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Bright & Wild 2024

Bright & Wild 2024, a festival with children and teens at its heart, celebrates the talent and creativity of young people who take part in Lyra’s Young Artists programme.

Bright & Wild 2024

About Bright & Wild 2024

17th May 2024 to 25th May 2024
Fridays and Saturday - see content below
Lyra Theatre
11 Harewood Road , Edinburgh East EH16 4NT
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This Spring Lyra presents Bright & Wild 2024 - a festival with children and teens at its heart.

Over two weekends in May, we will showcase four new shows created in collaboration with Lyra's Young Artists. These productions were commissioned by the children themselves, and they've been collaborating with their adult Artists over the past nine months, devising and creating together.

This year's theme, 'FACE THE DRAGON' response to the monumental changes that children and teens have faced in recent years. From dancing in the rain to grappling with AI technology, join the Young Artists as they explore the many facets of change with fire in their hearts!

The festival is produced and hosted by Lyra's teenage Culture Crew.

The Programme:

FRI 17 May, 6pm - Double Bill:

How to Find a Dragon by Geraldine Heaney, Kerry Cleland and Katy Wilson with the Wednesday Young Artists in association with Sprog Rock

AI+U by Adam Rosa with the Thursday Young Artists

SAT 18 May, 2pm & 6pm - Double Bill:

How to Find a Dragon by Geraldine Heaney, Kerry Cleland and Katy Wilson with the Wednesday Young Artists in association with Sprog Rock

AI+U by Adam Rosa with the Thursday Young Artists

FRI 24 May, 7pm - Double Bill:

Warm, Cold and In-between by Tenzin Stephen with Youth Music

Learning to Dance in the Rain by Niamh O'Loughlin with Youth Dance

SAT 25 May, 3pm* & 7pm - Double Bill:

Warm, Cold and In-between by Tenzin Stephen with Youth Music

Learning to Dance in the Rain by Niamh O'Loughlin with Youth Dance

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