Q&A WITH UNSIGNED SINGER-SONGWRITER LEON O’LEARY

10/05/2019 Leon O’Leary is a singer-songwriter from the Suffolk coast. He’s performed at many venues across East Anglia and his tracks have featured on BBC Introducing Suffolk. We caught up with him after a series of gigs to talk about his Unsigned gig at The Waterfront in Norwich on Sunday 19 May. You’ve had a busy weekend? Friday we were […]

Q&A WITH THE BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE CAFE’S TRICIA THOMPSON

FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019, 10:27 Tricia Thompson leads the British Sign Language Café sessions at The Garage, run in association with All-In Productions. She talks about how signing can open a whole new world to users and how anybody can join in the fun whatever their experience. Can you tell me more about the group? It was once a […]

Q&A WITH UNSIGNED ROCKERS THE RENADEANS

08/05/2019 The Renadeans are drummer Ivan D’Eath, his brother Max on bass and backup vocals and their friend Paul Murray on guitar and lead vocals. Fusing indie, blues and a bit of grunge, the high school friends thought it would be cool to start a band as they had the same sort of musical tastes. They […]

Q&A WITH UNSIGNED SINGER-SONGWRITER BRIDGET HOLMES

07/05/2019 Bridget Holmes is one of five acts performing at Unsigned at The Waterfront in Norwich on Sunday 19 May. We spoke to her ahead of the gig about flying solo and performing on the same stage as grunge idols Nirvana. Can you tell me about yourself? I’m Norwich-based and currently studying a degree in psychology. I’m thinking of maybe […]

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 […]

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, […]

REFLECTIONS OF A NEW HORIZON

05/11/2018 Sitting at my desk a week after the ‘New Horizons’, reflecting over what our next steps of change should be, I realise that we probably aren’t as far down the road as I [complacently] thought. For those of you that weren’t with us, ‘New Horizons’ our annual conference that we, as an organisation, use […]

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 […]

USING THE ARTS TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES

12/10/2018 I am the Youth Arts Worker and my role primarily focuses on using the arts as a tool to engage young people from challenging circumstances. In order to achieve this, I run and support courses that are specifically aimed at engaging these young people and building confidence and raising their self-esteem. Young people are […]