Britain has some of the finest performing arts training establishments in the world - the 22, including, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland , RWCMD , LAMDA , Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the like, which belong to Drama UK , formerly CDS — and many others. So it’s no coincidence that we also produce some of the world’s most outstanding theatre — as the recent Olympics and Paralympics Opening Ceremonies helped to highlight.
I’ve been chatting to Russell Scott, who founded New Talent Spotlight three years ago.
I was an Olympics sceptic but some of my misgivings were evidently misplaced. Here’s an example of the Olympics legacy influencing a youth employment scheme to help young unemployed people find work in the arts and creative industries.