hello January

Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,
Happy New Year!
We hope you're having a fantastic week so far and had a very restful festive period.
It's the start of a new term and we can't wait to see you all!
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Zoom Shake Shake Shake the room

Due to the Government Announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, we're back to ZOOM sessions and we are loving being back.

We hope you spent the Holiday period eating chocolate, watching films and Zooming with friends and family. 
 
We know it's been such a strange, uncertain time. We know it's been so difficult, we hear you, we understand wholeheartedly and are here for you.
 
If you've ever wanted to try any other NGYT Groups now is the time! Fancy some Dance, Drama, Writing or Musical Theatre? Drop us an email at lauren@ngyt.co.uk if you'd like to have a trial session.

We do understand ZOOM is not for everyone and if you decide to take a break from NGYT it would be really appreciated if you could let us know if you haven’t done so already. If you need any support or would like to be sent recordings of sessions you take part in we can email you links to our private YouTube channel.

Lets get creative

For those who are part of our Senior (14+) auditioned companies we are now excited to be starting work on our next upcoming performances.

As you will know our ambitions and standards are high. You have a reputation beyond Luton and we must maintain this. Furthermore your work essentially cannot exist without your voices and imaginations.

With all this in mind your attendance at sessions is vital if you wish to be part of the next production.

We cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Past Shows
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ArtsMark & Arts Award

We are officially an Artsmark Partner and Arts Award Supporter! This means schools and young people can earn awards through the above programmes when they collaborate with us on projects.

We have been busy working in Luton and Beds schools teaching Dance and Drama, delivering our digital Reload My Future project and making some sessions for educational staff. If you'd like access to the tutorials please email us at lauren@ngyt.co.uk
 
If you work in an Education Setting and would like remote learning materials for your school/college please get in touch. 
 
This term we are additionally delivering Dance Curriculum with Pirton Hill Primary School and will be running creative sessions for Woodlands Secondary School.
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Young minds matter

Young Minds Matter
We have been working with Therapist Kemi Omijeh to ensure we are supporting you all with your mental health and wellbeing as much as we can.
Thank you to all who completed our Support Survey, this has been so helpful at identifying where we currently help you but also areas we can develop further. Your opinions and views are always so valuable to us and we are thankful for your openness.
 
For those interested in future Black Minds Matter therapy sessions with Kemi, a safe space for young Black People to explore thoughts and feelings about Race & Racism and more please
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our associates

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The Basement Bunch are a film and theatre production company with a commitment to community.

Based in Luton and co-founded by local actors, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Charity Muiruri and Hannah Kelly, we are so proud of these brilliant artists and are proud to call them our Associate Artists. 

The Basement Bunch are campaigning for their new web series Thick As Thieves coming this year!

up our street

We are very pleased to announce we have been successful in acquiring CLLD funding! 

Thank you to all who voted for us after our call out in December and huge thanks to Theatre Company members Luke and Jason who attended the decision day as supporters #NGYTFamily

The funding will help to deliver Street Dance, Freerunning, Writing and Art workshops later this year in the Up Our Street areas of North West Luton: Lewsey, Hockwell Ring, Leagrave, Marsh Farm as well as Sundon Park.

Watch this space as we will be sending out a questionnaire asking what remote Up Our Street activities you'd like to see in 2021!

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#NGYTfamily

“I have learnt so many things from NGYT that have helped me with Uni and will also help me in the future! It was a great experience to be part of such a creative company and dance alongside such talented dancers!”

Brontè

Thanks for reading

We hope you have a great week returning back to NGYT sessions and we can't wait to see you. Remember we are always here if you need us.
 
Best wishes, 
 
The NGYT Team x
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