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 […]

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 […]

Music: You need others to develop and grow says Unsigned 2020/21’s Blux J

music

Blux J found peace from the playground bullies by hiding in his school’s music block. There’s been plenty of ups and downs since then, including spending a year-and-a-half homeless. Music was always the thing that made him think he had something to build on. He told us how Unsigned was too good a chance to […]

Music: Unsigned 2020/21’s Ella excited to debut original songs

music

Teenager Ella Massingham is tired of singing other people’s songs. She told us how Unsigned is helping her express herself through music her way. How do you feel your music/skills have improved since starting the course last September? I feel my music skills have improved by having a better view of the industry, but most […]

Music: Unsigned 2020/21 is helping Amelia find who she is as an artist

Picture of Amelia (artist)

Amelia Stephanides is a little confused where she fits in genre-wise, just one of the things the Unsigned course is helping with says the NUA drama student and The Garage team member. How do you feel your music / skills have improved so far since starting the course last September? I’ve learnt lots more about […]

The Garage to Offer 8 Scholarships in HE

Scholarships for HE students

Despite the Government’s recent £1.57billion lifeline, this is an extremely challenging time for the creative industry and the next generation of artists. Which is why The Garage is today offering scholarships to people looking to forge a career in this vital sector. Successful HNC Performing Arts Programme applicants could receive the full cost of their […]

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS!

24/07/2019 The Garage, Norwich are looking for some young musicians and percussionist’s to learn the music and play the soundtrack live to our Summer Production of Aladdin! You will get to work and learn from the fantastic, inspiring Musical Director Sam Sommerfeld. Sam Sam studied at Leeds College of Music where he graduated in 2014. He is a pianist, […]

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 […]

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 […]

SIGN CAFE – H IS FOR…

14/09/2018 We had a wonderful sign cafe today, we learnt the hand shape “H” (the index and middle fingers on both hands are extended from the fist and held together) and found signs using this hand shape for “Paris” “name” “sing” and “road” “river” and “railway track.” (Can you think of more for next time?) We also met […]

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

24/04/2018 We’re recruiting for volunteers to help us and fifty children & young people put on our Big Summer Production of Beauty & the Beast! We are looking for individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team as volunteers. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend […]

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 […]

SO WHAT IS MUSIC FOUNDATIONS?

03/08/2017 We are now well into the summer, with another successful round of Music Foundations classes having been completed. Music Foundations is a 10-week course aimed at engaging young people from challenging circumstances in the arts. Young people are referred in to us, using the forms which can be found in the referral network section, on our […]

LAYTON WILLIAMS MASTERCLASS

17/07/2017 Performer Layton Williams is best known for his starring role in the BBC’s hit sitcom Bad Education. He began his career on the West End in title roles Billy Elliot and Thriller Live. He has also performed with Matthew Bourne in Lord of the Flies and The Car Man and has toured with Hairspray and Rent. This was his fourth workshop in as many years […]

THE GARAGE MDP STUDENTS MEET DAVE ROWNTREE

14/07/2017 On the 3rd July, Dave Rowntree (drummer from Blur) came in to The Garage to chat with the MDP (Musicians’ Development Programme) Intermediate and Improver groups about his career and offer advice to the young musicians on the course. The group found out about how Blur found success and discussed what it takes to be a […]

A BAT IN THE DRESSING ROOM- WORK EXPERIENCE AT THE GARAGE

12/07/2017 Work Experience – Day One My name is Maddy and I started work experience at The Garage on 3rd July 2017. As soon as I got to The Garage, I filled in health and safety procedure forms and was introduced to The Garage’s team. I come to the venue every Thursday evening as I’m a member […]

THE GARAGE SUMMER ACTOR-MUSICIAN ACADEMY RECEIVES ARTS COUNCIL FUNDING

30/06/2017 We are pleased to announce the Arts Council England have supported The Garage’s summer Actor Musicians Academy with a Grant for The Arts Funding. Young Musicians who also have skills in acting will work under the direction of DumbWise actor musician practitioners to produce a brand new show ‘Clockwork’ based on the novel by Phillip Pullman. The young people will explore the […]