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Drama group to start in Birchwood

Posted on 15th January, 2016 by Lincoln Against Poverty

Calling all young aspiring actors and actresses who dream of being the next big thing on stage, TV or film!

A new youth theatre group has been created in Birchwood to give young people between the ages of 11 and 16 the chance to learn acting and performance skills, with a particular focus on street theatre, taught by students from Bishop Grosseteste University.

Councillor Rosanne Kirk, Portfolio Holder for Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion at City of Lincoln Council, had the idea of putting the group together.

She said: “Having been a member of youth theatre in the past, I know the benefits of being involved in creative arts.

“It can give young people confidence and various skills that are good for their future and work life, as well as being good fun and a great way to make friends and meet new people.

“In recent articles Charles Dance has expressed his concern that not enough children from state schools are going into film and theatre.

“This new group will give young people access to skills and training that they otherwise might not have been able to get to.

“I look forward to seeing the youth theatre progress, and who knows – a future star of the big screen may come from the city.”

Birchwood Youth Theatre takes place every Wednesday between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Generate (Birchwood Youth Club) and is free to attend. No previous performance experience is required.

For more information please visit www.birchwoodyouththeatre.org.uk