Six of Abingdon's most promising young pianists will each present a short piece to be critiqued in an open masterclass. Our master is one of this country's most sought after pianists with an international career. These masterclasses are always the most fascinating occasions and Mr Tayama has agreed to play for us as part of this event. Do join us!
Abingdon School in Partnership is proud to present Relationships With Our Children, offered exclusively to the primary schools of Abingdon, Carterton and Burford.
Using practical strategies for managing emotions and behaviours, guest speakers, Dr Rebekah Tennyson (clinical psychologist and Enneagram coach) and Mary Taylor (Head of Programmes, Family Links) will explore how we can communicate effectively with our children, maintain boundaries and look after ourselves in the process.
All proceeds for this webinar will go directly to The Abingdon Bridge and APCAM (Assisting Parents of Children Affected by Mental Health), two local mental health charities supporting young people and their families.
Please note: this webinar is for parents of Primary School aged children.
The music of Elvis Presley comes alive in All Shook Up and we’re bringing it to the stage of the Amey Theatre in October 2021. This show was originally scheduled for April 2020.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up takes us to a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, fresh out of prison, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who travels the open roads with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart.
Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever.
All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music, featuring a whole host of hit songs from the Elvis songbook, including Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, A Little Less Conversation, and many more.
You can buy tickets now from Abingdon Operatic Society's partner Ticketsource.
The evening will see a number of Abingdon's senior instrumentalists (above grade 8) battle it out for the coveted cup. This is often one of the most thrilling and inspiring events of the year.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival (green film programme) features a thrilling selection of films from the most captivating places on earth!
Join the world’s top adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!
Kinecroft Academy of Dance presents their annual performance; showcasing dances in multiple genres with performers of all ages!
Our second solo concert of the term again sees pupils of varying ages playing a range of instruments at different stages of musical and technical development. Do join us.
Presented by Speakers from the Edge.
Only Hull’s second best climber, comedian Andy Kirkpatrick, could take you on a journey from minus fifty degrees to plus fifty, from gun battles in Nairobi, deportation, battles with baboons, elephants and bears, to mundane things like climbing big walls and bigger mountains.
Mostly Books brings you an evening of entertainment with BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s legendary Anton Du Beke, as we talk to him about his latest book We'll Meet Again, and his life on the ballroom, stage and TV screen.
It falls to St Helen's School's Helen Coad to direct this year's joint choral concert, featuring pupils, teachers and parents from both schools in the orchestra and chorus.
We are most fortunate to have Professor Müller with us. He plays and teaches internationally including London's Guildhall School and Royal Northern and he will have rare insights in teaching a group of Abingdon's senior violinists - and an event not to be missed.
Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2021 with a brand-new collection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!
Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour, this carefully curated selection of short films combines epic human endeavour and astounding marine life in a spectacular cinematic celebration of our oceans.
Meet surfers, paddlers, divers and oceanographers who have dedicated their lives to answering the call of the ocean in the wildest corners of the planet. Witness incredible seafaring voyages, captivating footage from both above and below the surface, and the chance to dip your toes into the wonders of the big blue – from the comfort of a cinema seat!
We are delighted to be planning a live Christmas concert this year, always a popular event with a seasonal feel. Just one concert this year, so please book your tickets well ahead!
The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.
Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymeland Alexey Markovbring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’sTosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist ofthe opera’sshock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment.Love and evil come –thrillingly –face to facein Jonathan Kent’sintense production.
Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965.The doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.
In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigolettopits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigolettocelebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.
19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’,inher poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stageand this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.