Wellington Arts Festival celebrates the arts through a collection of workshops, talks, performances and productions, which are facilitated by the visit of renowned artists and experts, many from the UK.
Wellington College Arts Festival 2017
13-27 March 2017
We are delighted to announce that the third edition of Wellington College Arts Festival, which focuses on the theme of Film, begins in a few short weeks. During this dedicated fortnight, Wellington’s guest artists will present a collection of workshops, talks, performances and productions, filling the school with a sense of excitement and creativity.
This year’s festival presents an ideal opportunity for pupils throughout the College to be inspired as they participate in many of the truly unique and intriguing artistic experiences on offer. Parents and teachers will also be invited to indulge their artistic side as well.
Whether you are a pupil, parent, staff member or visitor, we hope the power and magic of film inspires you during the festival.
Our thrilling lineup of artistic activities delivered by our guest artists include:
- Eden Ballantyne – Storytelling
- Roxanne Browne – Harry Potter workshops
- Claire Downes – Acting for camera
- Paul Farley – Poetry
- Jane Hewitt – Photography
- Kirk Jones – Directing films
- Alex Milway – Storytelling
- Logan Murray – Stand-up comedy
- Round Midnight – Drama
To download the Festival programme 2017, click here.
Parents are invited to attend their very own workshops on Friday 17 March. For more information and registration, please click here.
Thank you to our sponsors
Wellington College Arts Festival 2016
19-25 March 2016
Wellington College International Shanghai hosted its 2016 Arts Festival, which celebrated William Shakespeare, poet, playwright and actor, commemorating the 400th Anniversary of his death in 1616.
During the Festival week, pupils, parents, staff and guests were involved in a range of activities across the arts such as theatre workshops, storytelling, documentary film, clowning, journalism, and many more. It was an exciting schedule that embraced the whole school and supplemented Wellingtonians’ education with an innovative and enjoyable immersion in the arts.
The festival is designed to take children out of their timetabled comfort zones and expose them to arange of activities and disciplines they might not usually encounter. In addition to helping them prepare for a world that is fast-changing and unpredictable, the festival encourages pupils to open their eyes, take risks in unfamiliar situations, and make discoveries about their own capabilities.
The activities in 2016 included:
- Film workshops – Kim Flitcroft
- Clowning workshops (with an eye on Shakespeare’s clowns) – Roxanne Browne
- Writing workshops – Ian Marchant
- Journalism workshops – Gill Sutherland
- Prep School Storytelling workshops – Eden Ballantyne
- Pre-Prep Storytelling workshops – Alex Milway
- Drama workshops – Round Midnight
- Screening of the best film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays – Roger Lewis
Wellington College Arts Festival 2015
4-17 March 2015
Wellington College International Shanghai hosted the Arts Festival 2016 celebrating William Shakespeare, poet, playwright and actor, as we commemorate the 400th Anniversary of his death in 1616.
The first edition of the annual Wellington College Arts Festival followed the theme of ‘comedy’ and presented a collection of workshops, talks, performances and productions filling the school with energy and excitement.
Taking children off timetable for a short time, immersing them in a different educational experience, and introducing then to new arts is an important part of their schooling. The figure of Shakespeare is threaded through much of this, and he is the presiding influence of the festival.
The activities 2015 included:
- Poetry workshops – Bill Herbert
- Manga workshops – Sonia Leong
- Storytelling workshops – Alex Milway
- Pre-Prep singing workshops– Gretchen Hewitt
- Stand-up comedy workshops – Logan Murray
- TV comedy workshops – Jim Poyser
- Graffiti workshops – Scott Walker
- Drama workshops – Round Midnight
- Film workshops & Screening – Roger Lewis