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20th Anniversary Summer Showcase - FAQ

20th Anniversary Summer Showcase - FAQ

Summer Showcase celebrating 20 years of Flying High. Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July 2019 at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold.  This year we thought we would answer some of the questions most commonly asked about summer showcases in previous years. If you can't find the answer to your que…

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…

Chaos is coming to Nottingham Playhouse

Chaos is coming to Nottingham Playhouse

This month our Young Company will perform their National Theatre Connections show Chaos at the Nottingham Playhouse! The show will take place on Saturday 27 April and tickets are available now. It follows our home performance of the play, which took place on Saturday 16 March at the Bonington Th…

Tutors and former members heading to Edinburgh Fringe

Tutors and former members heading to Edinburgh Fringe

Several of Flying High's tutors and former members will once again be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Taking on the world's largest arts festival will be a mix of those who are just starting out in their career journeys, as well as some seasoned pros achieving dizzying height…

Spaces in Jumping Beans and Positive Moves

Spaces in Jumping Beans and Positive Moves

We have spaces for more budding young performers and creatives in both our Jumping Beans and Positive Moves classes! Please share this far and wide if you think you know anybody who may enjoy or benefit from these groups. Jumping Beans Jumping Beans pre-school expressive arts groups are tailore…

Upcoming projects this term!

Upcoming projects this term!

We’ve got lots and lots of exciting projects coming up over the next term and beyond. Here we’ve got a round up for you of each one, but click at the end of each section to read more details! 20th Anniversary Summer Showcase Flying High 20th Anniversary Summer Showcase will tak…

Toolbox success sends us to Playhouse

Toolbox success sends us to Playhouse

The Senior Youth Theatre gave a great performance last month at the Toolbox project show at Lakeside Arts Theatre on Monday 4 March and have been invited to Nottingham Playhouse as a result! Three groups took to the stage in total at the show, with Lakeside Senior Youth Theatre and Blue…

Students take on Lamda exams, plus new FREE taster

Students take on Lamda exams, plus new FREE taster

Ten of our Lamda students took their exams on Sunday 17 March at the Westminster Hotel on Mansfield Road. After this we will be running a new FREE taster session on Wednesday 24 April. Sign up for that right here. We had ten candidates entered for Grade 5 Acting duologue (pairs) and combine…

20th Anniversary Showcase details!

20th Anniversary Showcase details!

Flying High 20th Anniversary Summer Showcase will take place at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. All Flying High groups will be involved except for Jumping Beans (18months – 2 years). Junior Showcases (2.30pm start both Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July) wi…

Aaron Belcher's Emerge festival shines

Aaron Belcher's Emerge festival shines

The sun shone on Aaron Belcher's Emerge Dudley festival which took place on Saturday 6 April in Birmingham. Our former tutor had been working with young people in Dudley to create the free festival packed with entertainment and performances which were all dedicated to…

Our groups win big in Mansfield

Our groups win big in Mansfield

Around 80 young members performed at Mansfield Drama Festival and took home several trophies as winners on Sunday 31 March. As usual, our groups were the only entrants in the categories and so claimed all of the prizes! The quality of the work is reflected in the really high marks they obta…