East Leeds: Kids in the stage spotlight thanks to Ann’s fund

Members of the cast from the St Mary's Youth Theatre production of Whistle Down The Wind on stage at the Carriageworks. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Members of the cast from the St Mary's Youth Theatre production of Whistle Down The Wind on stage at the Carriageworks. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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TALENTED youngsters have taken to the stage at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds – with a little help from the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund.

St Mary’s Youth Theatre’s production of Whistle Down The Wind has been made possible thanks to a grant from the fund, set up following the death of the much-loved Leeds teacher whose name it bears.

The show, which opened at the Carriageworks on Thursday, involves around 60 children.

Mrs Maguire’s daughter, Kerry Maguire, said: “It is wonderful to see how the grant from the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund has been used to produce such a great community based performance by St Mary’s Youth Theatre. This is precisely why the fund was set up in memory of my mother, to provide young people with opportunities and access to the arts and art education.”

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