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 […]

Co-design projects will help change the community says Sarah

Co-design

With our Picnic in Jenny Lind Park just days away, we thought what a great time to introduce our new community producer Sarah Witcomb.  Right now, she’s working on a trio of projects in that area, sharing her passion for transforming places and people via the arts. But we’ll let her tell you more about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hooray, we’re having a party 23 July – and you’re invited

Invited

Before fully reopening for classes and a packed performance programme from September, we’re having a party – and you’re all invited. Proving why we’re THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, we’re taking over the streets of Norwich on Friday 23 July with live music, dance and entertainment. We’re also throwing open our studios where […]

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 […]

Happy Christmas NR2 Foodbank Norwich

Foodbank

Instead of playing Santa to each other, this year everyone at The Garage has teamed up with the NR2 Foodbank to spread some Christmas cheer. Our staff and board members have donated £700 to the foodbank, which is distributing boxes to 70 families in need throughout the NR2 area. The £700 will help provide Langleys […]