HUNTER TAFE performing arts students are gearing up for the busiest two weeks of their lives. The Clegg Creative Industries Festival is a fortnight of plays, performances, dance, movement and musicals and four Singleton students will be in the thick of the action. Advanced diploma of acting second year Singleton students Sam Davis, Kane Gavin and Georgina Hardy are preparing for the festival while graduate Chloe Perret is returning to direct one of the five shows. Teacher Dr David Brown said the festival demands the students draw on all their acting, dancing and singing talents as well as technical skills of playwriting, sound and lighting. “They are allrounders, you have to be in this industry, you have to be able to create your own work, it is what we instill in every student,” Dr Brown said. The advanced diploma of acting is a two-year, full time course and is the only accredited course where students graduate with a qualification in performing arts. The festival program offers five different performances with the gang from Singleton involved in a number of shows. For tickets head to premier.ticketek.com.au/shows.show.aspx?sh=CLEGGFOR12#.T-0alo59URk or phone ticketek. The Clegg Festival is named after William Clegg who was the president of Newcastle Technical Education Advisory Council from 1936 to 1955.