Performing and Creative Arts

Our Subjects

Music

Drama

Musical Theatre

Performing Arts

LAMDA

Art & Photography

Performing and Creative Arts

Our Subjects

Music

Drama

Musical Theatre

Performing Arts

LAMDA

Art & Photography

"We believe in the potential of every student studying the Arts. An ethos of hard work, confidence building and listening skills are the core qualities we look for in being successful in the Performing Arts".

 

"We believe in the potential of every student studying the Arts. An ethos of hard work, confidence building and listening skills are the core qualities we look for in being successful in the Performing Arts".

 

Claire Hammacott

Director of Performance Studies

Born in Swansea, Claire graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff in 1992. Opera roles include Drusilla in l'incoronazione di Poppea, Miss Wordsworth in albert Herring and Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro.

Claire has performed numerous concert and oratorio works throughtout Britain, has made choral recordings for BBC Radio 3, and also completed a telivised Opera Masterclass with Dame Joan Hammond for HTV Wales.

In 1993 Claire made her professional debut on a tour of La Giaconda with Opera North. Since then she has appeared in Elegies at the Libary Theatre, Manchester, a series of Concerts at the International Festival of Music in Caracas, Venuzuela and understudied and played the role of Carlotta in both the Manchester and Edinburgh productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera". This production marks Claire's West End debut.

Meet our Team

Teresa
Beynon


Head of Faculty
Art and Photography

Amanda
Toogood


Music
(From September 2024)

Amy
Morgan


Drama and Performing Arts

Sue
White


Dance

Upcoming Shows

Coming in June 2024

Beauty and The Beast

The Story

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Music


Music touches our souls, shaping emotions and framing memories. At Llandovery College we understand the importance of music as both an emotional stimulus and artistic discipline. Students are encouraged to explore self-expression and through music’s many forms are regularly exposed to quality performance be it in our weekly Chapel services or through our concert programme. A majority of students develop their talent through instrumental and singing lessons – performance opportunities begin with Platform Performances, leading to Eisteddfodau and finally to our remarkable Scholars’ concerts.
Ensembles form an important part of the musical experience – the College Choir has built a national reputation for excellence and has performed at Barcelona Cathedral – and embrace all musical groups from orchestras to rock bands. Music is valued in the College, and the great Welsh tradition of music-making thrives in Llandovery.


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Art & Photography


Every year, to celebrate the students’ successes and efforts, an exhibition of work is held as part of the Creative Arts Showcase and Arts Awards. The exhibition displays work by students in all year groups. This is always an outstanding and fitting event in which the energy, enthusiasm and creativity shown by the students across all the year groups, and in all aspects of Art and Photography has been tremendous.


 
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LAMDA

(London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts)


Many students at the College choose to enrich their studies through the study of LAMDA qualifications which are taught by specialist staff with first class industry experience.
Exams are offered in subjects as diverse as: Public Speaking, Acting, Devising Drama, Musical Theatre and even Mime. Students can choose to work singly, in pairs or in small groups. The skills learnt support our Students in valuable areas such as organising information and presenting it and themselves, confidently in lessons, assemblies, interviews, university courses and eventually the workplace.
Countless students have benefitted from the skills, knowledge and self-assurance provided by LAMDA qualifications and they are a much valued part of College life.


Junior Performing Arts Academy

Llandovery College has a rich tradition of excellence in the Arts and our unique Junior Performing Arts Academy has been established to fully support those students who are passionate about their chosen discipline, be it acting, dance, technical theatre, vocal or instrumental performance.

Music, Drama and Performing Arts Scholarships

Available for entry into Years 7, 9 and 12

Music, Drama and Performing Arts Scholarships are available to those students displaying significant aptitude in their chosen field. Gifted and committed performers in dance, music or drama and those with excellent musical potential, talent and promise are able to apply for a scholarship.

Please contact us to discuss the scholarships available on 01550 723000 Opt 1 or admissions@llandoverycollege.com