This week The Playhouse Children and Youth Arts Festival are celebrating the theatre's 21st Birthday with the theme of Irish myths and legends!
Amelia Earhart, the legend of St Columba, and mythical creatures of all shapes came to the festival to mark the landmark birthday from Monday 22 June- Friday August 2.
With the help of Arts and Business, Bank of Ireland UK, local promotions company Partridge Peartree and the BBC Northern Ireland Bus, and a team of fully qualified artists and facilitators, the two week festival provided a wide and colourful variety of workshops for ages of 4 - 16 .
The longest running festival of its kind, the festival was divided into three age categories; from 4-6 year olds, 7-12 years old and our teens - ranging from 13-16.
Under the exciting ‘Lengenderry' theme, teens participating in the festival will also be treated to classes in special effects, stage make up, animation, social networking and journalism with the BBC.
Fiona Mc Laughlin of the Playhouse said "Every year, the staff and facilitators look forward to running the Arts Festival, for them it's an integral event on the calendar. Children and Teenagers have an untarnished, honest and unique way of viewing the world around them, and The Playhouse strives to encourage and nurture children's talent and give them an opportunity to express themselves through the arts in a fun, caring and creative environment."
Arts & Business Northern Ireland said they were delighted to be involved with this collaboration between The Playhouse and its business partner Bank of Ireland.
Lorraine Brett, Arts Manager at Arts & Business NI said "Playhouse Children's Arts Festival offers a unique opportunity to nurture and showcase the talents of our future generations through creative opportunities."
The Playhouse Children and Youth Arts Festival ran from Monday 22 June- Friday August 2. For further Information contact The Playhouse on (028) 71268027