Events for the Summer Term 2017
THURSDAY 11 MAY at 3.30pm, Abbey - Free Admission
Join Oliver Vincent and pupils from local prep schools for a final public performance of pieces prepared during the Prep Schools' Singing Day. Parents and pupils are invited for refreshments in the Prince's Room following the concert.
FRIDAY 19 MAY at 7.30pm, New Barn Theatre - Free Admission
Tobias Jones is a journalist and award-winning author of seven novels. He and his wife set up a refuge in Devon five years ago called Windsor Hill Wood near Shepton Mallet. Tobias will talk about his life as a writer and take us through a frank and funny story about all the weird and wonderful things that happen when you turn your family home into a sanctuary for those in a period of crisis in their lives.
Professional Recital Series: Reuben James Jazz Trio
FRIDAY 9 JUNE at 7.30pm, New Barn Theatre - Free Admission
MONDAY 5 June at 7.30pm, King's Room - Tickets £30
Back by popular demand following a dazzling sell-out gig in the Michaelmas Term, Reuben James (‘a name to watch’ - The Evening Standard) will return to the King’s Room with his trio for another evening of cutting-edge jazz music. Reuben is currently mid-tour with UK singer-songwriter Calum Scott after three years on the road with Oscar and multiple Grammy winner, Sam Smith. A regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Reuben brings an unforgettable panache to performance and is a must-see.
Matt Dickinson will share many of his adventures as an award winning director and cameraman for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel and the BBC. He has filmed on Everest’s summit, the first British film maker to do so and get back alive, in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and on top of the highest live volcano in the world. This will be a breath-taking audio visual tour of discovery to lands of ice and fire!
SATURDAY 10 June at 7.00pm, New Barn Theatre - Tickets £30
Don’t miss this special performance adapted from his new show ‘Partly Political’. Rory is on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of people and issues as diverse as Trump, Boris and Brexit. The evening will also provide an opportunity for a limited number of guests to join Rory for a three course dinner in the King’s Room after the show. Rory won back-to-back BAFTAs for Britain’s Top Comedy Performance in 1995 and 1996, together with three Royal Television Society and two British Comedy Awards. However his talents don’t stop there, as well as an impressionist, comedian and satirist, he is also a translator, columnist, writer, presenter and ballroom dancer. He is ‘multi-talented or indecisive or both’! It is not every day we have someone of Rory’s fame and talent performing in rural Dorset so it is not surprising that tickets are selling fast - don’t delay, book yours now!
Lower Sixth BTEC Drama Showcase
TUESDAY 13 June at 7.30pm, New Barn Theatre - Free Admission
The Lower Sixth BTEC Drama group will be performing a variety of different pieces that they have created over the year. The evening will show off their wealth of talent with a variety of experimental pieces that they have devised as well as excerpts from their own scripts they have written this year.
Friends of Milton Abbey School Summer Fete
SATURDAY 24 June, 11.00am - 1.00pm - Free Admission
This is our third Summer Fete and we very much hope you will join us in the stunning grounds of Milton Abbey School to enjoy a wide range of entertainment put on by the pupils, games, train rides, dog races, lots of stalls selling food and other tempting delights. All proceeds from the Fete will go to our two School charities – Julia’s House, a children’s hospice in Dorset, and SKRUM, a charity that uses rugby to do life changing work in Swaziland and Southern Africa, introducing the game and its values to schools, and at the same time teaching life-saving education on HIV/AIDS.