Yorkshire school pupils dance for joy at new partnership

December 4, 2007 at 12:33 pm (Company News, Fundraising) (, , , , , , )

NBT dancers Christopher Hinton-Lewis and Martha Leebolt meet pupils from Withinfields Primary School

NBT dancers Christopher Hinton-Lewis and Martha Leebolt meet pupils from Withinfields Primary School: (from L-R) Emily Rushton (aged 10), Lewis Houghton (aged 11), Samantha Kaye (aged 10), Sam Redman (aged 9) and Charlotte Ward (aged 10), with Alex Barnett from the Halifax. Photo credit: Tom Martin.

As part of NBT’s new partnership with the Halifax, pupils from Withinfields Primary School attended a matinee performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre. NBT Dancers Christopher Hinton-Lewis and Martha Leebolt were on hand to welcome the pupils to the theatre and talk to them about their dance experiences. Also on hand was Alex Barnett, from the Halifax who said, “We are delighted to be embarking on this new partnership with the North’s premier ballet company. We are committed to investing in the local community, and this partnership will help us support the delivery of high quality and accessible arts activities for young people in Yorkshire.” For more information about our new project supported by the Halifax click here.

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Sugar Plum Fairy launches charity Christmas cards

November 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm (Events, Marketing and PR News) (, , , , , )

The Nutcracker 

The Sugar Plum Fairy aka NBT Soloist Georgina Roberts will be flitting through Leeds tomorrow to open Gateway Yorkshire’s Christmas shop. Georgina will bring festive magic to the first sales of Christmas cards and gifts when the shop, in Leeds City Train Station, opens its doors at 10am.

Each year Gateway Yorkshire, the Tourist Information Centre, sells cards, advent calendars, children’s presents and wrapping to support a wide range of charities. 80p of each pound goes to charity.

NBT’s production of The Nutcracker opens at the Leeds Grand Theatre tonight and will run until 8 December. To find out more about NBT’s production click here.

Charities supported by the sale of cards and gifts include Alzheimer’s Society, A.R.C, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, CARE, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Epilepsy Action, Help the Aged, Leonard Cheshire, Leukaemia Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mencap, Mind, Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Autistic Society, NCH, NSPCC, Parkinson’s Disease Society, Perennial Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation, Royal National Institute of Blind People, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Save the Children, Shelter, SSAFA Forces Help, The Children’s Society, The Home Farm Trust, The National Deaf Children’s Society, The Stroke Association, The 1959 Group of Charities, Candlelighters (Local Charity).

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The Nutcracker on Invitica FM

November 8, 2007 at 2:05 pm (Marketing and PR News, Tour News) (, , , , )

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“Invicta FM’s Nicola Everett has been invited to dance with the Northern Ballet Theatre during their tour to Canterbury with The Nutcracker. The production is being staged at the Marlowe Theatre until Saturday 10th¬†November and is said to be one of the world favourites.”

Please see the link below for David’s interview with Invicta FM and footage of the presenter taking part in Company Class yesterday at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

http://www.invictafm.co.uk/article.asp?id=508487

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The Sugar Plum Fairy goes Christmas Shopping!

November 7, 2007 at 11:44 am (Artist's News, Fundraising, Marketing and PR News) (, , , , )

The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker kicked-off her Christmas shopping last week at Fenwick department store in York. NBT Dancer Julie Charlet delighted staff, shoppers and a group of aspiring young ballet dancers from Isobel Dunn dance school in York when she made a surprise in-store appearance. Julie was promoting the Leeds performances of The Nutcracker (Leeds Grand Theatre, 27 Nov-8 Dec).
Fenwick is a valued sponsor of NBT and is running an in-store colouring competition to win tickets to see The Nutcracker in Leeds. Nicola Johnson, Managing Director at Fenwick, was delighted to see Julie surprising her customers, “We’ve always tried to support the arts in Yorkshire – I’m a keen ballet fan myself – and to have the Sugar Plum Fairy here at Fenwick York today is the cherry on the cake”. Photo credit: Lisa Stonehouse

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