News on our protegees
As a not for profit organisation Wedmore Festival is committed to using the surplus we generate from our events to help support young local artists and performers, and to encourage a love of the arts. The Festival is dedicated especially to supporting young talent and to encouraging a love of the arts amongst the younger generation.
During 2022, we have already promised financial support to Wedmore First School which will be used on art projects. We also continue to help our two brilliant young protegées, Poppy McGhee and Innes Oliver, violinist and ballet dancer respectively.
We’re also now supporting Georgina Sweet, a talented young actor, dancer & singer who is heading for a great future.
She is currently studying hard for her GCSEs. She is also working towards her grade 8 Music Theatre. She will be spending the next few years completing intensive Triple Threat Training (a West End Theatre school), and her dream is to work in London’s West End! Georgina has performed in many theatre productions, since the age of 6.
She is a student at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she trains in Music Theatre every Saturday. She is also part of Michael Xavier’s MXMasterclass, and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and London Palladium. Georgina also has a Black belt in Kick-boxing!’
All three girls are flourishing in their chosen fields and would like to pass on their thanks to our audiences who, by supporting the Festival, allow the Festival to support them!