The flame is burning brightly in the Arts. The pottery students are once again contributing bowls to the Superbowls of Hope, a charity fundraiser that benefits the Youth Empowerment Society. Brentwood has been making and donating bowls for this event, headed by Helen Hughes, for the past eighteen years and all potters have generously supported this cause. The Superbowls of Hope will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 10 starting at 11am at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria. Check out their website superbowls.com for more information.
Over the midterm break, 14 of Brentwood’s debaters and Model UN participants will be travelling to Ottawa and Montreal. They will also be present in Ottawa for Remembrance Day Services at the Parliament Buildings. On Nov. 28, the Island MUN will be hosted at Brentwood. There are 200 delegates from 10 schools. This is the largest such conference on Vancouver Island.
This year the Live From London satellite fed productions from the National Theatre in London, England have attracted students to the local movie theatre to enjoy the best of English theatre. Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the melancholy Dane will be followed by The Importance of Being Earnest starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell, and Jane Eyre. The Senior Acting class and students from Musical Theatre will be attending the University of Victoria’s production of Bretcht’s musical satire: The Threepenny Opera.
Our talented faculty celebrate their own skills through various shows and competitions throughout the year. Local parents can enjoy the new photography show Far Flung, a mix of abstract and new works by our own Paul Fletcher at the Old Firehall Wine Bar in Duncan from Oct. 30 to November 29.
Online booking for Concert for a Winter’s Eve is now available at http://theatre.brentwood.bc.ca. This very popular annual seasonal showcase featuring soloists and ensembles, both vocal and instrumentals, is a fundraiser for our local food bank. Tickets are $10 reserved seating and are available for both nights of the show: Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11.