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The Arts Season


It’s been a busy start to the Michaelmas Term Arts Programme, with many guest speakers coming to share their experiences with our students. So far, we’ve had the likes of Dr David Mitchell, Craig Heiden (OT) and Hektor Chrome.

Our first speaker was Dr David Mitchell who, as part of the Academic Forum, 'delivered a very informative talk on the subject of Philosophy, giving the students and staff who attended an interesting insight into the Enlightenment of Ethiopia’, said Penny Marshall, Y13 Student. Dr Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer at the New College of the Humanities in central London.

Next up was Craig Heiden (OT). Craig left Trent in 2008 and went on to graduate from Leeds Met with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. After an internship with Nottingham Forest, he was offered the post of Academy Operations Manager. Craig spoke to our Sixth Form about his life inside Forest, including the transfer process, contract negotiation and dealing with agents.

Most recently, Hektor Chrome came to speak to the Sixth Form about the importance of GAP years and discussed how that should you choose to do one, you will look back on it as the best time of your life.

Coming up, we have Essentially Brass performing on Friday, which includes our very own percussion teacher Helen Shelton. Tickets cost just £5 for adults, and students go for free. All money raised will be donated to Cancer Research. For tickets, call 0115 849 4924 or email Mrs Georgina Richardson.

On Tuesday 1st October at 6.30pm, we welcome Alastair Campbell to Trent. Alastair, Tony Blair’s former right hand man, will be speaking about his life in Politics to our Sixth Form and guests in the Chapel. Places for this event are limited, if you would like to register your name, please email Mr Tom Singleton.

Also coming up in a few weeks, we have a Woodwind Concert on Wednesday 2nd October, a Vocal Concert on Tuesday 8th October and The Ensemble Company perform Our Country’s Good on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October. For tickets for these events, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to events this term as part of the Arts & Speaker programme!

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