Hello August

Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,

Happy Summer Holidays!
Wow what an incredible last term we had this July. Full of amazing performances, shows and in-house demonstrations in all groups and companies. We are so proud.

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.
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Summer Summer Summertime!


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Wow what a year it's been...
It's crazy to think NGYT is 10 years old; It's even crazier to reflect on the individual and collective journeys of our groups, companies, team, alumni, associates, patrons and ourselves (as founders).

Thank you to all our families, audiences, community champions, associates, patrons & organisations who have supported us since the get go; Who have given us time, space, honesty, love and above all respect and understanding about what we do and will continue to strive to do. We see you.

Those leaving this year and continuing on their road to further excellence... your imprint remains, your legacy will go on. You'll always be part of our NGYT Family and we will see you soon.

This month at NGYT we are pleased to be running and supporting several projects in the community including: History Alive for Ashton Square Day, Dunstable; performing arts workshops at Headway Luton, Level Trust's Summer SMASH programme, St Matthews Primary's Summer School, Dance and Singing workshops in Grove Park, Dunstable.

Our new NGYT year begins in September 2022.
A fresh new year brings opportunity..
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.

Audition Announcement


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FREE open auditions for both NGYT Dance Company and NGYT Theatre Company (ages 14-25) for the 2022-23 period will be held in September/October 2022.

NGYT Dance Company meet for 2 hours a week on Monday evenings at The Hat Factory Luton. NGYT Theatre Company meet for 2 hours a week on Tuesday evenings at The Hat Factory Luton.
Both companies, as residents of the venue, devise, develop and create original company work for performance each year.

You can register to audition for the Dance Company or Theatre Company using the button above as well as sign up for any other NGYT groups or companies you are interested in.

Once registered you will be notified about audition dates, times and locations so that we can book your FREE audition.

We can't wait to meet you!

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team news


We are pleased to announce that NGYT Team member Shanté Campbell will be NGYT Theatre Company's Assistant Director from September 2022.

Shanté previously Co-Directed NGYT's Senior Musical Theatre Company and is an emerging director specialising in physical and musical theatre.
We are excited to welcome Shanté to theatre company, continue to learn from them and make exciting, authentic and honest theatre together.


Meet More NGYT Team Members

Musical Theatre Company Assistant Saskia Lawrence is nominated for two awards for the NHS Summer Awards through their work with CAMHS.

The Digital Champion Award is for their project leading and designing CAMHS first ever social media campaign.

Saskia has also been nominated for The Equalities Award through their Gender Awareness and LGBTQ+ Projects such as NHS Staff LGBTQ+ training, Trans Awareness Sports Conferences and a Trans Education Schools Tour.

"We’ve managed to change all forms to be more inclusive with language and gender options... updating the overall NHS system for pronouns... even on medical documents. We’ve done a lot of work on how using correct pronouns and names can have an impact on a young persons mental health"

We're so proud of you Saskia!


Learn More

Calling all Singing Teachers!
Do you have a passion for Musical Theatre?

Do you care about Luton young people and love to work with them to grow their confidence, talent and ambition?

Do you want to work with a caring, kind, dynamic and energetic team who help support each other and young people's creative development & wellbeing?

If you answered yes, we'd love to hear from you. Please click the button above for more information on how to apply and to meet the rest of our team.

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.

Below are some resources from our Charity Partner Young Minds and Local provider Total Wellbeing Luton.

young minds - Supporting Friends
Young Minds - Supporting Education Transitions
If you need urgent help, Young Minds host a crisis text line: 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.
A young person is referred to the NHS for mental health support every 30 seconds. This can't continue. We've been waiting too long for the Government to prioritise young people's mental health. We will wait no longer. Its time to #EndTheWait

Sign the Petition

Total Wellbeing Luton Webinars

Childline

young minds - parent support

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Patron News


Find ouT more about NGYT Patrons Here

NGYT Alumna and Patron Adeyinka Akinrinade is amongst a star studded cast  for original new musical drama series 'Champion' for BBC One and Netflix.

Currently in production and written by Candice Carty-Williams 'Champion' is a celebration of Black music.

The series tells the music industry story of what happens when fame collides with family. Rap sensation Bosco Champion returns from prison to find his sister Vita in the spotlight discovered by his music rival, Bulla. Sibling rivalry sends the family into devastation.

Love Grime, UK rap and neo-soul? You'll love this. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and release dates for 2023. Congratulations Addie!

Associate News


Find Out More about our associate artists

We'd like to say a huge Congratulations and Good Luck to our Associate Artist and 2021-22 Theatre Company Assistant Director Lizzy Fretwell who will be embarking on a Masters course in Creative Health at University College London in September.

Thank you Lizzy for all you have done for us as professionals, friends and for your commitment to your NGYT Theatre Company as Assistant Director.

We wish you all the luck in the world on your Masters journey; your academic peers and lecturers are set to gain greatly with you in their space.

All the love in the world

Your NGYT Family always x

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#NGYTFamilY ALUMNI

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"Being part of NGYT improved me so much as a person, making me infinitely more confident and expressive, and a lot happier... I have to thank you so much for seeing what I didn’t see in myself at times. I am so thankful..."

Community Shoutout

To help those in our community, show kindness and support for one another please share the poster shown.

If you can kindly spare any items listed in red, please donate if you can to Sundon Park Baptist Church during the donation periods listed.

Thank you #NGYTFamily

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NGYT Announces travel fund

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We are honoured to launch The Worldwide Woolery Travel Fund in memory of local young actor and friend Joshua Woolery-Allen who sadly passed in March 2022 aged 29.

Josh had such a passion for the arts, acting, film, football and for travel. We feel very strongly that Josh is a role model for young people in Luton and that this fund should be named in his memory.

The Fund is the namesake of Josh's Youtube Blog, Twitter and Instagram accounts and hashtag of the same name, The Worldwide Woolery Travel Fund will help to lessen the barriers to access young people face for arts and opportunities in Luton including travelling to NGYT sessions.

During the collection for the fund on our Birthday event 'Lets Get Down To Quizness' on 21st July you all raised £50.00 for the fund, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

NGYT in the Press

Did you happen to spot us in the news last month?

Our partners The Culture Trust featured us online in celebration of 10 years in Luton arts:

Read More- The Culture Trust

NGYT also featured in The Luton News and Luton Today online:

Read More- Luton Today
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Thanks For Reading


NGYT Highlights 2020-21

If we haven't met you yet we cant wait to do so, come and join us. Remember we are always here if you need us. Take care, stay kind, stay safe!

David, Laura and The NGYT Team x