Category Archives: Arts

‘Citizenship’ in the Sherman Theatre

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Congratulations to our very talented year 12 pupils, Rhys Owen, Rhys James and Evan Doyle who performed superbly in the play ‘Citizenship’ in the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. ‘Citizenship’ shows how a young boy battles with his sexuality alongside the normal pressures of being a teenager. We are so proud of Rhys, Rhys and Evan who have demonstrated such professionalism, dedication and maturity to such a hard hitting play. Well done boys!
 
‘Citizenship’ is also being performed tonight (26th February) and tomorrow night (27th February) at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Sherman box office.  
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Little Shop of Horrors – photos from the school show

Well it’s finally over.  Ten months of hard work by the pupils and staff from Performing Arts and Little Shop of Horrors played its final show to a packed audience at the Muni last night.

Cast List

Seymour Krelborn – Brandon Blackman Audrey – Maria Rowley Mr Mushnik – Dylan Bellis
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Orin Scrivello/Patrick Martin – Jack Bourton Audrey II (Voice) – Rhys Winterburn Audrey II (Puppeteer) – Rhys James
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Crystal – Jade Evans Ronette – Sarah Pugh Chiffon – Cheyenne Rose Lewis
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Customer – Natalie Johns Announcer – Mali Rhys-Thomas Wino #1 – Robert Billingham
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Wino #2 – Emily Prewett Bernstein – Harry Foster Mrs Luce – Caitlin Huckridge
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Journalist #1 – Ffion Tynan Journalist #2 – Samantha Shipman
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More Photos from the Show

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Y Pant Annual Carol Service

Thanks once again to Bethal Baptist for use of the church for an evening of lively entertainment from Y Pant’s music and performing arts department. The orchestra kicked the evening off with some festive carols to get us all in the mood before we were serenaded by duets from Nancy + Sarah and Caitlyn + Mali.
The percussion group gave a very modern take on jingle bells with their colourful ‘drain pipes’ while the guitar group, led by three of our 6th form performed together for the first time in public. We were very impressed with the GCSE group who performed ‘I’m feeling good’ and the 6th form BTEC class who performed an original composition, complete with Christmas rap!
Pupils of the performing arts department gave a novel reading placed throughout the audience and also gave us a sneak preview of the talent to come in the school’s up coming performance of ‘The little shop of horrors’ scheduled for February 10-11th at the Muni Theatre. Further performances from the school choir rounded up a warm and merry evening which left us all in the festive mood.
Many thanks go to the teachers for their organisation and hard work, the peripatetic teachers who run rehearsals and to our students for their participation and dedication to Y Pant. We would also like to thank everyone who came out on a blustery, wet evening to support their efforts. Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd a blwyddyn newydd dda
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Art department win prestigious Wolfson Foundation grant

We are delighted that the Wolfson Foundation has awarded a grant of up to £25,000 toward the cost of IT equipment for the Art department to enable students studying GCSE and A Level Art to undertake projects as part of their studies.

 

The department will use digital cameras to record the local landscape and other stimuli which will be imported in to hand-held tablets for digital manipulation and painting using software applications. This project closely mirrors Hockney’s creative process which begins with the use of digital photography which is uploaded to a hand-held device. Using digital manipulation software, Hockney draws over the original image using various ‘brushwork’ techniques. The new media applications allow students the opportunity to apply traditional artistic techniques, such as line, tone, texture, shape and pattern, whilst using new digital media applications. The completed imagery is then either published in its digital form, or printed on a high quality printer to form a physical artefact. The use of the high definition cameras will also support students generally in their everyday art activities through recording and chronicling of the production of their practical work. The use of photography will afford students the opportunity to reflect on their work whilst producing personal and informed outcomes, another requirement of the course.

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This project was inspired by a former student, Jack Penberthy, who chose this creative process independently during his A Level studies. The image above showcases Jack’s work.

The training and introduction of the project will take place in the coming terms and will be followed up with a second wave of use by our Media Studies department. Their use of the IT equipment would be multi-faceted. Initially the use of the digital photography, and the ability manipulate the image using Fresh Paint or other photo shop software, will give access to GCSE and A Level students to produce high quality artefacts such as specialist magazine front covers. This will widen the scope of the independent opportunities they can take.

In addition to using the software in operation with the Art project, we plan to purchase film editing software to allow students to produce and edit their own film as part of the Media coursework.

We are delighted with the news of this grant award – many thanks and congratulations to the Art Department, led by Mrs Gold and to the Media Studies department, led by Miss Umbleja for their hard work in preparing the details of the project and meeting the representative from the Wolfson Foundation.