The inaugural Dulwich Creative Week brought together Art, Drama, Music and DT in a series of events and activities. Boys from the Junior through to the Upper School were involved in workshops, installations, talks and trips - from mosaic and mask-making to street-art and sculpture; singing and flash mobs to Chapel Choir and steel pans; script writing and stage-fighting to open rehearsals and evening readings.
Trips included the art of nature at Kew Gardens, Shakespeare at Stratford, design process at the Institute of Technology, music study at Goldsmiths, and contemporary inspiration at The Design Museum and Tate Modern.There were a series of events on the 'hijack' theme. Spaces, objects and the College intranet was hijacked. Even the timetable was hijacked when boys collectively created a piece of art for a whole-school exhibition to which every Alleynian contributed. At the end of the week 1,600 clay portraits were displayed in The Store, a room hijacked as a new exhibition and performance space.
The week culminated in a conference and creative careers convention with speakers such as composer David Osborn, artists Craig Wiley and Ben Woodeson, photographer David Clerihew, production designer Patrick Watson, Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love David Parfitt, and Technical Director of the National Theatre Katrina Gilroy.
Dulwich Creative is dedicated to the memory of Saagar Naresh (OA 2006-2012), a committed and creative Alleynian who contributed generously to every aspect of College life.