Outreach activities

What's on offer

We offer a range of activities working with industry professionals and collaborating with community partners designed to raise aspirations and give insight into higher-level study and graduate careers.

Join our community celebration!

Join Greater Brighton Metropolitan College to celebrate the work of our community partners at One Church, Gloucester Place, Brighton.

Friday 19 August, 4pm – 5.45pm 

  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Community café
  • Stalls from local organisations

Drop in, 6pm - 9pm

  • Show hosted by Alfie Ordinary 
  • Theatre, dance and music performances

Booking is essential - book your place here

Are you a local organisation that would like to take part in the celebration? We are looking for performances, workshops and information stalls for the event. 

Get in touch: WP@gbmc.ac.uk

Illuminated Willow Sculptures

GB MET and 1BTN are partnering to provide an insight into the festival & event industry. Work alongside industry professionals and take part in creative festival design & decor workshops with Originary Arts! 

Make large-scale illuminated willow sculptures. Sculptures will be lit up day and night for the duration of the festival. 

Friday 7 July & Friday 15 July | 10.00am - 1.00pm

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Illuminated Willow Sculptures

Printed Flags and Banners

GB MET and 1BTN are partnering to provide an insight into the festival & event industry. Work alongside industry professionals and take part in creative festival design & decor workshops with Originary Arts! 

Playful printmaking and pattern making to decorate fabric, which will be turned into festival flags, banners or bunting. 

Monday 18 July | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Printed Flags and Banners

Chandelier Mobile Making

GB MET and 1BTN are partnering to provide an insight into the festival & event industry. Work alongside industry professionals and take part in creative festival design & decor workshops with Originary Arts! 

Turning 'trash' into fantastic decorations to be hung in tents or in trees. 

Thursday 7 July | 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Chandelier Mobile Making

Festival setup

GB MET and 1BTN are partnering to provide an insight into the festival & event industry. Work alongside industry professionals and take part in creative festival design & decor workshops with Originary Arts! 

There is an option for some workshop attendees to assist with on-site festival setup. 

Thursday 21 July | 10.00am - 5.00pm

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Festival setup

Art and Design National Saturday Club (on Thursdays)

The Art & Design Saturday Club offers an exciting and varied range of creative workshops taking advantage of the extensive facilities at our West Durrington Campus. The club is completely free and aimed at young people aged 13-16 who are interested in Art and Design.

Sessions take place on Thursdays from 4.30-6.30pm from October to May. We warmly welcome club members from across the area. We have strong links to the local community and work closely with community arts organisations Creative Waves and Worthing Artists Open Houses.

Applications for September 2022 will open in June 2022. 
Deadline 20 September.

Please contact rosie.jones@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.
Find out more at National Saturday Club

Art and Design National Saturday Club (on Thursdays)

Free Theatre Workshop

FREE Theatre Workshop - For young people of colour aged 16-25

Led by Theatre Practitioner Jordi M. Carter, in this workshop you will:

  • Have an introduction to Black Performance Theory
  • Workshop practical tools and methods for devising, collaborating and performing.
  • Produce a short 15-minute piece to be shared at our community celebration event on Friday 19th August.

Tuesday 16 August | 1.30pm - 3.30pm

GB MET West Durrington Campus, Worthing

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Free Theatre Workshop

Photography Workshop

FREE Photography Workshop for 16-25 year olds

Learn the basics of event photography and take pictures at our Community Celebration in this interactive workshop. Selected photographs will be used for a GB MET Inclusive Calendar.

 

Friday 19 August

Workshop | 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Photograph Event | 6.00pm - 9.00pm

 

One Church, Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA

Booking is essential. Please contact wp@gbmc.ac.uk for more information.

FREE programme for 16-25 year olds

Photography Workshop

Past events and activities

Take a look at the fantastic events and activities we have run in the past.

  • Virtual Industry Talks
     We ran a brilliant series of Industry Talks that are available for you to watch on YouTube! 
     
    Hear creative professionals talk about working in the industry, different pathways to get there, with insider tips and advice along the way.
    Watch them here
     
    These were delivered in partnership with LOOKOUT and funded by UniConnect.
  • UK University Search Fair

    The UK University Search Fair in Brighton was a great way for students to find out more about universities and apprenticeships.

    This exciting and informative event provided attendees with the opportunity to speak to a multitude of exhibiting universities and apprenticeship providers. 
  • Theatre Spring Programme

    This four-day project put students at the centre of an intensive theatre-making process, devising and staging a new piece of work by the end of the final day. Student's worked collaboratively under the guidance of a professional theatre director, developing your performance skills. 

  • S'Kool Fest! 2022
    The tenth annual S'kool Fest took place at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing this June (2022)!
     
    We celebrated the best young bands, musicians, singers, songwriters, MC's and singers from Sussex schools and colleges. An exciting night showcasing young talent.
  • Sound Off

    At GB MET Northbrook Theatre we have a fantastic free performance of ‘Sound Off’ on Thursday 3 March at 6.30pm.

    Our Theatre students have been working closely with BSL interpreters, consultants and D/deaf actors to put on a specialist work in development for D/deaf, hearing impaired and hearing audiences.

  • Changing the World With Your Wardrobe

    Are you interested in fashion, sustainability and veganism? 

    Sascha Camilli is Senior PR Coordinator at PETA. She is also the author of Vegan Style, a guide to vegan fashion and lifestyle. Her talk “Changing the World With Your Wardrobe” will shine a light on PETA campaigns in the fashion industry, explore ways that animals are used for fashion and showcase the cutting-edge vegan materials replacing them.

    This talk was hosted by BA (Hons) Fashion Design at GB Met, more information can be found here.

  • Spring Photography School 2021

    A chance to take a look at the examples of work created with photographic artist Lindsey Smith.

    You can view the Spring Photography School work here.

  • S'Kool Fest!

    For the past nine years, we have hosted the well known S’KoolFest event at Worthing Pavilion Theatre. This annual event gives young people from local schools and colleges the opportunity to perform on the stage.

    The event also includes workshops from music specialists, and all performers can record their tracks using the MET's recording studios! 

    We are delighted to announce that S'koolFest will be returning in 2022 and more information about this will be coming soon.

  • Creative Arts Holiday Programme

    Last October half-term we were excited to host a series of free workshops for 16-25 year olds. This Creative Arts Holiday Programme included Manga art, sculpture, photography and production management workshops. Students showed off their fantastic work at a final exhibition. 

  • Creative Arts Holiday Programme - Worthing

    This programme brought together 11 young people from local schools and colleges in West Durrington. The UniConnect Creative Connections programme worked with a variety of community projects including Nadia Chalk from Creative Waves. Participants created artwork that was displayed on Worthing Pier, designed a banner and painted wooden boards for the Bees and Seas Community Project at Brooklands Park. They also worked with Shoreham Fort to produce signs for use in their First World War memorial trench. 

  • Design Culture: Virtual Twilight Lecture Series

    In 2021 we hosted a series of weekly Design Culture Virtual Twilight Lectures with Q&A delivered by Juliana Sissons – knitwear designer, professional pattern cutter, and educator. 

    Talks included:

    • Week 1: Counterculture
    • Week 2: Bubbling Up
    • Week 3: Fashion Identity
    • Week 4: Fashion and a Museum Audience
    • Week 5: Sustainable Design
    • Week 6: Illustration, A Case Study
  • Music and Media Industry Weekly Webinars

    In 2021 we hosted a series of Music Industry Webinars with Q&As delivered in partnership with LOOKOUT and funded by UniConnect. 

    Talks included:

    • Nick Baxter: Music Publishing Manager for BBC
    • Studios
    • Anna Moulson: Freelance Live Music Promoter and  Event Consultant
  • Inspirational Voices from the Global Majority

    In collaboration with LOOKOUT and funded by UniConnect, we ran a series of free talks and workshops from people of colour in music and the performing arts.

    Talks and workshops included:

    • Introduction to African Oral Storytelling 
    • Juwon Ogungbe: Making Musical Theatre 
    • Prema Mehta: Lighting Designer and Founder of Stage Sight 
    • Suhayla El Bushra: Writer
    • Nadia Khan: Woman in CTRL 
    • Tarik Elmoutawakil: Artist, Programmer and Creative Producer
  • Festive Feast

    We were delighted to support a very special event for Brighton & Hove care leavers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. The College partnered with Nourish Catering and the Brighton & Hove Leaving Care Team to provide a Festive Feast in the Gallery Restaurant at the College’s Central Brighton Campus.

    The event was supported by volunteers and most of the food was sourced from the local FareShare. The young people received gift bags full of quality presents donated by local businesses and sourced and packed by a fabulous team of helpers. 

    Caroline from the Leaving Care Team said: “What a brilliant event hosted by the College and Nourish for our city’s care leavers. As well as the absolutely delicious meal, it was a chance to come together at last and everyone loved the games and the festive atmosphere."

    Jo Tolley from the Widening Participation team at the MET led the event, and said: “It was great to be able to support such an important event at what can be a difficult time of year for some."

  • Make a Music Video

    In 2021 we were delighted to offer a free 10-week music video course aimed at 16-25-year-olds. The course guided participants through the whole process of making a music video. Those who completed the course earned a Bronze Arts Award, alongside boosting their technical and creative skills.