#WE ARE FIREFLY - young artists shaping lives

by Firefly Arts Ltd in Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th October 2019 we successfully raised £4,010 with 127 supporters in 42 days

Pro-active young theatre-makers, designers and techies, aged 8 to18yrs, are committed to rescuing a unique, life-enhancing cultural project.

by Firefly Arts Ltd in Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom

#WE ARE FIREFLY

Firefly Arts have provided youth arts workshops, projects and training for children and young people in West Lothian for over 30 years. Our team are committed to fun, accessible and quality arts experience for all, and specialise in projects that engage effectively with participants who are vulnerable, marginalised or disadvantaged.

Following a major funding cut, Firefly is having to withdraw workshops,additional needs support, training and exchange opportunities that require core subsidy and are not project funded. 

Our much-loved annual winter show is also at risk. Not just a show (however fabulous), but a life-enhancing project that supports children and young people into devising, performance, design, theatre tech, film, marketing and box-office roles. Our young people are proactive and resourceful. They are determined to save this unique opportunity to build skills, work creatively and collaboratively, and present their views and aspirations to the wider community.

Your pledge is vital to securing their success in this. It will contribute to over 80 devising, rehearsal, design, production skills, tech training and performance events for young people aged 8 to 18 years, specialist resources needed by participants with additional support needs, austerity budgets for costume, set and publicity, and to meet the small costs of running this campaign.

Any additional funds raised (we're positive thinkers!) will be used to restart a weekly theatre and performance group for young adults with additional support needs, along with a series of ClubNite events to bring together young people from all backgrounds to enjoy music, meet new friends and enjoy a quality of social life they so richly deserve.

Our young people deserve positive lifestyles and creative futures, and Firefly are doing our very best to help achieve this. Here are some examples of our young people's work...

Firefly Arts. The Old Lie

Firefly at The Vennie. Open Your Eyes.

Firefly & KOR! Redemption Road

River Where

Don't let creative minds go to waste. Your pledge will make a real difference. Thank you!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

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Writers' Workshop with playwright David Greig

A not-to-be-missed Writers' Workshop: The Atomic Physics of Theatre. Led by David Greig, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre, this is a unique opportunity to explore simple structural ways in which drama works. This workshop will take place at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, 2pm to 6pm, on Thursday 28th November 2019.

£5 or more

'Wall of Fame' Shout-Out and Badge

Get your name on Firefly's website's Wall of Fame, plus an online shout-out on all of our social platforms. As if this isn't enough, you'll also receive a #WE ARE FIREFLY badge.

£8 or more

Autographed Winter Show Poster

Receive a Firefly Winter Show poster (A3). Autographed by the cast, crew and production team!

£10 or more

Your Name in Firefly's Winter Show Programme

You name will appear in Firefly's Winter Show programme as a special 'Thank You'!

£20 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Sit in on a Winter Show Rehearsal

Your chance to look behind the scenes and get a first hand view on how we craft our awesome productions. This reward is for a November/December rehearsal at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. Dates/Times to be confirmed.

£50 or more

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Name a Character in Firefly's Winter Show

Choose the name of a character on our Winter Show. It could be yourself, a friend, loved-one or family pet. Its entirely up to you, but remember to keep it family-friendly!


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