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Week of activity proves the holiday's not over just yet

August 22, 2013


THE eagerly-awaited school summer holidays might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of arts-based activities available to keep youngsters busy. Tamworth's youth arts activities programme re-launches in the week beginning Monday, September 9, with exciting opportunities galore for young actors, singers and dancers.

Tamworth Youth Theatre Company gathers every Monday from 6pm to 7.30pm, giving young people aged between eight and 16 the chance to take centre stage and learn new theatrical skills, including mime, physical theatre, role play and stage direction. Then on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Tamworth Young Voices meets under the direction of Gladstone Wilson.

The workshops are aimed at young fame-seekers of all abilities aged between eight and 18.

Budding performers are given the chance to sing a range of material including chart hits, songs from the shows and gospel, while learning techniques including breathing, harmonies, vocal projection and stage presence. On Wednesday evenings, its the time for young dancers to shine when Tamworth Dance Company between 6pm and 7.30.

No previous dance experience is necessary and the sessions are open to both boys and girls aged 13 and over.

TAMY - formerly known as B'Glee - also meets on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm and gives youngsters aged between eight and 16 the opportunity to develop their artistic talents. Members have previously thrilled audiences with their performances at last year's Olympic Torch Festival and the switching on of the town centre Christmas lights.

TAMY teaches young participants skills in script work, musical theatre, dance, character studies, singing and performance techniques, with classes building towards staging a spectacular show.

All the workshops take place at various venues throughout Tamworth, with the majority being held at Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Further details are available online at, in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.


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