Extraordinary Art 

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... 

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.

This Way Up is a promenade dance-theatre piece with live music, made and performed by Lyra's Young Company working with Jo Timmins, Caitlin Mulgrew, Holly Irvine and Bridie Gane.

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.

Hannah Venet worked with Lyra’s Young Company to create a complex, rich and layered performance performance with 17 young dancers and musicians. 

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.

Lone Wolf was performed in August 2017 to both public and school audiences as part of the Edinburgh Fringe programme.

Wild Heart is a Lyra production by Jo Timmins with Caitlin Mulgrew, Natalia Barua and Lyra’s Young Company. 

Young curators ages 14-19 used an artistic process to explore their local heritage, engaging with upwards of 850 local people. 

dansen was an exciting new dance project for young people aged between 8-14 in Craigmillar, Niddrie and Easterhouse and led by Imaginate, Lyra and Platform.

A co- production between Curious Seed and Lung Ha Theatre Company in association with Lyra.

Sampler is an exciting dance-theatre and music show made by Lyra's Young Company, working with professional theatre, dance and music makers.​​

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. 

A promenade performance, set against the striking backdrop of Craigmillar Castle for children between the ages of 8-12. 

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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