What's On Campus: FUZE 2016

FUZE is the UK’s largest student run charity fashion, dance and music event and it’s returning to Bristol on the 26th-27th of February.

An exciting array of composers, dancers and designers are set to showcase their work at The Passenger Shed this weekend.

With previous shows being praised for their creativity and originality, it’s no wonder that FUZE’s popularity has continued to grow over the years and is now one of the most eagerly awaited events on the student calendar.

(Photo Credit: FUZE)

Jake Bright, one of the local composers bringing inspiring music to the show this year explained what FUZE was all about: “With FUZE, you’ve got a bit of everything – the design is always fantastic, the staging is imaginative and the choreography’s top of its game. There aren’t many ‘student run’ productions that carry the level of professional sheen that FUZE has.”

100% of FUZE’s profits go to Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity, aiming to raise awareness amongst the Bristol student body of the prominence and effects of bullying.

Liam Hackett, the CEO of Ditch the Label explained the importance of the charity: “We are the only anti-bullying charity to support people online through our partnerships with online games and social networks. We know that’s how people engage now and we’ve seen huge uplifts in reporting. We focus on understanding and supporting people who are doing the bullying – we never call anybody a bully or a victim because it’s a behaviour and not an identity. The charity produces leading global research which helps us better understand bullying and the associated behaviours. Branding is really important to us too, as we know that 1 in 2 don’t report bullying, so a relatable brand is essential.”

(Photo Credit: Ditch the Label)

It’s fantastic to see a student-run event become so successful, especially as it’s for such a great cause. With 7/10 young people experiencing some sort of bullying, Ditch the Label is a worthy initiative that can truly make a difference to people's lives. Last year alone, 600,000 young people reported that they wanted to die because of bullying, a shocking statistic demonstrating that bullying is not just something that happens in the playgrounds of Primary schools. 

FUZE is a great way to discover Bristol's exciting new creative talents whilst supporting an important charity. Don't miss out!

Tickets for FUZE are available on the FUZE website and will be for sale in the ASS library this Tuesday and Thursday and at the Union on Wednesday.

- We'll see you there XO