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Inspiration at Young Creative Awards

Inspiration at Young Creative Awards

We had a great evening at the Young Creative Awards, which took place at Nottingham Playhouse in May. We were there alongside other groups and artists shortlisted for these awards from so many different areas of creativity – photography, film, choreography to name a few. We were shortliste…

Grade 3 Lamda Exams coming up

Grade 3 Lamda Exams coming up

Following the huge success of our first Lamda exam group gaining eight distinctions and two high merits, we are really pleased to add another eight young people to our ranks. These members are generally a little younger and will be taking their Grade 3 Acting exams over the next co…

Taking on TOLFest19

Taking on TOLFest19

Our Senior Youth Dance group has been invited to take part in this year’s TOLFest organised by one of our partners, Inspire Youth Arts. It will be taking place at The Squire Performing Arts Centre (Nottingham High School) on Sunday 7 July at 7.00pm. IYA say: "TOLFest19 brings the…

Flying High 20th Anniversary Showcase 2019 details!

Flying High 20th Anniversary Showcase 2019 details!

Rehearsals are well under way for our 17th Annual Summer Showcase which began with a Variety Show in 2003 and has now become an annual event showcasing all our talented and committed young people in our local Bonington Theatre in Arnold. We have both scripted and devised pieces of theatre, musica…

Summer Project plans in place

Summer Project plans in place

Plans are being made for a great Summer Project this year in partnership with Gedling Borough Council and as part of Flying High’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. The ideas and themes for the project are being taken from events, celebrations, developments and cultural changes that have …

Update from the Yellow Brick Road

Update from the Yellow Brick Road

We are really excited to be taking a company of 15 to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year to perform an original version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Jack Quarton-Manuel has written three new songs for the show and Carrie Bird is writing the script specifically for our Young Company …

Tash Bird writes songs for Unanima show

Tash Bird writes songs for Unanima show

Tash Bird has written songs and is singing in States of Independence by Unanima Theatre Company, a theatre company for adults with additional needs. Unanima’s company of storytellers take you through the tensions and messiness of being labelled as having an intellectual and developmental…

Next Door Dance run clothes swap event

Next Door Dance run clothes swap event

Georgie Saunders, Jennifer Manderson and members of Next Door Dance will host the ‘Swish It: A Clothes Swap’ event late this month. Take items of clothing you don't want anymore and swap them for tokens which you can exchange for a piece of clothing you might like. This is all in…

Then & Now Learning Resource Launched

Then & Now Learning Resource Launched

Today we have formally launched the Then & Now Learning Resource. This website brings together all the activities, efforts and achievements which were seen during last summer's project - Then & Now: Changing Lives after the First World War. During the project we ran school workshops,…

20th Anniversary Summer Showcase - FAQ

20th Anniversary Summer Showcase - FAQ

Here you can find details about this year's Summer Showcase, celebrating 20 years of Flying High, which takes place on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July 2019 at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. Frequently Asked Questions This year we thought we would answer some of the questions most commo…

Youth Theatre nominated at Young Creative Awards

Youth Theatre nominated at Young Creative Awards

One of our Youth Theatre groups has been nominated in the Theatre category at the Young Creative Awards and will attend the ceremony at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 21 May. The piece was devised as part of the Toolbox project, run by Nonsuch Theatre and Lakeside Arts and ideas were initia…

More Summer Project details released

More Summer Project details released

We are really excited to be able to release a few more details about 2019's upcoming 20th Anniversary Summer Project! We have already told you that this year we will once again be hosting a Summer Project with four days full of expressive arts for members to join during their school holidays.…

Amazing Lamda exam results for students

Amazing Lamda exam results for students

Our Lamda Acting students have obtained amazing results in their recent exam. All ten of our students passed the Grade 5 exam in Acting, getting 8 distinctions and 2 high merits in the process. Four of them managed to get over 90/100 marks, with the highest coming in at a whopping 96. So h…

Edinburgh Fringe preparation begins

Edinburgh Fringe preparation begins

We have begun work on our 2019 show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - The Wizard of Oz! The first song has been written by Jack Quarton-Manuel for the show which will be performed at the world's largest arts festival this August. Fourteen of our members will perform this original vers…

Young Company takes the Playhouse by storm

Young Company takes the Playhouse by storm

Our Young Company group gave a brilliant performance as they took to the Nottingham Playhouse stage on Saturday 27 April. 'Chaos' by Laura Lomas was performed for the last time, unless we are selected to perform at the National Theatre in London this Summer. Our members receive…