Collaborate with us
NGYT not only recognise the importance and impact of the arts on young people but also lead and collaborate on creative projects for the benefit and pleasure of the wider community.
Keep checking back for updates about our future projects and collaborations.
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CPD Training: Engaging Teenagers & Young People Creatively & Authentically
Are you an organisation or artist looking to refresh and refine your creative approaches to working with teenagers and young people?
We lead and collaborate on creative arts projects and workshop opportunities with young people, adults and professionals.
Our expertise lies in working authentically & creatively with young people & teenagers harnessing youth voice.
In December 2023, in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council NGYT Co-Artistic Director David Lloyd led a CPD training session for artists and creative practitioners: ‘Creatively Engaging with Teenagers’.
"Thank you to all attendees, to the College for their excellent support but most importantly to David Lloyd from NGYT, and his supporting young people trainers Carl and Louise, for a thought provoking, behaviour changing, self-affirming half-day. David, Carl and Louise made us all wrestle with some great concepts to improve our practice." - Central Beds Council
Feedback on David’s session:
"Comprehensive and authentic. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone working with young people"
"Insightful and full of ideas."
"I think the CBC and NGYT teams did a tremendous job of making people feel welcome."
"We hope to work with NGYT again, and to continue to offer high quality CPD opportunities for the cultural sector in Central Bedfordshire.” - Central Beds Council
If you are interested in CPD training with NGYT please get in touch:
the enchanted Christmas
Did you know NGYT is the official Elf academy for all of the elves at The Enchanted Christmas, Dunstable?
Our elves returned once again to spend the festive period in 2022 at the new venue of The Quadrant Dunstable.
Our Elves took families on a magical journey packed with activities through the gingerbread making room, the reindeer food machine, ice kingdom, the postal room plus much more to finally see Santa!
"We went on Sunday and the Elves in particular were absolutely amazing. Would recommend."
"We had an amazing experience. The team were brilliant and the atmosphere was fabulous. You really put a smile on our Grandchildren's faces and put us in the Christmas Spirit. You really were fantastic."
Jason loved delivering art workshops with Level Trust on their Winter SMASH programme in December 2022. Jason delivered art workshops over three days where children created a stop motion video based on The Snowman and sock snowmen too!
Father Christmas at Wardown
Miss Christmas and our Elves returned once again to welcome families to Wardown House Museum and Gallery in December 2022 for stories, mischief and of course to see Father Christmas himself.
“It was magical” - Parent/Carer
“The memories my children have made will be with me forever"- Parent/Carer
“The best Santa experience I have ever been on” - Parent/Carer
Headway Luton and Houghton Regis
For the past year we have been extremely honoured to work with Headway Luton to deliver accessible and inclusive theatre and movement workshops for adults with brain injury as part of a broader arts project alongside Luton artist Mary Hearne and Revellers Steelband.
"I would happily deliver sessions each week at Headway if I could" - Hannah, Creative Outreach Team.
Getting Creative in Dunstable!
This summer was Smashing
In 2022 we were commissioned by Healthwatch Luton once again to research and interview Luton's young people and ask their views of the Covid 19 vaccine.
We wrote and produced short films in collaboration with Greta Zabulyte to show audiences how young people truly feel about the vaccine and how the pandemic has affected them.
Up Our Street & Level Trust
In 2021 we were delighted to collaborate and partner again with local charity Level Trust as part of their Easter SMASH activity programme and our Up Our Street Programme.
We created Arts Activity Packs focussing on Wellbeing and Belonging in Luton promoting positivity and love of our town and community.
In August 2021 we delivered art, Puppet making, dance, theatre and musical theatre workshops for children at Summer SMASH
In September 2019 it was so good to be back creatively alongside our friends at Tangled Feet as part of the Hat Factory Arts Centre re-opening after its transformation. Performers from our Theatre and Dance companies took to the floor and windows(!) of the building for a spectacle like no other.
Choreographed by NGYT Director Laura Lloyd.
To be part of Factory Reset was an absolute privilege and to see our community come together was truly humbling.
Photo Credits for Factory Reset pictures in the rolling banner at the top of our page go to Aleksandra Warchol & Shaun Armstrong
with thanks to the Culture Trust Luton
NGYT & Signposts
We were delighted and honored to be back working with Signposts in December to produce a spoken word theatre piece that once again highlights the common misconceptions about homelessness and tells the often unheard stories of pride and achievement.
My Kingdom, My Castle
We were delighted and honoured to be commissioned by Signposts to produce a theatre piece entitled 'My Home, My Kingdom, My Castle' to mark World Homelessness Day in October. This was a hugely exciting and important project for us as we aimed to break down the common mis-representation and stereotypical impression of the homeless community. It is so important that all individuals are recognised for their assets, qualities and strengths and not their circumstances.
It was an absolute privilege to be invited to perform this piece again at the ceremony to mark their Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in July 2019.
People power passion
It was an absolute honour to be commissioned to create a piece for the People Power Passion Outdoor Spectacular.
Working in collaboration with a group of young people of colour from within NGYT we created a dance to mark the Black Lives Matter movement.
We were commissioned to produce a short piece of theatre that raises awareness about the issue of 'County Lines'.
Our play, 'Easily You', written and directed by David Lloyd was performed on 22nd September at The Luton Young Person's Event, hosted by The NHS Luton Healthwatch Team.