Hello May

Hi Parents/Carers/Company Members,

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating.

May is here & It's officially been 10 years of NGYT!

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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April's Away

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.

Of course a fresh new month 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:

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Patron News

Our Patrons

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.

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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

get in touch

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.

young minds support
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.

Childline

young minds - parent support

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Alumni and associate news

Find ouT more about NGYT associates here

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.

This 20 minute exhibition combines film, art, dance and music all inspired by the real voices of Lutonians aged under 25 and over 60 talking about their identity.
Book now to see this exciting exhibition: Click Here

Associates Chalk Line Theatre have won a New Diorama and Underbelly Edinburgh Untapped Award for show Blanket Ban delving into Malta's restrictions on the freedom of women and right to Abortion. You can catch the piece at Underbelly Cowgate at Edinburgh Festival 4th-28th August this year.

Wellbeing webinars for 16+

For more information or to book

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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#NGYTFamily

"Being part of NGYT, in all companies and groups I went to, improved me so much as a person, making me infinitely more confident and expressive, and a lot happier"

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
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