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Fame calls for budding stage actors - ECHO in the Community

Mar 1, 2010
by Our Correspondent, Liverpool Echo

lYour ECHO continues to support initiatives which help young people and their families to improve social skills, confidence, vision and teamwork by supporting a broad spectrum of community programmes, including arts, culture, sport, educational projects and more.

l Liverpool Empire Theatre – Fame… A total of 130 young budding entertainers aged 11-21 are being offered a chance at Fame. The Liverpool Empire’s yearly Stage Experience project for 2010, sponsored by your ECHO, sees youngsters working with industry professionals to produce a full-scale production of legendary 1980s musical Fame.

Potential participants need to audition on March 20 and complete an application form beforehand, available to collect from the Empire’s box office and downloadable from www. Closing date is March 8.

As well as the performers, there are also a small number of technical placements available for those more interested in behind-the- scenes work.

The project costs £150 and includes two weeks’ professional tuition. The ECHO’s sponsorship money will provide relevant materials, including costumes.

For more information email education. or call 0151 708 3202.

l THE ECHO’s WISH campaign… Chosen community groups across Merseyside need your help to grab a share of £50,000. To find out how you can get involved in supporting a community group near you simply visit www.

l WIN KIT competitions… Well done to Mr Johnson who helped his team – Mollies Munch U8’s, Bootle & Litherland League – win a new football kit. Throughout February your ECHO teamed up with Co-operative Insurance to offer readers the chance to win new kits for their community football team.

l Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse… Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse hosted a masterclass session by Hope Street-based Spike Theatre as part of the theatre’s INCLUDED outreach programme supported by your ECHO.

Young people aged 10 to 17 took part in the masterclass led by Spike Theatre’s artistic director Mark Smith and inspired by their improvisation show Hoof. The class provided the chance to explore storytelling and narrative through the use of improvisation and physical skills. They also created an ensemble piece.

Both groups watched the show that evening as the Hoof team presented two 50-minute performances in their celebrated long-form improv style.

l Business In The Community… Under the ECHO-backed Step Clever initiative in North Liverpool, South Sefton Business in the Community (BITC) is holding a series of workshops this March to help individuals and community groups turn a good idea into a not-for-profit enterprise.



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