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A Level Page to Stage pupils along with Drama and Theatre students were privileged to engage with two of this country's leading stage and screen actors to discuss Simon Stephens' new version of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'.

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U15’s Pre-Season Rugby – Exeter

U15’s Pre-Season Rugby – Exeter

The U15’s enjoyed an outstanding trip to the South West in preparation for what will be another challenging but enjoyable rugby season.

The Exeter Chiefs are the current Premiership rugby champions so what better venue to train than the Chiefs Academy venue just on the outskirts of the City. The intensity in training increased as the week went on and the boys begin to get to grips with the expectations of the staff. This was reflected in the two friendlies games organised against Millfield on the Thursday and Bristol Academy on the Saturday on the way home. Some excellent off-loading and passing saw the boys score plenty of tries, but we came away knowing that our defensive systems and understanding needed a lot of work.

Other things that we learnt on this trip, our boys love food. They were lucky enough to enjoy some of the finest food on offer in the South West, previously mentioned Nando’s, Fish and Chip at Greendale Farm, all you can eat Chinese and possibly the best Pizza spread I have ever seen at the Waterfront Café.

It wasn’t all rugby though, the boys took a great pleasure in trying to sink the staff canoe as we made our way along the River Exe, all the boys managed to stand up during their surf lesson at Croyde and all the boys managed to get in the sea at Exmouth, no mean feat considering the cool breeze swirling around the sea front.

There were many highlights of the week, but seeing British Lion, Jack Nowell in Nando’s, watching the Exeter Chiefs Train and completing Mr Thomas’s Exeter photo challenge were all up there.

The trip was made all the better by outstanding accommodation at Exeter University, and our hosts kindness and generosity. Our gratitude is extended to Rob Baxter and the Exeter Chiefs, Exmouth Rugby Club, Millfield School, Bristol Rugby, and both Mr Thomas and Mr Allen. The boys however were the real stars of the trip and a credit to the College. Good luck for the season boys.

Mr Greenaway 

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Dulwich College welcomes Bailey

 

Bailey chocolate cockapoo

Pupils at the College were happy to welcome the latest member to their community, 12 week old Bailey, a chocolate cockapoo. Bailey will accompany his owner, Boarding House Matron Caroline Fairhall. Already he has settled quickly into College life enjoying lots of visits from pupils and members of staff alike.  It's already agreed that Bailey is a 'people person' who enjoys nothing more than being fussed over when the boarding house is full and taking a nap when things are quiet. Fortunately for the Dulwich community, Caroline is happy to share the wellbeing benefits of having Bailey around and he is available for walks and cuddles.

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Resident Artist’s exhibition Interview (prototype)

Resident Artist’s exhibition Interview

We are delighted to have Harrison Pearce with us as resident artist with his new work Interview (prototype). The focus of the exhibition is a large kinetic sculpture and sound installation, which has been developed in an ongoing collaboration with composer Nico Muhly.

Pearce’s work is constructed around philosophical ideas that look at the mind, body, language and experience. His practice combines a wide range of approaches to orchestrate a single piece. The work in this show involves carving, engineering, coding, wiring, prosthetics and sewing. The sum of these parts is an immersive and theatrical installation, which takes its inspiration from radiography and medicine.

For information on workshops and talks please contact Director of Art and DT Sue Mulholland Mulhollandsm@dulwich.org.uk

Private View Tuesday 19 September 6pm – 8pm in The Store

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Alleynians on Stage & Screen

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Great to start the new term with news of recent dramatic exploits of current and former Alleynians. Please do check out the links below on the Edward Alleyn Theatre facebook page which celebrate success on stage and screen.

https://www.facebook.com/248131608658999/posts/957831077689045/
https://www.facebook.com/248131608658999/posts/956028587869294/
https://www.facebook.com/248131608658999/posts/956048397867313/
https://www.facebook.com/248131608658999/posts/956057754533044/

Look forward to seeing new and familiar faces in the EAT for both Upper School and Middle School House Drama Festivals this term as well as at the Senior production of The Recruiting Officer in December. Further details to follow...

It’s a wrap

A belated round up of dramatic activity gives a flavour of a very hectic half term in the EAT; the Leaver’s Revue; the Year 3 Play, ‘The Mummy Returns’; Live Theatre visits to’ Octoroon’ at the Orange Tree Theatre, ‘Life of Galileo’, ‘Tristan & Yseult’ at the Globe and ‘Attrape Moi’ at the Underbelly on the South Bank; a workshop with Ed Sayer from Cheek by Jowl, a seminar with, award-winning director Ned Bennett  [OA], a revival of the MSHD production of James Laurie’s Play, ‘Perfect Isolation’ for the inaugural Year 10 integration day with JAGS, Founders’ Day featuring ‘Prince of Denmark’ cast members and three numbers from the Senior production of ‘Grease’ in the evening concert. All events have been documented with images on the EAT fb page, https://www.facebook.com/EdwardAlleynTheatre/, but special mention needs to go to the Lower School Production of ‘Private Peaceful’ in this centenary year of the Battle of Passchendaele.

https://www.facebook.com/248131608658999/posts/932676210204532/

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Ascending Solheimajokull Iceland

Ascending Solheimajokull Iceland

From the moment 28 boys of Years 7, 8 and 9 stepped onto Keflavikʼs tarmac, they knew they had landed somewhere very different; luminous light and lava-built landscape proved other worldly. So are the people, quirky, elf-believing, hospitable and speaking perfect English (just as well since Icelandic seems ungraspable). Adventures to come were made possible by the skilled off-road navigation of coach driver Jakob and the inexhaustible fund of information from Magnea, our guide, as they proudly revealed their country to us.

It was exhilarating so far north, poised on edges, of separating crustal plates, of quixotic air-masses, of the North Atlanticʼs thrilling power: fearless Dr Burbidge policed the more precipitous edges. Driving rain never dampened enthusiasm as boys proved resilient in the teeth of exfoliating winds whipping round Heimaey. Here they studied Eldfell in "The Pompei of the North" Museum, then wrote creatively in the voice of someone living through 1973ʼs eruption. Further volcanic excitement came in the new, dazzlingly high-tech Lava Centre which artfully recreates being in an eruption (earthquake pads in the floor, corridor dim with smoke). Two days later, boys sat rapt through a film recording one family's encounter with Eyja erupting in the mountains above their farm in April 2014. Many were other geological wonders, black beaches, columnar basalt cliffs, obsidian lava flows, chlorite-green rocks, rust-red scoriae, Hekla's sheets of pea-size pumice. Inevitably, Strokkur geyser, spouting amongst boiling pools, proved most impressive for many, followed closely by donning crampons to walk on Solheimajökull, ice not just grey-white but aqua-blue in crevasse depths and striped with ash as black as the liquorice that is Iceland's favourite confectionary. Venturing behind a towering waterfall (spraydamp) and swimming in a naturally-heated river (delicious) were two more ever-to-be-remembered moments. 

There was man's influence to explore, too, architecture from a long house built shortly after the Viking settlement in 870 AD to Reykjavik's shiny new commercial and cultural constructions, including a steaming geothermal power station. Wherever was visited, those showing them around praised the boysʼ ability to listen and to pose penetrating questions. Forays into folklore included performing troll tales, powered by the dramatic force that is Mr Trevill, and ended in a Haunted Walk off Reykjavik's beaten tourist tracks to its tranquil cemetery. Nostalgic last night: there had been puffins a-plenty and beautifully variegated horses but, sadly, despite three hours at sea off Reykjavik, no whales this time.

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