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welcome sidney - sept '20

We are over the moon to welcome local writer Sidney Belony to the NGYT family. Sidney will be leading our NGYT Writers' Collective.

Sidney studied at Luton Sixth Form College and the University of Cambridge. She has a BA (Hons.) in History. At university, Sidney was hugely involved in student theatre: as a writer, director, producer, and stage manager. She was Outreach & Workshops Officer for a drama society – where she supported student writers. This included reviving an annual festival of new writing, ‘Smorgasbord’. Sidney co-produced the first African musical performed at Cambridge (‘Sophiatown’, ADC Theatre). In her final year, Sidney wrote and directed a full-length play – ‘Talking Out Loud’. The play was about the lives of four young people, set in Luton.

Sidney has written a variety of plays. She was previously commissioned for The Writer’s Watchlist: Vol. 1, writing ‘The Records’ – a magical realism-inspired short play about history. This was performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East (March 2018). Sidney’s full-length play ‘Wakes’ was performed at Bunker Theatre – co-headlining The Upsetters Takeover Week (February 2020). Sidney was commissioned by Burn Bright for the online event, Better in Person. She wrote a short play, set and performed live on a Zoom call – ‘Box of Bottles’ (August 2020).

Aside from writing, Sidney works as a director and facilitator. She enjoys working on community-focused projects, including devised performances. Sidney was an Associate Artist on People Power Passion. Her theatrical credits include: Assistant Director, ‘Riot Act’ (Luton Town Hall, July 2019); Dramaturg, ‘The Butterfly Effect’ (Hat Factory Arts Centre, December 2019).

Sidney believes that storytelling is powerful – and that art should be accessible to all. Sidney is especially interested in writing which focuses on lesser-told stories, and underrepresented communities.

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New merchandise - sept '20

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with 'Rock the Dragon' who will be taking care of uniform/merchandise production, orders and secure delivery direct to your address.

We have everything from Tote Bags to Onesies plus all the usual clothing items too. We can't wait to see you all branded up and representing NGYT.

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