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Hundreds flock to opening of performing arts academy in Sidcup
HUNDREDS of aspiring actors and actresses flocked to the opening of a new performing arts academy in Sidcup.
The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) opened its doors at the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, in Hurst Road, on October 6.
Free taster sessions were run for youngsters aged between four and 18 by actress Vicky Alcock.
Having stared in the likes of EastEnders, BBC drama Call the Midwife and ITV series Whitechapel, Ms Alcock is among the regular instructors at the academy.
Academy principal Heather Smith said: “We had such great feedback from all the parents and kids who all had a great time.”
Students enrolling at the PQA receive three hours training every Saturday in comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and TV.