Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,
Eid Mubarak to those celebrating.
May is here & It's officially been 10 years of NGYT!
We hope you've all had a restful Bank Holiday Weekend and return to the 3rd week of term happy and healthy.
April has been fantastic. We officially turned 10, continued our workshops with Headway Luton, attended The Big Iftar in St Georges Square, hosted films and performances at Kadam's Dance Takeover and Luton Supports Ukraine Fundraiser.
We have also been making plans for our 10th anniversary celebrations later this year... watch this space for announcements!
May is looking equally exciting. We have started new sessions in schools are about to embark on a collaboration with Healthwatch Luton and an upcoming collaboration with UKCCA at Riverbank Primary.
Our Musical Theatre companies, Theatre Co and Meraki Dance Co continue to work towards exciting new shows and performances this July.
Meanwhile we are cooking up more projects and collaborations for summer and later in this year.
Keep your eyes peeled for all the latest news on our socials and website.
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 email@example.com 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:
Patron Julia Cheng (Pictured), Olivier nominated Choreographer and House of Absolute Creative Director presents Warrior Queens on 6th and 7th May at Sadlers Wells, London.
The piece 'delves into ancestry and lineage inspired by the legendary folk myth of ‘Hua Mulan’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’ embedded in a live musical soundscape with musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra.'
NGYT Members from Meraki Dance Company and Theatre Company can't wait to see!
Read more about Julia in this article by the Guardian here.
"Help" writer and NGYT Patron Jack Thorne won the Outstanding Contribution to British Television award at The Royal Television Society Program Awards. Jack read out a list of disabled writers he admires during his acceptance speech.
Jacks "combination of a voracious work ethic and dazzling talent has made him one of the most sought-after writers in television today…" stated the judges.
Molly to lead NGYT Pride Project
We are incredibly honoured and excited to be part of Pride in Luton on Saturday 25th June this year.
Molly Sims (they/she) will be leading and Directing NGYT's involvement in the vital family event for Luton's LGBTQ+ community.
Molly will be creating a multi-disciplinary piece in collaboration with young people from our NGYT Theatre Company and Meraki Dance company.
Don't forget to save the date and watch this space for more details coming soon!
Young minds matter
Wellbeing continues to be our main focus and we are continuing to work with Therapist Kemi Omijeh to ensure we are supporting young artists, our team and young people with their wellbeing as much as we can.
Alumni and associate news
NGYT Associate and Theatre Company Assistant Director Lizzy Fretwell's company Holding Space Collective LTD and Co-Director Thomas Young have curated 'Who Are You... Really?' at The Hat Factory Arts Centre on 6th and 7th May.
Wellbeing webinars for 16+
Total Wellbeing Luton provides a vast range of FREE emotional health programmes for the people of Luton who are over 16, living in Luton or who are registered with a Luton GP.
Along with emotional health services Total Wellbeing offer various physical health programmes as well.
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