H.E.A.R.T.S theatre school For the Community by the Community Since 2001
2013′s annual Pantomime sees us celebrating our 12th anniversary.
Who would have thought all those years ago that we would be celebrating this milestone? The initial idea was born from the need of the joint churches of St Basils and All Saints to raise enough funds to plant a millennium garden of remembrance. This raised approximately £700 and was a great success in more ways than one. The founder Louis was asked by both Rev Guy and Fr Paul to continue the project and with the churches help, set up a formal community group. With an initial loan from the church of £200, and invitation to the community to become involved the rest as they say is history.
12 years on we are now a not for profit community group having sustained our existence. The group’s hard work was rewarded last year when H.E.A.R.T.S was chosen by Councillor Marie Wright in her Mayoral year as one of her local charities. We were extremely delighted to receive both the group’s heightened profile. We are eternally grateful for Marie’s kind gesture and continued support shown by her since we started.
In addition to the theatre group a dance academy was set up to provide a good understanding of musical theatre and dance by professionally qualified tutors. This has attracted more members and has enabled us to enhance the standard and quality of our annual productions.
Over the last 10 years H.E.A.R.T.S has been involved in many diverse projects such as Youth Federation dance competitions and examinations. We have also been a part of many variety shows such as the Mayors Broadway to Brindley, other Charity Shows, our own showcases working alongside Halton’s Got Talent finalist and shows with X Factors’ Danny Morris, not to mention our full length musical of Summer Holiday all held at the Brindley. In 2010 a party of students represented H.E.A.R.T.S as they performed on the centre stage in Fantasy Land at Disney Land Paris.
If you would like to get involved with H.E.A.R.T.S whether that be talking part in our annual pantomime, joining our dance academy or generally getting involved and volunteering then please get in touch.