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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…

New Jumping Beans group announced

New Jumping Beans group announced

We are very excited to announce our new group...Jumping Beans! Jumping Beans will start 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 Saunders will lead the group, wit…

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…

LAMDA aims for our members

LAMDA aims for our members

We have set on our aims for this year's LAMDA students this term. We have a small group of 10 students who will be working towards completing their Grade 5 Lamda qualification in Acting as a base level. The students will be entered for either the solo or duologue acting exam in November…

Welcome to new members!

Welcome to new members!

We would like to say a huge WELCOME to all of our new members joining this year! You're joining a group which has been doing lots and lots during 2018. We started by celebrating our former members on various performance adventures, including one in a hit show at the Nottingham Playhouse and …

Group sizes for the new year

Group sizes for the new year

As we enter into a new year of workshops and teaching, we are looking to finalise our groups - but that doesn't mean we don't have space for any budding new members looking to join our ranks! We have had a very popular summer and some of our groups are almost completely full, although it&…

'Dear Lucy...' being performed in sheltered accommodation

'Dear Lucy...' being performed in sheltered accommodation

Our heritage lottery funded play 'Dear Lucy...' is being performed in sheltered accommodation around Gedling this week. Residents at Moreland Court, St Andrews House and Foxhill Court are be able to see the show on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Created in the centenary year…

We're coming back! See dates and secure your workshop place here!

We're coming back! See dates and secure your workshop place here!

Flying High sessions will be starting back this week, as we welcome new and old faces to Pond Hills Lane for another year of creativity and artistry. We have had lots of interest from lovely prospective members and we are very excited to get to know all of them when we get back to action. F…

Sarah Keyworth nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

Sarah Keyworth nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

Former member and stand up comedian Sarah Keyworth has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award for her show at this year's Fringe. Sarah's show Dark Horse, her first hour-long show, has received rave reviews across the board this year. The List said the show was "a&nb…

Exam results send our members to university

Exam results send our members to university

A huge congratulations to all the Flying High members receiving results this year, be them GCSEs, A Levels or BTECs. But we would especially like to say a huge well done to those heading off to university after their success this year! This was the first year we have not run GCSE or A Level clas…

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, all taking place on Saturday 15 December. Two of th…

Celebrating a wonderful Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Celebrating a wonderful Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

This year we took two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and we were able to celebrate remarkable success throughout our time up there! Beauty and the Beast had sold out performances for all but two shows during our run which was wonderful, continuing on from the audience figures we got last year…

See 'Dear Lucy...' at Bonington Theatre this August

See 'Dear Lucy...' at Bonington Theatre this August

Get your tickets for next week's performance of 'Dear Lucy...' at the Bonington Theatre now! The Heritage Lottery funded show takes place on Friday 31 August at 8pm. This play tells the story of Lucy, grandmother and great grandmother to Carrie Bird, Rachel Bird, Tash Bird …