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Workshops Holiday Activities Live Events

Summer/Autumn 2010

not just a stage

Discounts, Bursaries and Support We know that sometimes it is difficult to afford to do all the things that you’d like to. That’s why we have set up our discounts, bursaries and support scheme. Places are limited so get in early to secure your place! Discounts If you or your household are in receipt of income support or benefits or you have a Norwich City Council Go4Less card, you are entitled to 25% discount on our activities. Just bring along proof of status such as a recent benefits letter or your Go4Less card at the time that you book. Look for the Go4Less sign.

Free Bursaries We offer free places to young people whose families are in receipt of income support or benefits and are resident  in North Earlham, West Earlham, Marlpit, Larkman, Lakenham, Mile Cross and Catton. Just bring along proof of your address and status such as a recent benefits letter at the time that you book. Look for the heart symbol. Other Support We can also sometimes help in other ways such as with travel costs or suitable clothing. If you would like to find out more call Hannah on 01603 283382

How to Book 1. Choose which activities you want to do. 2. Pick up an application form from our reception or give us a call and we’ll send you one. 3.

Fill it in with what you want to do. If you’re under the age of 18 your parent or guardian will need to sign this before you hand it in.

4. Bring/Send it into us with your payment.


Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Garage Trust’.


We will confirm your place by telephone or letter, letting you know all the information you need before the activity takes place.

It’s that simple. We are taking bookings now so what are you waiting for? Do something different this year! If you are having difficulty with the form or have any questions call us on 01603 283382.

Hello The Garage is the creative venue for young  people to take part in a wide range of activities and performing arts. Whether you are interested in street dance, acting, Hip Hop, breakdance, directing, beatboxing, DJ-ing, singing, technical theatre or event management, The Garage is the place to get inspired! It doesn’t matter whether you have loads of experience or are trying something for  the first time as we are always on hand to help and offer friendly and professional support. Young people come first in everything  we do and we make sure that all of our activities are developed with your opinions in mind.  We recently achieved the REACH standard, a quality assurance mark that means you can be confident that at The Garage: we not only listen to your ideas,  we make them a reality.

There are loads of really exciting activities to take part in this season and it is thanks to you that we have been able to put  t his programme together. Whether you join us in your school holidays, take part in our regular performance companies or help us to create our Urban Alice in Wonderland spectacular this summer, we know you will learn new creative skills, make plenty of new friends and above all have fun! See you soon The Garage Team


Performance Companies If you want to get a taste for acting, dancing or singing before joining our regular performance companies, come along to our mini /master mixers week starting 26th of July. Check out page 8.

Junior Companies Ages 8 –12 The Garage Dance Company

The Garage Theatre Company

Mondays 4.30pm – 5.30pm Summer Term: 10 May – 19 July Autumn Term: 11 Oct – 13 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75

Wednesdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm Summer Term: 12 May – 21 July Autumn Term: 13 Oct – 15 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75

Junior classes provide an introduction to a wide variety of dance styles and performance skills. All abilities welcome.

The Garage Theatre Company explores street, musical and physical theatre. Terms will be themed and will include production and backstage techniques. Each term we will welcome guest workshops from industry professionals.

The Garage Singing Company Fridays 4.30pm – 5.30pm Summer Term: 7 May – 16 Jul Autumn Term: 15 Oct – 17 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75 Junior classes provide an introduction to a range of singing styles and build vocal techniques to popular chart songs.


Senior Companies Ages 13 –21 The Garage Dance Company

The Garage Theatre Company

Mondays 5.45pm – 6.45pm Summer Term: 10 May – 19 July Autumn Term: 11 Oct – 13 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75

Wednesdays 5.45pm – 7.15pm Summer Term: 12 May – 21 July Autumn Term: 13 Oct – 15 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75

The Garage Dance Company further develops performance techniques through a range of dance styles. We are pleased to be working with Norfolk Dance to develop master-class opportunities for company members in the coming year and residencies with national artists and dance companies.

Expect to explore all elements of theatre including street, musical and backstage skills as well as performing in numerous productions we showcase throughout the year! We have been working with The National Theatre and The National Association of Youth Theatres and each term will welcome guest workshops from industry professionals.

The Garage Singing Company Fridays 5.45pm – 6.45pm Summer Term: 7 May – 16 July Autumn Term: 15 Oct – 17 Dec Term Fee £45 ∙ Discretionary £33.75 Company participants will work with our professional vocal coach and a range of other artists such as beatboxers and MCs to develop innovative vocal performance pieces as well as learning about and improving individual techniques.


June half term This June we will be busy planning for our summer 2010 programme but we have still found time to squeeze in a very special workshop.

Fantasy Facepainting Friday 4 June Ages 8 –12: 10am –12pm Ages 13 –19: 1–3pm Cost £10 ∙ Discretionary £7.50 Learn the art of face painting just in time for the festival season with our special one-off workshop led by an industry professional. By the end of the day you’ll have created your very own character and be confident in applying face paint and using brushes. There will be plenty of blood and gore, fake wounds and injuries to go round should that be more your thing! No experience necessary–  just come along and get creative.

Arts Award Arts Awards are nationally recognised qualifications that can be taken at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Throughout this programme you will see the Arts Award symbol which means you can ‘top up’ your activity with Arts Award sessions to gain your own vocational qualification. More information about Arts Awards can be found on their website


OPEN DAY Sunday 11 July, 10am –3pm Suitable for all ages and families FREE to attend Following the success of last year’s OPEN DAY, attended by hundreds of local people of all ages. We have teamed up with Norfolk Dance to bring you an unforgettable day! Whether you want to dance, act, beatbox, have your face painted or simply pop in to explore our fantastic venue –you will be welcome. We will be providing a range of 45 minute workshops at a cost of just £2 each, so why not round off your Lord Mayor’s Procession weekend here with us? To receive further information, including a workshop timetable, simply join our members mailing list by visiting us online at or giving us a call.


Summer Sessions With more breakdancing, acting, cheerleading, Hip Hop, singing and performances than a whole series of Glee and X Factor rolled together, The Garage is the place to be this summer!

Pick and Mix


Choose from our menu of exciting tasters led by experienced professional artists. You can choose to do as many or as few as you like, so here is your chance to try something new that you have never done before!

Half Day £10 Full Day £20 One Week £50 Both Weeks £90

All our activities are suitable for beginners. Arts Awards are suitable for ages 11+

Discretionary £7.50 Discretionary £15 Discretionary £37.50 Discretionary £67.50

Discounts, bursaries and the support scheme are available for all sessions. Please see page 2.

Mini Mixers Week 1 Age 8 –12 Mon 26 July 10am– Street Dance 12pm

A high energy street dance session with urban styles and music

Tue 27 July 10am– Stage Make-up 12pm

Come and learn the art of make-up for stage and screen

Wed 28 July 10am– Theatre Skills 12pm

Drama skills, techniques and industry secrets

Thu 29 July 10am– Stage Combat 12pm

This workshop demonstrates the trade secrets of combat used in modern theatre and film

Fri 30 July

Record what you have achieved in your diary, collate photos and write reviews of your week!

10am– Journalism 12pm

Mini Mixers Week 2 Age 8 – 12 Mon 9 Aug

10am– Singing 12pm

Go ‘Glee!’ and learn new singing techniques to popular songs

Tue 10 Aug 10am– Capoeira 12pm

Non contact Brazilian martial art set in a circle to music

Wed 11 Aug 10am– Cheerleading 12pm

Learn techniques, lifts and chants

Thu 12 Aug 10am– Beatboxing 12pm

Learn from the best as MC Sub Minor takes this master class

Fri 13 Aug

Record what you have achieved in your diary, collate photos and write reviews of your week!


10am– Journalism 12pm






Master Mixers Week 1 Age 13 – 21 Mon 26 July 10am– Hip Hop Dance 12.30pm

Urban dance workshop incorporating elements of Hip Hop styles

Mon 26 July 1pm– Street Dance 3.30pm

A high energy dance session teaching popular steps to get you noticed

Tue 27 July 10am– Theatre Skills 12.30pm

Drama skills, techniques and industry secrets

Tue 27 July 1pm– Stage Make-up 3.30pm

Come and learn the art of make-up for stage and screen

Wed 28 July 10am– Street Theatre 12.30pm

How to devise and perform improptu street theatre

Wed 28 July 1pm– Circus Skills 3.30pm

Learn juggling, poi and many more circus tricks

Thu 29 July 10am– Characterisation Create a character and develop performance 12.30pm skills Thu 29 July 1pm– Stage Make-up 3.30pm

Learn trade techniques from ageing to injuries

Fri 30 July

Sign up for both master mixer weeks and get your Arts Award FREE!

1pm– Arts Award 3.30pm

Master Mixers Week 2 Age 13 – 21 Mon 9 Aug

10am– Drumming 12.30pm

Make some noise in this rhythmically inspiring workshop

Mon 9 Aug 1pm– Singing 3.30pm

Go ‘Glee’! and learn new singing techniques to popular songs

Tue 10 Aug 10am– Design a CD 12.30pm Cover

Design a cover for your favourite CD using a variety of techniques

Tue 10 Aug 1pm– Design a T-shirt Put your very own ideas/images onto a t-shirt 3.30pm for you to show off Wed 11 Aug 10am– Capoeira 12.30pm

Non contact Brazilian martial art set in a circle to music

Wed 11 Aug 1pm– Cheerleading 3.30pm

Learn techniques, lifts and chants

Thu 12 Aug 10am– Musical Theatre The Garage goes all West End to songs from 12.30pm the musicals Thu 12 Aug 1pm– Beatboxing 3.30pm

Learn from the best as MC Sub Minor takes this master class

Fri 13 Aug

Sign up for both master mixer weeks and get your Arts Award FREE!

1pm– Arts Award 3.30pm


Don’t miss out this summer! Come and be part of our ‘Urban Alice in Wonderland’ 2010 Spectacular! There will be FREE open auditions at The Garage for the colourful Alice characters on the 9th of August,11– 4pm.

Dance & Film Masterclass Week

Mini Production Week

Monday 2 – Friday 6 Aug 11am – 4pm Daily Ages 13 – 19 Cost £75 ∙ Discretionary £56.25

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 Aug 23 – 25 Aug: 10am – 1pm 26 – 27 Aug: 11am – 4pm 28 Aug: Time TBC Ages 8 – 12 Cost £65 ∙ Discretionary £48.75

Enjoy this exceptional opportunity of a full week working with renowned dance artist Heather Eddington and her nationally acclaimed dance film company ‘State of Flux’. The Garage has commissioned a brand new and exciting narrative film for our summer production and this film will feature in our ‘Urban Alice in Wonderland’. If you love dance this is not to be missed.

Production Fortnight Monday 16 – Saturday 28 Aug 11am – 4pm Daily, 28 Aug: TBC Ages 13 – 21 Cost £125 ∙ Discretionary £93.75 The production fortnight is the pinnacle of our summer. Put your skills to the test to produce, star in and manage two live performances using our state-of-the-art theatre. This year your production is an urban themed Alice in Wonderland, based on the book by Lewis Carroll. T hink Hip  Hop Krumping Mad Hatters and  acrobatic Queen’s guards. It’ll be an unforgettable fortnight of magic.


This week you will be working with our creative team to devise and perform a scene to feature in our ‘Urban Alice in Wonderland’. If you can see yourself centre stage then we would love to meet you, no previous experience necessary.

You will need to choose 1 of these areas to specialise in for the fortnight: DANCE Immerse yourself in dance and learn new choreography to become wild and wacky Alice in Wonderland characters. THEATRE Work with our In-House Director to bring to life the colourful main characters. You will need to master the script and give it your all in the live performance. PRODUCTION Learn about stage management, lighting, costumery, prop making and stage make-up before putting your skills into practise to create the amazing, wonderful world of Wonderland.

Urban Alice in Wonderland Performance Saturday 28 August Matinee 3pm ∙ Evening 7pm Cost £2.50 Tickets available from Monday 23 August Two FREE tickets are available for each participant Come along and support our talented team of young performers, choreographers, costume makers and technicians as we present ‘Urban Alice in Wonderland’ Garage style, a Hip Hop musical extravaganza! From the March Hare’s never-ending DJ party to the Cheshire Cat’s slick rhyming lyrics we will transport you to a Wonderland you have never dared to imagine before! Young people will present their masterpiece live in our state-of-the-art theatre. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to don your best bling and celebrate with us this summer!


SLAM Night SLAM Auditions Tuesday  31 August First Audition 11am – 12pm ∙ Second Audition 2pm – 3pm Ages 13 –21 FREE to enter There is no better way to celebrate an amazing summer than to come along to our famous SLAM Night! This year our popular urban themed open-mic event will take on an X Factor twist as we invite you to our Open Auditions in front of our panel of experts. With three minutes to wow the judges, participants will battle it out for a coveted slot as part of the main line-up for the SLAM event on the 3rd September. Regularly a sell out, SLAM Nights are the place to be to prove your Hip Hop credentials so whether you can beatbox, breakdance, MC or even sing a showstopper, we want to hear from you! To book your audition contact Melanie on 01603 283385.


Fuz MC Sub Minor

After Show Party SLAM Night After Show Party Friday 3 September ∙ 7pm – 9pm Ages 13–21 Tickets £3.50 on the door or in advance from The Garage (01603) 283382 Come along and celebrate the end of the summer with our B-boying, beatboxing, Hip Hop dancing live SLAM event. Internationally renowned breakdancer ‘Fuz’ will be once again joining our very own MC Sub Minor for the ever popular event which presents two hours of the very best young Hip Hop acts around. This event will be produced and managed by young people and as always, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to showcase your popping, breakdancing and locking through our open-mic style scratch round!


Outreach We are regularly bringing Garage vibe to your area, whether we drop into your youth club or hijack an assembly at your school. Keep an eye on Facebook and our website to see whether we are coming to a place near you! If you have ideas on where you would like to see us – get in touch! Just some of the places you will soon find us are…

Football in the Community Kickz Clubs

Friday Night Film Club

Look out for us at Kickz and My Club venues across the county. We have teamed up with Football in the Community to bring you innovative and urban creative workshops for you to enjoy alongside your regular football and sports provision. In the coming months you will find us in:

Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Road. 23 July, 30 July, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug 6 – 8pm ∙ FREE to attend

Kickz Clubs Bowthorpe, Cobholm, Dereham, King’s Lynn and North Walsham. More information about your local Kickz Club can be found at

We are also pleased to return for another successful Friday Night Film Club during your Summer Break. You get to choose the films you want to see and we bring the big screen and plenty of popcorn! For further information call 01603 283386

MyClub We will be supporting Football in the Community at youth clubs in Costessey Toftwood, Mundesley and Caister. Come and get involved.

Garage Performances Lord Mayors Procession –10 July Cultural Olympiad – 24/25 July Come and see our talented performers at one of our forthcoming public appearances.


Something for Autumn If you enjoyed your summer with us, don’t wait around until next year! There’s loads going on this autumn to keep you busy!

Regular Performance Companies Enjoy the workshops and the performances? Then join our Performance Companies which will explore dance, drama and signing in more detail. Brush up your skills and perform at loads of events throughout the year. Check out page 4 of this brochure for more details.

SUGGEST A NEW WORKSHOP! What workshop would you like to see at The Garage this October and why? The best suggestion for a half term workshop will win a Garage hoodie and a free place on their suggested session. Good luck and think BIG! NAME



Deadline for your ideas: 23 August, 2010 Please return this to: The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY Information about the winning workshop will be given out during our summer events. 15


Garage Opportunities Dance Party Packages

Garage goodies

All ages 10 guests: £13 per head 11 –15 guests: £9.67 per head 16 – 20 guests: £8.00 per head

Show everyone where you have been this summer and treat yourself to some of our Garage goodies. We stock t-shirts, hoodies and keyrings that will make you the envy of all your mates. Just order your designer wear at our reception and choose from a range of colours and sizes.

Whatever the occasion, The Garage can help you celebrate with a spring in your step. Book a dance party at The Garage and you will receive a one and a quarter hour dance session, led by a professional dance tutor in our state-of-the-art studios. We will choreograph a routine especially for you to your favourite song as well as provide colour invitations, party bags and a special present for the guest of honour. Not your birthday? Well then, why not try one for a different occasion? We have hosted all kinds of parties, even hen parties! Two left feet? Why not try a drama party? With all the games and exercises to get you giggling and having fun, our professional drama tutors will ensure you have a great time.

Adult Hoodies Child Hoodies T-shirts Keyrings

£20 £15 £10 £1.50


HIRE FACILITIES All of the state-of-the-art facilities are available for hire. Whether you are thinking about your own dance or drama rehearsal or booking a meeting or conference, get in touch with us to find out about the fantastic deals on offer. The Garage is a charity so you can be sure that the income we earn from your booking will help us to continue to provide exciting and educational activities for young people, regardless of their circumstances. To hire The Garage call 01603 283382 or email


Since The Garage is a charity, we rely on donations and support to help us raise the funds to for our work with diasadvantaged young people. There are loads of ways that you can help us and some of them will not even cost you a penny! For instance, register with the Giving Machine and you can raise cash for our activities every time you shop online with your favourite retailer and it won’t cost you a penny more of your own money. Other ways you can help include making secure donations online, organising fundraising activities or volunteering on one of our many projects. There are plenty of ideas on our website, just go to the support section to find out more.

Social Inclusion This brochure outlines our public classes and activities but we also manage a significant programme of specialist projects and training throughout the year. This work forms a core part of our charitable mission to tackle disadvantage head-on and work with young people from underprivileged backgrounds or challenging circumstances. The Garage was set up through a partnership between the NELM (North Earlham, Larkman and Marlpit) Development Trust and Norwich Theatre Royal.

We work nationally and across the eastern region to develop our skills and ideas and everything we learn. We put into practice in all of our projects and activities, here in Norfolk. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and therefore you can expect the highest quality in everything that we do. All of our staff, tutors and support workers have full enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks and we monitor a stringent safeguarding and child protection procedure so that you can be assured that you are in safe hands.

Our mission is to help transform the lives of young people, particularly those that are disadvantaged, by providing inspiring, innovative and exciting creative education and leisure activities. We believe that young people, no matter what their background, have the right to enjoy and learn from participation in safe, creative experiences with their peers. This is why we make our activity available to a really wide range of young people and take special care to support those in difficult circumstances through things like our discounts and free bursary scheme.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with any aspect of our work, would like to speak to us about a concern or tell us that we are doing something well, please feel free to get in touch with us. We always want to hear what you think and every bit of information that we get helps us to improve and develop our activities for the next time. More information about our social inclusion work and ways that you can support us can be found at:

Thank you to all the photographers for kindly letting us use their photographs to illustrate this programme. Special thanks to Rod Penn, Andi Sapey and Martin Barber.

The Garage programme is kindly supported by:


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The Garage Summer Brochure 2010  
The Garage Summer Brochure 2010  

The summer 2010 brochure for The Garage, Norwich