Theatre tickets to give away

Creative Arts East has four hundred free theatre tickets to give away to young people living in Norfolk.

Creative Arts East has four hundred free theatre tickets to give away to young people living in Norfolk.

The Norfolk rural arts development charity won funding from Arts Council England (ACE) for the giveaway as part of its new 'A Night Less Ordinary' scheme which is supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The �2.5million scheme is designed to get more young people into theatres across the country. And between February 2009 and March 2011 the initiative will provide 618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England.

Based at Wymondham, Creative Arts East is the only East Anglian organisation to have been granted funding and will celebrate the scheme's Norfolk launch at 1.45pm on Monday, at Hempnall Village Hall. Local councillors, people involved in the arts, and youth relations work are among those invited to attend.


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Nicky Stainton, executive director of Creative Arts East, said: 'We are delighted to be delivering this wonderful opportunity to young people and hope they will be inspired by the difference that the arts can make.'

The Arts Council said it believes A Night Less Ordinary 'will help hundreds of thousands of young people to realise what live theatre can do - 'inspire us, challenge us and help us make sense of the world. It's an inspiration that can last a lifetime.'

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To what is on offer in the area, and how to claim tickets, visit the website www.creativeartseast.co.uk, or call Alice on 01953 713390.

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