From Here

Young Lyra curators ages 14-19 used an artistic process to explore their local heritage, engaging with upwards of 850 local people. 
Over 12 months the group:

  • Commissioned 5 artists to produce new works in film, music, visual art and photography

  • Hosted a community dinner party

  • Led 2 guided walks along Edinburgh’s Innocent Railway

  • Organised a launch event for 75 international delegates

  • Presented on a discussion panel at Summerhall for the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe

“The From Here group changed my life.  It made me a more confident person, helped me understand who I was and the kinda person I wanted to be.  It helped me become a better person.  I can finally have a normal conversation without feeling like an idiot cause I didn't understand certain words. I still occasionally do my photography stuff, I love it, my goal when I finished doing it was to go to Iceland and capture the northern lights and next year I'll be able to make that dream come true!” Young Curator
Created by:
Lou Brodie
Visual artists: Valerie Reid and Andrew Crummy
Music: David Maxwell
Film: Jamie Macdonald
Photography: Kat Gollock

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Lyra is a Limited Company, SC280248 and Scottish Charity SC036506
Lyra is grateful for financial support from Creative Scotland, BBC Children in Need, Garfield Weston Foundation, Kintry Environmental Trust, The Robertson Trust, Big Lottery Fund Uk - Young Start, The Corra Foundation, The Barcapel Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust