Welcome back to York for the first week of Freshers 2013! You still have Freshers Fairs ahead of you (we’ll see you there at the Careers stand) as well as a much needed lie-in on Sunday morning to enjoy before getting down to work next Monday.

Don’t forget to come by next week and check out the resources available in our rebranded Information Room. We’re always happy for you to use the space for study and career planning, so be brave and come say:

Rebranded building

Blood + Chocolate

We’re hugely excited this week by the success that Blood + Chocolate is enjoying (running 3-20 October). This production has 180 cast members, who greet you on the streets of York as you listen through headphones to the stories of the individuals in the crowd around you.

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CAREER NUGGET: Who is theatre for and how can it survive extreme funding cuts?

These questions are considered in a recent article which uses York’s upcoming production of Blood & Chocolate as an example of excellence. Instead of being a bourgeois pastime of the rich, set in grand buildings, removed from the general public, Blood & Chocolate’s innovative production sets theatre in the streets and includes both local amateurs as well as professionals in its cast and crew. Making theatre relevant to the wider community will, it is hoped, result in more people enjoying theatre and help keep it alive… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24160946