Grace Gains Place at Prestigious Arts Education Schools in London

Grace Longland 19 years, (pictured left) from Syston has a been given a chance to follow her dream of being a performer. She told us how this exciting offer came about.
Grace told us that ever since she saw her first musical in the West End, when she was 8 years old, she has always wanted to become a performer.
Over the past 11 years, she has watched countless shows with her family and flicked through the programmes to research about the exceptional performers she was watching and which schools they trained at. Now after 11 years of dreaming and hard work, and three years of auditioning, she can now say that she has been offered a place at one of those prestigious schools.
Grace has been offered a place on the Musical theatre foundation course at Arts Educational Schools London. In her words she said “I would have never in my wildest dreams thought that I could have the opportunity to study at Arts Ed and I can safely say it is an absolute dream come true to be given the opportunity.” 
Arts Ed is situated in Chiswick, London and the President of the school is Andrew LLoyd Webber. This amazing school has trained people such as Bonnie Langford, Arlene Phillips, Martin Clunes and Julie Andrews.
She continued “As much as I wish that I was lucky enough to be able to fund my tuition myself, unfortunately, it’s not financially possible. I would be so grateful for even a donation of a £1 because it’s one step closer to being able to pursue my dream. My course at Arts Ed starts in September 2019 and if you could help me to my goal by then, I would be endlessly grateful. I have set up a Go fund me to help me along my way.”
The link for Grace’s go fund me is
Grace has also set up a fundraiser night on Friday 24th May starting at 7.00pm, the venue is The Malt House Suite, Syston Conservative Club, where she and her diverse friends will be performing to help raise funds.