Local News for Thursday 23rd August 2018
ISLAND YOUNGSTERS STAGE AN LANNTAIR TAKEVOVER
Tickets have gone on sale for a brand new festival created by and for young people in the Outer Hebrides.
A group of young creatives is staging a takeover of An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway for two weeks in October with a festival based around the theme of ‘Change’.
The programme of the new *Las!/Ignite! Festival* has been devised by youngsters between the ages of 16 and 26 and is part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018.
The young people have chosen up-and-coming indie folk band, *The Elephant Sessions, *to headline the festival on Friday 12th October.
A major aim of *Las!/Ignite! *is to inspire and equip young people to pursue employment that enables them to remain on, or move back to, the islands. The creative sector is crucial to the local economy.
Young artists will also get the chance to exhibit painting, photography and sculptural work alongside highlights of recent artistic exchanges between textiles and film-making students from Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.