Since 2012 Lyra has been creating extraordinary work for, with and by children and young people from Greater Craigmillar.
Find out more about about our past projects below...
These four films were commissioned by our Young Artists in 2020 and were presented at our Bright & Wild Festival in 2021.
They worked together with their Lead Artists to create and devise these works together.
Helen’s Letters is part of Lyra’s Other Side of The Hill programme. The Other Side of the Hill represents the first year of a three-year, multi arts project to create a series of new performances, artworks, workshops and events centred around themes of connection and disconnection.
Young people from Craigmillar collaborated with Belgian peers and professional artists in an international exchange, creating a dance-theatre piece about what it feels like to be lost and how you find your way home.
An entrepreneurial project for a small group of young people. Originally created with Castleview P7’s as a temporary tuckshop, it has been a hit since it opened at the Imaginate Festival in 2013.
In 2019 our Young Artists commissioned four live performance projects. Sadly, due to the pandemic, these performances didn't take place. Determined to capture these works, the Young Artists worked with their directors to create short films, which document and celebrate their projects.
Hush is Lyra’s flexible ‘Bedtime, Hawaii & Rabbit’ themed space with soft furnishings, chill-out room, interactive lighting, materials for den building and stimulus for role-play and storytelling.