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Lent Term 2018

THEATRE

OPERA

BALLET

ART

MUSIC

TOURS

TALKS

WALKS

CLASSES


HOW TO BOOK PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PAS Events pas.tonbridge-school.org All applications are made online. The website will open for event applications at 9.00am on Friday 8th December and close at 9.00am on Friday 29th December. The first allocation of tickets will be made after Tuesday 2nd January. If events are over-subscribed, all applications will be treated equally. The PAS website can be found by visiting the Tonbridge School website, selecting the “Tonbridge Society” tab and then the Parents Arts Society picture.You can view the Lent Programme option and/or request places on an event via the Lent Applications option.

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Tonbridge Arts (TA) Events www.tonbridgearts.com BOX OFFICE: 01732 304241 ONLINE BOOKING: www.tonbridgearts.com EMAIL: boxoffice@tonbridge-school.org Booking fees are £1.75 per transaction

The Box Office is open 9.30am - 2.30pm Monday - 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. 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


WELCOME Dear Parents and Friends

Newsletter for the Lent Term 2018 I am delighted to reveal the new Tonbridge Society Parents’ Arts events programme for the Lent Term 2018. As this programme contains both Parents’ Arts and Tonbridge Arts events there are a large number and wide range of activities for you to enjoy over the next few months. As usual, the programme includes a variety of events in London, Tonbridge and the surrounding area. These include theatre, opera, ballet, art and music as well as tours, evening classes talks, walks and some new activities that you might find of interest. Each entry in the programme is clearly identified as being either a Parents’ Arts or Tonbridge Arts event.

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

To apply for a Parents’ Arts event: pas.tonbridge-school.org

To apply for a Tonbridge Arts event: www.tonbridgearts.com

Have a lovely Christmas. We very much look forward to seeing you next term. With best wishes

Chris Scott Chairman of the Tonbridge School Parents’ Arts Society

Tonbridge Together


LISTINGS JANUARY TUES 9th

ITALIAN CLASS Languages dept 6.00pm

THU 11th

NT ENCORE YOUNG MARX

WED 24TH

IGCSE MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL Recital Room 7.30pm

THU 25TH JAN FRI 9TH FEB

MATERIALISE

MON 5TH

QUEEN VICTORIA’S LONDON Victoria Station 11.00am

MON 5TH

A MATERIAL PRACTICE

Cawthorne Lecture Theatre 7.30pm

EMF Theatre 7.00pm

Tunnel Gallery

MON 15th

SAT 27TH – SUN 4TH MARCH

DIANA – HER FASHION STORY

OBS Gallery Weekends 12.00 – 4.00pm

WED 7TH

FRENCH EVENING CLASS L11 6.30pm

TUES 16TH

PATCHWORK & QUILTING Kemp Room 7.00pm

WED 17TH

BALENCIAGA EXHIBITION V&A 10.30am

WED 17TH

JEWELLERY CLASS

FLOW

TUES 30TH

TLS: ANTHONY SELDON Big School 8.00pm

WED 31ST

TOUR OF PARLIAMENTARY ARCHIVES London 11am

TUES 6TH

Kensington Palace 11.00am

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Harold Pinter Theatre 7.30pm

WED 7TH

THE SIXTEEN CHOIR & ORCHESTRA Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

THU 8TH

TOUR OF STANDEN HOUSE East Grinstead 10.00am

Vere Hodge Centre 6.45pm

WED 31ST

WED 17TH

PARENTS ARTS PHOTOGRAPHERS

National Theatre (Olivier) 7.30pm

Smythe Library 6.45pm

FEBRUARY

THU 18TH

THU 1ST

THU 15 – SAT 17TH

Barbican Art Gallery 11.00am

10.00am

EMF Theatre Wed, Thu, Fri 7.30pm Sat 2.30pm

BASQUIAT EXHIBITION THU 18TH

TOSCA

Royal Opera House 7.30pm

FRI 19TH

CELEBRATING TONBRIDGE SCHOOL MUSIC Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

TUES 23RD

CINDERELLA Sadlers Wells 7.30pm

AMADEUS

WALK FROM PENSHURST FRI 2ND

GOTHIC TO EARLY RENAISSANCE National Gallery 11.00am

FRI 2ND

2ND YEAR MUSIC SCHOLARS’ CONCERT Recital Room 7.30pm

THU 8TH

QUEEN VICTORIA’S LONDON Victoria Station 2.00pm

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN TUES 20TH

TLS: CHRISTOPHER EVERETT CLT 8.00pm

WED 21ST

WISDOM OF A FOOL EMF Theatre 7.30pm

THU 22ND

NT LIVE CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF EMF Theatre 7.00pm


THEATRE

OPERA

BALLET

FRI 23RD

UNDERSTANDING MODERN ART: PART 2 CLT 10.00am

ART

MUSIC

TOURS

FRI 2ND

CHARLES 1ST: KING & COLLECTOR Royal Academy 11.00am

TALKS

WALKS

CLASSES

TUES 13TH

TLS: MARK PEEL CLT 8.00pm

WED 14TH

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

SEASONAL SOWING COURSE

London 11.00am

FRI 2ND

WED 14TH

FRI 23RD

Royal Opera House 7.30pm

FRI 23RD

TOUR OF JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM THE FLOYD READING COMPETITION Skinners Library 7.00pm

FRI 23RD

JAZZ & ACOUSTIC NIGHT Big School 8.15pm

SUN 25TH

ALLAN BUNNEY CONCERT

Chapel of St Augustine 8.15pm

WED 28TH

SUPERFOODS, FADS, FACTS AND FICTION Rusthall 10.30am

WED 28TH

THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE! EMF Studio 7.30pm

WED 28TH

PRE-U PERFORMANCES RECITAL Recital Room 7.30pm

MARCH THU 1ST

TLS: BARONESS VERE OF NORBITON Big School 8.00pm

FRI 2ND

EMF Theatre 7.30pm

GISELLE MON 5TH

MURILLO PORTRAITS

National Gallery 11am

TUES 6TH

WHO WROTE ‘SHAKESPEARE’? CLT 7.30pm

WED 7TH

3RD YEAR PARENTS WALK Ide Hill 10.30am

WED 7TH

SMITHFIELD & THE CHARTERHOUSE London 10.30am

THU 8TH

TOUR OF TOWER OF LONDON

Parkers Patch, West Sussex 10.00am

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Wyndham’s Theatre 7.30pm

THU 15TH

HOME STYLING WITH FARROW & BALL Tunbridge Wells 7.00pm

THU 15TH

GCSE DRAMA SCRIPTED PERFORMANCE EMF Studio 7.30pm

FRI 16TH

DARE TO DRAW! Old Big School 9.30am

FRI 16TH

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Chapel of St Augustine 7.30pm

London 10.30am

FRI 16TH - TUE 8TH MAY

THU 8TH

Tunnel Gallery

RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS - THE SOHO SONGBOOK EMF Theatre 7.30pm

MON 12TH

TOUR OF CHURCHILL’S WAR ROOMS London 11.00am

WIP EXHIBITION MON 19TH

HOGHEAD PERFORMANCE EMF Studio 7.30pm

FRI 23RD & SAT 24TH

BALLET CENTRAL

EMF Theatre Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm

THU 29TH

JULIUS CAESER – NT ENCORE EMF Theatre 7.00pm


CLASS

Tuesday 9th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLASSES MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT 6.00pm – 7.30pm 15 @ £90

This course is suitable for post-elementary and intermediate level learners. You will be introduced to contemporary Italian writers by using a series of motivating activities that allow you to approach literature in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. There will be a variety of activities on vocabulary, grammar and style.The aim is to consolidate your knowledge of Italian and develop it by expanding your vocabulary and grammar, whilst exploring Italian culture. The emphasis will be on speaking and includes conversation practice. There will be 9 classes: 9th, 16th, 23rd January, 6th. 20th, 27th February, 6th 13th, 20th March. Co-ordinator: Maria Schofield mps@tonbridge-school.org

THEATRE

Thursday 11th January

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

YOUNG MARX NT ENCORE

EMF THEATRE 7.00pm £14, £12 conc

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind comedy One Man,Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

CLASS

Monday 15th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

FRENCH EVENING CLASSES INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

MODERN LANGUAGES ROOM L11 6.30pm – 8.00pm 15 @ £64

Lessons are taught in a supportive and open-minded atmosphere with the focus on speaking. We will target contemporary French literature so we can discover more about popular modern writers. The sessions will reinforce grammar and extend vocabulary. Participants will be encouraged to comment, debate and share their viewpoints. 8 classes on 15th, 22nd & 29th January, 5th, 19th & 26th February, 5th and 12th March. Co-ordinator: Alexandra Troletti ath@tonbridge-school.org


CLASS

Tuesday 16th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PATCHWORK & QUILTING WITH CAROLYN FORSTER Carolyn Forster will be teaching a different method for patchwork & quilting. 6 classes taking place on 16th & 23rd January, 6th & 27th February, 6th March & 20th March. THE KEMP ROOM 7.00pm – 10pm 10 @ £60

Co-ordinator: Sarah Merriman sarah.merriman@btinternet.com

TOUR

Wednesday 17th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

BALENCIAGA EXHIBITION

V&A, LONDON 10.30am 30 @ £23

This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces designed by him, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition. His ground-breaking designs had a huge influence on the fashion of his own time and the decades that followed, and many of his pod-like and voluminous silhouettes still look strikingly contemporary. Shaping Fashion is divided into three sections, covering the milieu, making and legacy of Balenciaga’s designs. We start with a 1 hour lecture on the exhibition before visiting the exhibits on display. Co-ordinator: Nicky Rochussen nrochussen@googlemail.com

CLASS

Wednesday 17th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

JEWELLERY EVENING CLASSES WITH JULIE TUCKER-WILLIAMS THE VERE HODGE CENTRE 6.45pm – 8.45pm Places 12 @ £150

Julie 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 buy from Julie. 8 classes on 17th, 24th & 31st January, 7th, 21st & 28th February, 7th & 14th March. Co-ordinator: Julie Tucker-Williams julietuckerwilliams@gmail.com


CLASS

Wednesday 17th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PARENTS’ ARTS PHOTOGRAPHERS (THE PAP) SMYTHE LIBRARY 6.45pm – 9.15pm Places: On application

The PAP meets regularly 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. This is not a formally taught photography course. The emphasis is on providing inspiration and a light-hearted, opportunity for photographic learning and appreciation. This group is currently full but members do leave occasionally, so please email to join the waiting list. 10 classes per year. Co-ordinator: Angela Bowler bowlersx6@gmail.com

ART

Thursday 18th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT EXHIBITION BARBICAN ART GALLERY 11.00am 20 @ £17

An unprecedented exhibition bringing together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. The show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous. Ends 28 Jan. Co-ordinator: Jane Stockdale janestockdale@outlook.com

OPERA

Thursday 18th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TOSCA

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Please note these seats are in the Amphitheatre. THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 7.30pm 30 @ £33

Co-ordinator: Jane Oatley jane.oatley@btinternet.com


MUSIC

Friday 19th January

CELEBRATING TONBRIDGE SCHOOL MUSIC CADOGAN HALL, LONDON 7.30pm Tickets priced at £12 and £15, available direct from the Cadogan Hall: www.cadoganhall.com

This special evening will showcase music performed by both past and current students of the school. The variety of styles will range from Symphonic and Choral repertoire to Jazz and Big Band. The Chapel Choir will perform music by Mendelssohn and Hywel Davies, our composer in residence. The evening will also include the Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet as well as a massed string orchestra. This is an evening not to be missed; book your tickets now! Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lawson cbl@tonbridge-school.org

BALLET

Tuesday 23rd January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA SADLERS WELLS 7.30pm 26 @£50

This Ballet’s thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War, which forms part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London. Co-ordinator: Gina Franks gvfranks@gmail.com

MUSIC

Wednesday 24th January

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

IGCSE MUSIC PERFORMANCES RECITAL An evening of solo and ensemble pieces given by our third year Music students.

RECITAL ROOM 7.30pm Tickets: Free (No need to book in advance)


ART

Thursday 25th January – Friday 9th February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

MATERIALISE TUNNEL GALLERY Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm, Sat 9.30am – 1.00pm All welcome

An exhibition of First Year Tonbridge School pupils’ work. The exhibition will celebrate the great diversity of creative talent and showcase visual work utilising a broad range of materials and processes including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture. The First Year Art curriculum at Tonbridge School develops a broad range of skills. We pride ourselves on the cultivation of traditional art processes, creative thinking and collaboration in our boys as well as skills in observation and problem solving.

ART

Saturday 27th January – Sunday 4th March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

FLOW

Flow explores the ways in which the physical materials that artists employ to create work can influence and direct the final outcome. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting, film, ceramics and installation in which matter oozes, pours, tears, sags, cracks or hangs in the balance, vitally influencing form and scale. OLD BIG SCHOOL GALLERY Sat & Sun 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Artworks include the film Singularity by Solveig Settemsdal which won the prestigious Jerwood Drawing prize and ceramics by the ground breaking artist Jonathan Keep. PAS members are invited to the Private View of the exhibition on Wednesday 24th Jan 6.30pm – 8.00pm. RSVP to Nicola.masters@tonbridge-school.org

TALK

Tuesday 30th January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TENNANT LECTURE SERIES:

300 YEARS OF PREMIERSHIP TENNANT LECTURE SERIES BIG SCHOOL 7.30pm for 8pm Free and no booking required Places: 300

A LECTURE BY SIR ANTHONY SELDON

Sir Anthony Seldon (OT) is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and one of Britain’s leading historians, educationalists, commentators and political authors. He has written over forty books and been a Headmaster of Brighton and then Wellington College. This lecture, entitled 300 years of Premiership, will discuss how the job of Prime Minister has evolved over the last three centuries. No 10 Downing Street will also feature, as the celebrated, puzzling and ill-suited home to 39 Prime Ministers. Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lawson cbl@tonbridge-school.org


TOUR

Wednesday 31st January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PRIVATE TOUR OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ARCHIVES HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, LONDON 11.00am 16 @ £5

The Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, as well other historical records, dating from 1497. Our private tour encompasses an overview of the way parliamentary records are kept and will be hosted by an archivist who will discuss the challenges of preservation and the transfer to digital format. We will also view a selection of historical documents in the Act Room, including those relating to the women’s suffrage centenary. Co-ordinator: Michelle Oster r_m_oster@btinternet.com

THEATRE

Wednesday 31st January

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

AMADEUS

Vienna: The music capital of the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God. OLIVIER THEATRE, NATIONAL THEATRE 7.30pm 30 @ £56

Co-ordinator: Gina Franks gvfranks@gmail.com

WALK

Thursday 1st February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

A CIRCULAR WALK FROM PENSHURST WITH OPTIONAL PUB LUNCH

PENSHURST 10am 30 @ £5

This walk is approximately 7 miles and will take about 2 1/2 hours. Dogs are welcome. We will meet at The Leicester Arms in Penshurst and walkers are welcome to stay on for lunch. Further details of the route and timings will be provided nearer the time. Co-ordinator: Jane Oatley jane.oatley@btinternet.com


ART

Friday 2nd February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

GOTHIC TO EARLY RENAISSANCE ART LECTURE TOUR

NATIONAL GALLERY 11.00am to 12.30pm 21 @ £18

This is the first in a series of lectures looking at the important periods of Western European Art from Gothic to Modern Contemporary over 13 sessions. Gayna Pelham will lead these lectures taking us around the National Gallery and other London Museums Co-ordinator: Laurence Gonzalez-Carvajal laurence_bonnet@me.com

MUSIC

Friday 2nd February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

2ND YEAR MUSIC SCHOLARS’ CONCERT A varied recital of solo repertoire given by our second year Music Scholars.

RECITAL ROOM 7.30pm Tickets: Free (No need to book in advance)

TOUR

Monday 5th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

QUEEN VICTORIA’S LONDON A WALKING TOUR This part of London takes its name from Queen Victoria, when the new Victoria Street cut through the slums and opened the view to Westminster Abbey. discover the delights of this area which many of us treat as a thoroughfare.  There is more to it than rail and coach stations.  VICTORIA STATION 11am 20 @ £16

Co-ordinator: Katie Tribe katiegtribe@yahoo.com


TALK

Monday 5th February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

A MATERIAL PRACTICE

CAWTHORNE LECTURE THEATRE 7.30pm OBS Gallery open from 6.45pm Free - Please book in advance

Harriet Hill creates sculpture and site-specific installations that respond directly to the visceral qualities of a material or place and has created an installation especially for Flow. Her practise explores the relationships between the physical object and structural space, playing with hidden dynamics of power that are inherent within spaces and the people that use them. She will talk about the development of her practise, how it reflects a varied creative path that has always been based on the physical act of making and an enjoyment of the affective nature of materials. This event is also available on Thursday 8th February at a later time of 2pm

TOUR

Tuesday 6th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

DIANA, HER FASHION STORY A major dress exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales’ most famous outfits. Full access to the palace and gardens. Co-ordinator: Jane Stockdale janestockdale@outlook.com KENSINGTON PALACE 11.00am 25 @ £17

THEATRE

Wednesday 7th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan are directed by Ian Rickson in this new production of Harold Pinter’s landmark play The Birthday Party. Co-ordinator: Katie Tribe katiegtribe@yahoo.com HAROLD PINTER THEATRE 7.30pm 20 @ £42


MUSIC

Wednesday 7th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

THE SIXTEEN CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

VIVALDI’S GLORIA - BACH’S MASS IN G MAJOR HANDEL CADOGAN HALL 7.30pm 24 @ £45

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms gives it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly. Co-ordinator: Laurence Gonzalez-Carvajal laurence_bonnet@me.com

TOUR

Thursday 8th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PRIVATE TOUR OF STANDEN HOUSE EAST GRINSTEAD 10.00am 25 @ £24.50 (£14.50 NT members)

Built in the 1890s for a wealthy London solicitor, Standen was designed by the architect Philip Webb. The interior of the house retains many of the original wallpapers and textiles designed by Webb’s friend William Morris, amongst others. During our private tour we will have an opportunity to also see a new collection of wallpapers and fabrics designed as part of the National Trust’s contemporary arts programme that will be used as bespoke furnishings for parts of the house. Co-ordinator: Michelle Oster r_m_oster@btinternet.com

TOUR

Thursday 8th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

QUEEN VICTORIA’S LONDON A WALKING TOUR This part of London takes its name from Queen Victoria, when the new Victoria Street cut through the slums and opened the view to Westminster Abbey. discover the delights of this area which many of us treat as a thoroughfare.  There is more to it than rail and coach stations.  VICTORIA STATION 2pm 20 @ £16

Co-ordinator: Katie Tribe katiegtribe@yahoo.com This event is also available on Monday 5th February at an earlier time of 11am


MUSIC

Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN EMF THEATRE Wed, Thu & Fri 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 2.30pm £16, £14 conc

The compelling story of one family’s century-long, award-winning musical journey; and you already know all the songs! Three generations of Sherman songwriting is brought to life in this delightful show: from Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman – writer for artists including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald – to the Oscar and Grammy Award winning Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh) up to present day, with songs from Robert J. Sherman’s own musical Love Birds. Catch this practically perfect family production on its premiere UK tour celebrating 100 years of Sherman family music.

TALK

Tuesday 20th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TENNANT LECTURE SERIES TENNANT LECTURE SERIES CAWTHORNE LECTURE THEATRE 7.30pm for 8pm Free and no booking required

THE MONARCHY AND THE CONSTITUTION CHRISTOPHER EVERETT

Christopher Everett’s career has included the Diplomatic Service, Headmasterships of Worksop College and Tonbridge School, and the Daiwa Foundation. His National Service in the Grenadier Guards involved him in Royal ceremonial during the coronation year. Christopher Everett will describe the constitutional position of the monarchy and the central part it plays in government and our national life. The role of the monarchy is always under scrutiny and consideration will be given to the risks it may face in the future. Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lawson cbl@tonbridge-school.org

THEATRE

Wednesday 21st February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

WISDOM OF A FOOL

Star of 1950s British stage and screen, the legendary Norman Wisdom packed houses across the UK and remains one of the UK’s comedy icons. The world of post-war Music Hall and Variety embraced his trademark manic slapstick routine and catapulted him to stardom. Portraying thirty characters in this tour de force performance, Jack Lane takes you on an emotional roller coaster, revealing the man – and the extraordinary talent - behind the Gump costume. EMF THEATRE 7.30pm £16, £14 student

“Dad was once called ‘This little genius called Wisdom’ and this truly lives on in Jack Lane” Jacqueline Wisdom


THEATRE

Thursday 22nd February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF NT LIVE

By Tennessee Williams Directed by Benedict Andrews

EMF THEATRE 7pm £14, £12 conc

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.

ART

Friday 23rd February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

UNDERSTANDING MODERN ART PART 2 WITH VAL WOODGATE

Today we will start where we ended the last study day in October, and look at Abstract Expressionism, then reactions against it in American Pop and Minimal/Conceptual art. This Art Study Day includes lunch with wine. CLT 10.00am – 3.30pm 30 @ £38

Co-ordinator: Fiona Carr Fiona.carr64@gmail.com

TOUR

Friday 23rd February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

PRIVATE TOUR OF SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 11.00am – 12.30pm 15 @ £27

Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837) was one of the most inventive architects of his time. He built the Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery, as well as his own extraordinary home by buying, demolishing and rebuilding three houses in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Soane wanted his home to be educational, and filled it with art objects and paintings which are displayed in creative, eclectic ways. This unusual museum now displays a life time’s collection of fascinating treasures including The Rakes Progress. We have a private tour of this remarkable collection followed by a tour of the private apartments. Co-ordinator: Nicky Rochussen nrochussen@googlemail.com


COMPETITION

Friday 23rd February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

THE FLOYD READING COMPETITION SKINNER’S LIBRARY 7pm (No booking required)

Now in its 95th year, this competition has showcased the traditional, but still highly pertinent skill of reading aloud to an audience, ever since its appearance in the Skinners’ Day lists for 1922. It allows boys to demonstrate their skilful command of English expression and understanding of complex textual nuances in front of an audience. There are three categories, Novi (Year 9s), Intermediate (Years 10 and 11) and Senior (Years 12 and 13). This year’s competition will be judged by Nick Wakeling (OT), Head of English at Charterhouse School.

MUSIC

Friday 23rd February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

JAZZ AND ACOUSTIC NIGHT BIG SCHOOL 8.15pm (Doors open from 7.45pm) Tickets or Tables (groups of 10): Free. Please book in advance.

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 Band, KCTS Chamber Choirs, smaller scale ensembles and solo performers. There is no bar, but please feel free to bring your own refreshments. Glasses will be available.

MUSIC

Sunday 25th February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

ALLAN BUNNEY CONCERT

ORGAN DEMONSTRATION & RECITAL

CHAPEL OF ST AUGUSTINE 8.15pm Free Please book in advance

When the Edwardian Chapel burnt down in September 1988, the old organ too was completely destroyed. Out of the ashes, came not only a beautiful new building but also a world-class new organ, built by the Danish firm, Marcussen & Son. Head of Keyboard, David Williams, talks about how the school commissioned a new organ. He will also explain how the organ works with the help of demonstrations from the organ gallery on a live video link. Choirmaster & Head of Academic Music, Julian Thomas, will then round off the evening with a short recital demonstrating the wonderful versatility of the “King of Instruments”.


TALK

Wednesday 28th February

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

SUPERFOODS, FADS, FACTS AND FICTION BOTANICA HEALTH, RUSTHALL 10.30am to 12.30pm 15 @ £30

A seminar at Botanica Health - a boutique health store and clinic offering advice, treatment and encouragement to set you on the path to optimal wellbeing. Led by Naomi Murray who has worked in the health industry for over 25 years. She has a special interest in herbs, minerals and vitamins and continues to add to her knowledge through research and development. Co-ordinator: Lucy Dickinson lucydickinson@mac.com

MUSIC

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Wednesday 28th February

PRE-U PERFORMANCES RECITAL An evening of themed recitals by our sixth form musicians including: Post-war Jazz Trombone repertoire; Tenor Arias by Mozart and Stravinsky, Baroque Vocal Music and Jazz Guitar Standards. RECITAL ROOM 7.30pm Tickets: Free (No need to book in advance)

THEATRE

Wednesday 28th February

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE! EMF STUDIO 7.30pm £15, £13 conc

The critically acclaimed trio are back in another rip-roaring comedy adventure. Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, ‘The Thing That Came From Over There’ is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston Scot-t-t, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent. Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes of shocks, spine tingling silliness, and blood curdling terror.


TALK

Thursday 1st March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TENNANT LECTURE SERIES: TENNANT LECTURE SERIES BIG SCHOOL 7.30pm for 8pm Free and no booking required

BREXIT, BRITISH POLITICS AND THE HOUSE OF LORDS

A TALK BY BARONESS VERE OF NORBITON Charlotte Vere is a Government Whip in the House of Lords. Her early career embraced banking, mental health and education. Since getting involved in politics eight years ago, she has had an ‘interesting’ and mostly unplanned political journey, including leading two referendum campaigns. Her lecture will focus on Brexit, the campaigns, the on-going consequences, the House of Lords, how it works and why it still exists. She will also discuss the general political environment. Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lawson cbl@tonbridge-school.org

ART

Friday 2nd March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

CHARLES I: KING AND COLLECTOR Lecture and entry to the exhibition which for the first time since the 17th century brings together treasures that changed the taste of the nation. Charles I acquired works by Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer and commissioned contemporary artists such as Van Dick and Rubens. ROYAL ACADEMY 11.00am 30 @ £27

Co-ordinator: Laurence Gonzalez-Carvajal laurence_bonnet@me.com

BALLET

Friday 2nd March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

GISELLE

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Please note these tickets are in the stalls and have been discounted by 40%. Co-ordinator: Jane Oatley jane.oatley@btinternet.com THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 7.30pm 30 @ £77


THEATRE

Friday 2nd March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE A fantastic evening of local entertainment hosted by the Hoghead group.

EMF THEATRE 7.30pm £10

ART

Monday 5th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

MURILLO – THE SELF PORTRAITS The only known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years. Co-ordinator: Fiona Carr fiona.carr64@gmail.com NATIONAL GALLERY 11.00am 30 @ price on application

TALK

Tuesday 6th March DR CHARLES MOSELEY:

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

WHO WROTE ‘SHAKESPEARE’? CAWTHORNE LECTURE THEATRE 7.30pm £10

What do we mean by the word ‘Shakespeare’? This talk will look at the many things that it can mean to us. Was it more than one person who ‘wrote Shakespeare’? What was it like to write plays at that time? A time of fierce competitiveness and sometimes risky, commercial world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Charles Moseley teaches Classics and English Literature in the English Faculty of the University of Cambridge, and is Life Fellow of Hughes Hall. His principal interests are in the mediaeval and early modern periods, particularly Chaucer, Sir John Mandeville, Shakespeare, Milton, and the European emblem, and he has written and lectured extensively on literary and historical subjects.


WALK

Wednesday 7th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

YEAR 3 PARENTS CIRCULAR WALK FROM IDE HILL IDE HILL, SEVENOAKS TN14 6JG 10.30am 35 @ £5

Specifically for Year 3 parents. Enjoy superb views throughout this 4 mile “easy” walk, initially from one of Kent’s highest villages, wandering through ancient woodland and returning via a wonderful National Trust garden. Lunch will be at a local pub. Dogs are welcome. Co-ordinator: Katie Tribe katiegtribe@yahoo.com

TOUR

Wednesday 7th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

SMITHFIELD THE CHARTERHOUSE WALKING TOUR AND PRIVATE TOUR

LONDON 10.30am 25 @ £24

We will spend the morning doing a walking tour of Smithfield – its lanes, alleys and courts on the edge of the market still follow a medieval street plan, as does the 800 year old market. Come find out where royal tournaments and jousts were held and hear about St Bartholomew’s Fair. After lunch we will have a private tour of The Charterhouse, a former Carthusian monastery that served as a private mansion, a boys’ school and an alms house. In January 2017 it opened its doors to the public for the first time since its foundation in 1348. Co-ordinator: Nicky Rochussen nrochussen@googlemail.com 

TOUR

Thursday 8th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

TOWER OF LONDON

GUIDED TOUR WITH ART HISTORY UK

TOWER OF LONDON 10.30am – 1pm 26 @ £56

Built by William the Conqueror towards the end of 1066, the Tower of London remains an iconic symbol of the incredible depth of London’s rich history. Over the centuries it has been used as royal residence, an armoury, a treasury, a zoo, a Royal Mint, an infamous prison with a reputation for horror and blood, and of course, a house for the Crown Jewels. As you go round the precincts your guide will tell you all sorts of juicy anecdotes and stories from British History; you’ll visit Tower Green where Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey were executed, Traitors Gate and the tower where Walter Raleigh was imprisoned. We will finish at the amazing Crown Jewels.  Co-ordinator: Laurence Gonzalez-Carvajal laurence_bonnet@me.com


MUSIC

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Thursday 8th March THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS PRESENT

RONNIE SCOTT’S SOHO SONGBOOK EMF THEATRE 7.30pm £24.50, £20 students

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining worldclass live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.

TOUR

Monday 12th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS PRIVATE TOUR

LONDON 11.00am 20 @ £53

Go back in history with a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms. We have exclusive access to some of the most important rooms used by Churchill and his cabinet during WWII, many of which are exactly as they were left in 1945. Experience what it was like to work beneath the heart of Westminster during the Blitz, and walk in Churchill’s footsteps through the atmospheric corridors and learn about the big decisions made in this iconic site. An Expert Guide will provide an hour-long tour for up to ten people – we have booked 2 guides. Co-ordinator: Nicky Rochussen nrochussen@googlemail.com

TALK

Tuesday 13th March TENNANT LECTURE SERIES:

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

THE NEW MERITOCRACY: TENNANT LECTURE SERIES CAWTHORNE LECTURE THEATRE 7.30pm for 8pm Free and no booking required

A HISTORY OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS WITH MARK PEEL

At a time when controversy rages over the independent schools’ domination of the top universities and other leading institutions, Mark Peel will consider how and why these schools have become so successful. The talk will look at how economic and political factors brought about major changes in independent schools and will also consider the challenges the sector faces today, including fees, affordability and political hostility, be it attacks on charitable status or quotas at university. Mark taught at Fettes College. Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lawson cbl@tonbridge-school.org


CLASS

Wednesday 14th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

SEASONAL GARDENING COURSE PARKER’S PATCH – WEST SUSSEX 10.00am to 2.30pm 8 @ £68.50

Spend the day at Parker’s Patch learning what to sow and grow in the vegetable garden and flower cutting patch in March. The workshop is suitable for all levels of expertise and you will be surprised at the long list of vegetables which can be sown in March for a summer harvest and the months beyond. Hopefully, you’ll leave enthused to ‘grow your own’. The course includes seasonal muffins and drinks on arrival, lunch and a goody bag to take home. Co-ordinator: Michelle Oster r_m_oster@btinternet,com

THEATRE

Wednesday 14th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT WYNDHAM’S THEATRE, LONDON 7.30pm 30 @ £47

Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over ten years to reprise his role in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is set at the Tyrone’s summer home in August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives. Also starring Lesley Manville. Co-ordinator: Gina Franks gvfranks@gmail.com

TALK

Thursday 15th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

HOME STYLING WITH FARROW & BALL

FARROW & BALL, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 7.00pm – 9.00pm 20 @ £10

“How to Decorate”, an inspiring talk on transforming your home with paint and wallpaper. Discover how to use Farrow & Ball to create a subtle scheme or make a striking statement, bringing your walls to life both inside and outside, sharing ideas on combining colours and making the most of light, as well as exploring the enduringly popular neutrals groups and suggesting how to accent architectural features. Followed by a Q & A session.The team will be on hand to answer any individual decorating queries. Co-ordinator: Lucy Dickinson lucydickinson@mac.com


THEATRE

Thursday 15th March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

GCSE DRAMA SCRIPTED PERFORMANCE Performances of GCSE scripted exam scenes with external examiner.

EM FORSTER STUDIO 7.30pm Free (Book through the Box Office)

CLASS

Friday 16th March

PARENTS’ ARTS EVENT

DARE TO DRAW! WITH GAYNA PELHAM

OLD BIG SCHOOL 9.30am – 12.30am 25 @ £30

Have you ever felt that you cannot draw but have always wanted to learn? If the answer is yes, then come to this taster session and learn that how you draw is dictated by your brain, rather than what your eyes actually see.  Gayna Pelham is an artist and lecturer at the National Gallery and is passionate about teaching adults to draw. Come along and discover a new way of expressing yourself and develop a skill you never knew you had. Co-ordinator: Laurence Gonazalez laurence_bonnet@me.com

MUSIC

Friday 16th March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT TONBRIDGE SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A major

CHAPEL OF ST AUGUSTINE 7.30pm Free Please book in advance

Beethoven’s seventh symphony is often over-looked, hidden between the drama of the fifth, the lyricism of the sixth and the colossal ninth. Much of the work represents Beethoven at his most optimistic and even lighthearted. The only sombre section is the famed second movement, used to such great effect in the film The King’s Speech. It is, however, a favourite of musicians and composers: Wagner christened it “the apotheosis of the dance” and Tchaikovsky described the finale as “a whole series of images, full of unrestrained joy, bliss and the pleasure of life”.


ART

Friday 16th - Tuesday 8th May

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

WIP

TUNNEL GALLERY Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5pm, Sat 9.30am – 1pm All welcome

A rare opportunity to see the inner workings of the creative process. This exhibition features the work in progress of the Pre-U Candidates of Tonbridge School in their first year of this linear course. The Pre-U Art course from Cambridge International Examinations promotes independence and ownership of the creative process in our candidates. It is a unique qualification, which develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge in tandem with one and other, through equally weighted units of coursework. This exhibition gives our candidates the ideal opportunity to reflect on their progress so far, at roughly the midpoint in the course, and will give the visitors a real insight into the process of developing a piece of art from the initial stimulus to, as yet, unresolved but highly experimental pieces and thought-provoking work.

BALLET

Friday 23rd March & Saturday 24th March

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

BALLET CENTRAL EMF THEATRE Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm £15, £13 (16 and under), £10 Group rate 10+

Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, Ballet Central returns with a new programme showcasing the best in dance theatre. These young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers will perform a mixed bill, featuring works by world-renowned choreographers. Dances include Jenna Lee’s brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic, and a gothic reworking of the Fairies Prologue from Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. And finally, enjoy Christopher Gable’s Cinderella, a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale.

THEATRE

Thursday 29th March NT ENCORE

JULIUS CAESER EMF THEATRE 7.00pm £14, £12 conc

TONBRIDGE ARTS EVENT

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


CONTACT TONBRIDGE SCHOOL PARENTS’ ARTS SOCIETY OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY Chairman Mr Chris Scott*

01732 304300

Deputy Chairman Ms Kat Portman*

01732 304154

Treasurer Mrs Lizzie Winkett

01732 741533

Relationship Coordinator Mrs Carolyn Lawson*

01732 365555

Committee Mrs Alexandra Attenborough Mrs Fiona Carr Mrs Lucy Dickinson Mrs Gina Franks Mrs Laurence Gonzalez-Carvajal Mrs Jane Oatley Mrs Michelle Oster Mrs Nicky Rochussen Mrs Jane Stockdale Mrs Katie Tribe

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MEMBERSHIP For details of membership, please apply to: Mrs Carolyn Lawson, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP 01732 365555; email: cbl@tonbridge-school.org (*Staff members of the committee can also be contacted at the School on 01732 365555.)

Tonbridge Society Parents' Arts Programme LT18  
Tonbridge Society Parents' Arts Programme LT18  

Tonbridge Society Parents' Arts Programme LT18