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The Catholic Association of Performing Arts celebrated their centenary in 2011:  the Catholic Stage Guild was founded in 1911 by Charles Brookfield. Click here (Centenary Page) for details on all the celebrations: Centenary page.

Members are encouraged to add their own projects to this diary of events:  for example, productions that may be of interest to other members.  Please email notices to secretary@caapa.org.uk

Click here or scroll down for details of our annual Students' Evening, which includes the presentation of the Sir Alec Guinness Award

2012

29 February 2012
Students' Evening

at the Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2

commencing at 7.30 pm.

THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC EVENT.

 

20 March 2012
A Dickens of An Evening

at the Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2

commencing at 7.30 pm.

A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

Dympna Messenger, Jimena Larraguivel, Jane Garioni.

Photo by Patrick Lee.

29 May 2012

Come and see this ironical farcical comedy The Open Couple by Dario Fo and Franca Rama. Translated by Stuart Hood.

At the Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2 commencing at 8 pm. The plays lasts 1 hour with no interval.

Directed by CaAPA member Jack Courtney (O'Connor).

ALL WELCOME.

“The Open Couple deals wittily with the fate of women in a society shaped by men”   

25 October 2012

AGM - Annual General Meeting

at the Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2 commencing at 7.30 pm.

20 November 2012

Variety Evening commencing at 7.30 pm.

at he Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2

Performed by CaAPA members.

All welcome, admission free.

7 December 2012

CaAPA Annual Dinner commencing at 7.00 pm.

at Allen Hall, 28 Beaufort Street, London SW3 5AA

CaAPA members and guests only.

5 December 2012

Annual Carol Service commencing at 5.00 pm.

at the Actors Church Union, Covent Garden (in association with CaAPA)

Wine and mince pies will be served after the service! Free entry. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

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Students' Evening and the Sir Alec Guinness Award
at the Concert Artistes' Association (CAA), 20 Bedford Street, London WC2

The Students' Evening is held annually at the Actors Centre.  A panel comprising a director, producer, casting agent, actor, representative from Equity and Spotlight hold a question and answer session for the benefit of final year students from accredited drama schools.   They discuss and give advice on a variety of topics, including getting an agent, leaving drama school, keeping well informed, preparing for an audition, etc.  

All information is sent to accredited Drama Schools.  Final year students (only) are invited to demonstrate in a written application why they consider they are worthy of the Sir Alec Guinness Award , which will also be presented during the evening.  The award comprises:

  • membership of the Actors Centre for one year,
  • membership of Equity for one year,
  • vouchers for classes at the Actors Centre for one year,
  • an entry in Spotlight (sponsored by Spotlight)
  • copies of The Stage Newspaper (sponsored by The Stage), also for one year.

Sir Alec Guinness Award 2009

 

Click on the image below
for a PDF of
the 2012 poster.

Students' Evening 2008

 

The 2012 winner of The Sir Alec Guinness Award, Beth Cunninghame Graham of ArtsEd is pictured with (left) actress Dame Eileen Atkins

(Photo: Patrick Lee )

 

 

 

 

 

The 2011 winner of The Sir Alec Guinness Award, Raj Bajaj of ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) is pictured with (left) actress Celia Imrie

(Photo: Patrick Lee )

 

 

 

 

 

The 2010 winner of The Sir Alec Guinness Award, Kirsty McDuff of ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) is pictured with (left) MC Michael Slater, Sir Alec Guinness Award and (right) Richard O’Callaghan (Chairman, CaAPA).

(Photo: Patrick Lee)

 

 

 

The 2009 winner of The Sir Alec Guinness Award, Asif Khan (far left) is pictured with actor Edward Bennett.

(Photo: Patrick Lee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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