Stars in the spotlight

Lowther Pavilion
Lowther Pavilion

A NEW annual event is set to put the biggest-ever spotlight on performing arts in Fylde.

TV soap stars are set to be involved as Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion hosts a one-day workshop focusing on everything from being part of an amateur drama group to making a career on the stage or the big or small screen.

The workshop, to be held on Sunday, September 16, will be followed in the evening by a production highlighting the best talent in the Fylde – and the Lowther Trust hopes national stars who started their road to fame in Lytham and St Annes might make a return home to play a part.

Entitled Focus on Fylde, the day is the brainchild of the Lowther Trust’s acting chairman Tim Lince, who is keen to emphasise the rich stage heritage of the Fylde as well as encouraging aspiring locals to follow a career in either performance or associated backroom.

While organisations such as the Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts, The Fylde Coast Players and Blackpool Male Voice Choir are set to be involved, professionals from the theatre world, the BBC and casting agencies a will be on hand to give advice and encourage locals to take up the challenge to get involved in the arts.

Full story in this week’s Express.