Are you brave enough to watch classic thriller Wait Until Dark?

Dark

Mustard Theatre Company return on Tuesday 28 September with the thriller Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott, the author of Dial M for Murder. A trio of thugs looking for a mysterious doll visit the apartment of blind housewife Susy Henderson, whose husband may be involved in murder.  Realising the doll could prove his innocence, […]

Comedy, cancel culture and cake with Comedy Fest’s Tom Clutterbuck

Comedy

Altered Feast, Norwich’s favourite alternative comedy cabaret night, is taking over The Garage for a night on 1 October as part of our Comedy Fest season – featuring Joz Norris, Heidi Regan and headliner Pierre Novellie. We spoke to organiser and Altered Feast founder Tom Clutterbuck about the importance of laughter, “cancel culture” and how […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

RIGHT OF ENTITLEMENT Q+A WITH MELISSA TODD

20/09/2019 We caught up with Melissa Todd from Hags Ahoy, the theatre company bringing Right of Entitlement to The Garage on Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm. Tell us about Hags Ahoy?  Hags Ahoy is a new theatre company from Broadstairs, Kent. It’s run by Steven Todd, who was a postman and amateur playwright for 30 years, […]