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presented by NASC in association with Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coilig

Lasta is a national arts programme for young people by young people

After the success of our Young Curators Festival last year we are delighted to be bringing this project to an even bigger audience this year having teamed up to share the project with fellow NASC venues across Ireland to bring you Lasta

This innovative approach to programming that we introduced last year will now see twenty-one young curators, who have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11th to 20th June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

Under the guidance of theatre artists Maisie Lee and Fionn Foley, these young people will work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of work for young people across the country

Featuring multiple disciplines and reflecting the diversity of modern Ireland, this pioneering project offers a unique opportunity to develop our future arts programmers and producers.

We are delighted to announce that our young curators from last year , Maria Knoxx, Daire O’Murir & Emer Tyrrell, are back at the helm.  As well as programming events especially for Backstage, they will also act as lead curators,  collaborating with young curators across Ireland to help programme events to be shared across the eight partner venues.

This promises to be a fresh, fun, diverse, accessible and exciting festival of events.

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020

The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire), The Lime Tree (Limerick), Dunamaise (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

For more information on Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh go to Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.

Full festival details coming soon

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