Pottery in Class 9

In Class 9 Clay Modelling we study the human form. In a series of varied sculptures, we explore proportions, gesture, and the polarities of expression that make us human.

Advent Fair 25th November Programme

Programme here

Treasure Hunt Trail Map here

Eurythmy Play - Marya Morevna, performed by Class 3 and 12

Oberufer Christmas Plays

TURNER AND VAN GOGH

A wonderful aspect of the Waldorf curriculum is the opportunity to weave subjects together in a way that enriches learning and understanding.

 

So it is in Class 8a, where the Meteorology Main Lesson was easily complemented by our Art lessons. Pupils took paper and pastels en plein air, then observed and drew the beautiful and ever-changing clouds. On consecutive weeks, they drew outdoors, on Michael Hall’s estate and then further afield, at Hindleap looking over the South Downs.

 

The next step was to reproduce a painting by a well-known artist  – a painting with a skyscape.

 

The big challenge was for pupils to work together as a group, working individually on a portion of the painting, replicating it in pastels to a larger scale. All the ‘panels’ needed to fit together, blending colour and form, so that the final version appeared to be by just one – not eight – student artists.

The collaborative work was impressive and the end results are stunning. Two famous paintings now adorn the classroom walls, one by the English Romantic painter J M W Turner, the other by the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. A joy to behold, daily!

 

 

 

Hilary Jessel

Class Teacher

Day in the Classroom is fully booked for this Saturday

Theatre production 3rd November - What Shall We Do With the Cello?

What Shall We Do With the Cello?

award-winning production comes to Michael Hall

Friday 3rd November, 20:00 Theatre (1 hr 15 mins)

Tickets: online https://cellotour2017.eventbrite.co.uk or on the door (please arrive in good time).

Outside, the storm to end all storms. Inside, three strangers in a waiting room, in what might be the last shelter on earth. But there is a cellist who won’t stop...... "What Shall We Do With the Cello?" is a funny, and wildly thought-provoking theatrical essay. What is intolerance? What happens if you simply go along with things?

"The tension in the room was shattered again and again by a comic line, or a well-timed look, and we were brought along on a rollercoaster of frustration and hilarity almost utterly against our will. It’s the realism amongst the absurdity that really ices my cake." The London Economic

Directed by Vasile Nedelcu, and after award-winning performances at Vault Festival, London, "What Shall We Do With the Cello?" is launching the tour with a special early performance in the Michael Hall theatre before the International Festival of Contemporary Drama in Brasov, Transylvania on 14 November, then touring in 2018 including London's Brunel Museum (Spring), Brighton Fringe (May), the Byline Festival (August) and the National Theatre in Moldova (October) .

Buying tickets for the Michael Hall performance directly helps Atelier Theatre Studio kick off the Cello tour by raising the final funds.

Written by Matei Visniec, Directed by Vasile Nedelcu, Music by Iancu Dumitrescu, Executive Producer Flora Smith.

Cast: Nicholas Bendall, Lucy Ramsden and Mike Sengelow join cellist Nick Allen of Modulus Quartet.

 

This is a School fundraising event.

Michaelmas Festival today...

Michael Hall Celebrates The Success of  Former Pupil, Nico Mensinga

On his path to becoming a successful film writer, Nico Mensinga enjoyed seven years as a Michael Hall student.

‘Daphne’ a film written by Nico stars Emily Beecham as a 29 year old woman whose approaching 30th birthday raises anxiety and leads her to question her independent but chaotic lifestyle.

‘Daphne’ is currently showing at HMW Curzon (Wimbledon), Institute of Contemporary Arts (St James, London) and The Curzon (Soho). In Thursday, 28 September’s edition of The Guardian, renowned critic, Peter Bradshaw, hailed ‘Daphne’ as ‘Film Of  The Week’ … high praise indeed.

Nico Mesinga’s previous accomplishments include nomination for Best UK Short Film at Raindance and Best of British encounters for the writing and co-production of ‘Watching’ (2010), the Prix du Public Award (Dinard British Film Festival 2013) and nomination for two BIFA awards for ‘Titus’ as well as the Jury Award (Dam Short Film Festival) for ‘The Birthday Gift’.

The staff and students at Michael Hall are very proud of Nico’s achievements and take delight in celebrating his continuing success.

June Morley

"Just a quick word of thanks to Michael Hall School, and especially to Mr Stephen Sheen, and also Mrs Barbara Low, for getting me started and providing the much needed encouragement and confidence to become a writer. I don't think my well of creativity would be as deep as it is today, without the blessing of the education I received at Michael Hall. So thank you, thank you, thank you. And please do go and watch our film! Sorry for all the swearing in it! " Kind regards, Nico

Left to right on the red carpet during the Edinburgh International Film Festival Premier of Daphne at Cineworld. Valentina Brazzinni, Tristan Goligher, Peter Mackie Burns, Emily Beecham, Nico Mensinga, Friday 23rd June 2017(c) Brian Anderson | Edinburgh Elite media

 

6th Form Open Evening