A tale of two cities – performing arts students explore Rouen in France and Norwich

Rouen

The beautiful French city of Rouen and our own fine city of Norwich have enjoyed a long and fruitful friendship. Several weeks ago, our HNC Programme in Performing Arts students explored both. Organised through both cities’ Twinning Associations, they will draw on both places’ similarities and differences to create and develop a performance, using sound recordings, […]

Introduction to the Creative Industries Programme returns in 2022

Introduction

Our free Introduction to the Creative Industries Programme returns next year. Signing up to it was one of the best decisions Juno Evans has made. She said: “With the support of my programme mentor I was able to find local work and training opportunities that related to the creative areas I am interested in. “I went on […]

Food for thought from culinary comedian George Egg

Food

He’s been described as a culinary Bill Bailey, only with chopping boards instead of keyboards, and the anarchic face of food – and he’s here on 6 November. Movable Feast is the latest comedy and cooking show from award-winning stand-up George Egg. Watch him make gourmet food live in unusual ways, with the chance to taste […]

Comedy Fest Begins As New Season Continues With Clutterbuck’s Comedy Club

Clutterbuck’s Comedy Club Last Friday saw the beginning of the Comedy Fest here at The Garage, and we cannot wait for the next installment!   “It’s been ages since I laughed that hard” That was just one of the quotes I heard exiting Clutterbuck’s Comedy Club last Friday night. What an evening we shared as an […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hooray, we’re having a party 23 July – and you’re invited

Invited

Before fully reopening for classes and a packed performance programme from September, we’re having a party – and you’re all invited. Proving why we’re THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, we’re taking over the streets of Norwich on Friday 23 July with live music, dance and entertainment. We’re also throwing open our studios where […]

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 […]

New Summer Activities in Performing Arts

Street Dance Class

PERFORMING ARTS WEEK MONDAY 17 – FRIDAY 21 AUGUST, VARIOUS TIMES Keep your performance skills alive during the summer by taking part in our programme of acting, dance and musical theatre. Work with professional performance practitioners to develop your skills, with bespoke one to one and group sessions on offer. The week has been designed […]

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 […]