House Performing Arts
This half-term’s house competition was House Performing Arts and the houses did not disappoint. Working on a chosen decade, each house put together a 20 minute piece of drama, dance and music, ready to be considered by the panel of esteemed judges, Zoie Golding, Artistic Director of Zoie Logic Dance Theatre, David Jurgens, guitar teacher, and Emma Bradbury, Outreach Officer from The Watermill Theatre.
Dragon House was in the 1960s and chose Lake Bodem as their theme; a chilling tale based on a real-life murder story. They went on to win the best choreography award and best music.
Phoenix House had the theme of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in the 1950s, and with a very polished performance won best technical and programme, and best drama.
Griffin House’s production from the 2000s welcomed us to share their story; the inspiration for this was their family and friends. Griffin won the overall prize as well as the Sue Johnson Award for best costume, and best overall concept.
The sell-out audience was joined by the Mayor of Newbury. This was an amazing evening enjoyed by all.