Midsummer Festival

Midsummer Festival Saturday 23rd June 2018

Doors will open at 11am when we will invite you to view a wonderful exhibition of our pupil’s work. The exhibition will include examples of pupils art from Kindergarten to A Level. Crafts such as  Handwork, Pottery, Silver Work, Copper Work, Woodwork and Metal Work will also be on display. A selection of delicious lunches will be available and there will be the opportunity to hear musical performances from various classes throughout the day.

We will welcome our Alumni and be speaking about the year’s developments for the school and will provide a picture of our vision for the future of Michael Hall.

Class reunions will be hosted in Kidbrooke Mansion and need to be booked through:
Stephen Sheen email: stephenandlibby35@gmail.com or
Christian Lewin email: christian@tonylewin.com

A splendid Pageant will be presented on the Valley Field in the afternoon.

Strawberries & Cream and Cream Teas will be served following the Pageant and individual stalls will be open providing entertainment and laughter for the whole family.

We invite you to take a tour of the Biodynamic Garden or to enjoy an estate walk.

Kindergarten will open its doors to visitors in the afternoon.

Evening Play - A Journey Through Love

In the evening will see a performance of 'A Journey of Love' Tickets will be available on the day from the information stand and before from Reception and cost £6 each. The play will be performed by Class 10 and EFL students and starts at 19:45 in the Theatre.

Play synopsis

The Midsummer Play this year presents quite a challenge: it is the turn of Class 10, and there are 52 of them, including the EFL students!

So I devised a piece about a glamorous old actress about to receive an award to commemorate her lifetime’s achievements. While preparing for the ceremony, supported by her young granddaughter, she is evoking lots of memories as interviews, and very soon her life and her personal journey weave together with her memories. She soon realises that excerpts from plays she performed are the perfect illustration of her own Love Journey.

She drifts through falling in love (Shakespeare] …..feeling jealous (Goldoni,...Oscar Wilde) .....domination (Shakespeare again) .....falling out of love (French poetry and songs) …...pressure of ageing while aiming at love (Moliere, F.Garcia Lorca)……domination in love (Chekov...) ….. competition for favours (Arabian tales) …… time pressure, war pressure, the balance in a couple’s relationship and so much more!

There will be music, songs, poems from all over the world. The class has been divided into small groups and each one has taken up one of these aspects of love. So while it is  not too much pressure on the students, it will be a thorough and I hope enjoyable journey for the audience.

Daniele Gaillemin