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NEWS: The Roaring 20s: A New artist development programme

Our wonderful friends at LUNG Theatre have teamed up with Harrow Art Centre to offer 12 young people an opportunity to apply for their new development programme. The programme is packed full of help and guidance from people within the arts industry, and will culminate in a scrtach night where you can showcase your work.

The full programme will allow the 12 successful applicants to have:

  • 10 online masterclasses with industry leading creatives and professionals working in the arts. These masterclasses will be in everything from writing, directing, producing and multi-disciplinary arts.
  • Space and support to make their own piece of work for a scratch night at Harrow Arts Centre.
  • £125 to spend on their artistic development.
  • A silver arts award.

Applications are currently open to anyone aged 18-25 who is not in full time education or employment or training. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 31st of March.

The Roaring 20s will be facilitated by Qasim Mahmood (Actor with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep and BBC’s Doctors) and Blanche Fitzgerald (Participation Programmer at Harrow Arts Centre)

Qasim Mahmood said: What stops people from underrepresented backgrounds achieving in the arts is a lack of opportunity and advice. This project is bridging that gap and opening up the world of theatre to everyone.

Blanche Fitzgerald added: Harrow Arts Centre is thrilled to be partnering with LUNG in this exciting next stage of theatre making for over 18s. This is a programme centered around making the world of theatre more accessible and opening participants eyes up to the host of opportunities within the industry. If you’ve wanted to try out theatre but haven’t yet taken the plunge, this is the programme for you!

There is a taster session Monday 29 March at 6pm, details here

More information is available on LUNG’s website here

Everything Theatre is always happy to support schemes such as these and we’ll be very excited to see how the successful applicants get on. Maybe we will see you at the scratch night later in the year.

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