Previously postponed due to lockdown restrictions, the students of the Greenwich Theatre & Film School were able to welcome back audiences at last. Under the direction of industry professionals, students had been working towards this performance in their weekly classes.
Anna Fiorentini, founder and principal of the Theatre & Film School said –
“We were so excited to be able to finally put on this incredible show and welcome back audiences. The students have been working so hard and couldn’t wait to perform. We’ve had a difficult couple of years not knowing if the school would have to close or if we would be able to do live performances again. But our fabulous students have shown that they are not quitters and they did a fantastic job entertaining us. This re-launch has been a huge success and I want to thank all the students, teachers, volunteers and tech crew who made the event possible, alongside the audience members and community for once again getting behind our students and supporting their local children and young people.”
The Covid-19 crisis created an unprecedented challenge and hit the Anna Fiorentini Performing Arts School hard. However, thanks to large grants from The Arts Council and the Coronavirus Support Fund (distributed by The National Lottery), support from local charities, as well as donations from individuals and small firms, the School can continue to provide opportunities for children and young people to increase in confidence and self-esteem through the performing arts. And due to popular demand, the Greenwich branch has opened up a new afternoon school on Saturdays. Children and young people between the ages of 7-18 years old can join the Greenwich branch for an obligation-free taster day on 5th February 2022. For more information and to sign up now, click here!
And, despite an exceptionally difficult year, the Fiorentini Foundation in partnership with the award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School has managed to secure some funding for bursaries. Thanks to various Trusts and Foundations they are able to offer some full and part-funded places in 2022 to students that wish to attend the schools but may struggle with fees, or those with long term health issues or learning/physical disabilities. The School believes that professional performing arts training needs to be accessible to all children and young people who wish to build on their confidence, self-esteem and life skills or pursue a career in the arts industry. Their bursary scheme aims to provide the vital support necessary for students to overcome any financial or life barriers they face to access the schools. For more information and to apply for the Bursary Scheme, click here!