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Beatle leads grad party

30 Jul 2007

Beatle leads grad party Sir Paul McCartney this week led the celebrations at the arts school he set up to wish leavers well in their graduate careers.

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Lipa) - also known as 'the Fame school' - was opened by the former beatle in 1996.

This year, the graduation ceremony took place at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall.

As reported by the Lancashire Evening Post, Sir Paul told the graduates he loved them and expressed pleasure that the former derelict building was now "turning out so many good kids".

The lead patron of Lipa continued: "Be clear what you want and believe you are going to get it, work hard and you will get it - you are all brilliant."

As well as this year's graduates, writer and comedian Ben Elton and actress Anita Dobson were made honorary Companions of the Institute.

Lipa offers degrees in theatre studies, acting, dance and music.

Courses at many of the country's leading drama schools have been awarded BA Honours degree status in recent years.

This has meant that many drama school students now pay lower fees to attend the schools, as they charge the same tuition fee rate as traditional universities.

Before this accreditation of courses, performing arts students were paying thousands of pounds a term to attend the top drama schools in the country.

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