The streets of Norwich were teaming with passion and art as performers from The Garage took over the city to show why it’s THE place for performing arts.
The group kicked off the day with a flash mob at the popular shopping centre, Chantry Place, the Castle Quarter and the Gentlemen’s walk throughout the day.
It only got better when the large stage was set up just outside The Forum, with large televisions placed either side showing the team’s creative black and white videos promoting the centre. Plenty of performers showed off their creativity on the stage, including Bridget Holmes, Amelia Stephanides, Finn Doherty, Jøra The Førtuneteller, FleX and Pulse, and Connect.
As if that wasn’t enough, the theatre also had stilt walkers, a beautiful butterfly and a tall man with a top hat, and Cinderella, who’d replaced her cleaning supplies for some bubbles, walking around just outside The Forum, entertaining all of the visitors and posing for plenty of photographs. She told us all about the magical return of My First Panto for ages seven and under. This year’s co-production with All-in Productions is Cinderella Rocks.
The Garage also invited people to their Chapel Field North studios (11am-7pm) where they were encouraged to try some of The Garage’s autumn term classes, for ages one to adults. The free sessions included creative dance, My First Storytime, ballet, My First Music and Movement, theatre, dance fitness, My First Drama, My First Ballet, contemporary, street dance, musical theatre and tap dance.
As we were invited along to the event, we got to have a sneak peek at The Garage’s facilities and we just couldn’t believe how large the premises really was. We were then shown to the theatre room, where we were shown all of the Garage’s new videos, made in collaboration with Lambda Films, which explain how The Garage and their team can help you ‘Turn Your Dreams Into A Reality’ with their range of creative opportunities the centre offers. They also told us all about their sister venue, The Workshop in King’s Lynn.
We were then treated to a lovely dance performance outside the Forum from all different ages of students and performers.
The Garage’s autumn term will begin from 13 September 2021 and run for 12-weeks so be sure to sign up soon and quickly!
All in all, we had plenty of fun seeing all of the amazing activities the team had on and we cannot wait to see what the theatre does next!