BUDDING performers from Malpas have not been stopped by Covid-19, with members of the Minerva Youth Theatre taking part in virtual sessions.

Since April, Chester-based arts charity Minerva has been running their regular youth theatre sessions virtually, and they are about to launch their summer programme, inviting young people across Cheshire to get creative at home.

This summer will see a brand new programme of drama, dance and visual art sessions all held online for young people to extend their skills or try something new.

Youth theatre manager Hollie Wimpenny said the online sessions are a great way of boosting the confidence of participants.

"Our brilliant practitioners have done an amazing job of moving our youth theatres to the online world and we can't wait to offer more art forms in our summer programme," said Hollie.

"We hope that our online projects provide a safe space for self-expression and build confidence for young people who may be feeling isolated and concerned."

The workshops are targeted for a range of abilities from beginners to improvers for ages seven to 18 and are fully inclusive.

Minerva have also been able to provide subsidised tablets and WiFi dongles to families who have been struggling to get online and will continue to run this scheme throughout the summer workshops.

The workshops will take place every Tuesday in August and are £7 per two hour session with discounts available for siblings.

To book a place go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/minerva-arts and for more information email youththeatre@minervaarts.com or visit their website www.minervaarts.com