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Summer opportunities for young people at Minerva

Summer opportunities for young people at Minerva

Chester based youth arts education and development organisation, Minerva Arts, are launching two great opportunities for young people in Cheshire this Summer.

Telling Stories
The first will be ‘Telling Stories’, the third year of the highly successful Lynk Cheshire summer school, a collaborative Youth Theatre project with Express Youth Theatre from Warrington and this year, Chester based dance crew BREAKDANCE.
Young people aged 7 to 18 will come together to create an unforgettable performance. This year workshops will take place across 3 different venues across Cheshire giving even more young people the opportunity to be part of the action. Workshops will be held at:

  • 16th August- Pyramid &Parr Hall Arts Centre, Warrington, WA1 1BL
  • 17TH August- Castlefield community Centre, Runcorn, WA7 2H
  • 18TH August- University of Chester Kingsway Campus, Chester, CH2 2LB

Dance Intensive
As well as Lynk, this year Minerva Arts is also partnering with Encompass Collective Dance Company to bring a free two day contemporary dance experience to young people aged 14-25. This project, called ‘Dance Intensive’ will be held on the 18th and 19th August at the Kingsway Campus and is funded through Minerva Arts part in the National ‘Active Youth’ programme with UK Youth. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who is starting a new dance course in September, wants to refresh their skills or just wants to try something new for the Summer.

Places on Dance Intensive are open to all and information on registering can be found on the Minerva Arts website

Lynk Cheshire also has a limited number of places open to young people not currently attending the partner groups. Please get in touch with Minerva Arts by contacting Steph Meskell-Brocken on 07894858934, emailing or visiting

To see the result of last year’s Lynk Cheshire Project, go to