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Beauty and the Beast Christmas shows announced

Beauty and the Beast Christmas shows announced

Belle and the Beast will return with the whole cast this Christmas as we bring back our sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show to be performed in Nottingham over the holiday period. There will be three shows of Beauty and the Beast in the Gedling area, including a public performance at the Bonington Thea…

Dancers to hit the stage at Unite the Scene

Dancers to hit the stage at Unite the Scene

Our dancers will take to the stage once again at Unite the Scene this year as the event moves to a new home this year. It will take place this weekend, with our performance coming on Sunday 11 November at The Space, Squire Performing Arts Centre. We will be performing our dance piece, The G…

Senior Youth Theatre groups open up their Toolbox

Senior Youth Theatre groups open up their Toolbox

Both of our Senior Youth Theatre groups have started working on the Toolbox project organised by Nonsuch and Lakeside Arts Theatre as part of the Young Creative Awards Programme.   Saturday morning Youth Theatre group exploring ideas for #Toolbox2019 @wearenonsuch @LakesideArts @bo…

Dancers and singers take on December festivals

Dancers and singers take on December festivals

Our dancers and musicians will be taking part in two shows next moth, both of which are organised by Inspire Youth Arts. The MyFest Music Festival will take place at 2.30pm on 2 December at The Old Library in Mansfield, while the Evolution Dance Festival will run at 6.30pm at Carlt…

Jumping Beans gets underway!

Jumping Beans gets underway!

Our first session and free taster of the new, pre-school expressive arts workshop has taken place! The new group, Jumping Beans, is for any child aged between 18 months and 3 years old and will run on Tuesday mornings from 10 - 11am. The group is tailored towards children of this …

Introducing our new-look Christmas Cabaret!

Introducing our new-look Christmas Cabaret!

This year we are creating a Christmas show with a difference... Introducing the Christmas Cabaret 2018! We are calling it a Cabaret because each group at Flying High will perform a short piece alongside two or three other pieces in a 20 – 25 minute section. There will be about six or seve…

2019 National Theatre Connections play chosen

2019 National Theatre Connections play chosen

Our Young Company has begun rehearsals for Flying High’s ninth National Theatre Connections Play. We have a cast of 16 of our members playing a mixture of contemporary characters in a new play written especially for a young cast. It is called ‘Chaos’ and is written by Laura Lom…

What are our wonderful staff up to?

What are our wonderful staff up to?

Our wonderful staff have been very busy lately and we thought it was time that we gave you an update on what they were up to when they're not working hard at Flying High! Georgie Saunders and Emily Thurston have been filming a dance project with their company Next Door Dance which is now…

Dear Lucy part of WWI commemoration event

Dear Lucy part of WWI commemoration event

Flying High's Heritage Lottery funded play, Dear Lucy..., will play a part in a commemorative event taking place at Bonington Theatre this Saturday. This event will wrap up our project, Then and Now: Rebuilding Lives After the Great War, which has been underway since June. Read all abou…

Join our Jumping Beans free taster session

Join our Jumping Beans free taster session

We are very excited to announce our new group...Jumping Beans! Jumping Beans will start with FREE taster session on Tuesday 6 November and will run every Tuesday morning from 10.00 -11.00am during term time. The group is aimed at 2-4 year olds, making it our youngest group yet. Georgie Sau…

National Theatre weekend kicks off another Connections journey

National Theatre weekend kicks off another Connections journey

Last weekend we were down at the National Theatre Connections Directors' Weekend, kick-starting another year on this brilliant journey. Connections, run by the National Theatre, is a nationwide festival which sees performing arts groups and schools put on performances of plays written by…

Then & Now project update

Then & Now project update

Our Heritage Lottery funded project, Then & Now: Rebuilding lives after the Great War, has been in full swing all Summer and we thought we would give you an update about how it has all gone, as well as a look ahead to what's in store for the rest of it. The aim of this entire project has …

New t-shirts for new members

New t-shirts for new members

New members at Flying High this year will get themselves a free t-shirt once again! After all of our groups are finalised, we will be giving out the t-shirts to new members so that they can wear them with pride. We don't expect members to wear them to workshops, but of course they can if the…

Summer Course success

Summer Course success

Our Summer Course, held at the end of August this year, was hugely popular for members and us at Flying High! We loved working with all 31 participants throughout the week, looking at content related to our 'Then and Now' project. Our aim was to widen understanding of how …

Dear Lucy assisted accommodation tour wraps up show...for now

Dear Lucy assisted accommodation tour wraps up show...for now

Last week we brought you news that our Heritage Lottery funded play 'Dear Lucy...' was being performed in sheltered accommodation around Gedling. Well the tour is now over and these performances wrapped up the current stint of the show's life, and closes this chapter of our Then and N…