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TONBRIDGE SOCIETY PARENTS’ ARTS Lent Term 2020

Art

Tours

Ballet

Opera

Theatre

Talks

Walks

Music

Classes


HOW TO BOOK PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Parents’ Arts Events: tonbridgeconnect.org

Tonbridge Arts Events: tonbridgearts.com

All applications are made online.

Box Office: 01732 304241 Online Booking: tonbridgearts.com Email: boxoffice@tonbridge-school.org

Please log in to tonbridgeconnect.org and head to the ‘Events’ section where you can find the events listed by date. Once events are full you will be able to add your name to a waiting list should places become available. Events will be published at 9.30am on Monday 16th December. Events will close automatically when the date of the event has passed. If an event has a booking deadline it will be clearly indicated. If you have any problems using Tonbridge Connect to book any events, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team at:

The Box Office is open 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday (term time only) and one hour before our shows. For group bookings, terms and conditions and further enquiries please check our website or contact the Box Office. Tickets include a £1 booking fee. When you book via the Box Office please let us know if you have any additional requirements which would make your visit more enjoyable.  /emforstertheatre  @emftheatre

Email: tonbridgesociety@tonbridge-school.org Tel: 01732 304253

Disabled access is available

Membership Enquiries For all membership enquiries, including how to join the Parents’ Arts Society, contact: Mrs Carolyn Lawson Email: carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org Tel: 01732 304253


WELCOME Dear Parents and Friends As the new Chair of the Parents’ Arts Society, I would like firstly to thank our outgoing Chairman, Chris Scott, for his hard work, commitment and great sense of humour over the last few years, for bringing the society into the digital age and overseeing some positive changes. I am delighted to be taking over such a well-run organisation and look forward to continuing Chris’s great work. I am pleased to report that the new booking format has been successfully received and this term we will be introducing an online ‘waiting-list’ for any events which are particularly popular. And so, to this term’s exciting programme. Events in the Lent Term programme range from ballet to musical theatre, guided tours of Glyndebourne and The Charterhouse as well as various workshops from perfume to sourdough to tea! Talks in the Tennant Lecture Series are free to all our members and no booking is required, please just turn up. I look forward to meeting you at one of these super events and wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. With best wishes,

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Katie Tribe Chair of the Tonbridge School Parents’ Arts Society


LISTINGS JANUARY Thur 9

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Royal Opera House 7.30pm

Tues 14th

GAUGUIN PORTRAITS

National Gallery 11.30am Wed 15th

JEWELLERY CLASS

Vere Hodge Centre 6.45pm Thu 16th

THE RED SHOES

Tue 21st

Fri 31st

GREEN YOUR CLEAN WORKSHOP

DARE TO DRAW

Wed 22nd

Fri 31st

SOURDOUGH WORKSHOP

EMERGENCE DANCE TRIPLE BILL 2020

Knockholt, Nr Sevenoaks 10.00am

Crowborough 9.30am Wed 22

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PARENTS’ ARTS PHOTOGRAPHERS Tonbridge School 7.00pm Wed 22nd

NT ENCORE: HANSARD EMF Theatre 7.00pm Wed 22

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Fri 7th

Big School 9.30am – 12.30pm

EMF Theatre 7.30pm Fri 31st

LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC SCHOLARS’ CONCERT Recital Room 7.30pm

FEBRUARY

ANIMALS IN ART – ART STUDY DAY

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 10.30am – 3.30pm Fri 7th

JAZZ & ACOUSTIC NIGHT Big School 8.00pm Tue 11th

WESTMINSTER ABBEY TOUR London 11.00am Tue 11th

TLS: ENGLISH CRICKET

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 8.00pm

IGCSE MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL

Mon 3rd

Recital Room 7.30pm

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 7.30pm

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 7.00pm

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 8.00pm

Sat 25th

Tues 4th

Wed 26th

Fri 17th

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS

PERFUME MAKING

London 12.00pm – 4.00pm

LEOPOLDSTADT

EMF Theatre 7.30pm Wed 29th

Tues 4

Wed 26th

Sadlers Wells 7.30pm Thu 16th

TLS: EMERGENCY MEDICINE

PRIVATE TOUR OF THE SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM London 12.00pm Sat 18

BEAST

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Old Big School Gallery Weekends 12.00pm – 4.00pm

ARTIST’S TALK - MARK FAIRNINGTON

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Tue 25th

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK

Wyndham’s Theatre 7.30pm

NT ENCORE: PRESENT LAUGHTER

SHAKESPEARE THE PAINTER

EMF Theatre 7.00pm

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 7.30pm

Wed 29th

Wed 5th

Recital Room 7.30pm

BACKSTAGE TOUR OF GLYNDEBOURNE

Thur 27th

ONE POT WONDERS Tonbridge 7.30pm

East Sussex 10.15am

PRE-U MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL TLS: FLIGHT LIEUTENANT COLIN BELL

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 8.00pm


Art

Tours

Ballet

Opera

Theatre

Talks

Fri 28th

Tue 10th

Mon 23rd

MASTERCLASS FOR TEA LOVERS

TLS: THE STORY OF COOK

KUNENE AND THE KING

Kemsing 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 8.00pm Wed 11

MARCH Sun 1st

ALLAN BUNNEY CONCERT: THE TONBRIDGE ORGANISTS Chapel of St Augustine 8.15pm Mon 2nd

BEAVERBROOK HOUSE Leatherhead 2.00pm Mon 2nd & Tue 3rd

JEEVES & WOOSTER

EMF Theatre 7.30pm Wed 4th

CIRCULAR WALK FROM PENSHURST Penshurst 10.00am Thu 5th

THE GRAND TOUR: ITALIAN ART

National Gallery, London 11.00am Thu 5th

TLS: THE TOWNSHIPS OF CAPE TOWN Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 8.00pm

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TOUR OF THE CHARTERHOUSE London 11.00am Mon 16

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BLOOMSBURY BOHO & POLITICOS London 11.00am Tue 17th

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Piccadilly Theatre, London 7.30pm Wed 18th

HAZEL STRUCTURES FOR YOUR GARDEN Shipbourne 10.00am Thu 19th

SPRING VEGETABLE COURSE Sussex 10.30am

Thu 19th & Fri 20th

WHOLE SCHOOL CONCERT

Chapel of St Augustine 7.30pm Fri 20th

LONDON’S LOST RIVERS London 10.30am

Walks

The Ambassadors Theatre, London 7.30pm Tue 24th

FASHIONED FROM PAPER Knole House 2.00pm Sat 28th

BALLET CENTRAL

EMF Theatre 7.30pm

Music

Classes


Ballet

Art

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

GAUGUIN PORTRAITS LECTURE AND EXHIBITION

Thursday 9 January th

Tuesday 14th January

7.30pm Royal Opera House, London Tickets: £73.50 Places: 20 Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.

Coordinator: KATIE TRIBE  katiegtribe@yahoo.com

Classes

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Wednesday 15th January 6.45pm – 8.45pm The Vere Hodge Centre Tickets: £180 Places: 12

Lecture: 11.30am, Exhibition: 1.00pm National Gallery, London Tickets: £37 Places: 30 The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, it shows how the French artist revolutionised portrait painting. Featuring around fifty works, the exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects in a variety of media. The day will start with a one-hour lecture given by Art Historian, Gayna Pelham. The lecture will be held in a library space very close to the National Gallery which is, sadly, not accessible as there are steps leading down to it.

Coordinator: SALLY HUDSON  sallyhudson2@kent2.co.uk

JEWELLERY EVENING CLASS

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Instructor, Julie Tucker-Williams completed a jewellery apprenticeship with the highly regarded silversmith Michael Bolton. A practising jeweller for 30 years, her love of materials and passion for organic forms have been a major influence on her work. Over nine weeks, a hands-on approach will allow you to develop an appreciation for materials and an understanding of the processes associated with making silver jewellery. Metal and tools are available to purchase from Julie. Course Dates: Wednesdays - 15th, 22nd & 29th January; 5th, 12th & 26th February; 4th, 11th and 18th March Coordinator: JULIE TUCKER-WILLIAMS  julietuckerwilliams@gmail.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT


Ballet

Talks

Tours

THE RED SHOES

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Thursday 16 January

Thursday 16 January

7.30pm Sadlers Wells, London Tickets: £46 Places: 20

8.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre FREE

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The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra. With Adam Cooper, returning to New Adventures after more than 20 years this intoxicating drama will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Coordinator: KATIE TRIBE  katiegtribe@yahoo.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

A Talk by Dr Tony Joy (CH 94-99) for the Tennant Lecture Series Old Tonbridgian, Tony Joy is a consultant specialising in Emergency Medicine. After medical school he won a prestigious scholarship in clinical leadership and is now in charge of an awardwinning response unit, which deals with 999 calls. Tony was one of the first responders on the scene of the Westminster Terror attacks in 2017, landing in Parliament Square within 6 minutes of being alerted to the attack. In his talk he will reflect on the current state of the NHS and tell us about the latest in cutting edge casualty medicine, including the air ambulance, which involves ‘taking the emergency department to the patient.’ Coordinator: CAROLYN LAWSON  carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org

PRIVATE TOUR OF THE SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM Friday 17th January 12.00pm London Tickets: £28 Places: 15 Be transported back to Regency London as we guide you through Sir John Soane’s extraordinary home. Led by an expert guide, enjoy a fascinating insight into Soane’s work and family life and learn the stories behind some of his many treasures.

Coordinator: LUCY DICKINSON  lucydickinson@mac.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT


Art

Classes

Classes

BEAST

GREEN YOUR CLEAN WORKSHOP: USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Saturday 18 January Sunday 23rd February th

Tuesday 21st January

Saturday & Sunday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm Old Big School Gallery FREE Large scale drawings of a gorilla using sign language to communicate, a 5ft sculpture of an elephant boy standing awkwardly in pyjamas and a round oil painting depicting a minotaur’s eye in exquisite detail, come together in Beast to remind us that our relationship with animals is both complex and conflicted. Using photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and film, the artists explore the human/animal divide. They use their skills to seduce us and humour to disarm us, enticing us to question our assumptions and beliefs. The exhibition features work by internationally celebrated artists Edwina Ashton, Nicky Coutts, Mark Fairnington, Laura Ford and Kay Walsh. Image credit: Laura Ford, Bedtime Boy

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Wednesday 22nd January 9.30am – 1.30pm Crowborough, East Sussex Tickets: £66 Places: 8

10.00am Knockholt, Nr Sevenoaks Tickets: £21 Places: 12 From keeping the air in your homes fresh to reducing plastic consumption and saving money, making your own cleaning supplies is not only easy, affordable and good for the planet but also hugely reduces the toxic load in your home. In this workshop we will be making supplies of three natural cleaning products for you to take home with the glass bottles, silicon mould and an instruction booklet containing these and seven further recipes that you can make again and again.

Coordinator: JANE OATLEY  jane.oatley@btinternet.com

SOURDOUGH WORKSHOP

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Start your sourdough bread-making journey with local artisan baker Laura Verbeek, who runs FreshDough in Crowborough. During this practical course you will learn the fundamentals of making nutritious and healthy sourdough loaves and gain practical knowledge of the making process from start to finish. You will gain an understanding of how to create, maintain and use a sourdough starter, learn what to look out for in shop bought loaves’ labelling, and grasp the concept of slow fermentation and its influence on gluten and yeast digestibility. Homemade pastries, coffee & tea, as well as a sourdough pizza lunch are included.

Coordinator: LUCY CAPON  LucyCaponTSPAS@gmail.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT


Classes

Music

Theatre

PARENTS ARTS PHOTOGRAPHERS (THE PAP)

Wednesday 22 January nd

Wednesday 22 January nd

Wednesday 22nd January

7.00pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £15 / £13 conc.

7.00pm – 9.00pm Tonbridge School Places: On application There are two groups currently running. The PAP meets monthly during term time to learn new (or refresh) techniques used in camera, on location and using Photoshop; providing an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and results. These are not formally taught photography courses. The emphasis is on providing inspiration and a light-hearted, opportunity for photographic learning and appreciation. These groups are currently full but members do leave occasionally, so please email to join the waiting list. Dates for PAP 1: 22nd Jan, 12th Feb, 11th Mar Dates for PAP 2: 20th Jan, 24th Feb, 23rd Mar Coordinator: ANGELA BOWLER  bowlersx6@gmail.com

IGCSE MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL

NT ENCORE: HANSARD

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin, and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th TONBRIDGE birthday season. ARTS EVENT

7.30pm Recital Room FREE (No need to book in advance) A chance to see the Music Scholars playing in the intimate setting of the recital room.

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT


Theatre

Music

Classes

NT ENCORE: PRESENT LAUGHTER

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S STORY: 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Wednesday 29 January th

Saturday 25 January th

Wednesday 29th January

7.00pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £15 / £13 conc.

7.30pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £25 / £20 student Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution. Set amongst the dive bars and jazz jook joints of London’s Soho, we hear about the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the frequent police raids. We hear how Ronnie’s became neutral ground within rife gang territory and their scrapes with gangsters including the Krays who were rumoured to have taken Ronnie and Pete ‘for a little drive’! Life at Ronnie’s is evocatively re-imagined through tales of the club’s past visitors, from pop stars, film stars and politicians to comedians TONBRIDGE and royalty, but above all, the musicians. ARTS EVENT

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

The Guardian Time Out, Evening Standard

ONE POT WONDERS WITH ANNA’S FAMILY KITCHEN

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

7.30pm Neptune, Tonbridge Tickets: £35 Places: 15 An evening cookery demonstration (and tasting!) with local food blogger, Anna Stanford, of Anna’s Family Kitchen. Anna will demonstrate some one pot wonder healthy dishes such as cheat’s tagine, ultimate chilli and a versatile curry spice mix. Watch, taste and enjoy with a glass of wine.

Coordinator: GAYNOR HARRISON  harrisongaynor@aol.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT


Art

Theatre

Music

DARE TO DRAW

EMERGENCE – TRIPLE BILL 2020

Friday 31 January

Friday 31 January

9.30am – 12.30pm Tonbridge School Tickets: £32 Places: 25

7.30pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £16 / £14 conc. / £11 groups 10+

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Beat the January blues with fiery reds! Evidence shows that our brains can be stimulated and re-energised by colour and in the gloomiest month of January, our brains need as much stimulation and energy as they can get. In this exciting workshop led by artist Gayna Pelham, not only will you learn how to use nature and artists to inspire yourself, but how to make your own drawings with colour, which will leave you buzzing with positive energy. No art experience is necessary and you do not need to have attended before to enjoy this session.

Coordinator: SALLY HUDSON  sallyhudson2@kent2.co.uk

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Following a hugely successful inaugural tour, Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, returns with a new cohort of 12 dancers, 2 new works and a reimagining of acclaimed production, When Worlds Collide. Wubkje Kuindersma presents FUEL, a work inspired by the energy of this young, vital company whilst James Wilton’s physical and detailed An Event was inspired by Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and asks how we feel in that moment between everything being fine and everything falling to pieces. Joss Arnott completes the bill with When Worlds Collide, his exhilarating, technical masterclass featuring an original, cinematic music TONBRIDGE score and stunning lighting. ARTS EVENT

LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC SCHOLARS’ CONCERT Friday 31st January 7.30pm Recital Room FREE A chance to see the lower school music scholars perform in the intimate setting of the recital room.

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT


Art

Classes

ARTIST’S TALK - MARK FAIRNINGTON Monday 3 February rd

Talks

AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP TO PERFUME MAKING Tuesday 4th February

Tuesday 4th February 7.30pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre Tickets: £10 / free for students

7.30pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre Old Big School Gallery open from 6.45pm FREE – please book in advance

12.00pm – 4.00pm 4160 Tuesday’s, West London Tickets: £90 Places: 12

Mark Fairnington’s work explores the links between art and science with large scale paintings of mounted insects, taxidermy displays of birds and life size portraits of prize stud bulls. They are the outcome of his investigations into the natural history collections in museums and the ways that specimens are housed, stored and displayed. His paintings combine obsessive surface detail and precision with sensuous expressive marks. Fairnington has exhibited internationally and teaches at the University of the Arts, London. He will talk about his recent research projects with the Horniman Museum and Welcome Collection as well as focussing on the TONBRIDGE extensive collection of his paintings ARTS EVENT displayed in the exhibition, Beast.

You will be able to use the collection of professional materials at 4160 Tuesday’s, both natural and synthetic, and to take away a 15ml bottle of your own perfume. You will receive guidance and hands-on help from Sarah McCartney, perfumier. The workshop includes drinks and samples of 4160 Tuesdays fragrances.

Coordinator: GAYNOR HARRISON  harrisongaynor@aol.com

SHAKESPEARE THE PAINTER

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Renaissance writers understood good writing as painting in words: such is the power of language that the writer can put ideas before the reader almost like pictures, pictures that appeal to the eye and convey information directly and powerfully. In Shakespeare’s plays we sometimes find ourselves listening to word-pictures – instead of watching an event on stage we listen to a character describing it, usually in highly-wrought visual cues that invite us to see it in the mind’s eye. Claire Preston, Professor of Renaissance Literature at Queen Mary University of London, will be asking why painting word-pictures sometimes suits the theatre better than action, using examples from Hamlet, King Lear, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth, among others. TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT


Tours

Art

BACKSTAGE TOUR OF GLYNDEBOURNE THEATRE

ART STUDY DAY: ANIMALS IN ART

JAZZ AND ACOUSTIC NIGHT

Friday 7 February

Friday 7th February

10.30am – 3.30pm Tonbridge School Tickets: £40 Places: 60

8.00pm Big School FREE - please book in advance

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Wednesday 5th February 10.15am Glyndebourne, East Sussex Tickets: £21 Places: 30 Follow a 90-minute walking tour exploring Glyndebourne and discover more about the fascinating history behind this world-class opera house. The tour will include the theatre, backstage areas, Production Hub, dressing rooms, archive, rehearsal spaces and the historic Organ Room. Coffee and a pastry are included at the beginning of your tour.

Coordinator: JANE OATLEY  jane.oatley@btinternet.com

Music

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

An Art Study Day with Val Woodgate Our relationship with animals has been reflected in art from pre-historic cave paintings to the present day and an examination of a wide range of works of art from all periods demonstrates our eternal fascination with and frequent dependence on animals. An extraordinary variety of works of art can be found from as early as the Lascaux Caves, Egyptian tomb paintings or Roman mosaics, to the 2015 politically charged skeletal horse on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square. Lunch with wine is included.

Coordinator: KATIE TRIBE  Katiegtribe@yahoo.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Big School will be transformed into a Jazz club for an informal evening of Swing, Blues, Latin & Jazz Funk. Performers include the school’s Big Bands, Vocal Groups, smaller scale ensembles and solo performers. There is no bar but please feel free to bring your own refreshments. Glasses will be available. Tickets can be booked individually or as tables, in groups of 10.

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT


Tours

Talks

Art

WESTMINSTER ABBEY TOUR

ENGLISH CRICKET

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK

Tuesday 11 February

Tuesday 11 February

Tuesday 25th February

11.00am – 2.00pm London Tickets: £34 Places: 20

8.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre or Big School FREE

7.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre FREE

A Talk by Ed Smith (WH 90-95) for the Tennant Lecture Series The England cricketer, Ed Smith says he was very lucky that ‘Tonbridge School allowed him to read, write, think, argue, hit cricket balls and day-dream in the library in the early 1990s’. This has been a significant pattern in the rest of his life - writing books and articles, speaking on the radio and now selecting the England cricket team. He recently founded the Institute of Sports Humanities with another OT, Sir Anthony Seldon. Ed will be interviewed by the Headmaster about his fascinating and successful career as a sportsman, commentator and author.

Artist in residence, Caroline Bugby, talks about her practice and the work she has made during her time at Tonbridge School. Caroline will focus on how her research into archaeology has inspired her recent sculpture and installation, and examine how this new body of work fits into her practice as a whole.

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Be guided through Westminster Abbey and explore a place that has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960 AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.

Coordinator: LUCY DICKINSON  lucydickinson@mac.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Coordinator: CAROLYN LAWSON  carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT


Theatre

Music

LEOPOLDSTADT Wednesday 26 February th

7.30pm Wyndham’s Theatre, London Tickets: £55 Places: 30 Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt. Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. It is Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play.

Coordinator: GINA FRANKS  gvfranks@gmail.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Talks

PRE-U MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL

OVER BERLIN AT NIGHT IN A MOSQUITO BOMBER

Wednesday 26th February

Thursday 27th February

7.30pm Recital Room FREE

8.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre FREE

A chance to see the music scholars in the intimate setting of the recital room.

A Talk by Flight Lieutenant Colin Bell DFC for the Tennant Lecture Series Flight Lieutenant Colin Bell will relate his personal experiences as a young Bomber Command Pilot under attack during World War II. He flew missions over Berlin at night in a Mosquito Bomber and he will describe how morale was maintained during the fighting of a defensive war to protect the home front, which involved very heavy aircrew losses. Colin said, “At the height of the bomber offensive a heavy bomber crew on a tour of 30 operations stood only a 25% chance of survival from being shot down.” This lecture is a chance to hear from a World War II veteran, 75 years after the event.

Image credit: Clair Miller, Tonbridge School

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Coordinator: CAROLYN LAWSON  carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org


Music

Classes

MASTERCLASS FOR TEA LOVERS Friday 28 February th

BEAVERBROOK HOUSE

ALLAN BUNNEY CONCERT: THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS

Monday 2nd March

Sunday 1st March

1.00pm – 4.00pm Kemsing Tickets: £56 Places: 18 Blends for Friends develops custom-made tea blends for an array of customers around the world. Based in a beautifully converted barn in the Kent countryside Master Tea Blender, Alex Probyn, will talk through the history of tea and the process of manufacture. During the afternoon a range of teas and herbal infusions will be sampled and concludes with the creation of your own bespoke tea blend.

Coordinator: CARLA SCHAEFFER  carla.schaeffer@btinternet.com

Tours

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

2.00pm Leatherhead, Surrey Tickets: £63 Places: 15

8.15pm Chapel of St Augustine FREE – please book in advance Organ Recital with the Tonbridge Organists The fabulous 4-manual Marcussen organ in Chapel is world-renowned as both a recital and accompanying instrument. Its versatility is showcased in this recital, covering repertoire from the Baroque to the present day. It will be performed by students and staff of Tonbridge School and local organ students. There also will be a screen in Chapel so the audience can watch the organists in action.

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

If houses could talk... Beaverbrook’s story is one of English high society at its most charismatic. Defined by colourful personalities, power politics and literary greats, the heritage of Lord Beaverbrook’s erstwhile residence has taken on legendary status. But that was then… now an exclusive hotel and club, our afternoon will be led by the estate historian with a talk in the cinema room, a short tour and then afternoon tea in the dining room.

Coordinator: GAYNOR HARRISON  harrisongaynor@aol.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT


COULD YOU BE A CAREER KICKSTARTER? If you would like to make a positive impact on a Tonbridgian’s career, please help us to grow and support our new online mentoring platform. Our mission is to enable Tonbridgians to benefit from the expertise of our global community of Parent and OT professionals, from graduate to senior leadership level. We need your help to make this a reality. Please show your support by signing up to our mentoring scheme today at: tonbridgeconnect.org/careers You can choose what level of support you would like to provide, from answering industry-based questions, interview preparation, CV advice, to holding a talk for current pupils at Tonbridge School. Once you have joined, you are able to receive mentoring requests, which you can review and either choose to accept or decline. You can also limit the number of mentees you are able to support at any given time, to a level that suits you.


Theatre

Walks

Art

JEEVES & WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE

CIRCULAR WALK FROM PENSHURST

THE GRAND TOUR: ITALIAN ART IN THE 17TH & 18TH CENTURIES

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March

Wednesday 4th March

Thursday 5th March

7.30pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £16 / £14 conc.

10.00am Penshurst Tickets: £5.50 Places: 30

11.00am National Gallery, London Tickets: £19 Places: 21

Come and enjoy a beautiful winter walk taking in the sights of Penshurst and the surrounding area. We will start at the Spotted Dog in Penshurst and walk for about two and half hours. Lunch is optional and dogs are welcome. Proceeds from the walk go to the Marsh Academy Travel Fund.

The 17th century saw the popularity of the Grand Tour really take off primarily for wealthy young men in Britain (though a few women also went on the Tour!). In this exciting talk at the National Gallery, art historian Gayna Pelham will look at which artists were particularly favoured in Italy from the fantasy landscapes of Claude to the ‘photo’ realism of Canaletto.

Take your seats with caution! Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one-man show detailing a recent and rather spectacular series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony. The only trouble is Bertie hasn’t worked out who’s going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day? In a joyous reimagining of the classic P.G. Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie’s own farcical adventures. TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Coordinator: JANE OATLEY  jane.oatley@btinternet.com

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

Coordinator: LUCY DICKINSON  lucydickinson@mac.com

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Talks

Tours

Talks

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8.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre FREE A Talk by Pete Portal (Sc 98-03) for the Tennant Lecture Series Former School House boy, Pete Portal left Tonbridge in 2003 having been Deputy Head of School. He is now based in Manenberg, Cape Town - one of South Africa’s most notorious townships, where he and his wife Sarah live with young men coming out of drug addiction and gang membership. Together they are part of ‘Tree of Life’, a church and NPO running vital community projects. He will be talking about his journey from Tonbridge to living with South Africa’s most violent demographic, lessons he has learnt along the way, the motivation of faith and his new book, No Neutral Ground. Coordinator: CAROLYN LAWSON  carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org

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8.00pm Cawthorne Lecture Theatre FREE A Talk by Ed Perry (MH 84-89) for the Tennant Lecture Series Ed Perry left Tonbridge in 1989: “I think both the school and I were a little surprised I lasted the distance!” Rather than go to university he joined his parent’s business, making wonderful cakes and puddings that looked and tasted homemade. “I simply combined the products they were making to create COOK.” Starting with a £30k loan in 1997, Ed now employs over 1,000 people and has sales of over £75m a year. It has not all been plain sailing, but he considers himself “incredibly lucky to love what he does” and the whole family believes passionately about the need for the company to be “a force for good in Society.” Come and hear about The Story of ‘COOK’ in March. Coordinator: CAROLYN LAWSON  carolyn.lawson@tonbridge-school.org

GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHARTERHOUSE LONDON Wednesday 11th March 11.00am – 1.00pm London Tickets: £20 Places: 20 Set in the city of London, The Charterhouse has a fascinating history - a burial site for victims of the Black Death, a Carthusian Monastery, a private residence hosting nobility and royalty including Elizabeth I, the original Charterhouse School and an almshouse. The private tour will be led by a Brother providing an in-depth look at its history as well as the lifestyle of the Brothers who continue to live there.

Coordinator: CARLA SCHAEFFER  carla.schaeffer@btinternet.com

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Tours

Theatre

Classes

BLOOMSBURY BOHO & POLITICOS

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Monday 16 March

Tuesday 17 March

11.00am – 2.00pm London Tickets: £16 Places: 15

7.30pm Piccadilly Theatre, London Tickets: £36 Places: 30

Explore the refined squares of Bloomsbury – home to radicals and pioneers, London’s Bloomsbury is a sort of urban oasis, sandwiched in between the shopping and socialising centre of Westminster to the West, and the frantic Financial District to the East. It certainly has its own character, the cool garden squares and wide streets of Bloomsbury have been a pull to radical thinkers for centuries. As London’s intellectual centre, Bloomsbury is not only home to great academic institutions but also some of London’s finest but also quirkiest cultural institutions.

Following a record-breaking run on Broadway, one of Hollywood’s most romantic stories is coming to the West End. Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his long-time song writing partner Jim Vallance (Summer of ’69, Heaven).

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Coordinator: LUCY DICKINSON  lucydickinson@mac.com

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Coordinator: GINA FRANKS  gvfranks@gmail.com

CREATING HAZEL STRUCTURES FOR YOUR GARDEN Wednesday 18th March

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10.00am – 1.00pm The Garden House, Shipbourne Tickets: £27 Places: 20 Tessa and Jill will show you how to make simple hazel structures and plant supports in the stunning Victorian Walled Garden. Scones and refreshments will be served before cutting as many hazel branches from their orchard as you can fit in your car. Bring a pruning saw and secateurs.

Coordinator: ALEX ATTENBOROUGH  redwell@sevmail.co.uk

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Classes

Walks

Music

SPRING VEGETABLE COURSE

WHOLE SCHOOL CONCERT

Thursday 19 March

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 March

10.30am Danehill, Sussex Tickets: £76 Places: 8

7.30pm Chapel of St Augustine FREE – please book in advance

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Julia Parker will share her extensive knowledge of achieving a successful harvest throughout the summer. The morning will cover spring seed sowing as well as how to maintain your plants. Time will be spent in Julia’s kitchen garden. By the end of the workshop you will know the best varieties to sow and how best to grow them. The course cost includes seasonal muffins and drinks on arrival, lunch and a goody bag to take home. Information sheets covering all topics covered will be provided.

Coordinator: KATIE TRIBE  katiegtribe@yahoo.com

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Hywel Davies – The Argo Whole School Chorus Choristers from Tonbridge School Chapel Choir Tonbridge School Symphony Orchestra Howard Goodall’s Psalm 122 was written to commemorate the rebuilding of the Chapel in 1993 and was performed again in 2010 and 2015. This proved such a success the Hywel Davies, the school’s Composer in Residence, has written a new piece for the whole school chorus. It tells the story of Jason and the Argonauts, their journey to Colchis and the quest of the Golden Fleece. Thursday 19th March: Judde, Hill Side, Ferox Hall, Smythe, Cowdrey, Oakeshott TONBRIDGE Friday 20th March: School, Park, ARTS EVENT Parkside, Manor, Welldon, Whitworth

LONDON’S LOST RIVERS: GUIDED WALK OF THE RIVER FLEET Friday 20th March 10.30am London Tickets: £15 Places: 20 Paul Talling, author of London’s Lost Rivers, will guide a walking tour of the lower part of the lost River Fleet’s course. Starting in Blackfriars – originally the site of a Dominican Monastery, we will meander our way at a leisurely pace for approximately three and a half hours, with a comfort break midway, ending at St Pancras Old Church. Paul is a mine of information, whose knowledge covers the London sewer system, sites of old prisons, bridges and wells that used to line the Fleet, Holborn viaduct, Smithfield Market and Hockley-in-the-Hole. The walk is outdoors, dress accordingly! Coordinator: LUCY CAPON  LucycaponTSPAS@gmail.com

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Theatre

Ballet

Tours

KUNENE AND THE KING

FASHIONED FROM PAPER

BALLET CENTRAL

Monday 23 March

Tuesday 24 March

Saturday 28th March

7.30pm The Ambassadors Theatre, London Tickets: £45 Places: 24

2.00pm Knole, Sevenoaks Tickets: £24 Places: 15

7.30pm EMF Theatre Tickets: £16 / £14 conc. / £11 groups 10+

South Africa, 2019. Twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change. Jack Morris is a celebrated classical actor who’s just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has seemingly little in common with his at-home nurse Lunga Kunene, but the two men soon discover their shared passion for Shakespeare. Co-produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Kani’s highly acclaimed and refreshingly funny play marks the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following a sold-out run in Cape Town.

When the Knole spectacular showrooms open again on 7th March 2020 they will feature a wonderful ‘Fashioned from Paper’ installation of eleven life size paper sculptures inspired by portraits in the Knole collection. These will include Henry VIII, James II, and Vita Sackville-West. This special 45-minute tour will focus on the portraits and the people featured in the installations. This will be followed by a delicious Prosecco cream tea in Knole’s Hayloft.

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Coordinator: GINA FRANKS  gvfranks@gmail.com

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Coordinator: LUCY CAPON  LucycaponTSPAS@gmail.com

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Ballet Central presents a captivating and diverse repertoire created by internationally acclaimed choreographers: The Royal Ballet’s Liam Scarlett will present Serpent, an athletic ballet featuring an all-male cast. An excerpt from Wayne McGregor’s Symbiont(s) will be performed and the UK debut of Merce Cunningham’s, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s work Requiem for a Rose explores a beautiful metaphor of romance. Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Laplane is creating a new work, work Geor(gette), with composer Philip Feeney, and Jenna Lee’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, a ballet inspired by the upbeat music and style of the 1950’s dance halls, will close the show.

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KEY 1 Porters Lodge & Reception 2 Big School 3 Old Big School Gallery 4 Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 5 Barton Science Centre 6 EM Forster Theatre 7 Chapel of St Augustine


OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

Tonbridge School High Street Tonbridge Kent TN9 1JP +44 (0) 1732 304253 tonbridgesociety@tonbridge-school.org tonbridgesociety.co.uk tonbridgeconnect.org Tonbridge School Foundation is a registered charity No. 1099162

Chair Mrs Katie Tribe

07900 554662

Deputy Chairman Ms Kat Portman-Smith*

01732 304154

Treasurer Mrs Lizzie Winkett

01732 741533

Relationship Manager Mrs Carolyn Lawson*

01732 304253

Committee Mrs Alexandra Attenborough Mrs Lucy Capon Mrs Lucy Dickinson Mrs Gina Franks Mrs Gaynor Harrison Mrs Sally Hudson Mrs Sarah Merriman Mrs Jane Oatley Mrs Carla Schaeffer

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*Staff members of the committee can also be contacted via the school swtichboard at 01732 365555

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Parents' Arts Society Lent Term 2020 programme  

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