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 […]

Spring into 2022 – enjoy even more classes with us from this January

Classes

We’re excited to say next Monday sees the return of classes here at The Garage. Gabby Meadows, our Participation Programme manager and a tutor, can’t wait for them to start. She said: “We have some exciting things in the pipeline performance-wise. We’re delighted to be hosting the Norfolk County Youth Choir, which is completely free […]

Introduction to the Creative Industries Programme returns in 2022

Introduction

Our free Introduction to the Creative Industries Programme returns next year. Signing up to it was one of the best decisions Juno Evans has made. She said: “With the support of my programme mentor I was able to find local work and training opportunities that related to the creative areas I am interested in. “I went on […]

Thank you! Joy at £345K grant boost from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Hamlyn

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve received £345,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts Access and Participation Fund. PHF was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. He died in 2001 and left most of his estate to the foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. PHF use their resources to support social […]

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 […]

Inclusion difficulties in the age of Covid-19

Inclusion

The continued health restrictions and lockdowns – essential as they’ve been to control the spread of Covid-19 – have presented the Inclusion Team and the young people The Garage works with with a number of new barriers to overcome. Youth Arts Worker Tom Francis explains more. The pandemic has presented major challenges for most people. As […]

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 […]

TURNSTYLE MAKES HEADLINES AT NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

26/07/2019 A sold-out Norwich Playhouse enjoyed a packed programme of dance that made you think, made you cry and made you smile. Carrie Mansfield, The Garage’s creative director, thanked everyone for turning out on such a hot evening to support those taking part in this year’s Turnstyle platform. “I also want to say a big thank you the dancers and […]

OUR STRENGTHS ARE OFTEN IN OUR DIFFERENCES – MEET OUR NEW INCLUSIVE DANCE COMPANY IN CAHOOTS

25/07/2019 Tonight marks the debut of The Garage’s latest dance company, In Cahoots. An inclusive group that proves our strengths are often in our differences. The seven diverse dancers will perform contemporary piece Eye to Eye for a sold out Norwich Playhouse as part of our annual showcase Turnstyle. Rehearsal time has been a challenge, cramming as much as they can into […]