Tutors talk cats, creative fatigue and camaraderie

Tutors

With classes continuing online for now, we spoke to The Garage tutors Victoria Taylor, Grace Durbin and The Workshop’s Freddie Main about what it’s like teaching remotely. Just because this is our third term of online teaching doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges – good and bad. But we’ve come a long way since term one […]

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 […]

Free Facebook activities for children this February half-term

Online teaching

Keeping kids entertained over half-term is hard at the best of times. With national restrictions still in place and home schooling on hold for a week we’ve planned a short timetable of free online challenges and activities this half-term based on our class programme that runs via Zoom in term-time. Our Participation Programme Manager Hannah […]

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 […]

Read the great reviews of My First Panto Goldilocks and the Three Bears online 2020

Reviews

My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been called “an innovative online experience” that created “an authentic panto feel right at home” in reviews. The Lynn News also said the interactive element, with the actors letting the audience choose the way the story goes via onscreen options was a “a novel twist to the […]

My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears streaming online

Panto

Our popular introduction to theatre for young theatregoers is going digital this Christmas. My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears will provide a magical adventure for the under-sevens and any adults who want to join them too. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the team behind the popular annual festive production have opted to move it online […]

Bursaries campaign launched in honour of incredible chair of board Maggie

Bursaries

We’re honouring our chair Maggie Wheeler, who is retiring from the board of trustees after seven years at the helm. We’ve launched a fundraising campaign which will fund thousands of bursaries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and challenging circumstances wanting to taking part in dance, music or theatre classes and courses at either The […]

Thanks for helping classes smoothly switch from studios to Zoom

Tutors

We want to say thank you to our team, tutors and participants for making the switch back to online classes run so smoothly in the wake of the second Covid-19 lockdown. Planning began in the summer for a tightening of restrictions. Following last Saturday’s announcement, the learning and participation programme teams and venue supervisor spent […]

Youth Forum honoured to design official Children in Need 2020 T-shirt

Youth Forum

In the last three weeks before the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rhia was among The Garage Youth Forum members presented with an amazing opportunity – they had been selected to design the official Children in Need T-shirt 2020. She picks up the story. Luckily for us, we finished the designing process the week before lockdown, allowing […]

Free creative industries training for 18-25s

Training

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new training programme for 18-25 year olds which will introduce learners to the wide variety of work and roles that exist within the creative industries and support them to take their next steps into training or work. Over the course of 12 weeks, learners will take part in […]

Excited to reopen studios for classes on 14 September

Breakdance class

Although it’s been fantastic to carry on with our classes via Zoom during lockdown, we know many of our participants have missed learning in a studio and missed the social and friendship aspect of visiting The Garage. That’s why we’ve been busy behind the scenes, getting ready to open our studios from 14 September in […]

CORONAVIRUS LATEST

Front of The Garage building

SPRING TERM UPDATE Following latest lockdown guidance, our spring term will now begin online from Monday 18 January. We have adapted our online class programme to offer something for everyone. While many of our adult sessions will remain the same there are some new developments to children’s classes and exciting options for everyone to engage […]

NEW HORIZONS SPEAKERS

11/10/2019 We’re really excited to welcome a range of speakers for this year’s New Horizons: International Inspiration, looking at how international work can positively impact our practice, our organisations and our communities. Speaker information and biographies can be found below: Malú Ansaldo is an international programmer and producer; currently Head of Performing arts at London’s iconic Roundhouse, where she […]

WORK FIT

18 SEPTEMBER 2019 The Garage’s Work Fit gives you the benefits of a corporate wellness scheme, at a fraction of the cost – perfect for small and independent business’ who are in the City Centre. Encouraging your staff to make more of their lunch breaks or later starts could help all of your employees build activity into their […]

NEW HORIZONS: INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION

11/09/2019 Friday 1 NOVEMBER, 10AM-4.45PM The Garage and Norwich Charitable Trusts Presents NEW HORIZONS: INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION The Garage and Norwich Charitable Trusts present ‘New Horizons: International Inspiration’ – a provocative, proactive and practical event for leaders and doers across the arts sector. The focus of this year’s New Horizons looks at international work, and asks how international […]

Q&A WITH UNSIGNED ROCKERS THE RENADEANS

08/05/2019 The Renadeans are drummer Ivan D’Eath, his brother Max on bass and backup vocals and their friend Paul Murray on guitar and lead vocals. Fusing indie, blues and a bit of grunge, the high school friends thought it would be cool to start a band as they had the same sort of musical tastes. They […]

THE PALM OF NORWICH, A GOLD ARTS AWARD COMMUNITY ART PIECE

01/04/2019 As part of their Gold Arts award, one young local Norwich Resident has created a community art piece which is currently on display in Locomotion Coffee. In their own words, this is the background of the piece: ‘I started this gold arts award intrigued by henna design & culture, therefore I developed my own henna […]

UNSIGNED – CALL OUT FOR MUSICIANS

TUESDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2019, 15:45 The Young Norfolk Arts Trust and The Garage have teamed up to develop an incredibly exciting opportunity for music artists/bands in Norfolk. We are looking for 6 bands or individual music artists aged 16-21 years, who are ready to take their music skills to the next level. The music artists/bands […]

FAIRY GODMOTHER’S JOURNEY TO NORWICH MARKET

03/12/2018 When you are in a show, you get to live in loads of really exciting places! So when I heard that Norwich had a market, I knew I had to hit the road (like Jack), and explore! However, I think that my journey to the market was a lot less fraught than Jack’s… So, […]