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Dance and musical theatre students at Northampton College had the chance to perform in front of the Arts Minister during a visit to Booth Lane.

Michael Ellis, Conservative MP for Northampton North, visited the college to see at first hand the facilities available for performing arts students and learn more about what the college is doing to encourage students to follow a career in the arts.

As part of the visit, he stopped off to watch rehearsals of sections of the students’ forthcoming Final Major Projects, before enjoying a tour of science, technology, engineering and maths classrooms and meeting students looking to embark on a career in travel and tourism.

He said: “As Minister for the Arts I am very fortunate to be able to see many productions and it’s wonderful to see so many talented young people right here in Northampton.

“The Arts is an incredibly important area, it’s vital for our economy and is extremely popular – more people in the UK go to the theatre each year than go to football matches. I hope to see many of these students progress onto the West End stage in years to come.”

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