Chester-based charity Minerva Arts has been expanding its youth theatre provision throughout the year, focusing on bringing high quality activity to young people ‘on the doorstep’ in villages and communities around Cheshire.

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, as part of this expansion, Minerva Arts will be coming to Northwich this October half term, with their successful drama clubs on Monday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 31. Minerva focuses on contemporary theatre and creates work from scripts and through devising, meaning that each project is entirely unique and shaped by the young people themselves.

The theme will be Monster Mash, where the young people will form their own magnificent monsters, creating spooky stories to perform to friends and family at the end of the day.

Hollie Wimpenny, the youth theatre manager, said: "We are all very excited to be coming to Northwich this October, offering more creative opportunities to young people in Cheshire. This workshop is suitable for all abilities whether you are just beginning or a theatre expert, everyone is welcome."

The drama clubs will run at Antrobus Village Hall on Monday, October 29 and at Anderton Memorial Hall on Wednesday, October 31, between 10am-4pm and are open for ages 7-13.

Minerva Arts already run successful youth theatres in Chester, Malpas, Tarvin and Sandbach and it is planned that more opportunities will be offered in Northwich in the future.

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