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Street siren Sally seeks soap stars of the future

By Matthew McCreary

Top television actress Sally Lindsay - better known as Coronation Street barmaid Shelley Unwin- will be passing on some of the tricks of her trade to local teens as part of an innovative new workshop.

The actress will be jetting into Ulster for an intensive three-day acting masterclass being held in Craigavon in the run-up to this year's Cinemagic Festival.

The organisation is looking for budding stars aged 13 to 18 to take part in the event - entitled Cinemagic Stars - next month.

"We are delighted that industry professionals including actress Sally Lindsay and musical director Lee Bryn Heywood have come on board to lead the groups in this three-day fun-filled workshop," said Laura Carlisle, project executive with Cinemagic

"Participants will be assigned the task of staging a production within 72 hours. This is quite a challenge, as the young people won't have worked together previously on such a short turnaround time.

"However, the situation is reflective of the pressures faced when working as an actor. Short timeframes are given to learn scripts or lines. Teamwork will also be required if the groups are to achieve the task of staging an end production to an audience of family and friends."

To register your interest in the event simply explain in no more than 200 words why you think you deserve a place on Cinemagic Stars Craigavon. Include your name, age, address, phone number, email address and your school name, address and phone number if applicable.

Entries should be sent to Laura Carlisle, Cinemagic Stars Craigavon, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or email

The Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival takes place from 16 November 16 to December 2 in Belfast. For further information visit

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