IYA Regular Groups Programme

IYA is based at The Old Library Venue & Media Centre which houses a professional recording studio, a 100 seat studio theatre, exhibition space, a Mac suite teaching space, and a number of dance, workshop and rehearsal spaces.

These fantastic facilities allow us to offer a dynamic arts programme run by professional artists for children and young people aged 7 – 25 years.

As well as our regular groups and workshops listed below, we have a whole host of music, dance. drama and theatre performances throughout the year as well as dance, drama and music summer schools which take place through the holidays;

Regular workshops, classes and programmes across the county

The table below shows our programme of regular classes and workshop that run across the week and are held at our Old Library venue in Mansfield, as well as venues across the county. 

To book onto any of the sessions please email us at iya@inspireculture.org.uk or call 01623 644 377

Day Name Location Times, prices & suitability More info
Monday MX4 The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG Beginners 5.30 - 6.30pm
Intermediates 6.30 - 7.30pm
Advanced 7.30 - 9.30pm £1 per hour
Work with a professional choreographer to learn various styles and techniques.
Monday Pure Steel The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 7 - 9pm
Suitable for ages 13-19
Pure Steel provides an opportunity for you to become part of the Mansfield based ensemble and learn to play the steel pans. The ensemble performs throughout the year. Contact niccoker@hotmail.co.uk for more details.
Monday Urban Studio Project The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 6 - 9pm
Suitable for ages 13-19
Write, produce, record, collaborate, perform and release your own urban music.
Monday East Leake Rockschool East Leake Academy, Lantern Lane, East Leake. LE12 6QN 4.30 - 6.30pm
Suitable for ages 13-19
Weekly rock school groups for budding bands and musicians.
Tuesday Singer Songwriter academy The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 5.30 - 7.30pm
£2 per session
Develop your ideas, write songs, and turn your finished songs into demos and live performances.
Tuesday Nottinghamshire Contemporary Youth Dance Company (NCYDC) The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG Inters 6 - 7.30pm
Seniors 6 - 8pm
£4 per session
Weekly contemporary and choreography technique sessions. Auditions held throughout the year. Contact iya@inspireculture.org.uk for details.
Tuesday Beeston Dance (Contemporary) Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Beeston. NG9 1AE 5.30 - 7pm
Suitable for ages 8-12
£5 per session
A weekly project leading to performance opportunities. Contact hello@nextdoordance.co.uk
Wednesday Red Hot Band The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 6 - 9pm
Suitable for ages 13-19
£50 per term
A lively swing ensemble that perform regularly throughout the year. Contact redhotartsensembles@gmail.com
Wednesday West Bridgford Inclusive Dance West Bridgford Young People's Centre, Bridgford Road. NG2 6AT 5 - 6.15pm
Dance sessions targeted at young people with disabilities led by professional artists.
Wednesday SANDance Valley Leisure Centre, Valley Road, Worksop. S81 7EN 6 - 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 11-19
£1 per session
Award winning dance company for young people with disabilities.
Wednesday Daybrook Dance Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield Road. NG5 6AA 4.30 - 5.30pm
Suitable for ages 11-19
£1 per session
Featuring a mix of street dance and contemporary.
Wednesday Contemporary Dance The Valley Young Peoples Centre, 39 Stanley Street, Worksop. S81 7JQ 6 - 8pm
Suitable for ages 11-19
A new contemporary dance group
Thursday Contemporary Dance Dukeries Young Peoples Centre, Main Road, Boughton, Newark. NG22 9JE 5.30 - 6.30pm
Suitable for ages 11-19
Your chance to work with one of Nottingham's top dance artists
Friday Unanima Theatre Company The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 2-5pm
Suitable for ages 18+
£3 per session
An integrated company of adults with and without a learning disability/autism. Contact office@unanima@gmail.com
Saturday Old Library Rock School The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield. NG18 1NG 9.15 - 10.45am (7-12 years)
11am - 1pm (13-19 years)
£1 per hour
A weekly rock school for budding musicians and bands.
Saturday Newarts Dance Newark Academy, London Road, New Balderton. NG24 3AL 10am - 12noon
£2 per session
Work with professional artists to develop new skills and take part in performances.
Saturday Urban Music Project CRS Studio, Lowdham Street, Nottingham. NG3 2DP 11am - 1 pm
Suitable for ages 13-19
Work with the nationally renowned urban music producers from CRS Studios Nottingham.
Saturday Square Peg Dance Company MyPlace Mansfield, Westfield Lane, Mansfield. NG18 1TL 1.30 - 3.30pm
£3 per session
An inlcusive dance company for disabled young people aged 13-25. Contact margaretsquarepeg@gmail.com