I was so pleased and proud to hear that my dear friend Julie Carter had been nominated for a Community Award by Thurrock Council and then thrilled and delighted to find out that she had won! Julie truly deserves this. She has brought so much to the borough over the years with her fab performing arts school, Tip Toe, and her pre-school Scallywags. Her commitment to children and young people is second to none and in an age where so many young people hang about doing nothing, claiming they’re bored and getting into trouble, she offers them other options. Julie … Read the rest »
Last Saturday evening I treated myself to a night out in Basildon! I was in the audience to see SHAKE IT OUT, a show performed at the Towngate Theatre by Tip Toe Stage School of South Ockendon. And what a show it was!
Throughout the years I’ve been to many, many theatre and dancing school shows. Some excellent and others… well, more rehearsal wouldn’t have come amiss, to put it politely. But Shake It Out was fabulous on every level. The cast ranged from tinies, who couldn’t have been more than two and a half, to seniors. Tip Toe principal, … Read the rest »