Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Reflections on mirrors

The Myra McCulloch Studio Theatre
We have the best students.  No, really, we do.

With only 10 days to go until our move to the college's new home at Bulmershe Court our current year group have taken it upon themselves to help us fundraise for training mirrors at the new building.  These mirrors will benefit not only our current crop, but also all of our future students as well, and they are a key part of training dancers.

The new space offers us a fantastic main studio, but as a former studio theatre there are no training mirrors on site at all.  That's why we are looking to buy 4 portable mirrors mounted on wheels that we can use all over the space and then bring with us at any time in the future when we should find ourselves on the road again.

Drama Studio at the new Read College
As a charity dedicated to training talented young people in Theatre Arts, all of our annual budget is spent directly on training the students with no profits being made by anyone.  That means that any additional costs - such as fitting out the new building - have to be paid for by raising funds through any means that we can!  We are hugely grateful to the University of Reading (our new landlords) for providing us with this excellent space so generously.  Now we need to maximise the benefits of the space for training our students, so that we can go on with our incredible success rate at getting students into further training in the Arts.

As part of their fundraising, the students are planning all kinds of events which I'm sure we will keep you posted about, and if you can help the students by sponsoring them for their events, or just donating a few pounds towards their target total of £1,500 then all you need to do is click on the button below.  Don't forget to select 'Yes' in the Gift Aid box if you are a UK tax payer so that we can claim 25% tax relief on your donation.

Many thanks,

Read College Team, and...
Emma, Sarah, Adam, Emma, Savannah, Jess, Emma, Natalie, Sophie, Lowri and Amy
The Read College Students 2011/12

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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