I recently had the great pleasure of joining Sarah Mepham, senior lecturer in Performance at Southampton Solent University for the Mayflower Theatre Summer Dance Project. The Mayflower Theatre have brought together 30 young people to create a dance show inspired by Guys and Dolls and this is being showcased at the Mayflower this summer. They have been working in partnership with Solent University, The Birmingham Royal Ballet and Zoeilogic Dance Company.

Solent University currently have a very successful BA (Hons) Performance Course and are about to introduce two new courses this September in Musical Theatre and Acting and Performance. These new courses greatly enhance the creative offer at the university and I was delighted to learn more about this and the plans for the upcoming academic year.