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Archive for the ‘The Arts’ Category

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 »

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 »

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