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Luke’s journey with ArtWorks

blogWe have Luke on placement with us this week from school and he’s written his and our first blog about his journey with ArtWorks. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do…..

Hi my name is Luke I am 15 years old and this is my story. I was about 3 years old when I first started going to bike club, and I was there for about 8 to 9 years. In my time there I made a lot of friends but I am not in contact with any of them now sadly. I had a lot of fun at bike club and I got to know the staff and people who had volunteered to work there at the time. My favourite person there was Ross he was funny, strong and you could easily get along with him.

In the time I was at bike club I started to go to Penygraig drama workshop when I was 8 years old. At the time Jonno had left and a man named Ian McAndrew (who was new there like me) had taken his place which made me fell relaxed so I didn’t get nervous when I started and I still go there up to this day. Now I don’t have Ian anymore and I go to the older group. I have a nice woman named Claire Hathway who is head strong and is a very good team leader.

Drama is an after school club which has a lot of people who are very passionate about performing and are easily approachable if you want to talk about something.

If you would want to start Penygraig drama workshop you need to be in between the age of 8 to 12 and have been in contact with one of the art workers. If you have not made contact with them please feel free to come to one of the sessions on Tuesday at 4:30PM.

The older drama group is on the Monday and it starts at the time of 6:30PM and ends at 9:00PM we have longer hours and a lot more time for drama.

When I was 11 years old I couldn’t stay at bike club anymore because I was getting to old to go there.  I had to go to middle club which was only on a Tuesday, which was sad because I could only go to the center 1 time a week, this made me upset but I still went for a couple of weeks.  I didn’t like it because everyone was bigger than me so I didn’t go to middle club any more.

When I was 13 to 14 years old I started to do some guitar lessons with my friend we had a very good teacher at the time called Tom Stupple who was a close friend with my old drama teacher Ian McAndrew. This only lasted about 4 to 5 lessons because I needed to buy my own guitar, which was like £100 and my mum didn’t have the money at the time so I stopped.

I am now 15 years old and I am sitting in the office in the pop factory typing this up because I am on my work experience with Miranda Ballin who is on the phone right know talking about business.