OLDHAM mayor Ginny Alexander and her consort husband Adrian are taking a bow after finding a venue for the Brit Theatre group to rehearse - at the town's famous boxing club.

They met Dave, Samm, and Kendra from Brit Theatre and Eric Noi at Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Club based on Greaves Street in Oldham town centre.

Ginny said: “The Brit Theatre were looking for a place to rehearse and I contacted my good friend Eric to see if he could help.

“Eric was looking for more diversity in his club and Brit Theatre fitted perfectly.,As the Mayor I saw this type of collaboration the way forward for our young people of this town.

“Brit Theatre asked me to be their patron and I humbly accepted. I was over the moon to be asked — thank you so very much.“