9th July 2020 — On Monday of this week, there was a national #lightitinred campaign with all events and entertainment venues taking part to show their solidarity as they await their reopening instructions, and RGS Worcester was delighted to take part.
The Arts at RGS Worcester has been growing from strength to strength both with academic and co-curricular productions, outreach, national and international trips, theatre visits and work with practitioners. With the lockdown resulting in many cancelled performances, the school missed giving live performances of Macbeth, Bugsy Malone, a Cathedral concert and a Creative Arts Evening, among many other events. The school has been using virtual technology to allow their pupils to rehearse and perform to family, friends and the public, but this is not the same as a live performance in a theatre or a venue such as Worcester Cathedral.
RGS Worcester was proud to stand in support on Monday evening and used red lighting at their Performing Arts Centre. Mrs Jilly Witcomb, Director of Drama, RGS Worcester said: "The performances we attend, the professionals we work with and the assistance of our alumni within the performing arts, give our students invaluable insight into the profession. We could not give such an enlightening education without them, so we are very proud to stand alongside them in support of their cause."