Arts & Music
Grey College has a very artistic culture, with numerous exhibitions and displays of the work of established artists taking place in the college throughout the year. The JCR also runs numerous arts events, such as photo walks and writing and painting competitions. There is a separate Photographic Society in the College. There is also plenty of chance to get involved in making decorations for the JCR’s events, such as its Bops, Balls and theatre shows.
Fountains Hall contains a dedicated stage, and the college has a vibrant and active theatre group which puts on a variety of shows every year and allows the students to re-discover the acting bug. The shows range from pantomimes, plays and Shakespeare to the highly successful musicals including Grease, Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat and Bugsy Malone.
Music is another large part of the life at Grey College. Fountains Hall contains two music practice rooms for use by the students and a wide range of instruments, including multiple pianos and keyboards, including a baby grand piano, drums, bass guitar and amplifiers.
The college has developed a very musical culture, and there are a large number of opportunities for student musicians. Open-Mic Nights have become a regular occurrence, with many students taking part on an informal basis. There are a number of bands within the JCR, including a Big Band, a Jazz Band, and Flute and Chamber Ensembles. The college chapel also features its own choir which students can join and sing regularly at services. Finally student bands have chances to perform at a number of the college’s events, including Grey Day, an all day music festival which is organised by students, as well as BarFest, The JCR’s Summer Ball and other high profile events.