By Phil Tattersall-King, Deputy Head (Co-curricular) & Director of Bedales Events
With the launch of the JBF auction last week and the Hamper Ball set for Friday 28 June, Parents’ Day is now just days away.
This year we have a tie-up with Dunhurst who are also hosting their Parents’ Day on 29 June, so there will be a superabundance of activity throughout our beautiful South Downs site. Another first is our sale of student artwork, curated by Lucy Ogilvie-Grant. You can find it in the Dance Studio, aka the Old Gym, depending how far back your folk memory stretches!
As well as the Art and Design showcase, Music Concert in the Lupton Hall (booking required – tickets available here), pop music on the Orchard, this year’s Summer Production in the Theatre (booking required – tickets available here), and the Bedales jazz band with special guests in the Mem Pitch marquee, there will be the usual tennis and cricket matches, as well as pastoral events for 6.2 and 6.1 students in the boarding houses.
The Outdoor Work barnyard will be open, showcasing some of the new ODW projects and selling freshly baked bread and other homemade produce. There will also be an opportunity to stock up on some Bedales merchandise, including our highly coveted Emma Bridgewater mugs and dog bowls, and our new Wentworth jigsaw puzzles of the Memorial Library. The puzzles are available in two designs – with the featured photographs both taken by Block 4 student Leila Issa – and include unusual custom-made pieces, known as ‘whimsies’.
Parents’ Day programmes have been sent out to all parents but can also be found on the website, here.