Directors of charity Youth-Arts opened the new Nadia dressing room at the Youth Arts Centre, which was generously sponsored by businessman Mark Omelnitski In memory of his mother Nadia, a keen supporter of the arts and education.

“The Youth Arts Centre needed a new dressing room to support the wide range of activities that happen on the premises including the award winning play Eclipse by Simon Armitage which recently won the Adjudicators Cup at the recent Festival of One Act Plays at the Erin Arts Centre, a concert performance of Princess Ida by the Gilbert &Sullivan Society on the 1 – 2 April, Hairspray on the 13 –15th of April and a performance of The Last Library by Mad Hatters Theatre Group on 22-23 April to name but a few. I t is a multipurpose room in that it can be used by both members and the many visitors to the building” said Martin Katz, Chair of the Youth-Arts Charity.

“We envisage the room also being used as a study room for learning lines as well as a quiet place for homework and private study. We are delighted to be able to provide this valuable asset to the young people of the Youth Arts Centre.”

“The YAC is more than just a Youth Arts Centre” Said Head of Youth Arts  Fiona Helleur. We are happy to accommodate  groups from all over the island and welcome everyone to use our facilities, including our lovely new dressing room for which we are really grateful to Youth-Arts and Martin Katz  of Middleton Katz for arranging the donation. We are really proud of it and know it will serve us well in the future.”

The dressing room was converted from a former store room by Mike Dobson and his team from the  Department of Infrastructure.

Pictured Peter Verstage, Annie Watkins, Martin Katz, Stephen Buttery