New Directions, provider of choice for adult social care services across the borough of Sefton, is thrilled to announce that its performing arts programme, New Centre Stage, has reached the finals of a prestigious national talent competition – “Care Sector’s Got Talent”.


The talented performers from New Centre Stage were overjoyed to learn they were chosen as one of eight finalists on March 18th. Everyone involved is buzzing with excitement and busy rehearsing for the big event, which takes place on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, at the Coventry Building Society Arena.


Based in The David Brown Centre, located in the heart of Netherton’s Magdalen Square, New Centre Stage offers a supportive environment where individuals can explore a variety of performing arts disciplines within a fully equipped studio theatre, complete with a 90-person audience capacity.


Weekday sessions focus on drama, musical theatre, therapeutic and issue-based drama, creative dance, partnership work, community projects, communication skills development, and fostering confidence and self-esteem.


Throughout the year, New Centre Stage performers have numerous opportunities to showcase their talents through regular productions, community projects, and collaborative endeavours.


Participants will compete against other talented finalists from across the UK. This national recognition highlights the exceptional work of New Centre Stage and its dedication to providing a platform for individuals to showcase their abilities. The team at New Directions will be cheering their performers on during the competition and will share updates on their progress.


New Directions is a leading adult social care provider, serving as Sefton Council’s preferred provider across the Sefton Borough. The organisation’s core focus is to support individuals who live in or attend its services to achieve their personal goals and aspirations whilst promoting fulfilled and independent lives.


“I am incredibly proud of the New Centre Stage performers for making it to the finals of ‘Care Sector’s Got Talent’. This achievement highlights their exceptional talent and our commitment to fostering inclusive personal growth and creative environments. We’re thrilled to support our performers as they showcase their abilities on a national stage. The group deserves all the recognition for their achievements.” – New Directions Managing Director Mark Fox


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