May 2019 we made a decision to change our name from Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT) to Tramshed. We have been growing as an organisation, working with more and more people (not just young ones!) and offering more programming and activities than ever before. Our name change embraces who we are and what we are doing now.
Embracing change can be weird. But this one beautiful story from our youth participant Holz is an inspiration for how to go about embracing this change.
Participation Manager Elle tells the story:
'Holz is a recent graduate/leaver of one of our drama programmes. They have been with us for years, and now as things are gradually getting back to normal at Tramshed, they have been able to move on from the drama programme and are now volunteering with our Youth Theatre as a fully-established member of our Tramshed community. Holz initially struggled with the rebrand, and then again with the building move, and held onto the GLYPT name for a while, but recently shared this piece of artwork with us, combining both the logos. It made me so happy and I thought the image encapsulated a lot about our history, our present, and our online engagement with young people during lockdown’.
It means so much to us at Tramshed that who we are can also mean so much to the people we work with. We think Holz has made something beautiful and it truly does encapsulate where we have come from as an organisation and the regeneration we've been going through since we decided to make the change.
We are still here supporting our communities just as we always have done. But now we have a swanky GIF from Holz to depict our journey.