Youth arts project returns to the Source Arts Centre

The Source Youth Arts Project represents a unique opportunity to work with some of the best community arts workers in the country.

The Source Youth Arts Project represents a unique opportunity to work with some of the best community arts workers in the country.

Have you heard of Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, The Voyages of Sinbad, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves?

Of course you have!

These stories from the Arabian Nights are told for 1001 Nights by a young woman called Sheherazade in a bid to stop her head being cut off by a jealous king!

Building on the success of eight previous summer youth programmes The Source returns with another exciting project which will bring together young people from Thurles and the surrounding areas. Working with professional theatre makers, writers and designers you will build a working theatre set, get involved in costume design and lighting to create a live contemporary performance event for family and friends based on these fabulously magical stories.

Tony Fegan is a creative producer, theatre director and participatory arts practitioner and just one of the community arts workers involved in the project. As Director of Learning at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre 1992–2007) Tony developed a wide-ranging and highly-influential arts learning programme with national and international artists working with youth, community groups, schools and universities on long term artist collaborations including site specific events. In 2007 Tony  joined Tallaght Community Arts as Director and has repositioned the company as an arts development organisation working closely with a range of professional artists and communities in Dublin. This is the eighth summer project he has led at The Source and is delighted to be working with the talented young people from Thurles.

This is a rare opportunity to work with some of the best community arts workers in the country for one week only.

The Source Youth Arts Project takes place from Monday, July 8th to Saturday, July 13th (10am–5pm) and is suitable for 11 to 17-year-olds, price €80. A show for family and friends to attend with be staged on Saturday, July 13th at 7pm with tickets ppriced at €5 (€2 concession & €10 for a family of four). Registration and a one-day workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 26th (11am–4pm). Places are limited, please book in advance. Bookings 0504 90204.