Working for The Garage is my self care says support worker Michelle

Support worker Michelle Bartram working at a desk

“Joining The Garage helped save me,” says Michelle Bartram, one of our newest support workers. Now she’s on a mission to do the same for others.  When the former nanny lost her leg in a freak accident resulting from undiagnosed joint hypermobility, she thought she’d never be able to work with children again. “I thought […]

The Garage is a place where Daisy-May can do what “normal” children do

Daisy-May

Daisy-May Webster’s love for dance is every bit as infectious as mum Gail says. The 12-year-old has barely finished her street dance class but excitedly tells me how she can’t wait to get home and practice even more. It doesn’t matter it’s been a long day for the duo, who take four hours out of […]

Dan.ce.In Project

With several of our team currently partnering with international art makers on inclusion work, now seems a good time to look back at The Garage Trust‘s involvement with the DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) project in 2019. It was an Erasmus + Plus Programme which was part of the projects sponsored and funded by the European Agency for Education, Culture and Audiovisual […]

Be brave enough to explore your creative side says dancer Alex Sturman 

Creative

Dancer Alex Sturman says giving young people the chance to explore themselves in a creative way is so important – especially during the times we’re living in. He said: “I was genuinely thrilled that an organisation such as The Garage Trust would ask me to become one of their ambassadors. Growing up in Taverham and […]

A tale of two cities – performing arts students explore Rouen in France and Norwich

Rouen

The beautiful French city of Rouen and our own fine city of Norwich have enjoyed a long and fruitful friendship. Several weeks ago, our HNC Programme in Performing Arts students explored both. Organised through both cities’ Twinning Associations, they will draw on both places’ similarities and differences to create and develop a performance, using sound recordings, […]

2021 HNC Programme in Performing Arts course is challenging and fun says Liv

Course

Liv Burton joined our HNC Programme in Performing Arts course because she wanted to improve her skillset before going to university next year.  The Level 4 course has three specialist pathways in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. The courses also include units where all pathways work together. Delivered by industry professionals, the aim is to […]

I’ll be there for you! My First composer Lloyd Gorman’s joy at ambassador role

Composer

Rehearsals for My First Panto: Cinderella Rocks start soon. Regular composer  Lloyd Gorman and The Garage go way back. Our newest ambassador said: “Growing up in Norwich, as a teenager I watched The Garage be converted into the building you see today. As a young adult, I rehearsed and took classes there with The Theatre […]

Meet Emma, the tutor of our new 2021 choir – first session FREE

Choir

Singing music you love with others is amazing and our new choir for ages 15-plus gives you the chance to do just that. No auditions, no pressure – just music. Ahead of the first FREE session on Wednesday, 15 September, we spoke to tutor Emma O’Reilly, a vocal coach and independent singer-songwriter who has toured Ireland, the UK […]