Archive for the ‘The Arts’ Category

Venice trip explores the pinnacle of contemporary art

Category: News, The Arts, Trips

At the beginning of half term, 28 Sixth Form art students departed for five days in the wonderful city of Venice to explore the Venice Biennale, the 57th international art exhibition. Spread across two huge sites—the Giardini and Arsenale—comprising of several vast exhibitions and pavilions representing many countries, the Biennale is the pinnacle of the contemporary More »

Music scholars star in Britain’s top children’s orchestra

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Two of The King’s School’s talented young music scholars performed for the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) in Manchester’s 2,300-capacity Bridgewater Hall last month.  Following a residential course in Lancashire, Tommy David (Re, Meister Omers) featured on Trombone while double bassist Theo Outram (Re, Marlowe) was chosen to accompany acclaimed young saxophonist Jess Gillam. Ms Gillam More »

King’s Week 2019 gets underway

Category: Events, News, The Arts

King’s Week, the School’s annual celebration of music, drama, art and recreation, begins today with Music at Lunchtime in the Old Synagogue and Acoustic Corner in the Green Court Pod at 1.30pm. The Art Exhibition opens at Blackfriars, King’s Street, the Old Grange and the Lilford Gallery while Green Court will be a hub of More »

Brahms’ Requiem

Category: News, The Arts

The King’s School performance of Brahms’ German Requiem provided the ideal demonstration of the extraordinarily high quality of musicians at the school. The King’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus more than met the challenge of this beautiful large-scale piece, under the baton of Director of Music, Will Bersey, as a large audience in the Canterbury Cathedral More »

Drama Showcase 2019

Category: News, The Arts

Directed by the Head of Drama Rebekah Beattie and Choreographed by the Head of Dance Victoria Outram and their expert colleagues of Dance and Drama, Rebekah Frances, Fleur Mountjoy and Hollie Harris, this year’s showcase proved to be an outstanding collection of performances including Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre. We were treated to extracts from More »

The Art of Drawing

Category: News, The Arts

Members of the King’s Society joined art historian and practising artist Gayna Pelham at the National Gallery for a masterclass entitled ‘The Art of Drawing’.  Focusing on landscapes, the group studied two paintings by Dutch artists namely Meindert Hobbema’s The Avenue at Middelharnis 1689 and Philips Koninck’s An Extensive Landscape with a Road and a River More »

London Autumn Concert

Category: News, The Arts

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra’s return to St Alfege Church, Greenwich was an enormous success, with a large and appreciative audience enjoying a programme of Wagner, Grieg and Bruckner. Under the direction of Mr Andy Pollock, the Chamber Orchestra took on the technically demanding Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin, capturing the serene opening with great More »

Sixth Form visit to see the Pala Pesaro, Venice

Category: News, The Arts

6b Art Historians visited Venice in March as part of their Pre-U course, exploring its vibrant and suggestive city spaces, encountering its eclectic architecture and engaging with a range of sculpture and painting from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. In the Doge’s Palace, a monographic exhibition on John Ruskin, Victorian theoretician, aesthete, water colourist More »

Knighthood for OKS Sir Michael Morpurgo

Category: Events, News, The Arts

War Horse author Sir Michael Morpurgo OKS has received a knighthood. Morpurgo, 74, joked that Joey, the equine hero of his 1982 children’s book, which became a hit international play, should be receiving the honour. “It’s Sir Joey really, not Sir Michael,” said the writer. Morpurgo, who has previously received an OBE, said the Queen had seen the stage version and “loved More »

Solo Art Exhibition: ‘Adorned and Uncovered’

Category: News, The Arts

Maddie Reeves (6a, Walpole House) opened the first solo art exhibition ‘Adorned and Uncovered’ this week on Monday 12th March in the corridor space outside of Chums (the new Pupil Social Centre). This impressive body of work explores the physicality of the female nude through a series of large-scale acrylic paintings and body prints celebrating both flesh and form. Drawing inspiration from Yves Klein’s Anthropometry paintings and traditional More »

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