Warwick School has just announced details of its inaugural Arts Festival which features an exciting line-up of performances, exhibitions, professional residencies, comedy, dance and concerts across a variety of genres from Sunday 1 – Saturday 7 July 2018.
This very first Arts Festival at the school has the theme of DISCOVERY encompassing that unmistakeable spirit of adventure and the itch to try something new!
By day, the students will enjoy professional residencies with some of the country’s finest artists and performers. By night, the campus will be open to a wider audience, with performances and events hosted in and around stunning venues including two performing arts venues, The Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall.
Highlights of the Discovery Festival include the brand-new show from comedy-legend Tom Stade, a regular on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo; Lock Down an immersive theatrical production devised by Foundations Youth Theatre and directed by Zoo Co; Before the Fringe, where audiences have a chance to see four productions that are on their way to the Edinburgh Festival; Leamington’s award-winning dance company Motionhouse with Underground a stunningly physical dance and aerial performance and for fans of Whose Line is it Anyway or Mock the Week there’s Intro to Impro’ for grown-ups! an introduction to comic improvisation led by Director of Drama Mike Perry.
At a time when the education system is facing much criticism over the emphasis of science at the expense the Arts, Warwick School is proud to be bucking the trend by running its first ever Arts Festival this summer.
Gus Lock, Head Master of Warwick School said “We are delighted to announce this exciting programme for our very first Festival here at Warwick School. I am sure it will appeal to a wide audience with a range of brilliant events, many of them free.”
Gus added: “We seek to equip our students with the skills they need now, and in the future, and believe that creativity is vital in today’s society. Participation in the Arts develops many skills including self-expression, sociability and imagination. It is also hugely enjoyable. We hope that, alongside our students, many others will take part in our week of ‘Discovery’ and see, hear or try something new.”
The Discovery Festival also features Prof. Gerald Seaman OW, a pupil at Warwick School from 1945-1952 with a fascinating-talk recollecting private conversations with luminary figures including Shostakovich and Khachaturyan; a community sing of Mozart’s Requiem and an intriguing art installation in the grounds of Warwick School.
The school’s own talents will form a key thread of the Festival with drama and music performances from pupils aged 7-18 years.
Warwick School has a very long and rich history stretching back reputedly to 914, making it one of the oldest schools in the country.
Warwick School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, set in 50 acres, adjacent to the River Avon, within Warwick town. The school is proud of its outstanding facilities and the new Warwick Hall is one of the largest and most impressive performance venues in the region.
DISCOVERY FESTIVAL RUNS FROM SUNDAY 1 – SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018. TICKETS ARE FREE TO MOST EVENTS. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL AND TO BOOK TICKETS