Arts Calendar & News

Ojai Playwrights Conference

August 6 – 13

Summer Festival, 20th Anniversary Season
The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, celebrates its 20th anniversary season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. Writers and performers include alumni from Besant Hill School.
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OPC Youth Workshop
After a week immersed in the writing process on the Besant Hill School Campus, young writers and performers take the stage with their raw and uncensored materials during a special performance on Saturday morning during the Summer New Works Festival.
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Recent Preforming & Visual Arts News

School Summer Magazine 2017

School Magazine, Summer 2017

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Our school magazine, Aun Aprendo, is named after our school motto, which means "I am still learning." In the editions below, you will find photos highlighting our beautiful California location and school events along with articles, links to video, save-the-dates, and more. Find alumni news in the Alumni Howl section.
music rehearsal in classroom

Music Festival and Creative Lab Come to School Campus

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Following the weekend Ojai Music Festival Sunrise Concerts in the Zalk Theater, our school campus is host to the first-ever Eighth Blackbird “Creative Lab”, a week long intensive worshop for musicians and composers.
Spring Arts Musical, Leader of the Pack

Students Lead the Pack for Spring Arts 2017

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Each evening during the weekend's Spring Arts Celebrations included music-packed performances of Leader of the Pack, The Ellie Greenwich Musical.
Spring Arts Celebration 2017

School Celebrates the Arts, Family, & Alumni

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We're so grateful that so many families, friends, and alumni could join us to celebrate student achievement in the arts.
Student Art Exhibit, Spring 2017

Student Art Exhibit, Spring 2017

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The Art History class took the lead this year to work through the exciting challenges of curating a large show in a small space.
tessellations presentation

What are Tessellations?

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This STEAM Droplet presentation explains tessellations and includes a brief video showing students in action creating tessellations.
Spring Musical 2017

April 28 & 29 Spring Musical

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The Performing Arts Department presents Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical during Spring Arts Weekend in April.
Benefit Show

April 21 Benefit Show with Tuck & Patti

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A very special benefit concert for the Besant Hill School Music Department at Caravan Outpost featuring the music of Tuck & Patti. Food provided by Border Grill.
Aun Aprendo Magazine

Aun Aprendo Magazine, Spring 2017

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Our school magazine, Aun Aprendo, is named after our school motto, which means “I am still learning.” Explore photos, articles, links to video, save-the-dates, and more. Find alumni news in the Alumni Howl section.