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Chaos for Young Company in Connections 2019

Chaos for Young Company in Connections 2019

Our 2019 Connections play, Chaos by Laura Lomas, will be performed at Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday 27 April by our Young Company. We will also perform it at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 16 March, where we will be host to West Bridgford's Unlimited Theatre performi…

Onwards and upwards for our Jumping Beans

Onwards and upwards for our Jumping Beans

Our pre-school expressive arts workshop group, Jumping Beans, has bounced onwards and upwards! A brilliant 15 toddlers came along to experience the new group at our free taster session on Tuesday 8 January. We had these budding performers dancing, creating, watching and following in th…

Jumping Beans free taster session on Tuesday!

Jumping Beans free taster session on Tuesday!

The free taster session for our new pre-school age performing arts group will take place this Tuesday 8 January at 10am. The session will run for an hour and will give a taste of what the new group will look like as we move into running it regularly in the same time slot. The hour-long sessions …

Members take MyFest and Evolution Dance Festival by storm

Members take MyFest and Evolution Dance Festival by storm

Last month we had performance opportunities at two festivals for our members in the vocal and dance groups. Read how they got on here: MyFest – Sunday 2 December Our Inter/Senior Vocal group performed at The Old Library Theatre, Mansfield alongside other music acts (such as rock bands,&nb…

Christmas Cabaret sees members sparkle

Christmas Cabaret sees members sparkle

At our Christmas Cabaret last month we had a lovely afternoon showcasing the pieces we had been working on during the term. Some were finished and polished while others were works in progress but at whatever stage the pieces were in, it was so good to see everyone enjoying themselves! Thank…

Beauty and the Beast a roaring success

Beauty and the Beast a roaring success

The cast with the Lord Mayor of Gedling We were extremely proud of our young people who performed our Edinburgh Fringe 50-minute version of Beauty and the Beast three times in a single day on Saturday 15 December. The two sold-out shows at the St. George’s Centre in Netherfield, …

Find out where we'll be performing this term!

Find out where we'll be performing this term!

Heading into a new term is always a moment to take a look at when our members will be able to get on stage and share what they love with a supportive audience. Here are the details of the performance opportunities we will be offering this term: Inspire Youth Arts Showcase – 21 & 22 Feb…

New projects on the horizon

New projects on the horizon

Happy New Year! Flying High’s 20th Birthday Year! In July 1999, after operating as Jumping Beans for five years, Flying High Expressive Arts was launched to expand our provision for young people to gain access to and explore the arts as a medium of expression and performance. As we move in…

Then & Now project ends with Remembrance presentation

Then & Now project ends with Remembrance presentation

Our Heritage Lottery funded project, Then & Now: Changing Lives After the Great War, came to a close last month as Carrie Bird presented everything that had gone on so far to an audience at a Remembrance Weekend event in Arnold. The event, which took place at the Bonington Theatre, saw Carri…

Find information about our Christmas Cabaret 2018 here!

Find information about our Christmas Cabaret 2018 here!

Christmas Cabaret 2018! Date: Sunday 9 December Place: St. Mark's Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe, NG5 4PH There is a private car park with plenty of parking spaces.   Times: As stated below We are now SOLD OUT for both Junior Sections and the Intermediate Sect…

Beauty and the Beast Christmas show almost sold out

Beauty and the Beast Christmas show almost sold out

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 …