GYG Article Page

New Creative Workshops

FREE creative workshops

Brushes, glue, microphones, dance shoes and mixing bowls at the ready… our new year of FREE creative workshops for people aged 11 to 19 years (25 with additional needs) start in March.

All entirely FREE, our workshops are led by industry professionals – including MOBO Award Winners, Olivier Award Winners, West End performers and professionals from the land of media, TV and film.

No experience is needed for any of our workshops. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Due to demand, some sessions may fill up quickly. But we’ll have waiting lists if you want to join a full workshop.



Learn to cook with Kat from Waipou Vegan Food. Kat has managed Michelin star restaurants in London and now runs her own food establishment.


MOBO Award winner Volney Morgan leads our new youth choir. We’re looking for up-to 40 young singers to come and join in – and you don’t need a singing voice to join in the fun.  



Learn make-up skills from professional make-up and special effects artist Nadine Nettleham. Nadine has worked on TV and films and won international competitions in special effects make-up.


Join the hairstyling workshops with local stylist Jo take place each fortnight. Jo has been in the business for more than 20 years and had her own salon in Gravesend. This year we’re offering qualifications in hairstyling too.

Due to popular demand we're running two sessions each evening for hair and make-up.

Session 1 - 4pm - 5:30pm

Session 2 - 5:30pm - 7pm 


Photography workshops are led by professional photographer Martin Brown. Martin specialises in portrait photography and was also a young GYG participant when he was a local schoolboy.



Sing with Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones, with coaching for solo singers. Leanne was the original lead in West End’s Hairspray the Musical and is currently on tour across the UK.



Dance new routines with professional choreographer Dan Burns. Dan has appeared in TV and films and was one of the first young people to take part in GYG when he was a local schoolboy 11 years ago!


Interested in joining a workshop in April? Send us a message with your name, contact details and which sessions you want to join. If you'd like to join hair or make-up sessions please tell us which time slot you'd like to join.