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We are delighted to be opening 
PQA Telford & Wrekin
with a FREE OPEN DAY on
Saturday 18th March 2017
from 9.45am-1pm
at Telford Priory School, New Road,
Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, TF2 7AB

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ABOUT OUR OPENING DAY

Our aim is to introduce the ethos behind The Pauline Quirke Academy, to demonstrate what we do and how we achieve our goals, how your children will benefit from our classes and, above all, to allow your children to get a flavour of The Academy.

Following a brief introduction the children are divided into age groups and get to sample classes in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television (don't worry if your child does not want to join in at this stage, we know that some will be shy, they can just watch and possibly have a go when they're ready). Parents are welcome to stay with their children – of course this happens with the younger groups but teenagers will usually not have their parents anywhere near an unpolished performance!

During the classes parents can have some refreshments, a chat with the PQA staff, and really begin to learn what we are all about! We would also encourage spending some time sneaking a look at your children during their sessions. They really are great fun...
...I look forward to meeting you on the day!

Julian Elcock – Principal PQA Telford & Wrekin

Meet the Team

Julian Elcock

Principal

Julian Elcock - Principal

Hi, I am Principal and Film and TV teacher for both Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth academies.

I spent 20+ years working as a Barrister practicing criminal law before I set up my first academy at Bridgnorth in 2011. There is no doubt that my experience in court brings a different and valuable wealth of performance experience and gives me a unique insight into the performers world.

As a teenager I was heavily involved in school productions and working for theatre groups and bands. I moved on to working as a lighting technician for bands on tour and also with concert orchestras and theatrical companies before having a change of career and taking up the law.

I returned to the performing world when my son (now 16) began performing as a young child, this rekindled a passion and led to the idea to start Pauline Quirke Academy Bridgnorth with a view to making it a vital part of the town's community, with Pauline Quirke Academy Wolverhampton following 1 year later.

I have recently given up the law and am now working full time in the Performing Arts sphere, I have recently filmed my first documentary film for a local band, a music video and been heavily involved in a short film in our town. I have also recently published my first novel.

I am writing scripts at the moment for a film short with a view to expanding it to a full feature length film if there is sufficient interest and am involved in a new comedy series, the pilot for which we are shooting at the moment including several scenes at my home.

I am passionate about giving students opportunities that simply did not exist in my day and offering that to as many students as possible. Our ethos is that we want to offer students the opportunity to increase their confidence and ability to express themselves through the medium of Performing Arts and Cinema.

Marguerite

Vice Principal

Marguerite - Vice Principal

Marguerite spent 30 years practicing in law most recently in a judicial role as a Coroner...which is nothing like Quincy for those old enough to remember.

Her main passion is cooking, especially baking and occasionally the results make their way to PQA. Marguerite is passionate about theatre and loves to see plays as often as we are able.

As a lawyer she brings an understanding of performance and technique to PQA along with an organisational flair. Her particular love is costume and she spends huge amounts of time scouring her sources for bits and pieces for our shows.

Julian and Marguerite share the strategic planning for the Academies, with Marguerite leading on Saturday mornings for PQA Bridgnorth and PQA Telford & Wrekin.

George

Film & Television

George - Film & Television

Bio to appear soon.

Louisa

Comedy & Drama

Louisa - Comedy & Drama

Louisa is a qualified teacher with an undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham.

Having always been involved in performing arts as a child, Louisa went on to join the Leicester Drama Society. She was involved in productions both on and off stage; keen to learn through all areas of theatre craft. Her wide portfolio includes credits in acting, stage management and choreography.

Whilst studying for her degree, Louisa was privileged to work for PQA Leicester as their Comedy and Drama teacher. This is where Louisa really developed her passion for teaching and education; giving young people the opportunity to express themselves, widen their experiences and build their confidence. A move to London saw her focus primarily on her teaching, using drama as an effective tool in the classroom. She has given her school colleagues professional development on the use of drama and theatre craft in the curriculum, supporting them to use techniques that inspire creativity, expression and imaginative thought.

Having moved back to the midlands, Louisa is now keen to return to PQA as she has missed the Saturday morning fun! She cannot wait to meet the students and get started on exciting projects, as they begin their own journey with the performing arts.

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Saturdays 09.45 - 13.00
Poppets 10.00 - 11.30

Telford Priory School
New Road
Wrockwardine Wood
Telford
TF2 7AB

 

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