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Thu 10 Jan 2019
Colet Choral Society Rehearsal
Time: 19:00
Venue: Singing Hall, St Paul’s Girls’ School
The Colet Choral Society was formed in 2013 as a joint project between St Paul’s and St Paul’s Girls’ School and is co-directed by the Directors of Music at both schools. It is a friendly community choir comprising a number of Old Paulines and Paulinas, as well as staff, friends and locals of both schools. It meets every Thursday in term time at St Paul’s Girls’ School and new members, particularly tenors and basses, are always welcome!

To join the Choral Society, please email the Director of Music, Mark Wilderspin: music@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

 

Tue 15 Jan 2019
Pottery Class
Time: 18:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Milton Building
The Tuesday evening pottery class is suitable for all levels, from those who have an interest in the potential of ceramics, through to accomplished clay workers, who would benefit from the facilities and community the department can offer. You can learn the range of basic hand building, modelling and decoration techniques, through to the principles of throwing and plaster moulds. Prices are on a come as you go basis, or at a discounted rate for the full term. There is also a small material charge for finished work.

To join the Pottery Class, please email Jonathan Williams: jcjw@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

Wed 16 Jan 2019
Opening Night of Chinese Woodblock Prints: Context & Practice
Time: 18:00
Venue: Milton Gallery
This exhibition showcases traditional and contemporary Chinese woodblock prints using a wide variety of techniques. It provides an interesting insight into the development of a fundamental aspect of Chinese Art. The show will also be running during school hours from 17 January until 5 February with a demonstration by one of the artists for our students.

No booking required.

Art | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

 

Thu 17 Jan 2019
Walking Group for Former St Paul’s Parents and Old Paulines
Time: 09:30
Venue: Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park
The walking groups meet on occasional mornings during term-time on varying days of the week. We walk at a respectable pace for about an hour and half, finishing up at our starting point for a well-earned coffee. Join us for a relaxed morning, meeting other former parents and Old Paulines and enjoying the parks and towpaths of SW and central London.

To book your place, please notify Jenifer Norris: jennyclive@gmail.com

Community | Former Parents, Old Paulines

Old Pauline Lodge Meeting
Time: 17:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
This is the centenary year for the Old Pauline Lodge, founded in 1919 for old boys and current and former staff of St Paul’s School. Membership reflects the rich cultural and religious diversity found at the school itself. The Lodge hosts four meetings at the school each year. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending or learning more.

To join, please email Nigel Young: secretary@oldpaulinelodge.org.uk

Community | Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

A Level Theatre Studies Showcase
Time: 18:00
Venue: St Paul’s School - Milton Studio
In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken to the Big House. The Upper Eighth A Level Theatre Studies students bring to life Julian Barnes’s novel, The Noise of Time, which explores human cowardice and courage in Stalinist Russia.

No booking required.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

New York Wine Tasting
Time: 18:30
Venue: New York
Kick off the New Year with other OPs in the New York area with an informal drinks evening in midtown Manhattan. All alumni/alumnae, Colet Fellows and friends of St. Paul’s and St. Paul’s Girls’ School are invited to attend.

RSVP to Angelo Chan: angelo.kh.chan@gmail.com

Community | Old Paulines, Parents, Former Parents, Former Staff

OP Drinks: Third Thursday
Time: 18:30
Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, Primo Bar
Continuing this pilot event series from the autumn term, we invite OPs from across the generations to join us on the Third Thursday
of each month in January, February and March. This event series is an opportunity for OPs to meet and reconnect in venues across London and to share good conversation over a drink
or two.

Book now

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Sat 26 Jan 2019
Choral Evensong
Time: 16:00
Venue: Cambridge University - Magdalene College Chapel
The annual Oxbridge Evensong for the joint SPS/SPJ Choir this year is in the beautiful 15th-century chapel of Magdalene College, Cambridge, where Ivo Macdonald (OP) has just taken up the Organ scholarship.
Choral Evensong has fast become an oasis of calm and community in our increasingly fast-paced lives and is becoming ever more popular. A great opportunity to hear some glorious choral singing and combine it with a day out in one of our great university cities!

No booking required.

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Mon 28 Jan 2019
Feast Service & Supper
Time: 17:00
Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral
The Old Pauline Club is pleased to invite Old Paulines and Upper Eighth Parents to Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral at 5.00pm which will feature the SPS and SPJ Choirs. Following the service, there is a reception and buffet dinner at Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, a few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral.

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Fri 1 Feb 2019
Christian Union Tea
Time: 16:30
Venue: Dining Hall
The Christian Union’s annual ‘open day’ will include a talk from an Old Pauline, hymns and a time for prayer. This will be followed by tea and cakes in the Dining Hall and then a series of unusual games in the sports complex. Please do join us.

No booking required

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Wed 6 Feb 2019
Winter New York Drinks hosted by Betsy and Jamie Morris
Time: 18:30
Venue: Upper East Side, New York
Old Pauline Jamie Morris (1959-63) and his wife Betsy have agreed to continue the winter drinks evening tradition for a third year. All of the US St Paul’s community and travellers are invited to Betsy and Jamie’s splendid Upper East Side apartment. No cost but please bring a bottle of something succulent.

Please RSVP to Simon Strauss: simon@sstrauss.net

Community | Old Paulines, Parents, Former Parents, Former Staff

Chamber Music Concert
Time: 19:00
Venue: Wathen Hall
A wonderful opportunity to hear some of St Paul’s School’s finest musicians performing outstanding pieces from the chamber music repertoire in string quartets, piano trios and wind quintets. The event will also feature coaching and a performance by the renowned Tippett String Quartet.

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Tue 12 Feb 2019
Open House Afternoon
Time: 14:00
Venue: Samuel Pepys Foyer
We are pleased to invite members of the Community to join us for our Spring term Open House event. This will be an opportunity for current parents, former parents, former staff and Old Paulines to explore the School, hear from our senior staff about the future of St Paul’s and reconnect with the Community. We particularly encourage grandparents of current pupils to join us at this event. Places are limited, so do book early to join us.

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Thu 14 Feb 2019
Monologues Competition
Time: 18:00
Venue: Samuel Pepys Theatre
The hotly contested St Paul’s School monologues competition is an opportunity for actors from all year groups to showcase their talents in the presence of an external adjudicator from the British theatre industry.

No booking required

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines, Staff, Former Staff

Thu 21 Feb 2019
Oxford Dinner
Time: 18:30
Venue: Hertford College
We welcome any Old Paulines studying at Oxford to the 2019 Oxford Dinner. Not only a chance to catch up with old friends and staff from the school but also to welcome the Old Pauline freshers who joined the University in the autumn.

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OP Drinks: Third Thursday
Time: 18:30
Venue: Apex London Wall Hotel
Continuing this pilot event series from the autumn term, we invite OPs from across the generations to join us on the Third Thursday
of each month in January, February and March. This event series is an opportunity for OPs to meet and reconnect in venues across London and to share good conversation over a drink
or two.

Book now

Community | Old Paulines

 

Tue 26 Feb 2019
Engineering Network Event
Time: 18:15
Venue: The Department Store, Brixton
The St Paul’s Professional Groups were first launched in 2016 in collaboration with the Old Pauline Club and Parents’ Group. Their aim is to connect those working in specific professional fields and to support current pupils and young OPs in their career journey.
Following the success of our Engineering Launch we are pleased to welcome members of the St Paul’s community working in or with an interest in engineering to our second meeting. This will take place in The Department Store, the recently restored space housing architects Squires and Partners, and will feature a prominent speaker from the community.

Book here.

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines

Wed 27 Feb 2019
The Treasures of the St Paul’s Rare Books Collection
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Kayton Library
Visit St Paul’s Kayton Library to explore the treasures of the Schofield Rare Books Room. This event will allow the community to have an in-depth look into the School’s collection. Numbers will be limited, so please book quickly.

For more information, please contact HCK@stpaulsschool.org.uk.

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Milton Gallery: Art & Science Private View
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
This inspirational exhibition demonstrates what happens when artists use Biology, Physics and Chemistry to inspire their work. Pieces will include; brass bowls made from NASA satellite images of hurricanes, the zoological drawings of insects that became dresses on the Alexander McQueen catwalk, the beauty of a virus under the microscope and much more. Anyone with an interest in Art, Science and the world around us is very welcome to attend this, our final show of the academic year by professional artists. The show will also be running during school hours from the 28 February until 22 March.

For more information, please contact LRMcL@stpaulsschool.org.uk.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines

 

 

Sun 3 Mar 2019
Music Competition
Time: 09:30
Venue: St Paul’s School
The Music Competition is open to all students, in both senior and junior categories. It promises to be an exciting day of music-making with musicians competing in their instrumental families and voice. Two adjudicators will choose who goes through to the final which will happen at the start of the summer term. All are more welcome to come and watch.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines

Wed 6 Mar 2019
New York Club Lunch
Time: 12:00
Venue: University Club, New York
All Old Paulines, Paulinas, Colet Fellows, parents and former parents and friends of SPS and SPGS are invited to our next SPS/SPGS alumni/ae and friends lunch at the University Club in New York. Come enjoy the fabulous buffet and raw bar (plus divine chocolate mousse) and Pauline/Paulina conversations. The University Club’s dress code requires jacket and tie for men, and equivalent for ladies.

RSVP to simon@sstrauss.net.

Community | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines

The Merry Widow
Time: 18:30
Venue: London Coliseum
Old Pauline Max Webster (1996-2001) makes his English National Opera debut directing Franz Lehár’s comic Masterpiece, The Merry Widow. Played out in a stream of memorable melodies, including the familiar Vilja Song and Merry Widow Waltz, and in a truly glamourous setting, Lehár’s operetta centres on the relationship between the dazzling Danilo and wealthy young widow Hanna.

Book here.

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Sat 9 Mar 2019
Music: Barnes Festival Opening Night: Music and Invention
Time: 19:30
Venue:
The SPS Chamber Choir joins with the Senior Choir from St Paul’s Girls’ School in a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria as part of a concert to open the Barnes Music Festival 2019. The programme also includes music by Richter and Roxana Panufnik. This year’s theme is “Music and Invention”, with a special focus on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

Tickets £15 for SPS parents with discount code.

Book here.

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Sun 10 Mar 2019
Colet Choral Society Concert
Time: 18:30
Venue: Great Hall, St Paul’s Girls’ School
In Spring term, the Colet Choral Society is tackling Haydn’s iconic Nelson Mass, along with a selection of unaccompanied motets. Do join us for an evening of delightful music and to support the community choir.

Arts| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Mon 11 Mar 2019
SPARTA Lecture: ‘Van Gogh in Britain’, talk by Carol Jacobi (Tate)
Time: 19:30
Venue: Wathen Hall
Dr Carol Jacobi will give a special introduction to the forthcoming Tate Britain EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain. It will be the first exhibition to take a look at the artist through his relationship with Britain. Bringing together the largest group of Van Gogh paintings shown in the UK for nearly a decade, the exhibition will include over 40 works by the artist from public and private collections around the world. Her talk will elaborate how Van Gogh was inspired by British art, literature and culture throughout his career and how he in turn inspired British artists.

“Vincent van Gogh is without a doubt one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. His stay in Britain changed his vision of the world and himself, encouraging him to become an artist. This is an exciting opportunity for us to reveal the impact Britain had on Van Gogh as well as the enormous influence he had on British artists. Tate’s last Van Gogh exhibition was in 1947.”

- Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain.

The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain will be at Tate Britain from
27 March to 11 August 2019.

Arts| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

 

Wed 13 Mar 2019
Music: A Cappella Concert
Time: 19:00
Venue: Wathen Hall
A celebration of the glories of unaccompanied singing, featuring our Junior A Cappella Group, Concert Choir (directed this year by U8th former Oscar O’Brien) and Motley Croon. A wide range of close harmony, barbershop and a cappella classics in the warm acoustic of the Wathen Hall.

For queries contact Vikki Thomas, Music Administrator vnt@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Book here

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Fri 15 Mar 2019
Rowing: Schools Head of the River (H) (5th, 6th & 8th Form)

Venue: St Paul’s School
The St Paul’s School Boat Club Parents’ Committee will offer tea and coffee by the towpath. Come along and support the crews as they set off from the St Paul’s School Boat House and help to provide cheering and applause as they row past the School.

Sport | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines

 

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Old Pauline Lodge Meeting
Time: 17:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
This is the centenary year for the Old Pauline Lodge, founded in 1919 for old boys and current and former staff of St Paul’s School. Membership reflects the rich cultural and religious diversity found at the school itself. The Lodge hosts four meetings at the school each year. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending or learning more.

To join, please contact Nigel Young: secretary@oldpaulinelodge.org.uk

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Music: Ensembles Concert (Wathen Hall)
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
A selection of performances from SPS musicians demonstrating the full range of group music-making at St Paul’s. The concert will feature Big Band, Big Sax Group, String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and more!

For queries contact Vikki Thomas, Music Administrator vnt@stpaulsschool.org.uk

Book here.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Paulines, Old Paulines

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Wine Tasting at 67 Pall Mall
Time: 18:30
Venue: 67 Pall Mall
Following another sell out event, we return to 67 Pall Mall for an evening of wine tasting among friends at London’s first Private Members’ Wine Club. Old Paulines, parents, former parents and former staff are all welcome to attend and enjoy fine wine and a jovial atmosphere. Following the event, guests are welcome to enjoy the club for the evening. Please do book early as capacity is limited and this is not an event to be missed.

Community| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines

Sharp as Needles: The Mysterious Adventures of the Baker Street Irregulars
Time: 18:30
Venue: St Paul’s Juniors - School Hall
“There’s more work to be got out of those little beggars than out of a dozen of the force. The mere sight of an official looking person seals men’s lips. These youngsters however, go everywhere and hear everything. They are sharp as needles, too; all they want is organisation.”
A Study in Scarlet.

The Upper Second Year present an affectionate homage to the magnificent world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and London’s unofficial [police] force, The Baker Street Irregulars. These plucky young detectives are able to move almost unnoticed through the mysterious and crime-ridden streets of Victorian London… who knows what secrets they will uncover?

Arts| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

OP Drinks: Third Thursday
Time: 18:30
Venue:
Continuing this pilot event series from the autumn term, we invite OPs from across the generations to join us on the Third Thursday
of each month in January, February and March. This event series is an opportunity for OPs to meet and reconnect in venues across London and to share good conversation over a drink
or two.

Book here.

Community| Old Paulines

Drama: Titus (Samuel Pepys Theatre)
Time: 19:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Samuel Pepys Theatre
“Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand.” In the desert wastes, Titus wages war to protect the last bastion of civilisation from the barbarian hordes. But the very principles which Titus stands for will set in motion a chain of events of barely conceivable cruelty. Shakespeare’s first, yet most strikingly modern, tragedy explodes on to the school stage in a riot of blood, fire and the blackest of comedy.

Arts| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Fri 22 Mar 2019
Sharp as Needles: The Mysterious Adventures of the Baker Street Irregulars
Time: 18:30
Venue: St Paul’s Juniors - School Hall
“There’s more work to be got out of those little beggars than out of a dozen of the force. The mere sight of an official looking person seals men’s lips. These youngsters however, go everywhere and hear everything. They are sharp as needles, too; all they want is organisation.”
A Study in Scarlet.

The Upper Second Year present an affectionate homage to the magnificent world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and London’s unofficial [police] force, The Baker Street Irregulars. These plucky young detectives are able to move almost unnoticed through the mysterious and crime-ridden streets of Victorian London… who knows what secrets
they will uncover?

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Music: Leonardo and his Flying Machine (Wathen Hall)
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Paul’s School
As part of the Barnes Music Festival 2019, St Paul’s School is proud to partner with local primary schools and the Rodolfus Choir to present a programme of music inspired by flight and of Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines in particular. The programme will include the world premiere of a new commission by SPS Director of Music, Mark Wilderspin.

Tickets via Barnes Music Festival website

Arts| Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Drama: Titus (Samuel Pepys Theatre)
Time: 19:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Samuel Pepys Theatre
“Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand.” In the desert wastes, Titus wages war to protect the last bastion of civilisation from the barbarian hordes. But the very principles which Titus stands for will set in motion a chain of events of barely conceivable cruelty. Shakespeare’s first, yet most strikingly modern, tragedy explodes on to the school stage in a riot of blood, fire and the blackest of comedy.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Drama: Titus (Samuel Pepys Theatre)
Time: 19:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Samuel Pepys Theatre
“Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand.” In the desert wastes, Titus wages war to protect the last bastion of civilisation from the barbarian hordes. But the very principles which Titus stands for will set in motion a chain of events of barely conceivable cruelty. Shakespeare’s first, yet most strikingly modern, tragedy explodes on to the school stage in a riot of blood, fire and the blackest of comedy.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Mon 25 Mar 2019
Spring Concert 1
Time: 18:30
Venue: Wathen Hall
The spring concerts showcase the wide range of the Music Department’s ensembles and choirs, from the Recital Choir and Orchestra to the Jazz and Piano ensembles. A variety of soloists across the two performances complete a wonderful evening of music making.

Book here.

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Wed 27 Mar 2019

Spring Concert 2
Time: 18:30
Venue: Wathen Hall
The spring concerts showcase the wide range of the Music Department’s ensembles and choirs, from the Recital Choir and Orchestra to the Jazz and Piano ensembles. A variety of soloists across the two performances complete a wonderful evening of music making.

Book here.

Arts | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Thu 28 Mar 2019
Careers Fair (Sports Hall)
Time: 13:30
Venue: St Paul’s School - Sports Hall
The Careers Fair is the flagship careers event of the school year, and provides an exciting opportunity for pupils from all year groups to interact with a range of people from a broad spectrum of sectors, and the chance to learn more about the day-to-day aspects of working life in each of these areas. We welcome all members of the Pauline community to host a stall and to get the chance to speak with pupils about their career area.

If you are interested in taking part, please email community@stpaulsschool.org.uk.

Careers | Parents, Former Parents, Old Paulines, Paulines

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Earliest Vintage Luncheon
Time: 12:00
Venue: St Paul’s School - Dining Hall
The event will be a celebration of the old school in West Kensington and an opportunity to catch up with those who also attended St Paul’s at that time.

Community|Old Paulines

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