Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > PAC Campaign > Lights, Camera, Action for the Performing Arts

Lights, Camera, Action for the Performing Arts

The dream becomes a reality for the Chipping Campden Performing Arts Centre

Breaking ground - CCS Principal John Sanderson joined by Nick Henderson and Dawn Lodge
Breaking ground - CCS Principal John Sanderson joined by Nick Henderson and Dawn Lodge

We are thrilled to share with you that construction work begins this week on the Performing Arts Centre with an eagerly anticipated completion date of Autumn 2021. This means we can all look forward to a state-of-the art facility which will transform the teaching environment for the students and offer the community a cultural hub featuring live performances, screening and an excellent new venue for clubs and societies. 

John Sanderson, CCS Principal, and alumnus Edward Bennett have been working on this project for over 8 years and John commented, "I am absolutely delighted that construction work begins. We’ve been able to go ahead with this project as a result of the expertise provided by Dawn Lodge Associates and architects Acanthus Clews, as well as significant funds from the sale of land to Dutchy Homes and the generous support from the School’s Housing Association. Additionally, there is Section 106 funding and  considerable donations from the Rockspring Charitable Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, local charitable trusts and private donors”. He added “We have a final fundraising target of £500,000 to hit our goal and to ensure the Centre is fully-equipped to enable it to be enjoyed by students, teachers and the community for years to come”.  

There's still time to be involved in the project, and if you are in a position to be able to help, there are several ways you can by clicking on the Performing Arts Fund section of this platform.  The section features an uplifting short film created by two of our current Year 13 students. Donations of all sizes are very welcome and will go directly towards making the Centre a building we can all be proud of.  

 

Similar stories

Philippa

Q&A with Philippa Brocklehurst (2007-2012)

It's non-stop for theatre designer, filmmaker and all round freelancer Philippa Brocklehust More...

Libby
Studying Performing Arts

Libby Akerman on studying at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and releasing her first single, Be Someone. More...

Rufus Hound with the two sixth form film producers
Performing Arts Centre Campaign Launch

We've launched our public campaign to raise funds to build a Performing Arts Centre. The campaign highlight is the film … More...

The Campdonian 2019

You can now read the 2019 edition of the annual school magazine, The Campdonian. It's full of news, alumni interviews a… More...

Q&A with Nicole Matthews

Nicole Matthews (2004-2009) has a busy day life in USA working for General Electric More...

Most read

Alice E Bennett
Bucking the Stereotype

Finance and freelance writing More...

Hana Cross (2012-2016) Photographer: Drew Shearwood
Model Student: Hana Cross

Hana Cross, an up and coming model and face of high street retailer New Look, reminisces on her time as a student at Chipping Campden and provides an … More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech