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, […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DAISY THE COW

26/11/2018 7am Early start for brie-hearsals, think I got out of bed on the wrong side this morning! Worried I might be a bit of a mooooody cow today… 7.30am Found out our boiler was broken so I had to have a cold shower; now I’m a Fresian cold cow! 8am Missed the bus and […]

HOW TO MAKE AN EGG-SQUISITE POACHED EGG, WITH ROB AND HEN

23/11/2018 Hi, my name’s Rob, and I’m playing Jack in ‘My First Panto – Jack and the Beansprout!’. Now we’ve been very busy rehearsing the show for the past two weeks, which has meant lots of early mornings requiring lots of energy! I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect breakfast to keep me […]

DAN.CE.IN PROJECT

19/11/2018 DAN.CE.IN Project  DAnce acCEssibility and Inclusion – DAN.CE IN The Garage, Norwich is the U.K Partner for an exciting European Inclusive Dance Project called DAN.CE.IN. Dance has often been stereotyped as an activity executed by certain elite bodies. Inclusive Dance offers a different reality where people with different types of bodies and minds approach […]

CHILDREN IN NEED FILMING AT NORWICH CASTLE

17/11/2018 This year on Friday 16 November we were lucky enough to get 5 tickets for the filming of Children in Need, at Norwich Castle. Myself, Yax (Adam Yaxley, The Garage Inclusion Lead) and three participants we chose from our class program, went to celebrate. Needless to say, we were all very excited to meet Pudsey! We […]

AYESHA CHARLES ON NEW HORIZONS 18

06/11/2018 The energy during the first conversation to start of the day was electric! It was truly a pleasure to be a part of such an inspiring bunch of young people, just like me but so different personally. Discussing the challenges that young people face going into the creative world such as social media pressure, […]

NEW HORIZONS: THE ARTS AND CHILDREN IN CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES MANIFESTO

31/10/2018 On 25 October 2018, over 80 young people, CEOs, artistic directors, arts professionals and artists from around the country came together in Norwich for New Horizons: The Arts and Children in Challenging Circumstances. During the day, we created a manifesto filled with the delegate comments that were shared on a ‘future wall’ after each conversation. These […]

BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS: LIVE MANIFESTO ACHIEVED!

27/10/2017 Yesterday 90 CEOs, artistic directors, arts professionals and artists from around the country came together in Norwich for Breaking Down The Barriers – The Arts, Disability and Change. As part of this conference we wanted to galvanise and inspire positive action. So after each panel conversation we asked delegates to share a priority action or change that they had been […]

THE GARAGE REFERRAL NETWORK

21/09/2018 Next month marks 5 years of my involvement with The Garage Referral Network. The aim of the Network is to bring different organisations who work with young people with challenging circumstances together to share information and best practice. In 5 years there have been some amazing outcomes, due in large to the great working relationships […]

Q&A WITH EDWARD DAY ON SUPER HAMLET 64

06/09/2018 What’s the show about? Super Hamlet 64 is a one person comedy about videogames, Shakespeare and our relationship with technology, full of spoken word poetry, projection mapped animation, live music and comedy songs. Where are you from? I’m originally from Swindon but I’ve just moved to Norwich to live nearer my partner. In my […]

THE GARAGE STAFF WELLBEING

21/08/2018 At the last AGM, a new Trustee asked ‘what does The Garage do to ensure the wellbeing of its staff?’  Recognising, even after such a short time with the organisation, that the whole team – staff, freelancers and volunteers alike – go above and beyond to provide positive, and often life-changing opportunities, this Trustee […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HNC CLASS OF 2018!

18/07/2018 Tuesday 17th July. In many ways it was a regular Tuesday, but in a few very important ways it was much more than that. As it creeps towards the end of the academic year it also creeps towards a year since I joined the team here at The Garage – and on Tuesday, the same […]

THE GARAGE AND WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR ME

04/06/2018 I first joined The Garage when I was aged 13, I was part of the drama class. Although I enjoyed going to them and the tutor was lovely I never felt liked I fit in, this was through no fault of The Garages it’s just, I had just been put into full time care […]

MY FIRST CIRCUS COLOURING COMPETITION

22/05/2018 This summer, My First Circus: The Circus Child, an interactive show for toddlers aged 2-5 and their families has its acts, but we need a Ringmaster to bring the show together! Our juggler needs a jazzy new outfit, enter our colouring competition and you could have the chance to record the welcoming intro to the show, which will […]

MUSIC FOR HOME EDUCATED IN KING’S LYNN

30/04/2018 Every Friday 2.45-3.45 – Providence Street Community Centre Ages 8 – 16  £5 per child John Kramarchuk runs a Friday class for home educated young people in King’s Lynn.  Each week there is a chance to learn a new skill or develop your musical talent.  John is a great teacher with a wide repertoire […]

90S NOSTALGIA

08/02/2018 Ahead of Half The World Away next week (Wednesday 14th, 7.30PM), the staff team here have been getting very reminiscent about our favourite things from the 90s, the wonderful era of platform shoes, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and before Opal Fruits changed their name to starburst (seriously…) This Hideous football top commonly referred as […]

OPPORTUNITY FOR AGES 11+ TO GAIN A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION WITH ARTS AWARD

22/01/2018 Do you really enjoy performing arts? From this April young people aged 11+ can sign up to take part in Arts Award. Arts Award lets you explore your creativity whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share your arts […]