Newsletter September 2011

The Conlan School Course Guide

The Conlan School Course Guide demonstrates the broad range of study programmes we can offer you and your students. Through our ever growing network of contacts in the business and educational community, our aim is to provide experiences that will expand knowledge and increase confidence within the culture of Wales and the UK. We hope that during your time with us you and your students can progress personally and positively in every aspect of life!

Please, click here to download "The Conlan School Course Guide"!

North Wales Schools' Games - July 2012


Inspired by London 2012 Olympic Games, Conlan School promotes North Wales Schools' Games, in partnership with Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan and Ysgol John Bright.

North Wales Schools' Games represents a unique opportunity to bring sport education and language learning together and create an inspirational event for international students which will encourage more young people to take part in sport and develop language skills.

North Wales Schools' Games include the sports of rugby, football, volleyball, basketball, netball, dodgeball, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and athletics plus an excellent variety of lessons and activities which enable reciprocal knowledge and cultural exchanges.

Please, find more information on and ... get involved!

North Wales International Music Festival 2011
24th September to 1st October – St Asaph

Again this year St Asaph Cathedral opens its doors to the 39th edition of the North Wales International Music Festival.
Founded by William Mathias in 1972, the North Wales International Music Festival aims to bring the finest international classical artists to North Wales.
After scouring the whole of North Wales for a venue worthy of hosting the classical music greats, Mathias chose St Asaph Cathedral for its outstanding acoustic.
There have been many artists who have played regularly as part of the Festival; the BBC National Orchestra of Wales played at the first Festival in 1972, and it has now become Festival tradition to close with this magnificent orchestra.
The North Wales International Music Festival is a week of magical music, offering something for all the family.

A night of Opera at the Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
9th October

A showcase of singers performing pieces from La Boheme, Carmen and Rigoletto in the fascinating settings of the Sefton Park Palm House, a building of unusual architecture built to extraordinary engineering precision.
Sefton Park Palm House is a very big greenhouse built in the 19th century by the Scottish cast iron founders Mackenzie and Moncur with the aim of hosting collections of plants from all over the world; it represents the embodiment of 19th century aspirations for cultural improvement, individual patronage and the new age of industrialized construction.
Today it is used as a visitors’ attraction and as a private and public venue to host events.
It is a magical venue ideal for opera representations.

Warhol and the Diva Exhibition
Until 25th September

When the phenomenon of the Diva as we know it today was born, Andy Warhol was at the forefront of this revolution.
On show at the majestic Lowry Art Centre in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, this extraordinary exhibition will present original silk-screens, photography and film depicting Warhol's most desirable Divas including Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones and Mick Jagger, as well as the artist himself. Alongside these iconic works, a collection of unprecedented photographs will show Warhol rubbing shoulders with those he immortalised throughout his career.

Saying of the month: “Blood, sweat and tears”

It literally means hard work and effort in difficult circumstances.
The expression is usually said to have been coined by Sir Winston Churchill in his famous "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech in 1940, when he warned the British people of the hardships to come in fighting WWII.
However, it wasn't Churchill who coined 'blood, sweat and tears' - ultimately its source is the Bible.
Churchill, although no great theological scholar, borrowed 'blood, sweat and tears' for his famous wartime speech and can certainly take the credit for the popular take-up of the phrase into everyday language.
Even Al Cooper picked up on the phrase as the name for his new jazz-rock band in 1967.