Comedian James Acaster to return to home town of Kettering to open studio at special school

Comedian James Acaster will be returning to Kettering to open the new studio at Wren Spinney Special School.
Comedian James Acaster will be returning to Kettering to open the new studio at Wren Spinney Special School.
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Stand-up comedian James Acaster returns to his home town of Kettering later this month to reopen a studio at Wren Spinney Special School.

The former Montagu School pupil is currently touring and has recently appeared on TV shows Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

He has previously worked at a special school in Bermondsey and his mum Diane worked at Wren Spinney as a supply teacher.

And business manager Ann Brown has managed to get him to perform at the grand reopening at the studio in Lower Street at 11.30am on Saturday, November 21.

She said: “We’re really excited to have James here and it will be a real boost for our students.

“There is a real connection there on a lot of levels with James having worked in a special school before and we’re really looking forward to it.

“We’ve spread our wings and entered a new partnership with other schools and the studio will help our pupils gain the experience and skills for employment that they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do.

“They will get real life business skills and it will make them more independent and confident.

“They like to provide service with a smile and having James here will be amazing for them.”