Barnstorming Band Night

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Last week saw the second annual Bedales Band Night. Stunning performances from regulars Rosheen Bond and Delilah Montagu were complemented by the incredible debuts of Esme Allman and Aidan Bunce-Waters. Other highlights included wonderful performances from the likes of Stella Green and Sophia Berger, ably supported by the amazing musicianship of Kit Mosely, Louis Giannamore, Luca Caruso, Peter Wilson and George Gardner. The roof of the Quad was nearly blown off by the sensational and explosive performance of Leo Graziosi and the night was brought to a close with a barnstorming rendition of The Jackson 5’s Blame It On The Boogie. No one who was in attendance will forget this night in a hurry.

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Words by Hannah Rogerson, 6.1

Photos by Lydia Walker, 6.2


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.

Cecilia Concert and the Big No (final week)

The Hayward Touring exhibition of George Grosz’s Ecce Homo and Hintergrund (the former in fine facsimile and the latter a rare set of original prints), will run until Saturday 23 November at 1pm in the Gallery. This represents a great opportunity for our community to engage with a major figure in the art and wider cultural history of Europe in the early 20th Century. The annual Cecilia Concert (with its regular collection for Cecily’s Fund) will be given in the Quad at 7.30pm on 27 November and there are tickets available at the time of writing. Please see the website for programme details. For free tickets, please call 01730 711511 or email tickets@bedales.org.uk.

George Grosz

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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.

Exhibition and lecture on global awareness

Dr Shahidul Alam, a renowned international photographer, writer, curator and activist, will give the inaugural Global Awareness Lecture in The Quad at 8pm on Friday 11 October. This and the current Bedales Gallery exhibition build on links with Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography, which were established through the Sam Banks Memorial Fund, currently supporting three of the Institute’s students. Having obtained his doctorate in Chemistry at London University, Dr Alam returned to his native Bangladesh where he turned to photography, founding the DRIK agency and exhibiting at leading venues such as MOMA in New York. The Gallery exhibition features four of Pathshala’s alumni, exploring pressing environmental and social issues in Bangladesh. For free tickets to the lecture contact tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511.

Shahidul Alam

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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.

Exciting concoction offered at Cecilia Concert

You are warmly invited to the Cecilia Concert next Wednesday 21 November when an exciting concoction of music will be performed by Bedales students. The concert will include Sousa’s famous marches played by the Concert Band. The Chamber Orchestra is playing Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, as well as the slow movement of the Bach double violin concerto. A larger than ever Bedales Symphony Orchestra will play the well known Emperor Waltzes by Johann Strauss. The Choir will sing Haydn’s Insanae et vanae curae and Schubert’s Intende voci orationis. Once again, the concert will be sponsoring Cecily’s Fund. Free tickets are available from Bedales Box Office by contacting tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511.

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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.