An Lanntair has received funding from EventScotland to deliver an exciting event that will celebrate the talent of young creative people (under 26) from the Outer Hebrides through a week long arts festival called Las! / Ignite! Over the course of the week in October 2018 young people (under 26) will be given complete control of An Lanntair to programme a festival for young people by young people. They will be given free rein to use all the spaces in An Lanntair to show gigs, plays, films as well as putting on exhibitions and talks. They will also be responsible for curating and programming the spaces and for marketing, design, promotion and stewarding.
The driving force behind the Las! / Ignite! Festival will be the youth board (Board not Bored) who will work closely with the festival coordinator (also under 26). Board not Bored meets regularly and makes decisions about the content of the festival and how to develop it.
We are very excited to announce that Ella Macaulay has come into post as the festival coordinator and will be working with young people across the Lewis and Harris to bring together their wealth of creative talent to create an amazing festival. To keep up to date on the festivals progress visit Ella’s blog here.