A youth arts festival aimed at igniting the spark of young talent in the north-east will return for a second year.
Light the Blue, staged by Aberdeen Performing Arts, will be held for six days from June 10.
Using The Lemon Tree as a hub, it will feature breakout street performances in the city centre as well as workshops and other Fringe events in His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall.
The festival will bring together young performers from the area and internationally renowned artists for a rich variety of workshops, panel discussions and performances.
APA’s drama development co-ordinator Laura Callahan said audiences can expect thought-provoking and entertaining performances, lively discussion and opportunities to learn something new.
She said: “We are really excited to build on and expand what we started with last year’s festival.
“There are lots of exciting and fun ideas taking shape, from full-length theatre productions to live music and street performances.”
Highlights include an open-air event which will “ignite the spark” and kick off the week, full-length productions from APA Youth Theatre, street performances from Modo – Circus with Purpose, and APA’s new Young Company.
There will be workshops from industry experts Maskcraft and musicians from Admiral Fallow as well as a day-long masterclass with theatre company Frantic Assembly.
Light the Blue will see a much-anticipated closing gig by talented Project Band musicians, with a special support slot from Project Band alumni Canary Gold.
APA chief executive Jane Spiers said: “Light the Blue represents the core values of Aberdeen Performing Arts – we aim to create a spark and nurture home-grown talent.
“Light the Blue is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all the young talent and creativity we have in the north-east and also to inspire young people to participate in the arts, provide a platform for them to develop creatively and showcase what they can do.”
Tickets for Light the Blue go on sale from tomorrow.