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June 2022 
14/06 - 18/06 and 24/06 - 25/06

A festival with children and young people at its heart

Bright & Wild 2022

A festival with children and young people at its heart.

About the Festival

 

Over two weeks in June, we will present  four brand new commissions created in collaboration with Lyra’s Young Artists. These projects were commissioned by the Young Artists in 2021, and they have been working with their Lead Artists over the past 9 months creating and devising together. This will be the first time since the pandemic that Lyra’s Young Artists will present live performance, and we are so excited to be sharing this work and welcoming audiences at the festival! 

 

Bright & Wild is produced and hosted by our Culture Crew, who are a group of young people developing skills in creative industries at Lyra.   

Check out the programme below... 

The Festival Venues

 

Out of the Box, How to be a Superhero and Bridging Harmony will all be presented at Lyra’s venue Artspace (11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT)

 

When the Time Comes will be presented at Craigmillar Now (58 Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3HS). Lyra will be providing free minibus transport from our home venue, Artspace, to Craigmillar Now for this performances.

 

When booking, please let us know if you would like a space on the minibus. (Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis).

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How to Book

 

All performances are FREE to attend and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

 

 

Or Call/Text 07512 181719

 

Accessibility

Lyra has a strong commitment to accessibility and equality. If you require any support to engage with the Bright & Wild programme or if you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

 

The festival venues (Artspace and Craigmillar Now) are wheelchair accessible and two wheelchair spaces will be available per performance.

The Programme - at a glance!

Out of the Box

Created by Marion Geoffray with the Wednesday Young Artists

TUE 14 June, 6pm & 7.30pm

WED 15 June, 6pm & 7.30pm

Venue: Lyra, Artspace

When the Time Comes

Created by Craig McCorquodale with the Thursday Young Artists

 

FRI 17 June, 7pm 

SAT 18 June, 3pm & 7pm

Venue: Craigmillar Now

Double Bill:

Bridging in Harmony by Marie-Gabrlelle Koumenda with Youth Music

How to be a Superhero by Holly Irving with Youth Dance

 

FRI 24 June, 7pm 

SAT 25 June, 3pm & 7pm

Venue: Lyra, Artspace

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Image by Maria Falconer 

Out of the Box

Created by Marion Geoffray with the Wednesday Young Artists

 

Tuesday 14th June, 6pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 15th June, 6pm & 7.30pm

Venue: Lyra (Artspace)

 

Welcome to the Box factory! A unique place filled with boxes of all sorts and shapes. Trying to sort them out is hard enough, but making them fit in is even harder! Go on an unexpected wander around the factory to discover what’s hidden inside the boxes, to hear what they have to say, and to help them realise that life is not just a tick box exercise, sometimes you just need to think… outside the box! 

 

 

 

Or Call/Text 07512 181719

When the Time Comes is a performance in an old church by eight girls, who construct a series of moving images to summon the theatricality of life and death. Somewhere between the sacred and the mundane, the girls throw their bodies at moments in time they have or have not yet experienced, to ask the adult audience how we talk to children about dying. Chairs fall, hair swings, matches flare. All of this as an impossible attempt to share the unspeakable nature of grief, beauty, loneliness, joy and growing up.

 

Or Call/Text 07512 181719

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Image by Tommy Ga Ken Wan

When the Time Comes 

Created by Craig McCorquodale with the Thursday Young Artists

 

Friday 17th June, 7pm

Saturday 18th June, 3pm & 7pm

Venue: Craigmillar Now

 

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Bridging in Harmony

Bridging in Harmony  is a multi-disciplinary music gig devised by Lyra’s young musicians. Through cover songs, original music and spoken word, the young musicians will take the audience on a musical journey to share the precious connections they have in their lives. 

*Bridging in Harmony will be presented as a double bill with How to be a Superhero by Youth Dance.

Performances of Bridging in Harmony are now sold out.

Image by Malgorzata Kepka 

Created by Marie-Gabrielle Koumenda with Youth Music

 

Friday 24th June, 7pm

Saturday 25th June, 3pm & 7pm

 

Venue: Artspace

 

How to be a Superhero

Created by Holly Irving with Youth Dance

 

Friday 24th June, 7pm

Saturday 25th June, 3pm & 7pm

 

Venue: Artspace

 

We all have super-powers. Some people might have forgotten what they are, but don’t you worry, The Super Troupe are here to remind you how super you really are.  

 

How to be a Superhero mixes contemporary dance and spoken word, and invites you to explore what it takes to be super and discover your own unique powers. 

*How to be a Super Hero will be presented as a double bill with Bridging in Harmony by Youth Music.

Performances of How to be a Superhero are now sold out.

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Image by Andrew Perry