Julian Fellowes - we were delighted to have him as guest of honour at our Centenary Dinner last December and now we are even more delighted to hear that Downton Abbey has won the 2012 Golden Globe for best television mini-series. We could not be more proud of our vice-president. Huge congratulations!
CaAPA Centenary Dinner. From left to right: Lady Emma Kitchener, Lord Julian Fellowes, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Richard O'Callaghan
Press article by Amanda C Dickie in The Catholic Herald:
CaAPA celebrated its 100th Birthday with a Gala Concert at Westminster Cathedral Hall on September 29, 2011. It was a tremendous success with an amazing turnout!
All proceeds from this event went to support the work of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, CAFOD. In total, people's generosity reached the amount of £1,123.55. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Our official photographer at this event was: Helena Amor. Visit her website at: http://www.helenaamorphotography.com/
Performers: Kilts of Caledonia Pipe Band, Don Maclean, Norman Hoskins, Elizabeth Collier, Jim Bannan, Gemma Cocker, Jimena Larraguivel, Patrick Lee, Evelyn Nicholson, Dympna Messenger, Martin Brown, Alistair Kelly, Prue Gillett, Lisa Doran
Pianist: David Hoyland
Photos by: Helena Amor
The Catholic Association of Performing Arts (CaAPA) marked its centenary with a Solemn Mass celebrated by its President, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, at Corpus Christi Church, 1 Maiden Lane, at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 May. The concelebrants included, Fr Alan Robinson, National Chaplain, Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, Chairman of Trustees, FatherJohn O’Leary, Private Secretary to the Archbishop and Father Pat Moloney.
What is CaAPA
Association of Performing Arts (CaAPA)
(formerly the Catholic Stage Guild)
works for, and alongside, people of all faiths and none. The
Association performs a dual role, serving the needs of its members
and, through them, the wider community.
members are, typically, theatre professionals or non-professionals
with some interest in the performing arts.
their talents and skills to helping the wider community, for
example putting on theatre productions to help people in their
spiritual journeys and to raise funds for good causes.
Membership is open to all.
Click on the image below
on our Membership page.
The photographs below illustrate
breadth of CaAPA's activities:
sacred, secular and social.
on the image on the right for the productions page, featuring
members' work with Theatre in Education company, Ten Ten Theatre.
CaAPA's primary functions
is to offer chaplaincy services to members and to the wider community. Chaplains
welcome members' requests for support, guidance and prayers for
also advise on the religious aspects of theatre and film productions.
chaplaincy service is mirrored by mentoring, which is provided
by the Association's senior professionals.
Our programme of events
includes theatrical productions, church services (in London and
Blackpool), retreats, theatre outings and social gatherings.
are also affiliated members of the Club
for Acts and Actors in Covent
Garden, and many of our events take place in the CAA's
theatre and in nearby Corpus Christi
church, which has been our main place
of worship for nearly ninety years.
SIR ALEC GUINNESS AWARD
proud to present the annual Sir Alec
Guinness award to a final year drama student, selected
by competition. The award is made by leading industry professionals
during our Students' Evening at
the Actors Centre in London's
A new prayer group begins in London next week for all those who work in the theatre, cinema and arts. The first Eucharistic Holy Hour took place in Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden on Thursday 13 October 2011 at 8pm. Future gatherings will always be at the same time, on the second Thursday of each month.
David Hoyland has been a loyal friend of CaAPA and has worked with us as organist in many occasions including our Centenary Gala last year. His father, Francis Hoyland, is a painter whose website has just been launched. David would like to share it with CaAPA friends! Check it out.