Posts tagged ‘London’

April 23, 2012

Samyo Update

On the 9th of April, Samyo performed Worldsong! alongside over 700 singers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, over 700 singers in children choirs from across the UK and other musicians at the Royal Albert Hall. I think I can say, on behalf of Samyo, it was an amazing opportunity to perform at such as prestigious venue and many of us agreed that, to be in the atmosphere on stage that night was a once in a lifetime occation.

As members of Samyo, we are regularly told that although showcasing our talent as an orchestra at concerts at various venues are important, learning skills and pieces at workshops and rehearsals are equally as important. Butwe all know concerts are the best bit.

From the stage during rehearsals:

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From the audience just before the show began:

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And just a picture from Music India 2011: (Look at us cuties!)

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February 3, 2012

Sponsored walk

I am planning to go to Madagascar next summer for which I need to raise £3000. To do this, I have held a Krispy Kreme sale which made me 10% of what I need and I also did a walk of the central line from West Ruislip to Leytonstone… in fancy dress.

Guess what we were?

I did it with my best friend. It was horrible but we got through it, and hopefully I can get together my money.

Oh, also, we came 2nd in house drama if you were wondering!
Back at school tomorrow and Sunday for Duke of Edinburgh, no weekend for me then.

 

June 4, 2011

Collection of words on paper

Waterstones Piccadilly - Xmas windowA few days ago, I received a letter from my school telling me that I have won the academic achievement prize. Annually, three year 11 students are awarded prizes: sporting, performing arts and academic achievement. We are told to purchase a book worth up to £15; this amount will be given to us, alongside the book we bought. The school will print its logo onto the front cover of my book and will also write a message in the first pages.
I have been on a hunt for a total of 10 hours to find a book to use and finally I bought a collection of stories by Roald Dahl. I was content with my choice of book and really hope it has sentimental value in years to come.

On my journey to find this book, I visited countless book stores from WHSmith’s to Foyles’ but my favourite had to be Waterstones, Piccadilly. It has a cosy and warm atmosphere with over eight and a half miles of shelving and regularly hosts book signings. It was so easy to find the books I wanted and that is an essential quality of a bookshop. The retro, redo sofas dotted about the floors were great for me to narrow piles of books down to one.

I as a student am by no means well off enough to afford to buy the books I wanted to read, so on the way home I popped into the library and borrowed some of the titles I did not buy. Bucklist no.58 was inspired by bookstores… Have a library in my home. I also really want to go to Hatchards, Piccadilly.
Happy reading!