Thursday, 28 April 2011

BTEC Students pack out local Riffs Bar

Our Music BTEC students hosted a great performance night at our local live music venue, Riffs Bar. The group of seven students had to organise the evening as part of their course, including booking the venue, selling tickets and publicising the event, whilst also rehearsing their own set list!

The gig was held on Wednesday 6th April and was a complete sellout. Tickets were £2.50 in advance or £3 on the door. With all proceeds going to charity, the group made £300 and have chosen to donate it all to Cancer Research UK.

They also booked 3 other bands from other local schools to make a four band line-up - that's value for money!
  • This Way Up - New young cover band whose main influence is Paramore.
  • The Unknowns - Bradon Forest BTEC group performing classic covers.
  • Frosted Teacakes
  • Beyond the Break
Miss Hedges, The Unknown's music teacher, said; "I'm so proud of the students! All their hard work in organising the event really paid off and it was a truly successful evening, enjoyed by all."
Andy Pett, the manager at Riffs, commented; "Well done. Let me know if your students want to perform again in the future as we'd be happy to have you back!"

A big congratulations to Callum Brocks, Jay Cowsell, Vicky Edgerton, Andy Edwards, Josh Griggs-Burton, Rhianne Groom and Luke Robotham.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Importance of Being Arty

The Importance of Being Arty
Imagine a grey, dull school filled with bored and indifferent faces, trudging from class to class. A school with no colour, brightness, inspiration or joy. A school without music or art or performance. This is Dullston School. Then a new student called Chloe joins and this school will never be the same.

Devised entirely by the KS3 Drama Club, this is an interesting piece of drama that illustrates their passion for the arts and the necessity for it in our everyday lives.

This is our first performance after Easter but tickets are on sale now. With a cast of over 30, it's a great chance to see the amazing talent we have at Bradon Forest!

Directed by Phillipa Bradfield.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Best of Luck!

Wishing the very best of luck to our three GCSE groups performing tomorrow afternoon in front of the external examiner. You've all worked incredibly hard and will be great!

If you'd like to sit in on the performance, please see Mr Calder or Mrs Stimson as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Ooh... we're looking forward to November already!

Get Thursday 17th November 2011 in your diary... Gonzo Moose are coming back! We've booked them for their Christmas show and are just a little bit excited about it all. As you know, the Arts are being cut all over the place. We haven't yet been given our budget for the year, but don't want you to miss out on their Christmas show... so make sure you save this date and come and support us. Gonzo Moose are one of our very favourite companies and they never fail to entertain. Let's make this a sell-out!

The Gonzo Moose Winter Show (Working Title) 
A magical comedy adventure for the whole family

"We have yet to decide the title of the show or what the story will be but rest assured it will have all the trademark Gonzo Moose touches of silliness and madcap humour suitable for the whole family.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy will feature three fearless and daring actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and magical illusion this show will have everything.

Suitable for audiences from ages 8 to 80, this is an ideal family show: packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, and magical illusion.

Over the past five years Gonzo Moose has toured all over the country to great critical acclaim and been compared to Peepolykus and Spymonkey. With irreverent humour and a vivid physical style the show is extremely accessible, visually inventive and very, very funny. "
 A Co-Production with the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford.