Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have had to change our plans for the Festival of Hope, which was due to take place across the North West in July. Our young festival producer teams are now working hard on plans for a Festival that will bring Hope to your homes this Summer. Check back in for more updates as their plans develop…

The Festival of Hope is coming soon

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The Festival of Hope is coming to the North West this Summer

Produced by Blaze, this entirely young people powered programme celebrates creativity, heritage and diversity. A pioneering multi-disciplinary festival that places young people at the heart of design, making, programming and production.

Hope means lots of things to different people. The Festival of Hope is a space for exploration and experimentation. What does hope mean to young people? What about the past makes them hopeful for the future?

From a circus of connectivity and collaboration, to large scale outdoor events, the Festival of Hope Young Producers are bringing heritage to life, spanning interactive installations, performances, newspapers, exciting new commissions and music releases.

A varied, bold and ambitious programme where the past and present collide. A catalyst for museums to work differently with young people with the aim to challenge, provoke and disrupt the norm.

The Festival of Hope will support and empower the next generation of creative producers. By showing that young people are truly agents of change, experience the amazing things that happen when they have the power to create their own culture.

What will you find that makes YOU hopeful?

This project is funded by the Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

Heritage Fund LogoThis project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

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