Nexus PPE students had the exciting opportunity to watch a live screening of A Christmas Carol as part of their English study on viewpoint in Dickens’ writing. Based on Charles Dickens’ own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling. It was both heartwarming and deeply moving.
The students also heard a fascinating Q&A session with Dame Rosemary Squire DBE, and Hall For Cornwall’s CEO & Creative Director, Julien Boast in which the messages and themes of the novel were discussed.
It was clear that Dickens’ special message still resonates today; that if we can be kind to each other at Christmas we should be kind to each other all the time. It also speaks to us of the importance of Christmas not just for having fun, but thinking of others.
In the words of Tiny Tim “A Merry Christmas to us all!”