NODA Gala Awards and Viva’s 20th Anniversary Ball

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Viva had a fantastic day at the NODA Gala Awards on Sunday 9th April. We are super excited to announce that Educating Rita won not one but two awards: Best Play and Best Production for 2016! Well done to everyone involved and for our other shows who were nominated including Evita and The Little Mermaid.

Our Viva member Joseph Beach was presented with the NODA District 4S Young Performer of the Year Award. This was for his performance in Viva’s production of Evita as Magaldi as well as performing with Newmarket Kings Theatre in Dream Nights. Joseph continues to be involved in both groups and will be joining Viva at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August with The Dreaming. With so many fantastic performing arts groups across the area Viva is so proud to be part of it all.

Viva celebrated its 20th anniversary in style by holding a fundraising ball in March. Thank you to everyone who came along from Viva members, friends, family and the general public. The Brook was packed out and we had everyone on their feet dancing the night away!

We are so pleased to announce *drum roll please* that in total we raised £7146.49! This total will go towards future Viva shows to help with the overall running costs from set, costumes, tech, lighting, venue hire and the list goes on. Viva is a charity and we are now performing up to seven shows a year for all ages so events such as this are vital to our continued success. 

Viva has a busy year planned and you can find out about everything we have on from events, shows and auditions on our website: www.viva-group.org.uk