Arts Society is a fantastic means of getting the school's community of parents together. I have enjoyed many fun and interesting outings this academic year to exhibitions I would never normally see.
Arts Society is a cultural, social and educational society for Old Sennockians, current parents, former parents and staff of Sevenoaks School. The aim is to encourage good relations between all those who have an interest in the school and to provide the opportunity for members to meet and attend various trips and social events together. We organise events such as visits to art galleries and exhibitions (often with private lectures), theatre trips, tours of stately homes and gardens and guided walks around London. There is also often the chance to meet up with the other members over coffee, breakfast, lunch or drinks before or after the event.
All members of the school community are warmly welcome to come along and bookings can be made by following the links below.
If you are a former parent or ex-staff and would like to receive communications about upcoming events, please click here to register your contact details.
All My Sons
Old Vic, London
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons.
Seats in Stalls rows E and F.
Monday 3 June 2019. 7:30pm (pre-show drinks from 6:45pm)
Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanic garden and contains a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful and medicinal plants that have changed the world.
First established by the Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants, this extraordinary garden has had wide reaching impact around the world. The Garden's location feels special and secret. It is nestled behind walls and positioned close to the River Thames. The location is no accident as back in 1673 the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries chose their Chelsea village site for its proximity to the river to make the most of its warm air currents. The Garden's unique microclimate and location has allowed plants not frequently found outside in the UK to grow, including the UK's largest fruiting olive tree.
Tuesday 4 June 2019. private guided tour at 11.00am and optional lunch in the Physic Garden cafe at 12.30pm
Price: £18 guided tour; £38 guided tour and lunch
Booking deadline: 14 May 2019
The Lehman Trilogy
Piccadilly Theatre, London
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions' critically acclaimed production of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY transfers to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre for 12 weeks only.
Sam Mendes (The Ferryman, Skyfall) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who reprise their acclaimed roles as the Lehman Brothers, and their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside, dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish - Lehman Brothers - spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
Told in three parts on a single evening, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is a story of a family and a company that changed the world.
Tuesday 18 June 2019, 7:00pm (pre-show drinks from 6:30pm)
Sorolla Spanish Master of Light
National Gallery, London
The first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida's (1863 - 1923) paintings outside of Spain.
From vivid seascapes, garden views and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features 58 works spanning Sorolla's career - many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.
Tuesday 25 June 2019, lecture 10.30am at Kings College London (Strand Campus), exhibition at National Gallery, optional lunch 1.30pm
Price: £58 lecture, exhibition and lunch; £33 lecture and exhibition; £17 lecture only
Booking Deadline: 11 June 2019
For general enquiries please email The Arts Society
Last year I had just moved to London and was also a new parent at Sevenoaks: I loved meeting up with friendly parents and joining the interesting trips that Jane organised. I'm looking forward to more of the same this year!
The Sevenoaks School Foundation Arts Society is a programme supported by the Sevenoaks School Foundation. Any proceeds raised by these events will be directed to the Sevenoaks School Foundation in support of the advancement of Sevenoaks School. Sevenoaks School Foundation Registered Charity Number 307923.