Arts Events and Courses

Swavesey Village College has a high spec performance venue for community events and shows. To find out more about hiring our venue please go to the venue hire page.

The school also works in partnership with local organisations to present a number of arts events at the college which are open to the public but also offer our students opportunities to get involved, both in organising them and participating.

Annual Arts Events and Courses for the Community

Summer Rock School

Two courses run in tandem over three-days, during the summer holidays for young people aged 11 to 18.

Stagecraft and Performance: Orientated towards building students’ performance skills, focusing on performance preparation, band dynamics, stage skills, presentation, and including all aspects of preparation for a real gig!

Cost: £78

Lighting, Sound and Video: Teaching young people the technical side of a live rock gig. You’ll work towards running the show at the finale gig on the last day.

Cost: £78

Both take place 10am to 4pm each day with the Finale Gig at 7pm on the final day, in the Swavesey Venue. Course price includes 4 complimentary tickets to the Finale Gig.

If you have any questions please email Phoebe Monk –

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition

A large exhibition of around 280 artworks from 95 adult artists, taking place every autumn at the school. The exhibition takes place over three days, Friday to Sunday, with a preview on the Friday. The event also includes artists’ stalls selling handmade gifts, cards and small artworks, as well as children’s activities, installations and a café. Students are involved in raising the exhibition, working alongside the amazing team of volunteer artists who bring the event together.

The next exhibition will take place Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October 2018

To find out more please visit the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition website

Energise Dance Showcase


A youth dance showcase for the region which has been running since 2009. Energise has two different shows, matinee and evening, taking place on a Saturday in early February. We have around 20 dance schools who take part every year. It’s a great chance for young people to perform on stage, with professional sound and lighting, to a large audience of friends and family.

The event is organised as a collaboration with April Burgess Martin School of Ballet (founder) and Jack Stinton Dance.

The next Energise Show will take place on Saturday 9th February 2018. If you would like your dance school to take part please email


For more information on any of these events, or if you are interested in working with the school on any creative projects, please contact the Arts Development Manager, Phoebe Monk on 01954 234462 or email