From Mintlaw to Manchester!

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A NEW Deer girl is headed for a major change of scenery, when she ventures south this week to take part in a series of events celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of a Manchester arts centre.

Former Mintlaw Academy pupil Louise Brodie, who studies acting at Dundee College will be one of 17 students making the journey to participate in the commemoration of 100 years of the Zion Arts Centre, which has recently been re-opened after refurbishment. The group will spend ten days rehearsing for a performance telling the story of the centre and its surroundings, after lecturer Jonathan McGarth was invited to produce the event.

“We will be spending 10 days in Manchester, courtesy of the venue, rehearsing a large-scale site-specific performance that will cover 100 years of Mancunian history,” explained Louise. “The show itself will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Manchester.”

Mr McGarth said that he was pleased that his students had been invited, and that the performance would be good for any career Louise might choose to pursue in acting.

To be successful in acting, individuals need to gain plenty of exposure,” he said.