Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Unique Chance for Young Talents

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Unique Chance for Young Talents

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The announcement by Schools Standards Minister David Miliband of new grants for young musicians and dancers has a significant benefit for the North East, specifically for young musicians.

The Sage Gateshead is to be one of two new centres for the delivery of the musical opportunities that these grants open up to gifted young musicians, offering a programme of tuition and ensembles previously unavailable in the region.

What is more, our young people will have unique access to the world-class musicians from every musical genre who will be performing at The Sage Gateshead every week of the year.

It is worth noting that The Sage Gateshead is not involved in providing the equivalent dance opportunities - the two new centres delivering dance programmes are in Leeds and London.

Much has been made of the search for the next Billy Elliot - what these new grants will also do is help find the next Sting or Sir Thomas Alien.

ANDREW SCOTT, Director of Education and Community, The Sage Gateshead

Means little to man on street

YOUR comments about drink in Monday's Chronicle are all very well, but we have all these experts telling us we should only drink so many units per day.

All very well, but could you please tell me what a unit looks like in a glass or better still what 16.9 looks like in a glass. I'll bet if you go out in the streets of Newcastle nine out of 10 people will not know what a unit is or looks like. Hope you can show us.

C COXON, Bonnington Way, Blakelaw, Newcastle.

Thank you to all the donors

I am writing to thank your readers who have donated blood or bone marrow to the National Blood Service (NBS) over the past year for their support and to persuade others to become donors as well.

I would also like to thank those people who support the NBS behind the scenes: the local collection session organisers, companies and volunteers who make valuable contributions to help the NBS fulfil its core purpose of saving and improving lives. …

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