Hull’s NAPA need £500,000 to repair their building


Published: Thursday 9th April 2015 by KCFM

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The Northern Academy of Performing Arts say they need half a million to restore their Anlaby Road home.

The school, which has produced West End stars, need to repair their grade two listed building in the city centre.

NAPA manager Barbara Dawson says it has a unique character they’re determined to preserve:

“It just grips you as you walk in the door. It’s got an atmosphere that no modern building could ever ever create that feeling when you walk in the door. But where do you get the money from, to maintain a listed building?”

She says they’re hoping the community can help them keep promoting the arts in East Yorkshire:

“In the heart of Hull, hidden away, is Northern Academy NAPA with 650 children who doesn’t receive any support or funding anywhere. I think that’s quite shameful with the City of Culture coming up. I think we should be out there showing everybody.”

Barbara says the improvements are essential as demand for the school increases in the run up to 2017:

“We have 650 students at NAPA. That could be increased to 1000 students by our new year starting in September quite easily. That’s not a dream or a hope. That is a fact. That could happen if we had the space to grow into.”

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Published: Thursday 9th April 2015 by KCFM

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