Are we ready to laugh at Coronavirus? Writer Mark Daniels thinks so

Coronavirus

You can catch the Offie-nominated dark satirical comedy Coronavirus – A Great British Farce, here on 18 November. We asked its writer, Mark Daniels, are we ready to laugh at Covid? He says we’re more than ready. Imagine. You’ve been living alone during lockdown and, every day, you’ve written a diary. A stream-of-consciousness type of diary about… everything and […]

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 […]

Pandemic has made me question a lot of things

Pandemic

Growing up, Ellie Cook stood in the wings of the Cromer Pier show, watching the professional dancers, knowing that’s what she wanted to do.  But it’s been a bumpy road and she’s seen good friends abandon their dreams, especially as Covid tightened its grip. This is her story. The pandemic has made me question a […]

Turnstyle 2021 dance showcase will be a little different

Dance

This year’s Turnstyle showcase will be a little different explains Danielle Tubb, Assistant Producer and Performing Arts Tutor at The Garage. “Last year, Turnstyle couldn’t take place at all due to the pandemic. So, I was determined to ensure our companies had the opportunity to perform at the end of this academic year. “I wanted […]

Thank you! Joy at £345K grant boost from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Hamlyn

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve received £345,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts Access and Participation Fund. PHF was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. He died in 2001 and left most of his estate to the foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. PHF use their resources to support social […]

Youth Music’s £149K grant will help us change lives

Youth

Let’s make some noise for Youth Music, which has awarded The Garage Trust £149,000 for its Musical Journeys project. The inclusive programme will help young people across Norfolk and Suffolk hone their skills and build their confidence. Statistics have shown a large rise in mental health issues among Norfolk’s children and young people during the […]

5 ways the performing arts make young people and adults feel better

Better

We could all do with a pick-me-up right now. A little me time. Whatever your age, the link between the performing arts and feeling better physically and mentally is well documented. For example. Until becoming a dad, I didn’t know children learn quicker between birth and the age of eight than at any other point […]