The Royal Festival Hall has played host to four days of festivities honouring University of the Arts London’s Class of 2010. This year’s ceremonies took place at the fresh new venue on the Southbank and also celebrated the conferment of honorary accolades in recognition of outstanding contribution to the arts and creative industries.

Honoured this year for outstanding contribution to the fields of art, design, fashion, theatre and performance, media and film were: Alexei Sayle, actor and writer; Christopher le Brun, artist;  Joe Wright, playwright and director; Raymond Briggs, illustrator; Emma Hope, shoe designer; Margaret Howell, fashion designer; Colin McDowell, writer and commentator; Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, educator and museums leader; Simon Callow, actor, director and writer; Antony Gormley, artist; Agnès Troublé, fashion designer, film producer and gallerist; Rebekah Brooks, journalist and newspaper editor and Neville Brody, graphic designer. The honourees addressed the graduating class at the ceremonies, sharing with the students their experience of education and industry.

Read the press coverage on Vogue, the Daily Telegraph, Media Week and the New Statesman.

See all the photos from the events and peek behind the scenes backstage below.

Huge congratulations to the Class of 2010.

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