Archive for the ‘The Arts’ Category

Arise Sir Michael!

Category: Events, News, The Arts

Michael Morpurgo OKS has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list with a knighthood for his services to literature and charity. Upon accepting the award Sir Michael told the Press Association the honour was “about one book (War Horse)” and added “There was never a knight that owed so much to his horse More »

Vespers in Rome

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra travelled to Rome over half term to give two of three performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers, the third being in London this week. The concerts were in Chiesa san Marcello al Corsa, in central Rome, and Santuario della Madonna Quercia, in nearby Viterbo, both to huge audiences (standing room only) More »

Cantuarian Lodge Prize 2017

Category: News, The Arts

The winner of this year’s Cantuarian Lodge Prize is Charlotte Man (BY) for her outstanding portfolio of design work for a bridge spanning the Stour between Blackfriars and Beerling Hall. Proxime accessit: Jeremy Wan (GR) for a complex musical piece themed on the Cathedral bells. Special mentions: Josh Platt (LN) for an electrifying murder mystery More »

Munich and beyond

Category: News, The Arts

A selection of beautiful Sixth Form artwork inspired by the student’s trip to Munich is being displayed around the School. The paintings showcase the talent and creativity of the King’s students, highlighting the inspiration they drew from their excursion. More »

The Shell Music Scholars’ & Sinfonia Concerts

Category: News, The Arts

With many of the School’s older pupils worrying about exams, it was the turn of our younger musicians to take centre stage at two events – The Shell Music Scholars’ Concert, and the Sinfonia Concert. Each year King’s enjoys the opportunity to showcase the talents of the youngest performers and the Shell (Year 9) Music Scholars did not disappoint More »

Ascension Day

Category: Events, News, The Arts

As is The King’s School custom on Ascension Day, senior members of the Crypt Choir gathered at 7am this morning, in beautiful summer weather, to make the long climb to the top of the Cathedral’s Bell Harry. Accompanied by Canon Papadopulus, they spent 20 minutes at the top of the tower, during which time they listened to a bible More »

Art Scholars exhibition at Eastbridge hospital

Category: News, The Arts

The annual Art Scholars exhibition was displayed at the Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury earlier this month. It showcased extension work created outside and beyond the regular timetable. There was a wide variety of artwork exhibited this year including drawings, paintings, photography, textiles and ceramics from students across the year groups. It was a wonderful opportunity for More »

House Art competition 2017

Category: News, The Arts

Jervis House: winners of the 2017 House Art competition. More »

Performing Arts Showcase

Category: Events, News, The Arts

Last week the Shell Drama Excellence group, KiDaCo and the King’s Musical Theatre Ensemble put on a joyful Cabaret celebrating the wonderful performance talent we have at King’s. The evening included fabulous extracts from ‘The House of Bernard’s Alba’, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’,  as well as stunning dances and Musical Theatre More »

A grand performance

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The school was treated to a recital from Oxana Shevchenko, the award winning Russian pianist. Performing as part of the weekend’s piano festival, the concert on the new Steinway piano was truly a treat to end a brilliant weekend of keyboard based activities. Following the success of the performers in the intermediate and senior piano competitions, the new Concert Grand More »

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