Hello December

Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,

December is here and we can't believe its nearly the end of the NGYT half term.

Wishing all of our friends and families celebrating a happy and safe Hannukah.

Want to find out what's happening this month and next at NGYT?
Well, you've come to the right place... Keep reading to find out what we're up to.

It's Showtime!

As we move into December and the end of the NGYT half term there's lots of exciting things happening...

This month we have NGYT demo performances in all of our groups and iGen Company sessions & both Meraki Dance Co and Theatre Co are starting to create their latest pieces for next year.

As we move further into the winter we are so pleased to be back creating, having fun and connecting with you all.

We hope this NGYT year (our TENTH year) will be bigger and better than ever before, especially after the past year and a half.
Of course with a fresh new term coming in January brings opportunity...

If you've ever wanted to try any NGYT groups or companies now is the time!

Fancy some Dance, Drama, Theatre, Writing or Musical Theatre? Then drop us an email to enquiries@ngyt.co.uk and book your free trial today.

Please keep telling your friends, families & communities all about NGYT and invite them to sign up at the link below:


Holiday Happenings

Santa sometimes needs a little help from the NGYT School of Elfing.

Forget Elf on the Shelf: we have a direct line to Santa at all times...

This year graduates from the NGYT school of Elfing can be found throughout December at Dunstable Twilight Market, Christmas at Wardown in December all the way up to Christmas and you might see some familiar faces performing in The Spirit of Christmas at Houghton Hall Park.

Want to work with NGYT on an event in the community? Click the Link below to find out more.

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Spirit of Christmas

The Talk: NGYT's Anti-Racism education resource

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'The Talk' is a colloquial expression for a conversation Black parents have with their children and teenagers about the dangers they face due to racism or unjust treatment.

At NGYT we were confronted with stories from young Black people, Black artists, actors and friends. We discussed personal experiences of 'The Talk’. It exists.

We know we have a responsibility to open up the 4 walls in which it exists.

The Talk is an educational resource for staff and leaders created to spark the necessary conversations to help lead change for young black people in education today.

Click the link above to find out how to join us, make a pledge with your education setting and create change.

Young minds matter

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We have been continuing to work with Therapist Kemi Omijeh to ensure we are supporting young people with their wellbeing as much as we can.

Kemi has planned a 4-part identity workshop to further support young people which we will be delivering in NGYT company sessions.

This month Kemi will also be delivering an online wellbeing workshop for our team, partners and associates; This is to ensure we are taking care of ourselves and our team through the strains and struggles of everyday life.

When we can support ourselves and each other we can in turn support our young people effectively.
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Alumni and associate news

Chalk Line Theatre announces they will be returning to Vault Festival in Feb 2022 with newly commissioned verbatim play Blanket Ban investigating the blanket ban on abortion in Malta.

Rhys Crownshaw of Blue Badge Productions announces latest role in TV drama Then Barbara Met Alan written by NGYT Patron Jack Thorne et al.
Due to air in 2022 the factual drama tells the remarkable true story of the people behind an irrepressible campaign of direct action that lead to significant gains in the battle for disabled civil rights in Britain.

Patron and Associate Adeyinka Akinrinade announces her latest role in Amazon Studios and ITV's 'Succession-like' drama Riches. 
The new drama follows the exploits of of the brash, super successful and wealthy Richards' family after head of the family Stephen suffers a stroke, worlds collide and the Richards empire is at stake.

Congratulations to our Associates and Alumni.

Keep your eyes peeled here and on our socials for updates and when you can catch our Associates in action.

Find ouT more about NGYT associates here

Patron Announcement

We are very pleased and honoured to announce that Julia Cheng is our newest Patron.

To read more about Julia and our Patrons click the link below.

Julia has been a role model, has supported NGYT and has been part of our family for so long. Julia tirelessly supports young artists, dancers, young people and provides opportunity, inspiration and wisdom to all.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Julia on our socials.

Julia, Luton's young people and artists are so lucky to have you.
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Up Our Street

Up Our Street free/pay what you like sessions are returning to North West Luton in January 2022 with Freerunning, Art, Writing and Street Dance for those aged 17-25 funded by Luton CLLD.

PLUS Freerunning for under 17s, writing workshops and MORE coming soon!

Booking will be via Eventbrite links released very soon.

To find out more, to register your interest and get notified for tickets make sure you're signed up to our mailing list and have already completed a sign up form here:

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Thanks for reading

NGYT Highlights 2020-21
We hope you are having a great week and enjoy the rest of this term!
Wishing you all love and light during this festive holiday period.

Remember we are always here if you need us.
Take care, stay kind, stay safe!
David, Laura and The NGYT Team x