This year EW is proud to announce that every year 11 student who attended has managed to secure a college place starting this term or has obtained an apprenticeship EW has also secured the services of an agency that can track the students progression throughout the rest of there academic studies this is amazing news and all the staff and volunteers would like to say we wish them every success for the future.
This week saw Entertainment Workshops attend a fabulous Black Tie Gala Dinner at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London as finalists in the Apprenticeships 4 England 2015 Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards.   The small charity based in Rye Harbour was one of seven small businesses shortlisted in the Micro Business Award category.  

Phil Smith, who has just completed his level three apprenticeship in Live Events & Promotions with the charity was proud to attend with Paul Byrne, Operations Manager to receive the national award.  Although not chosen for the top three accolades, Entertainment Workshop did receive a Highly Commended award. 

David Byrne, Chairman said ?It?s fantastic to have another great award to add to the growing collection.  We are very proud of Phil and his hard work which has undoubtedly led to this award for the charity.?  

Entertainment Workshops who provide essential alternative education under the creative media and production arts umbrella are currently working with over 100 students from the Rother area and are looking to grow as the year progresses.  

Mr Richard Vero is doing a historic journey and will be leaving Colditz Castle on 16th April 2015 Exactly 70 years since it was liberated and re creating the amazing journey of the POW's who escaped from captivity during the Second World War Richard will, arrive in London on 20th April 2015. Richard is doing this amazing journey to help raise funds for our charity so please support him it's for a great cause.

Richard is a published Author and has just released a new book called The East German Clone Files"

The Book is out on 26th March it is available on and Amazon worldwide! Richard has generously donated half his royalties of the book to our charity so please go on and buy itThe ISBN No is: 9781843869634 and is published by Pagasus Publishers,

Other books published by Richard are The Gods of Romana, books 1, 2, and 3. Please support him by donating for this good cause using the donation feature of our website.
Rye Studio School Newsletter

It has already been a very busy term for Rye Studio School students here at Entertainment Workshops with lots of exciting opportunities.
Entertainment Workshops held an open day on the 22nd September; this was an extremely successful day and a great opportunity for the students. 

It was the year 12 KS5 BTEC Production Arts students first day with us at EW, and what a great first day it was. The students were given the opportunity to meet with professionals within the production industry such as: Prolite, Adam Hall, Electrovision, Production Services Association, Ripple Media and the MD from Plaza, they also had a chance to look at future products. EW was also fortunate enough to have patrons Nick Van Eede of the 80?s sensation Cutting Crew and Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan & Jay Aston formerly of Bucks Fizz, the students were able to take photos of the event for their portfolios and observe sound checks whilst Phil talked them through the process, this gave the students a great insight to live events. 

Following our open day year 12 student Louie Coleman was given the opportunity to represent Rye Studio School and Entertainment Workshops at Plasa, Plasa is one of the worlds leading trade exhibition, he spoke to industry professionals about his progression from The Hastings Academy to Rye Studio School where he is working towards gaining his BTEC accreditation in Production Arts.

Yr 10 KS4 - It is fantastic having a new group of year 10 students joining us this year at RSS/Entertainment Workshops, they are currently trying and testing out different areas of production such as sound, lighting, DJ-ing and more. The students have had small workshops in each area which in turn gives them a fantastic opportunity to understand all areas of production. 

YR11 KS4 ? Year 11 students were tasked with the challenge of supplying technical requirements for an assembly at Rye College. The assembly was a production revolving around prospect students who are looking for an alternative education provision. The students had to set up a stage involving live musicians and had to operate the equipment, they had to consider the lighting design and stage management elements of the show for a smooth production.

Stage make up workshop - Year 11 students have also had the chance to do a workshop in stage make up for their performing arts GCSE. They were shown how to apply latex and other stage materials to re create artificial wounds etc.


Year 11's also were asked to provide technical support for a touring production company called "The White Room Theatre Company" they had 5 bite size plays that required sound and lighting cues to be programmed and operated. 


Yr 13 KS5 ? Year 13 have been really busy this week, they have been planning the studio school open evening, taking responsibility for the technical supply and design of how the open evening looked.