Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
LIPA is a higher education institution based in Liverpool and specialises in the Dramatic Arts. It was set up to combine performance, technical innovation, understanding and business awareness for youngsters intent on sustained careers in the arts and entertainment economy. The LIPA cost some £20m to create. Spearheading its creation were Sir Paul McCartney (Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty (Founding Principal/CEO).