Calling all young families: the
"The festival is a collaboration of as many young artists as I could find or bring together to showcase their artwork," says
"Talking to them, you see how much of a passion there is for younger people to make their dreams come true through art – it's something that often goes away at a later stage in life when you get caught up in paying the bills and so forth. And I really wanted to inspire and support youngsters who are interested in following a path in the arts, creating a platform so that they feel their art is actually appreciated and encouraged by an audience."
Working in collaboration with ARTos (who have been extremely supportive of the project, offering their theatrical spaces around the city for free) and the
The diversity of venues is well matched by the variety of events on the programme, and Eleni mentions that she was overwhelmed by the number of artists who wished to be included. "I held an open call for artists to send in examples of their work, and I've tried to choose people who are doing something a little bit different from the norm," she explains.
With non-stop workshops interspersed with performances, the two-and-a-half day event will feature "interesting people doing interesting things. We have a creative arts team doing a 90-minute combined workshop which includes music, theatre and art; workshops on forum theatre and on applied theatre for young people, a drumming workshop and an animation workshop focusing on video mapping, to name just a few," says Eleni.
"There's also an area with art projects, food, drink and music," she adds, mentioning that it's an ideal event for the whole family. "The morning events are aimed mostly at younger ages, such as an amazing performance of Alice's Wonderland from the
With all the performances created by people under the age of 35, any age restrictions with regard to attendance will be clearly marked on the programme. "The full schedule is available on the website, and the programme is available at various locations around
With tickets for each show a mere €1, and those workshops offered by professionals all priced under €5 per participant, this is an event that's accessible to all. So, if you've been wondering how to instil your kids with a love of the arts while remaining within budget, the
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