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Darren Perks
4 years ago
drama education is an essential part of a pluralistic society and drama students must have proper facilities..

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Grace Lim
4 years ago
My experiences in the Bloomsbury Theatre and Garage Theatre as part of the UCLU Stage Crew society have changed me for the better. As someone who was introverted and awkward, I cannot stress enough the importance of these venues in creating an environment where students can push their boundaries and grow by creating something marvelous for others to enjoy.

Having dedicated spaces, particularly one the scale of the Bloomsbury Theatre, affect performances ranging from (but not limited to) the quality of production to the audience draw to the ability to continue growing this skill base. It has been 5.5 years since I’ve left UCL and I remember far more about the UCLU Arts experiences than my lectures. I hope UCL will place more value on the arts community and what it brings to the students and the institution.

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Caroline Gooch
4 years ago
The Bloomsbury Theatre is an integral part of student life at UCL, and extended closure though successive academic years without an alternative venue for societies puts the continued existence of those societies at risk.

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Martin Smith
4 years ago
I've had some great evenings there

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Caroine Rowland
4 years ago
Universities aren't just money-making machines. Places like Bloomsbury are special. Plus they help with the widening participation agenda ;)

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Ruth Sullivan
4 years ago
The theatre was an incredible resource for students to create outstanding performances, not just as dancers and actors but as lighting designers, directors and producers. It was a professional venue ; where else could you perform on a stage that would host Omid Djalili the following week?!

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ClAire Hewitt
4 years ago
the Bloomsbury was a huge part of my UCL life and gave me the chance to perform, create and make great friends. This generation of students are investing so much in their time at uni. UC'L s creative community is part of the attraction. Don't let it suffer

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Rachel Pick
4 years ago
I graduated from UCL in 1997 and still look back on my time with the Dance Society and Musical Society, performing in such an amazing theatre, as a huge highlight of my life. Without those societies, I would never have gained as much confidence in myself and my dance and performing abilities as I have now. To deny those opportunities to future students would be bad for them, but also for the appeal of wanting to be a student at UCL. The subject you study may not be the arts, but extra-curricular activities in a theatre setting are just as important to so many talented people in so many different fields. Please UCL, don't deprive future generations of such a unique opportunity. It really is one of your selling points.

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Jessica Rowland
4 years ago
I am ex Bloomsbury staff member and know how important the venue is for UCL students.

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Chris Leek
4 years ago
The availability of professional theatre space open to students (Bloomsbury, Garage- both now lost) during my time at UCL was transformational to my university experience