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Performing Arts Update - 14 July 2017

Inhale Film Premiere

On Saturday 9 July the Watershed Cinema hosted the film premiere of Inhale, a short film made by Cotham pupils in partnership with Calling the Shots. The film tells the story of Kim and Becks, two girls from different communities who are thrown together by an unseen event. Cotham pupils from Y7 to Y10 were involved in the design and production of the film, as well as acting alongside members of staff. The film has been successful in engaging and representing the whole school community, who have created an exciting, professional piece of work. Well done to everyone who has contributed to the production Inhale and watch this space to find out when you can come and see it for yourself!

 

Summer Music Review 2017

On Wednesday 12 July Key stage 3 and 4 pupils took to the stage for the final concert of the year. There were fantastic performances from Y7, 8, 9 and 10 steel pan bands, rock bands, soloists, original compositions and vocal groups, who performed to a large audience of family and friends on the outdoor stage. There were also debut performances from adult bands Pansonic and Panning for Gold who rehearse at Cotham on a Wednesday evening.  Many people were involved in making the concert a success but a special thank-you to Cotham Performing Arts Network (CPAN) who served refreshments all evening  to Simon Barnes for providing the technical support and to Harriet Hand who for taking photos.Inline images 7Inline images 5Inline images 8

 

Music tuition from 2017

There will be changes to how music tuition provided Bristol Plays Music (BPM) is administrated. From September parents will pay music tuition fees in advance and directly to BPM via the BPM website. Please see the attached document for how to pay tuition fees. It is really important that fees are paid in advance so BPM can allocate the correct number of teachers to Cotham in September.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL ONLY AFFECT THOSE PUPILS WHOSE MUSIC INSTRUMENT LESSONS ARE PROVIDED BY BPM. If your child has a lesson with one of our self-employed peripatetic teachers you will continue to liaise directly with them on matters relating to fees and timetabling.

 

Please email Mr Campbell campbellb@cotham.Bristol.sch.uk if you have any questions.