Wee Night Out

This special initiative gave a group of 10-15 year old children from Craigmillar the opportunity to embark on a journey of cultural agency. 

With the festival director as their guide, eight young people from Lyra and Sandy’s community centres attended seven carefully selected productions at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The young curators were then mentored by the team at Imaginate and Lyra Theatre about curation and the factors surrounding making choices for programming. Following heated discussions about what they had seen and liked, they selected two productions that have been included in our 2017 our festival programme.

Into the Water and Evil are vastly different but both powerfully demonstrate the ability of live performance to connect with young people.

Evil will be playing at Lyra Theatre in Craigmillar during the festival, to ensure the young curators’ friends and families have an opportunity to see the work they selected in their own community. One of the performances will also be preceded by a special event as part of the delegates programme.