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Pauline Quirke Academy opens in Bromley High School to inspire future stars

PUBLISHED: 12:17 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:17 28 September 2016

PQA students perform on a West End stage

PQA students perform on a West End stage

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The performing arts academy gives students the opportunity to perform in the West End

A new weekend performing arts school for talented 4-18-year olds is opening in Bromley on Saturday, October 8.

The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) will be housed at Bromley High School in Bickley, where a free open day will take place from 9:45am - 1pm.

The academy was launched by BAFTA award-winning actress Pauline Quirke, where there are now more than 20 schools around the country. Core modules include comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and television, whilst masterclasses allow students to experience more specialist lessons in areas like stage combat, beat boxing, street dance and magic.

Students will also get to opportunity to get their short films selected for the Empire Cinemas and PQA Film Festival - where winning films are shown on the big screen at the Empire cinema in Leicester Sqaure. Another highlight for PQA students is the chance to take part in one of the academy’s annual shows in the West End.

Founder of the academy Pauline Quirke said: “When we opened our first academy in 2007 our mission was simply to provide the very best performing arts education. We’ve grown a lot since then, but that mission hasn’t changed.

“By working with people we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to bring the widest, most exciting experience to our students in an environment that is both friendly and rewarding.”

For more information visit www.pqacademy.com or call 0800 531 6282.

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