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PQA Aylesbury will be offering another chance for any child wishing to join our academy to attend a free open day on Saturday 14th February 2015.
The session runs from 10 am – 1 pm at The Mandeville School on Ellen Road.
There are limited spaces available and these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like your child to attend this open day, please contact Kym on 07800 921373 or email email@example.com
With a very exciting year ahead, we look forward to welcoming new members to join our fun, friendly and talented academy.
On Saturday 6th December, the children of PQA Aylesbury wowed an audience of nearly 200 friends and family members in their end of term showcase.
With improvisations and Shakespeare productions interspersed with musical numbers from Matilda and songs by Little Mix and Bruno Mars, the show provided variety throughout culminating in a finale by the whole academy.
Following the unbridled success of our Fright Night Performance at Her Majesty’s theatre back in September, PQA Aylesbury will be taking to the stage again, this time in our own region.
The children of the academy will be performing The Wizard of Oz at The Court Theatre in Tring on 2nd and 3rd October 2015. This will be their first ever full performance with just them to entertain the crowds.
It will be among other films selected to showcase the causes of war and conflict, and its impact on people’s lives.
“Boy Soldiers” has been doing the rounds in the festival circuit world-wide for the last couple of years and has been doing extremely well; winning “Best Film” at the Limelight Film Awards in 2013 as well as a nomination for “Best Film” at the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival, also in 2013.
The film was shot in an afternoon by Angelic Films Director Amy Coop (who is also the Film & TV Teacher at PQA Aylesbury) at the Mandeville School and on location in South Buckinghamshire. It stars PQA students Matthew Warwick, Harry Frost, William Schofield, Alex Kay, Ben Frost, Stuart Campbell and Kyle Martin. Many students at PQA Aylesbury stay on after lessons have concluded to continue their learning by attending Amy’s dedicated “Film School” from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, also at the Mandeville School.
On the morning of Sunday 7th September, PQA students from 12 specially selected Academies gathered around the Leicester Square cinema, bubbling over with excitement as they waited to see their films on the big screen. Earlier this year 61 Pauline Quirke Academies submitted their films to be in for a chance to have their work screened as part of this year’s PQA & Empire Cinemas Film Festival in Leicester Square. Over 150 films were submitted and the top 16 films have been specially selected by an external panel of film industry professionals.
The winning films were created by PQA Penn, PQA Aylesbury, PQA Hertford, PQA Coventry, PQA Stroud, PQA Chelmsford, PQA Guildford, PQA Evesham, PQA Watford, PQA Hemel Hempstead, PQA Nottingham and PQA Leicester. The cast, crew and fans were invited to join the exciting event in Leicester Square and premiere saw over 700 students, friends and family who all travelled to London to take part in the festival.
We are holding a free trial session at PQA Aylesbury for anyone interested in joining us on Saturday 20th September from 10 am to 1 pm. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kym on 07800 921373
The children of PQA Aylesbury once again ventured in to the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square to watch their short films Thomas and the Rocket and Hyde and Seek on the Empire’s new and very impressive IMAX screen.
As the only academy to have made the finals two years in a row, the children were extremely proud to accept their individual awards for their films from Pauline Quirke and have their picture taken with her.
Thomas and The Rocket was a green group production while Hyde and Seek combined talent across the academy both in front of and behind the scenes. Guest appearances were also made by some of the children’s parents.
Budding actor Stuart Campbell, 15 (PQA Aylesbury) has been cast as Prince Edward in the West End Stage production ‘Richard III’ alongside A-list actor Martin Freeman. Stuart is delighted to have won a part in the production through PQA’s dedicated agency Quirky Kidz. Stuart is no stranger to the West End stage: Director Jamie Lloyd previously cast him for a 12 week run in ‘Macbeth’ last year. Where he starred alongside James McAvoy. This new production will run at Trafalgar Studios from 1 July until 27 September.
Stuart honed his acting skills at the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, which runs classes on Saturday morning at The Mandeville School, Aylesbury. PQA students receive tuition in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. The 4-18 year olds are currently working on their upcoming performance of ‘Fright Night’, PQA’s very own musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre in September.