YOUNG Winchester thespians are set to benefit from a county council grant of £5,000.

The council has provided the funding for The Edge project, which encourages young people to make use of local resources including libraries and museums.

Set up by Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust, the project is holding acting workshops in Winchester throughout the spring and summer, culminating in a production later this year.

Councillor Ken Thornber, leader of the council, said: “The Edge Project has been very successful to date in inspiring young people to take a unique perspective on the County’s heritage, and we fully support their effort to continue this throughout Hampshire.”

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