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Great Expectations Part One - Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2017.  Start time 7.00pm.

Tickets on sale from Main School reception now.  https://www.facebook.com/events/133181890720731/

"Join us for the first half of an epic journey through the greatest story ever told. The tale of Pip, Charles Dickens' mighty "Great Expectations" will straddle the two ends of this academic year. Part One of this two-part adaptation will be performed next week on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December in the Main Hall at 7pm. (Please note the earlier than usual start time). Part Two will form our Trinity Term drama production in July 2018. Lose yourself in the interlocking destinies of some of the most celebrated characters in English Literature, brought to life by a huge and eclectic cast drawn from students in every year group in the school and with a record number of teaching staff mining their thespian talent! This promises to be a very special evening of live theatre."

Save the Date - London Dinner 2017

HoClogoI have great pleasure in announcing that next year's London Dinner will take place on Friday 12th May in the Churchill Room, House of Commons.  The event is open to all Old Blackburnians and their guests.  We are very privileged indeed to be dining in one of the world's most iconic buildings.  The Churchill Room, named after our formidable ex-Prime Minister, boasts an extraordinary view of the Thames.

Further information will follow shortly, however, as this is likely to be an especially popular event, you may wish to reserve a ticket as soon as possible - tickets will be strictly first come, first served.

To reserve your ticket, please email the OBA office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





A former private school, QEGS is now a 4-19 co-educational free school. This is a state-funded independent school so, while we
no longer charge fees, we retain
an independent-school ethos,
placing strong emphasis on high
academic standards, exemplary
behaviour and extra-curricular
commitment. This combination,
as we know from our 500 years
of experience, is a guarantee of
success, as our results show
year after year.

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