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Festival events take place at Hurstpierpoint College

PUBLISHED: 15:28 07 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:28 07 October 2014

The Grandfathers

The Grandfathers

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Hurstpierpoint College hosted eight events as part of the Hurst Village Festival which took place from 13 to 27 September.

Events at the College included Cake at the College, The Grandfathers drama performance, The Only Way is Downton comedy, A Play in A Day workshop for children, life-drawing art classes, an organ recital and a tour of the College.

Hurst Prep School Choir also visited Ribbetts House retirement home in Hurst village, as part of the Festival, to sing to residents. The pupils sang songs from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Cake at the College took place on Thursday 25th September and involved the Sixth Form Prefects serving tea and cakes to over 90 guests. The event took place in the Music School where the Senior School Jazz Band performed a varied repertoire to the guests.

Solos pieces included Doug Brion who performed Dreams of You by Dave McGarry on the saxophone; Ayla Sahin who played the theme from the film Schindler’s List on violin and Govinda Suphadet who played Off to the Nelson from the Southwold Sonatina by James Rae.

The Jazz Band played Bandstand Boogie, Sax to the Max, C’est ci bon, Undecided and Jungle Boogie and the Jazz Quartet played Autumn Leaves.

The event was compered by Music teacher Andrew Sutton who amused the audience with fascinating facts about the unfortunate life of Belgian Adolphe Sachs, inventor of the saxophone.

Year 10 students performed The Grandfathers by Rory Mullarkey in the College Drama Studio. The play was about eight teenagers who were required to serve 547 days in compulsory military service.

Luke Kempner, an impressionist and West End musical theatre actor performed his comedy The Only Way is Downton at the College’s Bury Theatre. Kempner’s show has won critical acclaim and sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and has been performed at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End this year.

A Play in A Day was held in the Hurstpierpoint College Drama Studio on Saturday 20 September. Actor, Director and teacher Luke Gasper taught drama and dance to the nine to eleven year-olds and a performance was given to parents at the end of the day.

The College also held an organ recital in the College Chapel on Thursday 18th September. The organists were the Hurst Director of Music, Neil Matthews, Head of Academic Music, Darren Jameson, and Music teacher, Kate Bray.

Hurstpierpoint College’s Art Studio was the location for the life-drawing classes with artist Peter Harrap, and a tour of the College, by Deputy Head Tim Firth, gave visitors a chance to look around the College and learn a little of its history.

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