Actress to open performing arts academy in Weston

Academy principal Lydia MacRitchie with Pauline Quirke.

Academy principal Lydia MacRitchie with Pauline Quirke. - Credit: Archant

Actress Pauline Quirke is inviting people aged four to 18 to a free open day at her new performing arts academy in Weston-super-Mare.

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) is opening at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, in Windwhistle Road, on Saturday.

Young people are invited to pop in from 9.45am-1pm to take part in a taster session at the new academy.

Students will enjoy sessions in comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and television - taught by specialist teachers.

Parents are invited to stay for refreshments and to watch the classes and the PQA team will be on hand to answer any questions.

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PZA was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007 in Beaconsfield and there are now more than 180 academies across the country.

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