The Pauline Quirke Academy’s agency, Quirky Kidz Creative Management, has announced that it will now run as a 0% commission agency.*
Quirky Kidz is a creative management agency exclusively representing students attending The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, who wish to be considered for professional roles in theatre, film and TV. Quirky Kidz Creative Management opened in 2010 after many talented students expressed interest in having the opportunity to audition for professional work.
Our new decision to run as a 0% commission agency means that more children can work and receive the payment that they deserve. We realise that budgets are tight especially in theatre, meaning child actors at times can be perceived as poorly paid. Often parents who have children performing in long-running theatre contracts find it a financial struggle as they have to take time off work to chaperone their child to the theatre 4 – 6 times a week for rehearsals and performances.
Sun, sea, sand… do you ever feel all that’s missing on your luxury holidays is PQA?
We thought that might be your answer which is why we are incredibly excited to announce that we have teamed up with Virgin holidays to fly our fantastic performing arts experience to The Savannah Hotel, Barbados…and you could be going with them.
Whilst the parents are relaxing on the sunny beaches, children aged between 4 and 16 will be invited to participate in two hour workshops jammed pack with singing, dancing and acting tied into the colourful history of the Caribbean, regaling tales of everything from local pirates to the ghosts of Savannah Beach.
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Please see all the latest from PQA Aylesbury below…
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