Advancing Alleyn's Creative Arts Professionals' Reception, Brunswick House, SW8,
3rd June 2016 , 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 3rd June saw the latest Advancing Alleyn's professional networking event for all those of the Alleyn's community working or studying in the creative arts. The event took place in The Saloon of Brunswick House which happily hosted nearly one hundred Alleyn's professionals working in this field. Guests ranged from orchestral musicians, performance poets, artists, photographers, scriptwriters and film and theatre producers, to designers and actors. All present gaily chatted and networked whilst nibbling canapés and quaffing pink champagne in a bohemian and beautiful setting.
The Advancing Alleyn's receptions are professional networking events which enable current parents, parents of former pupils, alumni or former staff to meet one another in an informal setting, share experiences, meet others from the Alleyn’s community who may be able to offer advice or career guidance and to learn more about the plans the School has to maintain its contribution in educating the professionals of the future.
The following quotes are from some of our guests:
"...a really inspired choice of venue for such a gathering, it really set the scene for a delightful evening... along with the warm welcome and delicious canapés and drinks. I met some interesting parents and ex parents and all in all I am very pleased indeed that I came along. Thank you so much for organising a parent gathering that felt rather unique."
"It was a really magnificent evening and super lovely to meet other creative parents and recent alumni… "
Photos of the evening can be seen below.
To see the previous receptions including those for lawyers, the civil and armed services, scientists, engineers and those in media, please click here.
Scientists' Reception House of Lords March 2015
On Wednesday 18th March, 120 scientists and medics gathered in the historic Cholmondeley Room and Terrace of the House of Lords to meet colleagues, contemporaries and fellow professionals to share experiences, network and find out more about the School's plans for educating the scientists of the future. Guests ranged from prospective undergraduates to professors and experts of the highest level in their fields and there was a happy mix of alumni of all ages, current parents, parents of former pupils, former staff and staff.
Here's what one of our guests had to say about the event:
'Thank-you so much for the wonderful evening on Wednesday, I had a fantastic time. The venue was incredible, and it was a great experience to visit such an amazing place. It was great meeting people working in my field of interest, and so many people with such great achievements.I had a particularly enlightening discussion about universities which I found incredibly helpful with my decision making. Once again, thank-you for the incredible evening.'
To see more Advancing Alleyn's networking receptions, including those for lawyers, engineers and media,please click here.
Friends of Alleyn's Event 2014
The 10th December 2014 saw another Friends of Alleyn's event held in the atrium and theatre of the EAB. This was an opportunity for those who have built up strong connections and relationships at Alleyn's over the years to continue or to re-forge those connections. We were delighted to welcome back 77 former parents, members of staff and other supporters of the School for an evening of drinks and canapes to watch a wonderful performance by current pupils showcasing the highlights of some of the productions and talent that have taken place in School over the year. It was a great success and one we hope to build on.
Whilst we try our utmost to reach all of those who may have an interest in Friends, we may have missed you. If you would like to be invited next year or if you have any questions concerning this event then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also spread the word to friends, colleagues and family.
Annual Donor Reception 2014
The Annual Donor reception is one way Alleyn's acknowledges our benefactors for their invaluable support over the year. Our last reception was held on Thursday 25th September where the generosity and philanthropy of donors to the School was celebrated by the Headmaster who hosted an evening of drinks and canapes in the atrium of the Edward Alleyn Building. The Design department displayed creations of their donated 3D printer and guests toured the newly refurbished swimming pool all whilst chatting to friends old and new. The evening was well attended with 44 of our many donor's getting the chance to see at first hand some of the fruits of this year’s Annual Fund as well as gaining an insight into the School's future plans.