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LIPA Launch at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with LIPA to offer part-time performing arts classes to young people in Derby.

Derby, United Kingdom, February 19, 2012 --( Derby College has teamed up with LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts which was co-founded in 1996 by Sir Paul McCartney, to open a part time performing arts academy in the city.

The LIPA 4:19 academy will be held on Saturdays during term time at the Joseph Wright Centre in the city centre for children and young people aged four to 19 and will be officially launched on April 21.

Academy members will be divided into age groups and will work on a wide range of singing, dancing and acting skills – culminating in an end of year show.

Derby College Director of Enterprise and Innovation Louise Curd said: “The LIPA 4:19 Academy is designed to help younger children develop new skills, build confidence and make new friends with a more focused and structured programme approach for older students interested in progressing further within the performing arts.

“We are delighted to be working with LIPA to launch this provision in Derby and that it is based at the Joseph Wright Centre which already has an excellent reputation for creative and performing arts education provision.

“Not only is this an opportunity for College facilities to be enjoyed by a wider range of young people, it also provides a proven and structured programme which harnesses and develops the creativity of young people in the city.

For more details contact LIPA 4:19 Tel: 01332 851750; e mail


Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665;
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