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 […]

Unsigned changed their lives, make 2021 the year you change yours

Unsigned

As the hunt begins for our latest Unsigned stars, we spoke to former participants Jøra the Førtuneteller, who are going on a UK and Ireland tour and Amelia Stephanides, whose debut EP drops next month. Jøra – aka Sam Howlett, Gui Oliveira, Dawid Tondryk and Josh Shave – said Unsigned has been invaluable to them […]

Write music that you love and find people who love it with you

Music

It’s hard to imagine punk powerhouse and music mentor Millie Manders only being able to perform if she was in her mum’s dining room, with the door closed and her back to it. Or that she still gets stage fright to this day. This is her story. I was surrounded by music from day one. […]

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 […]

Turnstyle 2021 dance showcase will be a little different

Dance

This year’s Turnstyle showcase will be a little different explains Danielle Tubb, Assistant Producer and Performing Arts Tutor at The Garage. “Last year, Turnstyle couldn’t take place at all due to the pandemic. So, I was determined to ensure our companies had the opportunity to perform at the end of this academic year. “I wanted […]

Free entertainment for all ages at The Workshop, King’s Lynn, 5-7 August

Workshop

Before reopening its studios for classes in September, our sister venue The Workshop in King’s Lynn has teamed up with Creative Arts East to bring live entertainment back to the town this week. Supported by Farnham Maltings’ house theatre, they have put together a free programme of children’s theatre and spoken word performances. You’ll also […]

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 […]