A VOYAGE of discovery is about to get underway at Warwick School.
It is hosting its inaugural ‘Discovery Festival’ – encompassing the spirit of adventure and encouraging people to try something new – featuring theatre, visual art, music, dance and more from July 1 to 7.
And while about as far away from the sea as it’s possible to get in Britain, the school has taken delivery of its very own festival boat.
Head of art James Ramsay said: “The boat, which is a Falmouth Pilot model from the 1960s, sourced from a dock on the south coast, arrived on a 40ft lorry back in May. Weighing in at six tonnes the boat had to be sunk four feet into the ground and so a trench was dug to accommodate its hull.
“The remaining earth was then piled into the cavities underneath and next to the hull on the surface to emulate lapping water.”
Pupils are now hard at work creating a ‘kraken’ – a legendary sea monster that will emerge up out of the ground to grab the boat – made with willow.
Visit www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/the-discovery-festival/ for further details about the festival.
* ARTISTIC pupils at Leamington’s Kingsley School will be showing off their talents this weekend.
The Kingsley School’s third annual Celebration of the Arts Festival takes place at Stoneleigh Abbey on Saturday (June 30), from 11am to 4pm.
The stables will be taken over by an exhibition of artwork from pupils, staff, old girls, parents, and the wider community, alongside a showcase of design, textiles, music and performance work.
Kingsley has a long running connection with Stoneleigh Abbey. Lord Leigh was the first chair of the School Council when it opened in 1884, and offered the abbey as a venue for the school’s prize giving ceremonies.