PRLog - Nov. 21, 2012 - BECKENHAM, U.K. -- Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts (KSA), Beckenham-based musical theatre college, is delighted to announce that this year’s Christmas performance “A Night Before Christmas” will be in aid of The Breast of Bromley, a volunteer group for research charity Breast Cancer Campaign. The production will be held on stage at KSA’s home1 on 16th December 2012 at 19:30 with all profits going to the charity of choice.
Kent Stage Academy Performing Arts
The night will see KSA’s year two students perform a creative mix of Christmas songs, carols, scenes and dances. With Christmas being a time for giving, the college will raise money to help Breast Cancer Campaign fund vital research into the disease and help raise awareness of breast cancer, the most common cancer in the UK. This time of year can be difficult for many people with cancer and their relatives; the event will highlight the importance of finding a cure for breast cancer and celebrate the role The Breast of Bromley and Breast Cancer Campaign play in funding research, helping us to understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer.
The show sets the scene on Christmas Eve and takes the audience on a journey with the characters through all the different emotions this season evokes. It promises lots of laughs, a few tears and overall in keeping with the festive spirit. The production is led by Amanda-Jane Short (Director), Jonathon Niton (Director), James Beal (Musical Director) and Emma Bone (Choreographer)
Tickets are open to the public and cost £12.00; £8:00 for concessions. They can be purchased either online from http://www.brookstreetproductions.co.uk/
Confirmed attendees including alumnis, industry professionals and VIPs are set to be announced over the upcoming weeks. It was a huge success, kick-starting the fundraising and promoting the production within the local Kent community.
On 17th November 2012, KSA students gave a preview of a collection from its forthcoming performance at Beckenham’s Christmas Celebration, where the lights were switched on.
KSA’s Course Director Phillip Short says “The event presents a fantastic opportunity not just for our young students to showcase their talent, but to support a charity on our doorstop. Our academy motto is “Strive to Succeed”. When you join KSA, you become part of a wider family who all work together to achieve success. I think that message is fitting with the charity’s own and has brought our students together for such an important cause”.
The Breast of Bromley’s Vice Chair Debbie Lock says “It is wonderful to have the support of KSA and raise money in such a creative and enjoyable way. We call upon our London and Kent local communities to help us make a difference and help Breast Cancer Campaign fund vital research into breast cancer”.
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1 Beckenham Public Halls, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5JE
Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts is an exciting, vibrant academy delivering the highest standards of training in all aspects of musical theatre.
Its course provides full-time, vocational training for adults 18+, leading to a level 4 and level 6 qualifications accredited by Trinity Guildhall. They were the first academy to offer this course and are very proud of our 100% pass rate.
About The Breast of Bromley and Breast Cancer Campaign
The Breast of Bromley is a Regional VOLUNTEER Group that aims to raise money to help Breast Cancer Campaign fund vital research into the disease. Initially inspired by Debbie Lock, The Breast of Bromley Team is now a strong group of vibrant volunteers, bringing their enthusiasm, business acumen and passion together to build a great fundraising group. The Breast of Bromley Chairman is Ian F Payne (http://thebreastofbromley.co.uk/
Breast Cancer Campaign in the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity. For more information, please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org
Facts about breast cancer
· 1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
· More than 48,000 people in the UK are diagnosed each year
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK and still needs support:
· 1000 women a month still die from breast cancer. That’s 12,000 a year.
· About 80 men still die every year
Source: Breast Cancer Campaign http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/