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New local arts festival underway this week

Jun 12, 2021 09:06 By Shannonside News
New local arts festival underway this week New local arts festival underway this week
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The festival is designed to showcase and encourage the wide pool of talent among young people across the region.

A new arts festival for young people by young people spearheaded by a Longford Theatre has launched across the Shannonside Northern Sound Region this weekend.

The 2021 Lasta festival will take place over the next week, in 8 venues across the country.

The festival is based on an original project delivered by Backstage Theatre Longford last year. The 10-day festival includes theatre, dance, visual art, music, film, spoken word along with other multi-disciplinary events.

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The festival is designed to showcase and encourage the wide pool of talent among young people across the region.

Eimear Tyrrell is a young curator with Backstage Theatre, she says the expansion of the event from last year is very exciting.

You can hear the full interview here:

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