YOUNG people had the chance to flex their acting muscles at the weekend in the second part of the Salisbury Young People’s Festival of Music, Drama and Dance.

Following on from the music part of the festival last weekend, Saturday saw budding thespians take to the stage at Studio Theatre in Ashley Road to demonstrate their skills in a range of performances, from Shakespeare monologues to their own devised pieces.

Committee member and trustee Shirley Brailey said the event was very successful and will be held again next year.

Winners Acted scene (key stage 1 and 2): Rory Stocks and Joseph Oliver

Acted scene (key stage 3): Ines Casini and Olivia Schuch

Acted scene (key stage 4): Conor Beale and Maya Stock

Acted original: Suzie Cetintas, Beth Ford, Pippa Denman, Megan Sanger, Maela Dakin and Alec Dakin

Shakespeare monologue: Alasdair Edington

Monologues (key stage 3 +): Ines Casini Choral speech: Stagecoach group 2: Stagecoach group 2