Los Angeles Professor Larry Heimgartner visited Barnsley College recently as part of an ongoing exchange programme.

Larry, Professor Emeritus of Los Angeles Harbor College, visited with a group of actors from London to perform his touring play, ‘Are you positive?’, to students at the college. The performance, about HIV and Aids, has been performed all over the world including Europe, America and Africa and is Larry’s latest play in a series of social productions for young people, which have included topics such as gang violence, alcohol and drug abuse and environmental issues.

The visit is the eighteenth consecutive year that the two colleges have been linked through their respective performing arts and media departments. Larry first met Jenny Miccoli, who is now Vice Principal for Teaching, Learning and Student Support at Barnsley College, when she was teaching at the college’s Electric Theatre.

Larry said: “It is a genuine pleasure to work with the students here in Barnsley. The town has become a real cultural hub over the many years I have been visiting and the changes have made a real impact on the local community.

“I really enjoy bringing my productions to tour the UK and I always look forward to returning to Barnsley College where we are always made to feel very welcome.”

For more information on the exchange programme and Music, Media and Performance courses at Barnsley College please contact the Information Team on Tel: 01226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 29th Oct 2014

Originally posted on: 29th Oct 2014