Flying High News & Past Events

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Flying High closes due to coronavirus

Flying High closes due to coronavirus

It is with deep sadness that the Directors of Flying High have decided to close the company in line with the latest government advice from Thursday 19 March. Flying High workshops come under the umbrella on non-essential social gatherings and as such must cease for the moment. We hope…

Wind/Rush Generations feedback and photos

Wind/Rush Generations feedback and photos

In what turned out to be one of our last activities before the Coronavirus lockdown, our Young Company put on a wonderful performance of our Connections show, Wind/Rush Generation(s) at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 14 March. Every year the show is watched by a director from the National T…

Three ways to keep in touch with us

Three ways to keep in touch with us

The world out there is moving more and more towards isolation so it's important for us all to stay connected with each other, in whatever ways possible. If you'd like to keep up with us as we navigate this difficult time, here are three ways that you can do just that: 1) Follow us on socia…

Rehearsals under way for Episodes

Rehearsals under way for Episodes

Rehearsals are well under way for our dancers' performance at Episodes and we would like you to come and support them. The show will take place on Sunday 29 March 2020 at Djanogly Theatre and will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are already on sale and can be bought here. Our dancers were s…

Member performing at Theatre Royal

Member performing at Theatre Royal

From time to time, we are asked to recommend young people as supernumeraries (extras) for professional productions. We have had young people cast in a number of shows over the years and it has made a huge difference to those who have been involved. The casting director for An Inspector Calls, comin…

Mansfield Drama Festival preparations step up a notch - dress rehearsal details

Mansfield Drama Festival preparations step up a notch - dress rehearsal details

Mansfield Drama Festival is coming up once again and we are stepping up our preparations. We are now staging and rehearsing our short pieces of theatre for the festival, which takes place on the morning of Sunday 29 March at the Create Theatre. We also have our adult group – Phoenix Theatre C…

Book tickets for Connections at the Bonington

Book tickets for Connections at the Bonington

Tickets for our 2020 National Theatre Connections play, ‘The Wind/Rush Generation(s)' by Mojisola Adebayo, are on sale now. We will perform the show at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 14 March. With less than six weeks to go the Young Company, under the direction of Carrie and Sop…

Directors welcome a new board member

Directors welcome a new board member

The board of the nine Directors of Flying High Expressive Arts CIC welcomed a 10th member, Martyn Bye at their meeting this term. Martyn has recently retired and is a member of Carlton Rotary, working tirelessly in the local community. He has supported Flying High for many years watching…

Flying High Open Day proposed

Flying High Open Day proposed

The Board of Directors decided that Flying High will host an Open Day so the community can see the great work the company does. Proposals suggest performances, workshops and displays, talks and information given throughout the day. A provisional date has been set for Sunday 7 June so watch this sp…

Finding the Fringe - watch our documentary

Finding the Fringe - watch our documentary

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a world of mad, bustling, unexplainable wonder and we know how difficult it is to explain this to people who have not experienced it first hand. It's a challenge we have really wanted to address so that we can encourage young people over 16 to jo…

Take a peak at what's coming up this term...

Take a peak at what's coming up this term...

We once again have loads of exciting events and performance opportunities coming up this year. Take a peak below to see what is going on over the upcoming term. Saturday 14 March – Young Company will be performing a contemporary, political piece of theatre called ‘Wind/Rush Generation(s…

Christmas performances round-up

Christmas performances round-up

Well that was a busy month! December saw numerous performances with practically every single member of Flying High taking to the stage at least once in the run-up to Christmas. It all started on Sunday 1 December at Unite the Scene (a company which works in the creative arts sector to pr…

Ready to start the new 2020 term

Ready to start the new 2020 term

We just want to say a big welcome to 2020 to everybody! Thank you to everybody for all of your hard work last year and last term particularly. There were some great highlights over the last year, culminating in a month of non-stop performances in December. We can't wait to kick off the new te…

Spread the word: January is the perfect time to join!

Spread the word: January is the perfect time to join!

January sees us ring in not only a new year, but a new decade with it. This could be the perfect time to join Flying High as a member or to sign up for an free taster session. Some of our groups have spaces for new members looking to take on a new challenge this year. Many members have c…