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Our Artistic Director, Mike Bettison has been keeping himself busy recently – beside the seaside, beside the sea. Mike, who has a history of street performance, was one of the trainers on a new scheme to revive seaside entertainment skills in the UK. With the pandemic and concerns over climate change affecting travel abroad, youngsters […]

Mike likes to be beside the seaside…

Our Artistic Director, Mike Bettison has been keeping himself busy recently – beside the seaside, beside the sea.

Mike, who has a history of street performance, was one of the trainers on a new scheme to revive seaside entertainment skills in the UK.

With the pandemic and concerns over climate change affecting travel abroad, youngsters are being taught old-fashioned performance tricks, such as juggling, stilt walking and escapology in a bid to boost employment and encourage a revival of the old style British break.

Seven trainees took part in the first round of the scheme, supported by Arts Council England.

One of the trainees tells reporters at the BBC just how much he gained from the scheme. Click the link below for details.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-58108636

 

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