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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London
Italia Conti Theatre Academy
Famous stage school in central London with great alumni.
Location: Goswell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 7AJ
Description: Founded in 1911 by actress Italia Conti (Italia Emily Stella Conti, 18731946), the Academy is a theatre arts training school.
The school provides a Performing Arts Course, Intensive Performing Arts Course, Singing Course and a Theatre Arts School.
The splendid building here covers nine levels and has 18 dance, acting and singing studios, all fully equipped with sprung floors, full length mirrors, ballet barres and sound systems.
A huge list of accomplished alumni includes Leslie Ash, Sadie Frost, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Patsy Kensit, Bonnie Langford, Pixie Lott, Martine McCutcheon, Nanette Newman, Leslie Phillips, Anton Rodgers, Lisa Snowdon, and Tracey Ullman.