Henry SampsonThe St Chris Arts Festival, for students and the wider public, takes place from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 June 2017.

The Festival is a dedicated week of activities, workshops and performances: From manga to gospel music, street art to flower animals, synchronised swimming to designing and making a mechanical art piano.

Events for the wider public include Night at the Musicals, an evening of music from stage and screen hosted in the Broadway Theatre, Letchworth and Lokkhi Terra, a performance of African and Cuban Music from one of the UK’s leading exponents of World Music, guest starring St Chris students in the School’s Theatre. Details below.

The week culminate’s with the School’s Summer Fair which takes place from 12.00 Noon on the School Field on Saturday 24 June – everyone welcome.

Download Arts Festival 2017 programme (262.19 kB PDF)

St Chris students, from the Nursery through to Sixth Form, are also taking part in over forty different events and workshops that mix creativity with science, maths, English, sport, geography, history and French.

Highlights include:

  • Illustration Talk and Workshop with children’s book illustrator Marion Deuchars
  • Performance Poetry with Ben Mellor, who won the BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam in 2009

  • Freestyle Football with Jamie Knight, one of the UK’s most recognised names in the sport

  • Chinese Dragon Dance and Circus Skills in the Junior School

  • Manga with artist Sonia Leong

  • Street Dance with Urban Strides, who have supported Diversity

  • The Chemistry of Art where students make their own pigments and paint a Pop Art Periodic Table on the side of the Science block

  • Mechanical Art Piano Sculpture created by dissecting an old upright piano

  • Maths meets art when students scale and mark up a large chalk design on the lawn of the Junior School

  • Typography Lecture by graphic designer Jonathan Miller

  • Graphic Novels with expert Paul Register

  • Street Art to help turn the School’s skate Halfpipe into a climbing wall

On Friday 23 June the whole School will come together to film a video celebrating creativity at St Chris followed by a summer festival with tents, performances and ice cream on the School Field.

Public event programme

Public events, to whom everyone is welcome include:

Night at the Musicals
Monday 19 June, 7.30 pm
Broadway Theatre, Letchworth
Tickets £8 Concessions £6 available from www.broadway-cinema.com
Join our students for an evening of music from stage and screen. A full orchestra comprised of students and professional musicians accompanies performances of songs from popular musicals including Matilda, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Godspell and Hairspray.

Art, Photography, Design & Technology: A Level and GCSE Exhibition 2017
Tuesday 20 June, 7.00 pm
Art Department, St Christopher School
Please RSVP to Amber.Clabburn@stchris.co.uk
Please join us to view the A Level and GCSE coursework from this year’s students. On arrival at the School, please follow the signs to the Art Department.

Lokkhi Terra
Wednesday 21 June, 7.00 pm
Theatre, St Christopher School
Tickets £6.80 via Eventbrite
A performance of African and Cuban Music from one of the UK’s leading exponents of World Music, guest starring St Chris students. Hosted by Lokkhi Terra’s leader Kishon Khan and St Chris’s own Justin Thurgur, with support from the Lokkhi Terra crew and St Chris students from the Junior and Senior Schools, who are taking part in workshops earlier in the day.

St Chris Summer Fair
Saturday 24 June, 12.00 Noon
School Field, St Christopher School
Join us for a day of family fun on the field – stalls, tents and activities showcasing the activities that have taken part during the week. All welcome.

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