Youth group plans Festival of Equality

KY8: Youth from Kinetic star in KY8, a show exploring predjudice and discrimination
KY8: Youth from Kinetic star in KY8, a show exploring predjudice and discrimination
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A local youth group is calling on young people to help plan and run the first ever Festival of Equality in east Fife.

The Buckhaven-based charity Kinetic hopes young people will take the lead is designing the festival, due to open the first week in June.

Artistic Director Claire Bloomfield said: “Our young people are at the core of everything we do and when we suggested putting on a festival they came up with the idea to focus on equality.

“The message of the festival is to celebrate equality regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or your financial circumstances.”

Kinetic plans to run two theatre performances focusing on equality as well as workshops and a variety show which will showcase local talent.

Adam Smith College is offering young people who get involved the chance to have their skills recognised through a certificate in performing arts.

As plans for the festival develop Miss Bloomfield hopes the wider community will get involved.

She said: “Right now we’re working on getting young people from all backgrounds and with all sorts of interests and talents to lead the project but we hope to receive support and help from all ages. We want this to be a festival for the whole community.”

If you are interested in getting involved with the Festival contact Kinetic on 01592 712528 or email info@kineticgroup.org.