Goodbye to Class of 2015


As Create 15 ends and we begin to sort through the documentation and the year ends, sadly, we also have to say goodbye to our graduating students. Fortunately for us, our students are creative and so one student, Jess Chaney, wrote a poem to best express the thoughts of a year group moving on from their degree, Thank Jess!

When I first arrived here three years ago

I didn’t know what to expect

Of course welcome workshops

From the influence of Bertolt Brecht

Break the ice name games

With loud sounds and gestures

Fresh faced artists ready to party

And fall asleep the next day in lectures

We were all brimming with excitement

Which was easy to exclaim

We were moving into new territory

Knowing no day would be the same

Coming into University

Like everyone else, I was scared

I just wanted to make work

As long as somebody cared

If i could tell something to a younger me

This time three/four years ago

I would say ‘be kind to yourself

Allow space for your mind to grow’

As theatre makers we learn and are aware

We make by doing

Gather in the pub

To celebrate the work we share.

Theatre and the arts could change the world

You’ll find So let’s start somewhere

and start, by changing our minds.