In summer 2013, the 'Old Library' was converted into a much-needed performance space for small concerts, meetings and other gatherings.
Used extensively by external parties, such as governors and villagers, and with stunning views over The Park, the building was designed to be modern and spacious at the time; it still keeps that sense of modernity today.
Constructed entirely by Bede's in-house Estates team, the then-Library opened in the mid-1990s and quickly became a hub for students and staff at the centre of the school.
The Recital Room underwent several refurbishments before its conversion, but the now-adapted facility boasts new soft furnishings, student paintings and staging space for concerts on a variety of scales.
The room has seen an array of events take place there: Speech Society talks, debating competitions, meetings, concerts, jazz café evenings and lessons.
With good lighting, sound, projection and PowerPoint provision, seating and a selection of musical equipment, the Recital Room is the perfect place for performance - even if it was never designed for that purpose!
13 September 2019
Elisa Conlan, Upper Sixth, has recently exhibited in London with graduating Chelsea MA students.
10 September 2019
A group of our talented dramatists performed ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.
6 September 2019
Pupils, parents and staff celebrated the start of the new school year with a range of whole-school events last weekend.