JFP rocks the Quad

Thursday 4th October marked the long anticipated JFP (Jazz, Folk and Poetry) of 2012. JFP is primarily a student led and organised event, with students not only performing but also helping with the lighting and technical areas. The night included quite a bit of Jazz, a lot of Folk and a smattering of Poetry (especially relevant on National Poetry Day). There was great original poetry from Abby Sedgley and Laurel Mullin, wonderful folk from Zak Hobbs, and spectacular Jazz from Block 3s Luca Caruso and Ally MacDonald. Yet, despite the name, other genres were also very well represented with magnificent covers of Beyonce, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Radiohead and even Jurassic 5 to name a few. Amongst the covers were also original songs written and performed by the very talented Delilah Montagu and Jack Merrett. JFP provided a mix of performances from Rock Show regulars such as Georgie Deane, Jasper Ford Welman and sensational headliner Lucy Waterhouse, and wonderful debuts from the amazing Peter Wilson and George Morony.

Although JFP is very much students having the chance to independently organise their performance, it would be very difficult without the magnificent help and enthusiasm of Neil Hornsby who, by choice, is there to help with every element of JFP if at all needed. Neil described the evening as “another fantastic night of music at Bedales as JFP literally rocked the Quad”, and it was clear that those who attended, both staff and students, agreed.  

JFP is always a special night because it reminds the students involved and those watching what they are capable of achieving and helps them to do so independently. Students with all sorts of interests and talents can become involved and the talent is always immense and diverse with this year proving to be no exception.

By Bibi Collins, 6.2

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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