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Archive for the ‘The Arts’ Category

King’s Week 2021 gets underway

Category: News, The Arts

We are delighted to be launching a refined version of King’s Week, our annual arts festival, starting with the traditional Jazz on a Summer Sunset. As usual, the schedule is packed with a huge variety of performances, talks and exhibitions. To take a look at what’s on, watch recordings and catch highlight shows, head over More »

OKS artist Edmund de Waal made a CBE

Category: News, The Arts

Edmund de Waal (OKS, Marlowe 1977-81) has been awarded a CBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. A man of many talents, Edmund is best known for his work in ceramics but has also had a Sunday Times Bestseller as an author. He opened our state-of-the-art photography and pottery studios More »

Talented King’s pupils to perform at Canterbury Festival

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Joe Netley (Mitchinson’s, Shell), Isabella Cable (Carlyon, 5th) and Tommy David (Meister Omers, 5th) have all been chosen to perform in Canterbury Festival’s Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition. Supported by the Canterbury Festival Foundation, the competition is an opportunity for talented young musicians and vocalists to develop their practice, perform as part of the Festival programme More »

The Carnival of Animals

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The talented Kanneh-Mason siblings are set to release their debut album, ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in November. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios the release includes new poems by Michael Morpurgo OKS to accompany French composer Saint-Saëns much loved musical suite ‘Carnival of the Animals’. The poems are read by the author himself, joined by Academy More »

Little Shop of Horrors: Musical theatre returns to King’s

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Packed audiences filled The Malthouse for four straight nights last week as musical theatre returned to King’s for the first time in seven years. The curtain finally rose on Little Shop of Horrors following hundreds of hours of rehearsals and production work across the Autumn Term. A step into science fiction, Little Shop centres around a flower More »

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 »

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