It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that Mr Keith Hawkins, Deputy Principal of The Hammond, has recently died after a short illness. Keith will be very sorely missed at The Hammond and we will miss his professionalism and integrity in school a great deal.
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DON'T MISS OUR SUMMER SHOWS!!
HAMMOND DRAMA STUDENTS HAVE WON BOTH THE HURST LODGE CUP AND NANCY GRIFFITHS CUP FOR THEIR PRODUCTION OF PETER, DIRECTED BY HAMMOND DRAMA TEACHER LOUISE MADDOCKS, AT THE 2013 ISA DRAMA FESTIVAL. IN ADDITION, DRAMA STUDENT CATHERINE THOMAS HAS WON THE MARGARET MILNER-WILLIAMS MEDAL FOR HER INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN PETER.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED!
FORMER HAMMOND GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME, WITH PERMISSION, TO RETURN TO SCHOOL AT ANY TIME - WE JUST ASK THAT YOU TELEPHONE ON 01244 305350 PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT AND LET US KNOW.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR BBC NATIONAL NEWS'
REPORT ON FORMER HAMMOND STUDENT DANIEL DOLAN AS HE GRADUATES FROM
THE BOLSHOI ACADEMY
CLICK HERE TO SEE A REVIEW FROM THE CHESTER CHRONICLE OF THE HAMMOND'S PRODUCTION OF THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE ALL PHOTOS TAKEN OF OUR RECENT PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PRODUCTION.
THE HAMMOND'S SUMMER SCHOOL 2013 - 29TH JULY TO 2ND
AUGUST. AN EXCITING WEEK OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGED
9-15 YEARS. RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL. PLEASE CALL 01244
305350 FOR MORE DETAILS.
Please click on the link below for Y10 GCSE Options 2013
OLYMPIC (and Dancing on Ice!) CHAMPION MEETS BOLSHOI LEGEND!
Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle visited The Hammond with her Partner from ITV's Dancing on Ice, Dan Whiston in order to receive some valuable choreography tuition from Hammond Dance Teacher Chrissie Eccleston-Touhy. While she was here, Beth met ex- Bolshoi Dancer and Patron of The Hammond Irek Mukhamedov, who was making one of his regular visits to the school to give Ballet workshops.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
The Hammond Company - in The Hammond Theatre - 4th - 6th March 2013
The Phantom of The Opera - in The Hammond Theatre - 20th - 23rd March 2013.
The Hammond, in collaboration with Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, will be celebrating the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with the world première and realisation of his Ballet, Plymouth Town. The piece itself was written in 1931 when Britten was just seventeen, during the summer holidays at the end of his first year at the Royal College of Music. Having been advised to send the original score to the Camargo Society, then the foremost promoter of ballet in the UK, Britten was without success and never revised the work.
The Ballet intended to be created to his music has, therefore, never been performed until now, when Hammond Senior Classical Teacher, Jane Elliott, will be choreographing Plymouth Town to be performed by Hammond students and premièred at The Royal College of Music, Manchester, on 1st July 2013, with Chetham's Music Students providing a live orchestra. Plymouth Town will be Jane Elliott's third original ballet work, following Sinbad in 2010 and The Listeners in July 2012, to feature the talents of Hammond Dancers, in collaboration with Chetham's.
book tickets for Plymouth Town at Royal Northern College of Music
on July 1st 2013, book online at www.rncm.ac.uk or call
Box Office on 0161 907 5555 or email: email@example.com.
Further performances of Plymouth Town will take place at The Hammond Theatre, Chester, from 2nd - 6th July 2013.
Chester Mystery Plays -
Chester Mystery Plays 2013 Director Peter Leslie Wild and writer Stephanie Dale visited The Hammond and worked with our students on a number of workshops. Artist Dai Owen drew some 'reportage' sketches of the workshops, effectively catching the feel and atmosphere of the event. Dai is recording the story of the 2013 Mystery Plays in this way, from the beginning through to the production, with special emphasis on recording the back stage and rehearsal work - the areas the public can't usually access. These sketches show the final discussion with Peter and Stephanie, and the students acting out a 'living statue' and child on a Chester Street.
The Hammond Company.
For 2013 - The Hammond Company toured to the following venues:
4th-6th March 2013 - The Hammond Theatre, Chester
12th March 2013 - Walker Theatre Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
14th March 2013 - Matinee performance at The Shaw Theatre, London.
18th March 2013 (evening performance) - The Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight.
25 October 2011
We have produced this booklet to help students make their choice of subjects to be studied in Years 10 and 11.