Exposure Headshots

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Introducing Matt Stevens and his professional headshot & recording service Exposure Headshots.  He does headshot photos in both black & white and colour, any re-touching required, and does vocal demos and voice recordings that you can upload straight onto your Spotlight page and CCP page.

Discounts for full-time students and for a limited time only, clients signed up for tuition with Katherine Heath can use the code HEATHSTUDENT and receive 20% off.

You can contact him on 07930 872 588 or email matt@exposureheadshots.co.uk

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Cantando Events

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Cantando is an event entertainment company based in London, specialising in singing at corporate and private functions. With their attention to detail they offer a personal, professional and reliable service with a diverse range of styles performed by London West End singers. Cantando tailor each show to your event, creating a unique and stylish experience. From one soloist to a larger ensemble performing your favourite songs, Cantando will make your occasion one to remember. With theatre credits that include: Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, Evita, West Side Story, as well as corporate events for companies such as Mercedes, Barclays, The Grove Hotel, and  The National Gallery.

Cantando are always on the look out for new and promising singers to join their ensembles for events.  If you’re interested you can contact either Amira or Michael and see what positions are available. Call 020 7828 7860 or email info@cantandoevents.com

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Matthew Shaw – Singing Teacher

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Matthew Shaw @MatthewshawShaw, the best London-based singing teacher I know! He is Head of BA Hons Theatre Dance: Music Theatre Professional Option at London Studio Centre and he also has his own studio at Dance Attic in Fulham. Call on 07734924974 or email: matthewshaw@me.com

He has been a singing teacher for over 15 years, is a professional Musical Director for musicals & shows, and he is Estill Voice craft based working in all styles – Belt, Sob, Twang, Speech and Opera.  He plays piano at grade 8 dip. and is suitable for both beginners and professionals (including the famous like Jessie J!).

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The Golden Rules of Acting: Andy Nyman

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Great actor, writer, director and good friend of mine, Andy Nyman has written this excellent book that I recommend to students and pro alike.  Check out Andy’s own website and please follow this link to purchase a copy.  Follow him on Twitter @andynyman

About the book:

A treasure trove of advice, support and encouragement that no performer should be without. Honest, witty and direct, The Golden Rules of Acting is every actor’s best friend – in handy paperback form.

‘When auditioning, rehearsing or in a performance, take a risk – the worst that can happen is that you get embarrassed. You won’t die.’

Easy to dip into, fully illustrated throughout, and designed to be both instructive and empowering, The Golden Rules of Acting won’t tell you how to act – but it will tell you how to be an actor.

‘Always remember, the people auditioning you want you to be brilliant.They want you to solve their casting problem.’

If you’re a working actor, drama-school student, someone who wants to become an actor, or simply someone who has a dream and wants to make it a reality, this book is for you.

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Old Vic New Voices

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The Old Vic Theatre, London, is an important port of call for young talent interested in drama and theatre.  The Old Vic is one of the world’s best known theatres – a brand and a building that carries a history and reputation that continues to nurture and grow under the artistic directorship of Kevin Spacey.

“As important to us as what goes on stage is Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) which nurtures talent, inspires young people and opens up our theatre. We develop the next generation of theatre practitioners, many of whom go on to get major commissions, directing posts, senior management positions and become household names. We also offer access and insights into theatre making for all ages and experiences, and create ambitious, innovative productions.”

Check out the website, follow them on Twitter @oldvicnewvoices and read about all the initiatives and events they organise.  The 24 Hour Plays is a must-see and must-get-involved!

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IdeasTap: The Creative Network

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IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.

Whether it’s funding, jobs, career development, advice or creative collaborators you need, they can help – whatever your discipline. They work with major arts organisations to bring our members incredible, exclusive opportunities – from commissions to competitions, funding to training.  They have a great website for all those interested in the Arts – details of events, workshops, interviews, offers, and a really useful page for young actors where you can:

You can also keep an eye out for events, sign up for free headshots and workshops at their career Spa – and connect with their partners, including the National Theatre, the National Youth Theatre, National Student Drama Festival, The Lowry, The Bush, and many more.

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National Youth Theatre

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At National Youth Theatre we inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year we reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent.

The National Youth Theatre is one of the UK’s most exciting opportunities for young talent keen to explore the craft of theatre, both on and off the stage.   I help many students prepare for their NYT applications and auditions.  Please read more here about the audition timetable and process and download their FAQ here.

Contact details: National Youth Theatre, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT
T: 020 3696 7066 · E: info@nyt.org.uk

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