Online, Friday 11th June - Sunday 20th June

A national arts programme for young people by young people

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the eight NASC Theatre Network venues across the country, to programme Lasta – a festival of events for children and young people. They will deliver, for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

Running from 11-20 June 2021, Lasta is presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. Lasta promises to be a fresh, fun, diverse, accessible and exciting festival of events. Further details will be announced soon!

We're delighted to annoucne that Pavilion Theatre has engaged three curators from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to curate a programme of events for Lasta at Pavilion Theatre. They are Julia Appleby, Helen Major and Hannah-Kate Ní Shioradáin. We're so excited to welcome them and look foward to working together over the next few months. As well as programming events especially for Pavilion Theatre, they will collaborate with the other young curators to help programme events to be shared across the eight partner venues.

Under the guidance of theatre artists Maisie Lee and Fionn Foley, the young curators will work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of work for young people across the country. Featuring multiple disciplines and reflecting the diversity of modern Ireland, this pioneering project offers a unique opportunity to develop our future arts programmers and producers.

Friday 11th June - Sunday 20th June

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