As you know, we're holding our very first Fundraising Party on Saturday 17 June (click here to book your tickets!) and we're delighted to announce some of the amazing raffle prizes that will be available on the night, thanks to our generous sponsors!
You can buy your raffle tickets from us in person at our stall at the Esher May Fair on Saturday 20 May, or email us and we'll be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a few of the fantastic prizes on offer - and watch out for our full list of Auction items, coming soon!
Everyman Cinema Tickets
Safari Golf Voucher
Yoga Classes with Najah
Excel Leisure Centre Gym / Swim Vouchers
Academy Hair Vouchers
£50 voucher for the Art Agency
The ‘Pavilion’ Gym membership
£25 to spend at ‘Buds & Blooms’
Junior Golf lessons at Sandown
Hair Gallery Voucher
Gifts from Esher Chiropody
EKA Stationary / Art Set
Champagne / Wine / Beauty Sets & Lots More…………….
On Saturday 13th May the Esher High Elite Dance Company will be performing at the Greenwood Theatre in London as part of the British Red Cross 'Dance: Make Your Move' competition. The group has been working hard to put together a dance based on dementia and the work the Red Cross do to support those suffering with the condition.
As part of the rules of entry for the competition the group must raise a minimum of £50 for the British Red Cross. If you would like to donate to the British Red Cross and support the Elite Dance Company please contact Mrs J Richards (email@example.com) or give your donation in a sealed envelope to the Performing Arts office clearly labelled 'Dance Company Red Cross Donation'.
The Elite Dance Company will be performing in the Senior Heats of the competition at the Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA on Saturday 13 May. The show starts at 6pm. If you would like to come along and show your support for the students, tickets are available on the British Red Cross website.
Esher May Fair, Saturday 20th May 2017, Noon - 4pm
We are very excited to be involved this year with the Esher May Fair! Be sure to come out on Saturday 20 May to see Esher High's performing arts students live in the Grand Arena at 2:35pm.
We will also have a PAPA stall at the fair. Stop by to say hello! We will be showcasing the talents of individual Esher High School students on the stall, as well as selling tickets and raffle tickets for our upcoming Fundraising Party Night, which will be held on Saturday 17 June. You can buy advance tickets for the fundraiser by clicking here.
We always welcome volunteers to help us on the day. Please get in touch if you can donate an hour of your time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have you.
Three piece band 'Badgers... Lots of Them' has been confirmed as the Live Band for the upcoming PAPA Fundraising Party Night on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are available now - buy on Scopay or reserve them here.
The Badgers are all graduates of the Academy of Contemporary Music, and have degrees in Professional Music Performance. They have a wide and diverse repertoire that spans the years of contemporary popular music, from Rock n Roll to Reggae, Punk to Pop and everything in between. Check them out below and on their website.
In addition to the Badgers' performance don't miss our giant raffle and big ticket auction. Grab your tickets while you can!
Following the recent trip to Serbia, the students of Esher High School and the Belgrade English Language Youth Theatre will perform ‘New Waters’ on Wednesday 3rd May at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts studio. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Devised by the students themselves, 'New Waters' is a drama piece based on the cultural differences/similarities between the UK and Serbia, with the key theme of ‘rivers’ as a focal point. The short performance will also be streamed live to Serbia so parents of the Serbian children will be able to see the live performance.
Please show your support. We'd love to see you there.
Esher High School has been invited for the second year in a row to perform at the Elmbridge Primary Music Festival, in Dorking, on the 17th of May as the special guest performance. Under the direction of Mrs. O’Neil, the Elite Singers and a number of duets have been rehearsing during their lunch breaks and plan to impress the children and parents with a selection of music, including “I Will Sing With the Spirit” and music from Wicked, The Musical. Well done and good luck Esher High School!
On Thursday 27 April, our Year 11 GCSE drama students will be previewing their devised exam pieces to parents, friends and family ahead of their final exam on Tuesday 9th May. Admission is free and the Performing Arts department welcomes any drama enthusiasts to attend and provide constructive feedback to the groups!
The showcase begins at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 April at the Performing Arts Centre.
Eight students in Year 8 and 9 recently travelled to Serbia on a Drama exchange with the Belgrade English Language Youth Theatre. New friendships were formed quickly after the two groups met and began devising a drama piece based on the cultural differences/similarities between the UK and Serbia, with a key theme of ‘rivers’ as a focal point.
Student Ian Riby said: "I liked experiencing a different culture and devising ideas with the Serbians. It was great to see how great we all got along despite the language barrier."
Head of Department for Performing Arts at Esher High, Mr. Allin added: "It was amazing to see how quickly the students ‘clicked’ with each other. The collaboration has proven to be extremely positive and eye-opening for everyone involved."
The Serbian company is due to visit the UK at the end of April culminating in a final performance, ‘New Waters’, on Wednesday 3rd May at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre at Esher High School. The performance will also be streamed live to Serbia. Admission is in the form of a donation and we would love your support!
The Performing Arts department and PAPA would like to extend a big thank you to the RC Sherriff Trust for the generous grant provided for the project to make this exchange happen.
As many of you know, a number of Esher High students with a keen interest in Drama are heading off to Serbia at the start of April with Mr. Allin to devise an original show with their counterparts at the Belgrade English Language Youth Theatre group. The Belgrade students will be then be coming over to the UK to finish workshopping the play and to give a performance of the final show.
The team in Serbia are doing everything they can to raise money to help fund visas, travel, tours and funds for the production (including props and costumes), and they have set-up a crowdfunding page with a target of $500 - though of course anything above and beyond this will only help to enhance the students' experience of visiting us in the UK.
You can visit the crowdfunding page and support the Belgrade students by clicking here.
Find out more about the Belgrade English Language Youth Theatre.