Festival full of ideas & fun for young Fifers ...

Kids from Fife Youth Arts Hub staging a one day festival in Kirkcaldy on August 1.
Kids from Fife Youth Arts Hub staging a one day festival in Kirkcaldy on August 1.

The first ever multi-arts youth festival organised for young Fifers by young Fifers is set to rock Kirkcaldy next weekend.

Festival15 comes to the Lang Toun on Saturday, August 1 and everyone is invited.

With activities and events happening at five venues across central Kirkcaldy the event feautres free workshops and live performances which have been specially designed to inspire those between the ages of birth and 25.

And the whole programme of events has been organised by young people playing active roles in the Fife Youth Arts Hub,

Katie McKinnon, one of Fife Youth Arts young creative producers, said: “Festival15 is a celebration of creativity in Fife.

“Fife Youth Arts has teamed up with its internal and external partners to ensure all art forms are represented: from performance arts such as singing, dancing and acting to digital arts like video, coding and gaming.

“If it’s creative, it’s covered and it’s ready for you.”

Running from 10am to 4pm, the festival is accessible to everyone aged zero to 25, with a diverse programme of events.

Jennifer Durie, young creative producer, added: “We are very excited to be bringing this opportunity to the young people of Fife, especially due to the quality of events happening throughout the day.”

Festival15 will take place across five main venues in the centre of Kirkcaldy.

Throughout the day there will be things happening in Kirkcaldy Galleries, the War Memorial Gardens, Adam Smith Theatre, The Arts Hub in the Postings Shopping Centre and The Community Space in the town’s Mercat Shopping Centre.

And the best thing about the whole event is that absolutely all the creative workshops and performances are absolutely free.

Among those things lined up will be performances and workshops by ‘All or Nothing’ - Scotland’s aerial dance theatre; a creative digital lab;Caravan Obscura; The Harry Potter Experience; Cardboard Cities and a South African dance workshop.

Local comedians Suit and Pace will be doing sketches and storytelling and there will be performances by Youth Music Theatre Scotland (YMTS), Collision and Fife Youth Dance Company.

There will be art pop-up and interactive storytelling happening during the day as well.

The Fife Youth Arts Mainstage and Variety Cafe will also be running all day to showcase some of the Kingdom’s young local talent.

The organisers are hoping that young people from across the Kingdom will come along and get involved in what promises to be a great day out.

The workshop on August 1 will be tailored to suit different age groups, so everyone can get creative.

Fife Youth Arts Hub was established last year through funding from Creative Scotland to act as a focal point, nurturing and celebrating ambition, enthusiasm and talent in young people by improving the regional infrastructure.

To find out more visit the website www.hub8fife.com.