Article date: 25 November 2008
Auto Windscreens has announced its support of a Chesterfield performing arts school and college which has produced stars for TV, top touring and West End shows.
As part of its support the automotive glazing services company, which is based on Storforth Lane in Chesterfield, has provided t-shirts for the 30 strong DTA production and teaching team as well as gym and crash mats for its performers to use during rehearsals and shows.
Directions Theatre Arts (DTA), based on Sheffield Road, was established in Chesterfield in 1994 by owners and Principal's Geoff and Julie Cox in response to a lack of facilities for young people interested in performing arts and musical theatre. It is now the region's leading performing arts school and college, training students in musical theatre.
Commenting on Auto Windscreens' support of DTA managing director Abu-Haris Shafi, said: "Auto Windscreens is delighted to be on board with Directions Theatre Arts. We recognise how important it is to nurture and support homegrown talent and DTA has been doing this successfully for years.
"Through the direction of Geoff and Julie and their team, the young people involved with DTA help put a positive spotlight on Chesterfield. DTA's commitment to young people and the arts cannot be underestimated in terms of the positive message and benefits it delivers to young people and the wider community."
DTA principal Geoff Cox added: "The fantastic help we are being offered by Auto Windscreens will only enhance our huge charity fundraising schedule around the Derbyshire area. We help local and national charities annually while at the same time showing the general public the amazing abilities and talents of DTA students in performance."
Thousands of young people, aged from three to 20 years old, have now passed through the doors of DTA, which has links to the prestigious Trinity College, London. It provides teaching and industry-recognised qualifications in dance, drama and singing.
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Notes to editors:
About Auto Windscreens:
Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.
Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.
With a national network of fitting centres, backed by a fleet of fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.
Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.