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Downton Abbey TV star visits Thorne

Emma Wilson (l), with Downton Abbey star Sophia McShera at the opening of The Artspace, Finkle Court, Thorne. Picture: Andrew Roe

Emma Wilson (l), with Downton Abbey star Sophia McShera at the opening of The Artspace, Finkle Court, Thorne. Picture: Andrew Roe

One of the stars of Downton Abbey has visited Thorne this weekend to open a new gallery.

Sophie McShera, who plays humble assistant cook Daisy Mason in the Golden Globe winning ITV show, made an appearance at The Artspace in Finkle Street.

The Artspace is home to Artistic Spectrum, a social enterprise established last year which specialises in art as therapy for people with autism.

The organisation has recently been awarded a National Lottery grant to work with autistic people in South Yorkshire.

Project leader Emma Wilson said: “Sophie’s involvement helps us in our efforts to shine a light on autism which according to recent figures affects up to one in 50 people.”

Sophie said: “The work Emma is doing with autistic people really helps autistic people to communicate and feel part of the wider world. My cousin has autism so it is a cause very close to my heart.”

 

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