Raise the Roof!

In the week leading up to half term, Gresham’s staged an outdoor concert in the Theatre in the Woods. This event was a huge success enjoyed by the audience and especially the performers. Whilst the pandemic has changed the type of content we can produce and how it is delivered, everyone involved in the concert agreed it was the most fun they have had on stage as the Amphitheatre is such a magical arena. Click here to watch a taster of the concert.

Due to the success of this concert, and the long-standing wish of many members of the school community to use this magic space more regularly, we would like to purchase a larger outdoor stage canopy (11m x 7m stage 4 rig and accompanying lighting). Sadly, this is not a budgeted item so the funds for the Rig and Canopy will have to be raised – £31,612 + VAT. Since we launched the ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign at the end of November, we have raised £32,000, which is fantastic! Thank you!

In the short term, we can use this canopy to stage concerts, House Entertains, plays from all three schools and music recitals allowing both pupils and hopefully very soon parents to enjoy live entertainment once again. However longer term we can also use this canopy for any number of large-scale school events such as Three school Choir Recitals, Pop Concerts, Outdoor Theatre, OG Music events and reunions without the dreaded fear of cancelation due to the weather. We believe this will be a truly unique venue in which to perform and are extremely excited about the difference this staging Rig could make to our pupils across all three schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to support this exciting project please click here to donate to The Gresham’s Foundation (Registered Charity No: 1109441). Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer, using the bank details below:

Bank Name: Barclays Bank PLC
Account Name: Greshams Foundation (exact spelling, no apostrophe required)
Account Number: 90976350 / Sort Code 20-30-99
IBAN: GB40 BARC 2030 9990 976350
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22
REF: RaisetheRoof

If donating by bank transfer, and in order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donation and increase the value of your already generous support by 25%, please follow the guidance in this document – thank you.

We thank you in advance for any donation and look forward to seeing you very soon in the woods!