The Shakespeare Festival at Waterford started on a high note during assembly on the 4th of April 2018.
Waterford students rendered a number of performances around the festival’s theme in the presence of special guests Michael and Karen Attenborough. Reacting to the performances, Michael Attenborough said that it really felt good to witness a Shakespeare performance in a building that was built in memory of his sister, niece and mother in law. Waterford’s Sheila and Richard Attenborough Fine Arts Centre is a memorial to Michael’s parents who were long-time friends of the college and patrons of the UWC movement. In 2004, Michael’s sister Jane, niece Lucy and Jane’s mother-in-law, Audrey-Jane, died tragically in the Asian tsunami. In their memory, the Attenboroughs, together with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, built the school’s ‘Jane Holland Centre for Creative Learning’.
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