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The Workshop King’s Lynn provides free sessions in arts and drama

A creative foundations course in arts award and drama has been launched by The Workshop in Lynn.

These free sessions are for seven- to11-year-olds, who are referred to the charity, which is operated by The Garage Trust.

The group has been meeting at The Workshop, in Vancouver Quarter, every Tuesday, 4-6pm, since the start of June.

The Workshop (48590356)
The Workshop (48590356)

Despite an increase in demand, youth services have been battling rising costs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a reduction in funding may mean many providers risk closure.The course is designed for vulnerable young people who would not typically access the arts – being a young carer, family financial restrictions, disability,anxiety, lack of self-confidence and geographical isolation, among others.

Freddie Main, The Workshop’s participation programme manager and tutor, said: "At The Workshop we believe the arts should be accessible for all. Bringing this incredible opportunity to Lynn is essential to our overall offering and contributes to the backbone of our ethos of inclusivity.

"This is a special chance for young people who may have felt isolated or stressed by Covid to come somewhere happy and safe to develop their theatre skills. In terms of the sessions; so far so fun."

Anybody interested in referring a young person for the course or finding out more can find further details at theworkshop.org.uk/education/outreach

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