Song recital and art exhibition

On 6 May the tenor Ian Bostridge, one of the leading artists of his generation, sings groups of songs by Schubert, Charles Ives and Benjamin Britten here at Bedales, accompanied by the accomplished pianist James Cheung, a visiting teacher in our Music Department. Ian was taught German by Richard Stokes at Westminster School. There he encountered Schubert’s songs for the first time, as Richard had a habit of playing them in lessons. Prior to Westminster, Richard taught at Bedales and while here translated the Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder with his colleague George Bird. One of Richard’s predecessors as a Modern Languages teacher at Bedales was the distinguished tenor Wilfred Brown, after whom our song recital series is named. For tickets (£17/£15 conc.), please call 01730 711511 or email tickets@bedales.org.uk. Summer term in the Gallery opens with Dunannie’s exhibition It All Starts Here. All areas of the art curriculum will be featured, from drawing and painting to textiles and sculpture, sparkling with the fresh perceptions of the youngest members of our school community. View opening times.

Wilfred Brown Song Recital Series

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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.

Renowned printmakers to be shown at Gallery

Something rather special is going on when a small rural gallery, albeit one approaching its 25th anniversary, can show 17 internationally renowned printmakers, including Howard Hodgkin, Mimmo Paladino, Michael Craig-Martin and Christiane Baumgartner. Thanks to William Jackson OB, this treasure trove is available to us at Bedales Gallery from 28 February – 29 March. All are welcome at an informal opening reception on Saturday 1 March, 11.30am – 2.30pm. The following day, the Youth Dance Platform provides a great opportunity to see our own dance groups from Bedales and Dunhurst sharing a mixed programme with other schools, independent dance academies and the Hampshire Youth Dance Company. For an all-Bedales programme, come to Bedales Dance Performs on 4 March. For tickets, please call 01730 711511 or email tickets@bedales.org.uk.

The Vigorous Image 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.

Student review of Gentleman

I thought David Gentleman‘s recent lecture was very inspiring. He began by showing us his interest in art and his traditional technique and approach; he then showed us his progression of different ideas and different styles as he grew up. I loved the way he took every opportunity he could to do art work for people and how he enjoyed having deadlines because he thought that it made you just do it – whatever the outcome. He wouldn’t have had time to think about it for too long and that’s what he thought made his art real. I agree. The journey and progression of his style were evident and I think this is what keeps artists interested; if it was all the same technique artists would get pretty bored of doing it. I also loved the way he used his local area to draw and paint and even quite simple things that aren’t that great to look at became beautiful because of his amazing way of drawing and painting. It was a very inspirational talk. View photos.

By Edie Ashley, 6.1

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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.