Strictly Come Dancing star Layton Williams brings some FAB to The Garage

Fab

We knew Strictly Come Dancing 2023 star Layton Williams was going to slay it as one of our new patrons. The West End performer, who is partnered with Nikita Kuzmin in this year’s competition, said of his involvement with the Trust: “I’m honoured to be asked and will 100% bring some FAB to Norfolk. It’s a […]

Happy Mother’s Day from The Garage

Happy Mother's Day. Gabby Meadows and her mum Lorna Meadows; Beth Norman and her mum Gill Whinney.

Happy Mother’s Day: Gabby Meadows and her mum Lorna Meadows; Beth Norman and her mum Gill Whinney. We like to think of our participants as family. In some cases, that’s literally true. This Mother’s Day we spoke to Lorna Meadows, Gill Whinney and Mandy Stanley, whose daughters also teach here.  “I feel, for the first […]

5 ways the performing arts make young people and adults feel better

Better

We could all do with a pick-me-up right now. A little me time. Whatever your age, the link between the performing arts and feeling better physically and mentally is well documented. For example. Until becoming a dad, I didn’t know children learn quicker between birth and the age of eight than at any other point […]

Online teaching is a steep learning curve

Online teaching

We’ve had to get creative when it comes to online teaching. Delivering our classes and our HNC and GCSE courses online has been a steep learning curve, as our participation and accredited courses teams explain. Gabrielle Meadows, our Participation Programme Manager, says for the tutors, the switch was about adapting their processes and learning to […]