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Students unveil artwork in Belong Heritage Gallery at Belong Village

12th April 2018

University-level students studying at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) have produced artwork which is now being exhibited at Belong Village in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a residential community village for older people.

Students unveil artwork in Belong Heritage Gallery at Belong Village

The students, who are studying the HNC/HND in Graphic Design, were invited to submit artwork to be displayed at the Belong Heritage Gallery, which showcases photographs and artwork inspired by the local community’s memories of the iconic Maxims nightclub and Newcastle-under-Lyme’s oldest building, where Belong Village now sits.

The College’s students, staff from Belong Village and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Simon White, gathered at Belong Village to officially open the Belong Heritage Gallery to residents on Wednesday 4 April.

Shannon Steyn, Curriculum Leader in HNC/HND in Graphic Design at NULC, said: “Belong Village have provided our students with a great opportunity to showcase their artwork after working towards a live brief set by the organisation. The students won’t just be submitting the artwork which is currently on display, they will regularly update the gallery space with new artwork so that it can be enjoyed by residents and their visiting family and friends for many years to come. Opportunities like this provide our students with real-life, industry work experience and this project will support a number of their modules in order to complete their qualification.”

The artwork currently on display showcases the cultural heritage of the building, which is over 300 years old, highlighting the many different uses of the building during that period.

NULC offers a range of A Levels and vocational courses targeted to school leavers in Art and Design subjects, as well as a number of university-level qualifications in Graphic Design, Art and Design and Photography.

For more information about studying a university-level course at NULC, visit, email or call 01782 254254.


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