Toby Perkins MP used a recent visit to the Donut Creative Arts Studios (DCAS) in his constituency of Chesterfield to urge Derbyshire residents to make the most of local facilities.
Toby said, “In these times of increased pressure on local authority budgets due to cuts by central government, every service needs to be used to its maximum potential. The Donut Creative Studios are providing some excellent group sessions and activities, and I would urge residents from across Derbyshire to get more involved with what they have to offer.”
DCAS deliver daily open access workshops in music, dance, drama, media and art, for all 11-19 year olds (or up to 25 if disabled or have a learning disability). They also manage live events, arts
projects and offer venue hire for performances, training, conferences and workshops. DCAS staff are qualified youth arts practitioners with years of professional experience and a passion for the arts.
Toby said, “It was fantastic to visit the studios again and see the range of activities on offer. I urge parents, schools, youth groups and young people to contact DCAS and speak to them about what they can do at the service.”
Toby has challenged members of DCAS arts group to design his Christmas card this year and will be picking a winner at the end of this month.