that was the
pearl of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it.‘


Traditionally the New Year begins with pledges to refrain from various pleasures and delights, but of course such resolutions should never apply to the Arts and we trust that the rich diet of events offered by Tonbridge School this Lent term will help the dark evenings of winter pass more swiftly and memorably than can often be the case.  The Theatre is delighted to continue to be able to show the NT Live offerings this term, with the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated Les Liaisons Dangereuse coming on the 4th February, before an NT Encore showing of As You Like It coming in March. For younger audiences, the eagerly anticipated Gruffalo’s Child promises to be an evening not to forget. A diverse and impressive range of speakers in Dr Nick Walton, Dr Sophie Coulombeau and Edmund Hubbard will address topics from the worlds of Literature and Art, including the importance of naming of literary characters and also one of life’s unanswered questions, namely What does a Curator do all day? Don’t miss them.


We are delighted to welcome Ballet Central back to Tonbridge following their previously successful visits and the whole family will enjoy their exciting programme of ballet, neoclassical, contemporary and narrative dance.  Do come and see the many rich and varied Art exhibitions in the Tunnel Gallery and Old Big School, including a collaboration of work from the Design Technology, Digital Creativity and Music departments under the heading Made.  Amongst the many wonderful music events this term, which include the annual Alan Bunney concert, make sure that you do not miss the Choral and Orchestral Concert featuring Fauré’s Requiem and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 which promises to be spectacular. Unmissable. Please look through the brochure carefully; we are confident that there is something for everyone to enjoy here


John Bleakley


Chair of Tonbridge Arts Committee