Our star pupils and guest performers took to the stage this month for a glittering performance at the Kibble ‘Allsorts’ show. The annual event is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – a series of diverse cultural events exploring all art genres from music, film, visual art and theatre to dance and literature.
Audiences were treated to an evening of fabulous entertainment with performances from The Kibble Band, a Scottish Ballet film premiere, musical theatre showcase including Les Miserables, short films and a dance extravaganza from West College Scotland. Not forgetting the amazing Bigg Taj with his impressive beatbox sounds.
Events like these are of great significance on the Kibble calendar. They provide an opportunity for pupils to showcase their incredible talents and present all their amazing arts experiences throughout the school year. We are so proud of them and their ability to stand up in front of an engaged audience to express all that they are. They act, sing and dance their hearts out and the feeling they get from standing there under the bright stage lights with audiences smiling, clapping and cheering them cannot be measured.
In line with this years festival theme ‘Connected’, preparations for the Allsorts show began well in advance as we established connections with a range of arts organisations. Pupils were involved with Scottish Ballet’s The Close project – a programme providing enriching cultural experiences for at-risk young people. We also held an art exhibition in our school where all pupils contributed artwork based on a specific artist’s style. All of these arts activities contributed to the pupils Trinity Arts Award.
We’re already thinking ahead to next year and to making the event even bigger and better than before. In the theme of Les Miserables, and in support of the mental health arts theme “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!”. Here’s to the curtain rising next year on another great event!