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 […]

Pandemic has made me question a lot of things

Pandemic

Growing up, Ellie Cook stood in the wings of the Cromer Pier show, watching the professional dancers, knowing that’s what she wanted to do.  But it’s been a bumpy road and she’s seen good friends abandon their dreams, especially as Covid tightened its grip. This is her story. The pandemic has made me question a […]

Music has more opportunities to create than any other industry

Music

When Ben Street’s fledgling football career was ended by injury, he turned to his first love – music. Now he gets a kick out of performing, promoting and mentoring other artists and running the Wild Paths and Wild Fields festivals. This is his story. It was my grandad on my mum’s side who got me […]

Inspirational students lead the way in 2020 – a year of online HNCs

Students

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, and potentially for good this time, our HNC Acting Lecturer Sam Webber took a look back at a year of online teaching at The Garage Just over a year ago, the day before the first national lockdown was announced, we were preparing for the final week of our HNC […]

Creative course helps aspiring playwright Juno set the scene for a bright future

Creative

When she lost her retail job because of Covid, drama graduate Juno Evans decided to sign up for our new, free Introduction to the Creative Industries course. It’s given her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a playwright. This is her story. I’ve been wanting to work in the creative industries for as […]

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 […]