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Be a Patron of the Arts – deadline Monday 17 November

Posted: November 14, 2014

The College and DCPTA are preparing the 7th annual Discovery Arts & Culture Festival from 2-10 December 2014. This celebration of music and performing and visual arts is a highlight of the school calendar.

Could you be one of our Patrons of the Arts? As Arts & Culture Festival is proudly funded by the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), they rely on the generous contributions of families and sponsors to help fund this fabulous event. The deadline to be a patron has been extend to Monday 17 November – Please support DC’s Arts & Culture Festival!

Please download the Arts & Culture Festival 2014-15 Family Patronage form. For as little as $100 you can help us fund and continue this outstanding event! Please download the Corporate Patronage form, inviting DB and HK businesses to support this important school event.

All patronage is very gratefully received and put to good use, funding the costs of visiting artists, educators and associated materials.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • Primary workshops including Chinese dragon dance, African percussion and storytelling, Brazilian capoeira, Chinese water colour painting, and dance with DMR
  • Australian landscape and installation artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash will be our Artist-In-Residence, running workshops with Years 6 and 11, holding ‘Artist Talks’ for Year 12 and 13 visual arts students and creating a work of art right here in the College.
  • Japanese drum maestro Kumi Masunaga will work with Year 7s, festival favourites Faust International Youth Theatre will instruct Year 8s in stage fighting, and Year 9s will study the styles and skills of graffiti art.
  • Senior students will have specialist electives aimed at their curriculum needs and personal interests. Choices include creative writing with Hong Kong journalist and author Nury Vittachi, a behind-the-scenes visit to the HK Disney dubbing and theatrical studios, singing masterclass with Louise Thoreau, cartoon workshop with French cartoonist and graphic artist Fred Boot, costume design, exploring the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, ceramics, app building and more.

Please support this unique arts & culture event at Discovery College. Thank you to all the families who have signed up to be our Patrons so far.