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Paul McCartney and The Beatles Story award prizes to LIPA students

5th August, 2013
Martin King The Beatles Story Paul McCartney presenting awards to LIPA students at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts Award Ceremony

LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) is an arts school based in the heart of Liverpool, the building that it was located in was formally ’Liverpool Institute High School for Boys’ which was Paul McCartney and George Harrison’s childhood school.

In 1985 ‘Liverpool Institute High School for Boys’ was closed and Paul saw the building becoming more derelict and he wanted to do something productive with it. With help from ‘Mark Featherstone-Witty’, Paul opened LIPA in 1996.

LIPA has since to become one of the world’s leading performing arts schools and Paul is present at every prize giving ceremony. 

At the prize giving Paul was joined with The Beatles Story’s MD, Martin King, who handed out the prizes to LIPA students with Paul. The Beatles Story prize's are awarded to four top students from LIPA, this year the top four students were Daniel Ross, Laura Shea, Craig Walsh and Timothy Anderson.

Martin said that “it was brilliant to see Paul’s on-going commitment to Liverpool and LIPA first hand.”

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