Matthew Ball – A principal ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet

Matthew Ball is an English ballet dancer who is currently a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London. His mother is a GCSE dance teacher and his father works in arts education. Matthew started dancing at age six, and entered the Royal Ballet Lower School at age 11. He moved

National Museums Liverpool venues to reopen

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has announced that its museums and galleries will reopen to the public on Wednesday 2 December. The news comes following the government’s announcement that Liverpool will be in Tier 2 when the latest restrictions come to an end. The Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Maritime

Top author virtually visits ASFA

Year 8 students from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi virtually welcomed well-known author, Alex Wheatle, into the school recently. As traditional author visits in schools have been postponed until further noticed, the academy embraced the ‘new normal’ and virtually connected with Alex via video call. Students eagerly awaited the live call in the main hall and

Heidi Thomas – Dramatist and writer

Heidi Thomas is one of the UK’s top dramatists, and her acclaimed career in stage, film and television drama spans 30 years. Her award-winning theatrical work has been produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Liverpool Playhouse, Almeida, Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatres, and seen at the National Theatre

Filmmaker Matthew nominated for international film festival

Local filmmaker, Matthew Reynolds has had his latest film  ‘Blackbird’ nominated for Best International Short Film at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, and Best Live Action Short at Pinewood Studios' Lift-Off Festival. At the age of just 18, Matthew, who has just completed his final year at Winstanley College, is