; singer songwriter Zara Kershaw, whose summer single 'Souvenirs' shot straight to number 9 on the iTunes Electronic Chart, and artists Bela Takes Chase, Rosie Blackaller, Jarell, Tally Spear and Wyse, who are all shaping today’s music industry.

The University’s recently restored birthplace of British cinema, the Regent Street Cinema, will be showcasing a best in show selection of work from some of its internationally leading undergraduate and postgraduate courses in animation, contemporary media practice, fashion, film and photography. Westminster students will show off their imagination and curiosity, and demonstrate a great variety of contemporary artistic expressions and high level of technical skills nurtured in the Faculty.

The Summer Street festival sees Regent Street go traffic-free every Sunday and celebrate summer with a different theme each weekend in July, having the topics of arts and culture falling on the last weekend of the month.

With one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Westminster’s strong reputation for professional and practice-based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and research, encouraging the development of reflective critical practitioners.

The full programme of the University of Westminster’s show at the Summer Streets festival will be revealed soon.


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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