Be Part of Our Success
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At the end of April 2018, local dignitaries joined Dr David Lamper, Executive Head Master of Kent College, for a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Great Hall. At this ceremony, Dr Lamper announced an exciting new partnership between the school and the Canterbury Festival. Kent College will become a key sponsor for the Festival and, from 2019 when the Great Hall will be completed, will host Festival events.
Dr David Lamper said “We are particularly keen to support the rich and diverse programme of events that the Festival brings to the local community and the
opportunities it creates for encouraging young talent within the Arts.”
Rosie Turner, Festival Director, commented “This is the beginning of a burgeoning relationship with Kent College which will involve us both in arts activity of the highest calibre. There will be performance opportunities for pupils; back-stage access and creative industry training sessions with Festival staff and artists. We are already collaborating on events for the Great Hall’s opening in 2019, when a new musical will be premiered, as the new venue joins the portfolio of buildings the Festival inhabits throughout the city. This October we are delighted that Kent College will both perform in, and sponsor, the Lunchtime Concert series, and we are excited to be collaborating on a highlight of the Kent College Lecture Series – guest speaker to be announced in the Festival programme in early July. We can’t wait to work with the amazing young singers and actors of Kent College. A gorgeous new theatre/concert hall is the icing on the cake!”
- Festival placements including stage management, front of house and event management
- Opportunities to attend professional rehearsals and meet artists
- Live performance opportunities
- Study for Arts Award levels Bronze, Silver, and possibly Gold, through the Festival
- Lectures and talks from visiting artists and Festival staff
- Opportunities to enter Festival competitions
The Great Hall project is a reflection of the high level of confidence that the Canterbury community has in Kent College. This is due to excellent pastoral care and focus
on the development of students as individuals, resulting in impressive success both academically and in other fields; placing Kent College amongst the best schools in the
The new sponsorship between Kent College and the Canterbury Festival is also a vital life-line for the Festival, which recently lost its regular funding from the Arts Council and Canterbury City Council. But according to Festival Director, Rosie Turner, it’s “business as usual” thanks to Kent College and other business sponsors stepping up to help bridge the funding gap.
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If you would like to be part of our success, and help to support the Canterbury Festival, you can also donate in any of the ways below – please contact email@example.com for more information.
|Name a seat: Ground Floor||£350||Your chosen name (max. 30 letters) will be inscribed on to a plaque and placed on the back of the seat|
|Name a seat: Circle||£250|
|Sponsor a brick||£150||Your chosen name (max. 20 letters) will be inscribed on to the brick. First 140 bricks purchased will be in the main foyer|
|Architectural entrance benches (x2)||£2,000||Your inscription on each bench|
|Side balcony||£5,000||Your chosen names (max. 30 letters) will be inscribed on plaques and placed on the back of 16 or 20 seats each, plus a plaque on the wall 60cm x 60cm|
|Organ||£5,000||Your chosen name (max. 30 letters) will be inscribed on to a plaque and displayed on the organ casing|