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Jigsaw founder returns to Jigsaw Finchley

On dropping my young daughters off at the Jigsaw Arts summer school in Finchley, I was struck by the passage of time. How had 16 years flown by? How could it be that the teachers who would be instructing my children this week were once upon a time the children who were taught by me? […]

Tahra’s Jigsaw Journey

As a child I was very ‘dramatic’ (whatever that means!). I come from a line of teachers and performers, so as you can imagine, I had a large costume and make up selection that was historically accurate to play with. I would take a bag behind the sofa at my Nan’s house and re-appear 15 […]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Review

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre and is based on the hit comedy film starring Sir Michael Caine. Set on the French Riviera, we follow the story of two con men that compete for a bet to swindle a millionaire soap heiress. I get excited about going to the theatre when a) I’m […]

Spotlight on… Jessica Ralph

We had a chat with Jessica to find out in her own words what a term in the life of a Jigsaw student consists of and of course to find out her favourite part of all! Jigsaw by Jessica “My name is Jessica and I have been attending Jigsaw for eight years; I started when […]

Back to school

  September’s almost here again and along with frosty mornings and expensive school shoes come a whole range of exciting possibilities and new beginnings… The summer is a fantastic time for being a parent. When the British weather behaves, suddenly the possibilities are endless; paddling pools, playing in the park, boat trips, you name it, […]

Spotlight on… Jo Messina

  Jo has been working for Jigsaw since 2000 and she currently manages three weekend schools. Jo has 16 years experience of working with children. She has completed special needs and child protection training and loves to combine her childcare experience with her passion for the performing arts. Here we ask Jo a few questions […]

A spotlight on… Ciaran Douglas

Ciaran has most recently performed in the musical show ‘Mary Poppins’ at Chislehurst Summer School which he attends along with our weekend school.  Here Ciaran explains what he enjoys most about being a part of Jigsaw…. “My name is Ciaran Douglas, and I have been a member of Jigsaw Performing Arts School for nine brilliant […]

Spotlight on… Yael Hayes

Yael most recently played the role of ‘Bert’ in our Summer School production of ‘Mary Poppins’ where Yael impressed us all with her ability to shine as a very competent triple threat performer. We decided to interview Yael to find out about what keeps her inspired, where she sees herself in the future and to […]