Strictly stars’ surprise visit has participants dancing for joy

Strictly Come Dancing professionals and Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two presenters pictured with some of our inclusive participants

Our inclusive dance, music, and drama participants were dancing on cloud nine after a surprise visit from some of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.  Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenters Janette Manrara and Fleur East were joined by professional dancers Karen Hauer, Gorka Marquez, Neil Jones, Nancy Xu, Nadiya Bychkova, Jowita Przystal, and […]

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 […]

Without Peter Wilson, we wouldn’t be here

Michael Launchbury and Adam Taylor at The Garage Trust's AGM where tributes were paid to Peter Wilson

Tributes were paid to theatre producer Peter Wilson MBE DL at The Garage Trust’s recent Annual General Meeting. As CEO of Norwich Theatre Royal, Mr Wilson (pictured below), who died last week, was one of the founding partners of the Trust and more recently served as one of its patrons.  Adam Taylor, the Trust’s CEO, […]

Give Norfolk’s disadvantaged young people the break they deserve in 2023

Members of our annual Summer Production on stage. It's one of several regular holiday activities we run

What would you do if I said you could change a young person’s life right now? The Garage Trust’s mission is simple. To use dance, drama, and music to give disadvantaged youngsters across Norfolk a brighter future.  Youth support organisations are under immense pressure. More than half of those surveyed for a 2021 UK Youth […]

National award for our fabulous Taverham Community Ambassadors

Taverham

Congratulations to our Taverham Community Ambassador Programme members Anya Bond, Hattie Lynchy, Edith Yau, Juliette Van Minden and Lilly Barton-Bullman. They just won the Campaigning Award at this year’s Clarion Futures Annual Power Youth Event and Awards 2021-22.  CAP is part-funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Clarion Futures. It’s supported by the DCMS, National […]

Great start for our young Flowing and Glowing Taverham co-designers

Taverham

Our Taverham Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) got off to a huge success last Friday.  The group’s aim is to take social action and to make change within their community, whether that’s on a small scale or globally. The project is youth led, with students from Taverham High School working with us.  Their projects come under […]

Youth Music’s £149K grant will help us change lives

Youth

Let’s make some noise for Youth Music, which has awarded The Garage Trust £149,000 for its Musical Journeys project. The inclusive programme will help young people across Norfolk and Suffolk hone their skills and build their confidence. Statistics have shown a large rise in mental health issues among Norfolk’s children and young people during the […]