RGF grantee, Tumi, making great progress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Grant awarded on 7th June 2021


Tumi is clearly enjoying life at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK. Tumi has been in touch with an update. She told us: “ I would like to say a huge thank you to the RGF for their support of my studies at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. During my training so far at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, I have learnt so much about myself and improved exponentially due to the care and rigour of the training which I could not have afforded without your support.

Acting has always been my passion, but drama school was never presented as a possibility when I was growing up. As a result, I followed the traditional path from school to university. Whilst studying my eyes were opened to the joys of student theatre & the possibility of full-time training at a Conservatoire.

For the first time in my life, I am being taught to take up the space which is rightly mine and have been pushed to levels I did not know I could reach. I am extremely grateful for the generosity of the foundation & hope we can continue to work together as I continue my training over the next two years and begin my career.

Without the RGF I would not have been able to embark on these studies and develop in the way I have. I will be eternally grateful for their support and believing in me!”

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