The Bedales Rock Show has become a remarkable demonstration of the extraordinary talent and versatility of Bedales students. For the first time ever, this Bedales Summer Rock Show will be created, performed and streamed online, on Thursday 2 July. Join our contemporary musicians as they play together across the globe.
The Summer Rock Show is supporting two important causes: Show Racism the Red Card and the John Badley Foundation.
How to watch the Rock Show
We invite you to make a donation on our special Summer Rock Show fundraising page, in lieu of buying a ticket.
On Thursday 2 July, the Rock Show will be streamed on our YouTube channel at 7.30pm.
Our chosen charities
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC)
The global reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police has been unprecedented. A groundswell of opinion has quickly developed for the need for radical social change. Unconscious bias permeates all western institutions, including schools, and we should not underestimate the scale or complexity of the problem. SRtRC is the UK's leading anti-racism educational charity. It provides educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Established in 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Bedales is committed to working with SRtRC. For more information, click here.
John Badley Foundation (JBF)
Bedales launched the JBF bursary initiative for fully funded places to Bedales and Dunhurst in 2010 with the first student on the scheme starting the following year. Since then the school has worked with inner-city schools and other partner charities with a shared vision to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The school has 13 students on fully funded places in 2020, and a further 11 Old Bedalians have benefited from the scheme. With the continued support of the the school community, we have ambitions to grow this further so that more young people from challenging and varied backgrounds in the UK and abroad can benefit from the stability and life-changing transformation of a Bedales education, and who in turn will be an important part of building a more diverse Bedales community. When the time comes to fund the full school fees for a bursary recipient, Bedales School will cover half of the costs, so every penny raised for the JBF will be doubled. For more information, click here.