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Work experience was far from dull for Jack

Work experience participant Jack, his long brown hair is tied back, he's wearing a white and black top, he's pointing at his self portrait on The Workshop wall

We love lifting the curtain on what we do here and inspiring the next generation of creatives. So, it was great having The Prince’s Trust participant Jack here on work experience these past two weeks. I’ll let him catch you up with what he learnt.  “Hi, I’m on the Trust’s Team Programme. As part of […]

Meet The Workshop’s new front-of-house assistant Harry

The words everyday has something to make me smile. I find so much joy in helping the participants develop their creativity and grow. A head and shoulders shot of smile new Workshop recruit Harry Hastings

Meet Harry Hastings, who joined us in March as our new front-of-house assistant. Born and raised in King’s Lynn, he’s no stranger to The Workshop having freelanced for us and being one of our first ever Introduction to the Creative Industries programme participants. I’ll let Harry pick up the story. I’d like to thank everyone […]

Top up your mental health

A smiling man shows his drawing of a cowboy, drawn during a Creative Wellbeing session held to improve participants' mental health. In the background are tubes of paint and other artwork

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a topic close to everyone’s heart here at The Workshop. From inclusion projects like our Creative Wellbeing sessions with The Purfleet Trust to our education and participation programmes – the arts make us better, inside and out.   Our team are sharing what they do to look after their mental […]

WoW we had a fantastic time at Buckingham Palace

Participants from The Workshop and The Garage meet Queen Camilla at the WOW Girls Festival at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Some of our team and participants swapped The Workshop for Buckingham Palace to hang out with royalty this week.  You may have read on our socials how we were involved with the WoW (Women of the World) Festival Bus a few weeks back when it visited town. Our participants got to enter a draw to […]

Work has finished on our makeover. What do you think?

Work has finished on The Workshop's new look. The new foyer has a refurbished floor, raw wood desk, a pink noticeboard

Hard to believe, but we’ve been open since 2019. The Garage Trust, which operates The Workshop, was already doing a lot of outreach activity in West Norfolk so knew it had to open a second venue. We landed at 38 New Conduit Street, in King’s Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter, but closed soon after because of the […]

Make A Difference Award win for our CAP members

The Workshop CAP members at the BBC Radio Norfolk Make A Difference Awards with presenter and awards host Kayleigh Poacher and Brian Reeve-Hayes from King's Lynn Academy

Our Community Ambassador Programme members have won the Green category of the BBC Radio Norfolk Make a Difference Awards.  The 12 participants, aged 11-16, are all students at King’s Lynn Academy. They won it following their work with the Broads Authority, learning about sustainability and climate change, creating an eco-friendly garden, and staging several fundraising […]

Meet our new Arts Engagement Worker Sophie

Sophie

Say hi to Sophie Ludkin, our new Arts Engagement Worker. The arts are really special to the former radio journalist, who grew-up in Norfolk. After her media detour, she’s looking forward to helping communities tackle their different challenges creatively.  Sophie said: “I’ve spent the last few years working in community outreach and I spent my […]

Welcome Daniel, our new Participation Programme Manager

Daniel

If you come to one of our theatre groups, you’ll already know tutor Daniel Ramsden. But did you know later this month that he’ll be taking over as our new Participation Programme Manager? To mark the occasion, we sat down with him to talk about what he has in mind for participants over the coming […]

Workshop participants lead the way at international inclusion in the arts event

Inclusion

People in King’s Lynn town centre were treated to street performances by dancers and actors from Italy, Spain, France and right here in Norfolk last Friday night.  The event was organised in collaboration with the Ijshaamanka association based in Italy, which focuses on community, art, innovation and inclusion. It was the culmination of a two-year […]