Chelsea completes relaunch with Creative Industries event

The months-long relaunch of Morley’s Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries – following a £3m refurbishment over summer 2023 – came to a crescendo as hundreds of potential students visited the site this weekend.

Following a stakeholder event at the beginning of 2024, the Creative Industries Open Day was an opportunity for potential students to experience the variety and vibrancy of the refurbished centre.

Something for everyone 

The Open Day showcased Morley’s commitment to nurturing talent across various fields, from arts and creative ventures to business, fashion, Esports, and photography.

Visitors had the opportunity to explore the newly-refurbished Chelsea Centre via a series of guided tours, offering an immersive and interactive experience, and allowing guests to explore cutting-edge resources such as Esports suites, fashion workshops, and photography labs, among others. 

Throughout the day, guests were introduced to a curriculum designed to cater to diverse interests and ambitions, regardless of age or educational background. 

Event highlights  

The day was filled with enriching activities, including workshops, guided tours, and in-depth talks on various courses.  

“This was my first time attending an Open Day – and it was great seeing the different areas of the College working together to promote Morley, showcasing why prospective students should consider studying with us,” said Katherine Cleator, Policy and Governance Officer.

“My highlight of the day was interacting with a family, where the teen was supportive of their parents enrolling on short courses… provided it was at a different Centre to them!”

Attendees had a chance to connect with current students too, gaining valuable insights into their experiences and the opportunities awaiting them at Morley.

Tutors hosted workshops such as printmaking onto tote bags and badgemaking. This gave future students a taste of what the centre has to offer and gave them the opportunity to explore new activities. 

Interim Centre Principal Maggie Hall said: “The open day event on the 27th was all about understanding aspects of the creative industries, the pathways and the dynamic and exciting careers that exist within it.

“The day was fun and packed with activity: we had specialist talks from our lecturers, tours to showcase the new spaces following our big centre refurbishment, exhibitions, activities and workshops for everyone to get involved in. I would like to pass on my massive thanks to all those who worked together and made this event possible.”

Securing your spot for future success 

As the curtains close on this year’s Creative Industries Open Day, the journey towards a future filled with endless possibilities continues. Prospective students are encouraged to secure their spots at Morley by registering for upcoming events and embracing the opportunity to shape their creative future.

The success of Morley’s Creative Industries Open Day serves as a testament to Morley’s dedication to fostering talent, innovation and creativity within its vibrant community.  

Morley would like to thank all who attended and hope to see you at future events.