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TeeNEXTers Festival 2017

20th-26th November 2017, Lille, France

TeeNEXTers is a yearly Erasmus+ education project organised by Theatre le Grand Bleu in Lille, France. It runs alongside the international European festival known as 'NEXT Arts Festival'. During TeeNEXTers, for one week, groups of young people from Ireland, Belgium, France, Scotland and Norway meet and view selected shows from the main NEXT Festival.

They then make creative and critical responses to the shows, using a variety of media including devising, filming and graphic-novel drawing. The aim of the project is to help young people develop their critical facilities, so that they can edit and coherently express educated views about works of art. They are taught how to do this by professional and expert critics and theatre-makers from all of the participating youth theatres.

A blog about the 2017 festival was written by some of our Irish participants, which can be read here.

Read more about the TeeNEXTers Festival on their website.

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