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Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin – ‘Look Closer’ – an exciting new drama project for young people, 12-18 years

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin are proud to deliver an exciting new drama project for young people to aid mental health and wellbeing in the community. Starting in February 2019, over 30 young people from various youth groups across the city will participate in 12 weeks of performance-based workshops towards delivering a final devised theatre piece. The Project which is titled ‘Look Closer’ will use theatre to explore the way the world is working thus challenging stigma, exploring attitudes and encouraging open discussion around mental health and wellbeing issues.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is Derry’s primary Irish language, arts and cultural organisation. Established in 1984, the organisation has become the major driving force in the development of Irish language and indigenous arts services on the island. Alongside a year-round programme of arts activity and performances, the organisation has delivered several large-scale festivals and continues to produce a challenging and diverse programme to cater for all ages and communities.

The project which is funded through the ARTiculate programme by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funds and the Public Health Agency (PHA) will enable the centre to further develop the range of art forms available to the community. Using Applied Theatre the ‘Look Closer’ programme will give young people a platform to voice their views on mental health and wellbeing and encourage them to be proactive in making change.

Young people will have the opportunity to learn new creative skills by devising their own script, learning Irish, exploring performance techniques, working on set design and costume, film making and live media mixing. The programme will end with a final performance and post-show discussion on 25th April 2019 in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

For more information on the project please contact carleen@culturlann.org.

Look Closer

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street, Derry, BT48 7DF
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Mórshráid Shéamais, Doire, BT48 7DF
Date: 13th February 2019 – 25th April 2019
Cost: Free
suitable age: 12-18 years