The 2015 Arts Festival ran for three days in June providing a colourful myriad of workshops and performances to challenge and inspire.
Forty–eight visiting artists came to the School over the three days to work with students and workshops included Samba drum and dance, print making, violin playing, fashion design, enamel jewellery making, guitar playing, illusion theatre, singing, Bollywood dance, Dhol drumming, lectures, digital news reporting, mime, comedy, origami and paper cutting. There were several spectacular large scales events in the Big Top including the Art Exhibition, Concert, ‘Science of the Circus’ show, Art History lecture and a number of band performances. Competitions included the ‘Compose the Festival Jingle theme’, Graffiti Art, Music Competition, Book Origami and the staff Tug o’ War (won by the Humanities Department). These were complimented with technical workshops where students were able to focus on subjects such as stage lighting and sound recording.
The highlight of the Festival was the traditional Street Theatre held on the School Field on the last day. Set in glorious sunshine, this included something for everyone with a miniature railway, mechanical fairground organ, crazy golf, face painting, balloon modelling, buskers, dancers, magic acts, stilt walkers, juggling, portrait artists, Punch and Judy, bowling alley, graffiti art, Morris Dancers and a whole school Zumba dance.