News

Internship Wrap Up - Kateri Milanesa
15 Dec 17
School Blog

As the end of my internship at the school approaches, I thought I would look back at my time here and let you all know how great my experience has been. 

Kateri Milanesa
The Tale of Pantomime: Where It All Began
07 Dec 17
School Blog

If I had to sum up British theatre in two words, it would be Shakespeare and pantomime. Going on a Christmas outing to the panto is a tradition in many families, and lots of people are introduced to the wonderful world of theatre this way. The funny thing is that pantomime comes from some very un-British customs, and that it originally had nothing to do with Christmas at all.

Eva De Valk
The Importance of Dance
01 Dec 17
School Blog

There is much more to dance than just entertainment. Dance can express a story and emotions, and there are several benefits of dancing.

Kateri Milanesa
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
24 Nov 17
School Blog

Last week, we talked about theatre superstitions on this blog, and this week we’re continuing the supernatural theme with a look at London’s theatre ghosts. It seems that most of our capital’s theatres have one or more spooky inhabitants, so we’ve stuck to some of the most well-known ones here.

Eva De Valk
The Voice
24 Nov 17
Press

Some of London's most gifted young performers showcased their skills in front of an expert panel.

Drama School
FGT 2017 Winner Announced
21 Nov 17
AF News

We're very excited to announce that the Fiorentini's Got Talent winner for 2017 was Camden Branch student, Jessica.

Drama School
Black Cats and Broken Legs
16 Nov 17
School Blog

With our annual show Fiorentini’s Got Talent coming up this weekend, many of our participants will be busy with their last preparations. Practice, practice and more practice are the key words here, but everyone knows that, in a superstitious business like the theatre, you sometimes have to do that little bit extra for a successful show. We’ve lined up a couple of the most common stagey superstitions along with their backstories, and we’ll leave it up to you to sort out the curses from the common sense.

Eva De Valk
Anti-Bullying Week: Dramatic Beating of the Bullies
13 Nov 17
AF News

According to the Annual Bullying Survey 2017, of the young people that have been bullied in the last year 37% developed social anxiety, 36% developed depression, 24% had suicidal thoughts and 21% skipped class. These are worrying statistics, and something the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School is committed to changing.

Anna Fiorentini
Stage Make-Up Master Class
31 Oct 17
AF News

Our students recently took part in a hands-on workshop where they were taught how to build characters using theatrical makeup.

Shadia Ashiru
Big Lottery Fund Supporting Anti-Bullying Campaign
31 Oct 17
AF News

We're extremely excited to announce that the Fiorentini Foundation [reg. charity no 1140414] has been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and the National Lottery to support an Anti-Bullying Campaign in Boroughs across the Capital.

Drama School
Meet the AF volunteers - Katia
27 Oct 17
School Blog

Here on the Anna Fiorentini blog you have heard before from a couple of our lovely teachers, who put in a lot of hard work each weekend. But we also have some other very important people walking around our schools: our fantastic volunteers. We thought it was about time you got to know them a bit better. Our next guest is Katia, who is a regular at our Camden school.

Eva De Valk
Backstage and Beyond - Jacob Sparrow, Casting Assistant
20 Oct 17
School Blog

Welcome to Backstage and Beyond, a series of interview in which we talk to theatre industry professionals to find out more about their jobs. Everyone knows what an actor does, but it takes a lot more than just the people on stage to make a show. Please join us as we quiz people in all sorts of cool theatre jobs on their work, what it involves, and how you could do the same. Up this week is Jacob Sparrow, who works at the National Theatre as casting assistant.

Eva De Valk
Backstage and Beyond - Shereen Phillips, Community Programme Coordinator
13 Oct 17
School Blog

Welcome to Backstage and Beyond, a series of interview in which we talk to theatre industry professionals to find out more about their jobs. Everyone knows what an actor does, but it takes a lot more than just the people on stage to make a show. Please join us as we quiz people in all sorts of cool theatre jobs on their work, what it involves, and how you could do the same. Our next guest is Shereen Phillips, who works as community programme coordinator at the National Theatre.

Eva De Valk