hello April

Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,

We hope you have had a 'Hoppy' Easter Bank Holiday to kick off the month and you are enjoying your break.

Want to find out what's happening this month at NGYT?
Well, you've come to the right place...
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When can we return to NGYT?

After months of lockdown and online NGYT sessions we hope you are enjoying seeing friends and family outdoors following the Government Guidelines.
 
We are now eagerly awaiting the Prime Minister's update on Monday 5th April to confirm if any NGYT COVID-secure in-person sessions can take place next term.
 
Once we have any news regarding the new term starting on Monday 12th April we will contact everyone by email and NGYT WhatsApp groups. Please keep an eye on your emails (and junk mail), phones and our social media pages for updates.
 
We know it's been such a strange, uncertain time and the adjustment of going back to school, college and work may be making you feel uneasy.
We hear you, we understand wholeheartedly and are here for you. We look forward to seeing you all every week & being creative together.
 
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 for anything new!

ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce that our survival journey through this pandemic lives on.

We have received further funding from DCMS and ACE through the Cultural Recovery Fund to continue our mission to remain here for you, here for the young people of Luton and #HereForCulture.

The work continues with recharged focus to provide a safe and creative space for ALL young people in Luton. Listening to those struggling, responding creatively and working with energy and optimism for the future.

Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support- it means the world to all of us.

If we haven’t met yet- come and join us for the ride #ngytfamily

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The Jumblez & Herts and Beds Teachers' Inspiration Network

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The Jumblez
Over February Half  Term we were busy creating some projects... One of which is The Jumblez - an interactive quest of discovery.
Be confronted by those looking to divide us and work alongside Agent Z to uncover the importance of learning about others and finding fun in discovering the very things that connect us all.
Celebrate your differences, reveal your similarities and prove to Captain Jumble that her vision for the world is not shared by The Next Generation...
If you work in an Education Setting and would like any remote learning materials you can use please get in touch at the link above.
 
Herts and Beds Teachers' Inspiration Network
Our Co-Director Laura has been invited to present and speak at Royal Opera House Bridge's virtual Herts and Beds Teachers' Inspiration Network event.
Laura will be presenting our education offer and current wellbeing work with schools and education settings. 
Please see the link above to find out more about our education offer.

Young minds matter

Young Minds Matter
We have been working with Therapist Kemi Omijeh to ensure we are supporting you all with your wellbeing as much as we can.
 
For those interested in Group Workshops with Kemi or future 'Young Black Minds Matter' sessions, a safe space for young Black People to explore thoughts and feelings about Race, Racism & identity and more please:
get in touch
If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
young minds support
Childline

young minds - parent support

samaritans
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our associates

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Our Associates Chalk Line Theatre, Co-Directed by NGYT Theatre and Dance Company Alumni Sam Edmunds are offering an upcoming Devising Workshop for 13-19 year olds! Please see below for more info. 

NT Connections Workshop: Intro to Devising
 
Creating material from scratch can be a daunting task, particularly with the absence of text. 
 
Lead by Chalk Line Theatre, this workshop for young people aged 13 - 19 explores different methods of generating ideas through the use of simple exercises. It will also delve into developing an initial idea into something more tangible by providing tools to create complex characters and intricate scenes. 
 
Chalk Line Theatre is a multi-award winning company based in Luton, who tour nationally and internationally. They are a Graduate Emerging Company of The New Diorama and Associate Artists at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.  
 
Chalk Line’s work is both thematically and visually ambitious, receiving great critical acclaim on their approach to contemporary theatre-making. As a company they look to experiment with form, by tackling socio-political subject matters in an innovative way that is ultimately challenging yet entertaining. Their shows combine physical expression, ensemble narratives and intricately bold designs, and are often multi-disciplinary drawing from theatre, film, music and dance. 
 
Venue: wherever you like! (join online)
Book now

Alumni news

NGYT Alumni Georgina Onuorah is offering 1-1 acting and singing sessions online for those looking to audition for drama or theatre schools, audition for work professionally or looking for industry advice and insight. 

Georgina has trained at Emil Dale and Arts Ed and most recently appeared in The National Theatre's production of Dick Whittington!

Georgina is one of the loveliest humans you could wish for a 1-1 with. You're definitely in safe hands.

To book* a session with Georgina please contact her directly through her email address: georgina.onuorah@gmail.com

*We love to signpost you to amazing outside workshops though please note this opportunity is not run directly by NGYT.

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#NGYTfamily

“My NGYT highlight and fondest memory was performing in In Doing Nothing, I Found Me.
Follow your dreams and never ever let anyone tell you you can't do something!”

-Rhyanna

Thanks for reading

We hope you have a great week and enjoy the rest of your Easter Break.
Remember we are always here if you need us.
 
Take care, stay kind, stay safe!
 
David, Laura and The NGYT Team x
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