Rotherham College students from a variety of subject areas are preparing to showcase their talents at the Madd Hatters Tea Party event on Friday 27th April. This event has been developed and created with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) to mark the end of Mayor Eve Rose Keenan’s reign.
With the Alice in Wonderland theme in mind, Fashion and Media Make-up students have worked together to design costumes, as well as Performing Arts students demonstrating their acting abilities by meeting and greeting guests in their quirky characters.
Art and Design students are also involved in creating the event’s props and scenery, whilst Music will be playing for the guests throughout the evening. Catering students have been asked to devise a menu and produce and serve food, whereas Horticulture students are preparing the gardens and outside area for large outdoor games.
The Madd Hatter’s Tea Party has additionally needed assistance in event planning, poster and ticket artwork and plans for the coverage of the event. To do this, subject areas including Business, Graphic Design and Media and Photography have made collaborative efforts to ensure the evening will run smoothly.
Julia Arechiga, Study Programme Curriculum Director at Rotherham College said, “This has been a great event for the students to get involved in and have the opportunity to be able to contribute to raising the profile of the creative arts and talent that we have in Rotherham.
“They have all pulled together to contribute in supporting and putting together this prestigious event and I’m extremely proud of them.”
Mayor Eve Rose Keenan has invited a number of charities to the event, including Shiloh, a charity that offers a place of support adults in need, as well as members of Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC); tickets are also open to the public, and are available at Rotherham Town Hall.