Thursday 15 January 2015

Christopher Biggins

Pantomime veteran Christopher Biggins will no doubt be the star of the show when he visits the University as a guest speaker talking to students about his career, as part this year’s Subject Futures Week.

Christopher Biggins started out as a comedy actor and has appeared in well-known shows, such as Porridge, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, as well as roles in children’s television programmes and several films. He is probably best known for his pantomime work, with his most famous role being Widow Twanky inAladdin. Christopher will be talking about his career to date, sharing his professional experience and enthusiasms, as well as being on hand to give advice to those who would like to get ahead in the acting world.

Taking place between 26 and 30 January 2015, Subject Futures Week is aimed at students from the School of The Arts. The week hosts a number of high profile guests from the throughout the creative industries giving talks and workshops to help the students learn and understand where their subjects and courses can lead them once they have graduated.

Steve Taylor, Acting Dean of the School of The Arts, commented: “We are committed to developing graduates who are not only qualified to get their first job, but who have also developed the skills they need to progress through that job and to move onto new opportunities. A graduate with a strong set of employability skills also has a secure base for any career changes in the future.

“The School of The Arts wants to equip students with not only the theoretical and academic tools after graduating, but the real life practical skills with which to secure employment and the start of their careers. We look forward to welcoming Christopher along with a whole host of highly respected professionals to share their experiences to guide and advise our students.”

Christopher will be talking to Acting students in Maidwell Theatre, Avenue Campus on Thursday 29 January 2015 from 6pm to 7pm and is a ticket only event. Further details will follow on events open to staff and students shortly.

For more information on Subject Futures Week, please contact Jo Harris, Marketing Account Manager for the School of The Arts.

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