New Brit School North for Performing Arts to Open in Bradford


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The British Phonographic Industry, the representative voice for record labels in the UK, has gotten the go-ahead to open a second performing arts school, this time in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The first Brit School in Selhurst, Croydon, South London, opened in 1991 and launched the careers of singers Raye, Loyle Carner, and Katie Melua and actor Tom Holland.Collectively graduates from the school have sold more than 250 million albums and won 15 Brit awards over the past three decades.

"We are broadening opportunities so more of our children can access this springboard to success in the UK's growing creative industries," says Education Secretary Gillian Keegan.

Brit School North will be a free-to-attend specialist college for up to 500 students aged 16-19 in the center of Bradford, with an area across West Yorkshire and the North and offering a range of performance, production, and digital subjects.

"The UK is a world leader in music and across the creative industries and if we want this to continue, we must invest in talent and the highly transferable skills needed for a competitive economy," says BPI chief executive Jo Twist.

"This school will not only focus on producing our next generation of performers, but crucially, train young people with the important technical qualities needed Read the Entire Article


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