A new centre has been opened in the heart of Birmingham by fashion expert and Clothes Show host Caryn Franklin and UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers.
South Birmingham College’s new Fusion Centre was formally opened at a ceremony, also attended by businesses, schools, universities and college friends.
Guests were entertained by cabaret, dance and comedy performances from performing arts students and a fashion show which showcased pieces that had been designed, created and modelled by students.
The centre boasts a brand new purpose built salon for hair and barbering students with 18 workstations.
Fashion students are able to hone skills in professional cutting, production and design rooms and performing arts students can take to the stage in a dedicated performing area with industry standard lighting, sound and staging.
Principal Mike Hopkins said: “Tonight has been an excellent opportunity to show-off what a great learning space the Fusion Centre is.
“We have industry standard facilities and equipment here and this really helps the students get ahead, during and after, their course.”