Outside visits are important for our students. As an example groups have recently undertaken workshops at local art galleries such as Fabrica and the Onca Gallery.
In April, David Allison helped to organise a visit to Fuse Box, an amazing facility for Digital Industries in the City. See http://www.fusebox24.co.uk for info. Gillian Trott took students to meet Jesse Black Mooney, Manager of the exciting Brighton Digital Festival which takes place in Autumn http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk. Some of the students are interested in exploring working in the digital industry and this trip gave them a great opportunity to learn more about it and the people who work there.
On Thursday the 12th of March, some students went to London to go to a progressive indie game convention linked to the more mainstream EGX, otherwise known as eurogamer. EGX gave a different angle on certain aspects of gaming, including a new perceptive on high tech gaming equipment.
Gillian Trott took a group to the Earthship in Stanmer Park as part of an exploration of sustainable housing. Students have also used other local resources such as the Brighton University Art Gallery, the Jubilee Library and the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. It’s a big advantage for us being in the city centre and within a few minutes walk of these and other facilities.