Up Our Street: Pop Ups

Supported by The Mall

We are delighted to share an exciting programme of  FREE or 'pay what you like' events and activities for 0-25 yr olds across North West Luton throughout April -August 2019.

Up Our Street: Pop Ups will feature everything from beatboxing to freerunning, street dance to open mics, drumming to musical theatre, scriptwriting to young artist mentoring as well as our very own Taleshakers storytelling, movement and play sessions for 0-6 year olds, Mums, Dads and carers.

Sharing and showcasing the arts, talent and creativity of Luton's Next Generation. A chance to celebrate who we are and where we're from #upourstreet #Ibelong

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'I Belong' The Showcase

NGYT are excited to bring you an evening of dance and drama featuring the work from three local schools who have been working with nationally renowned local artists Helen Parlor, Tangled Feet and Hot House Dance. The performace is an opportunity for the young people of Pirton Hill, Lea Manor and Richmond HIll Schools to showcase and celebrate the work they have been creating for the last 6 weeks.

There will also be performances from NGYT's iGen Theatre Company, Dance Company and Street Dance Company as well as a performance from Ellie Theatre a newly formed theatre company that has been created since the Up Our Street Programme began by 2 of NGYT's iGen Company members.


Friday 19th July - Lea Manor Theatre
The 'I Belong' Showcase Performance ft. Richmond Hill Primary, Pirton Hill Primary & Lea Manor High School

for all ages

COST: Pay what you like (bucket on the door)

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NGYT are excited to bring you Freerunning Workshops for young people aged 6 - 21 at Pirton Hill Primary School and Marsh Farm Futures. Working with the amazing team from Spiral Free Run these sessions are not to be missed.


Saturday 20th July - Pirton Hill Primary School, Luton
9.30am - 10.30am Session 1
11.00am - 12.00pm Session 2
for ages 6-13
COST: Pay what you like

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Saturday 20th July -  Marsh Farm Futures

for ages 14-21
COST: Pay what you like

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Company Chameleon Dance Workshop

Join acclaimed Manchester based dance company 'Company Chameleon' and their Co-Artistic Director Kevin Turner and Dancer Theo Fapohunda in an hour long workshop exploring contemporary dance and contact work.

You can also catch a FREE performance of the exquisite duet PUSH at 10.35am at Pirton Hill Primary and again at 2.15pm at Marsh Farm Futures.

"Beautifully revealing… unforgettably good"
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Saturday 20th July - Marsh Farm Futures
for ages 14-25yrs

COST: Pay what you like

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Scriptwriting Workshop with Sally Abbott

Calling all aspiring scriptwriters...
This does not happen very often....let alone 'Up Our Street'.
NGYT are delighted to be hosting a 3 hr "Pay What You Like" Script Writing Workshop led by Sally Abbott (NGYT patron and writer for the BBC, credited in programmes such as the award winning drama The Coroner, Death In Paradise, Eastenders and Casualty). Sally is at the top of her game and is currently working with Theatre Giants Frantic Assembly and the superb Director that is Kathy Burke. Do not miss this amazing opportunity to learn from the best.


Saturday 20th July - Marsh Farm Library
for ages 16-25yrs

COST: Pay what you like

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Open Mic Artist Mentoring

If you have been working on anything: a song, an instrumental performance, a dance performance, a drama piece, a poem or monologue, then come along to this session and share your creativity with us.
Here you will receive the unique opportunity to show your work to other like-minded individuals, as well as have the opportunity to be mentored by professionals working in the industry.
As with all Up Our Street Pop-Ups, this session is 'Pay What You Like', and not to be missed.


Saturday 20th July - Marsh Farm Futures House
for ages 4-25yrs

COST: Pay what you like

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  • “My daughter can be really shy in a new environment and around new people but here it was lovely to see her do a little performance that she managed to learn in a short time. This will really help build her confidence”


  • “The ladies that run this group are absolutely amazing and really put my daughter at ease”


  • “I’ve had the best day ever I don’t want to leave”

    Taleshaker – aged 5

  • “I feel a really strong community spirit and support system. Even when you leave the town you still feel connected with NGYT #Ibelong”

     Georgina Onuorah – NGYT Alumni – Currently studying at Arts Ed.
    Musical Theatre Workshop Leader at Up Our Street

  • “Best revision break ever!”


  • “It was a great chance to bond with my Mum”

    11 year old
    Family Dance Workshop


Funded by Arts Council England and in partnership with The University of Bedfordshire, The Essex Cultural Diversity Partnership, Revoluton Arts, Luton Culture.
With thanks to RH Improvements, The Rotary Club Luton, Prestige Design and Workwear Ltd.
In Support of Young Minds UK