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Bad Girls actor to lead new performing arts school in north London

Simone Lahbib, principal of 360 Arts
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A new performing arts school is to open next month in north London under the leadership of former Bad Girls actor Simone Lahbib.

Lahbib, who is best known for her role as prison governor Helen Stewart in the ITV drama, will open 360 Arts in North Finchley as principal on September 8.

The part-time school will offer classes to children aged three and over in dance, acting, singing and musical theatre. It will also provide workshops led by industry professionals in areas such as stage management, audition technique, script writing, producing and choreography.

Staff will include Daniel Brocklebank, who appeared in British film Shakespeare in Love, and Jane Lamacraft, who has written for TV comedy shows Armstrong and Miller, Smack the Pony and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

A scholarship to the school – which will provide a year of free classes – is being offered by the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund, a charity set up by Lahbib in memory of her niece who died aged 15 from cancer. Open auditions for the scholarship will take place this Sunday at the Bridge Theatre Training Company, where the school is based.

Lahbib said: “360 Arts is my way of putting something back. It’s the place I would have loved to come to when I was a kid. A vibrant, exciting environment, boasting some of London’s best teachers for singing, dancing and acting. Lovely, bright studios, regular visits from industry professionals, and an affiliated agency, Daisy and Dukes.”

 

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