05 April 2022

The World Premier of LIFT’s Young Producers Programme at Shoreditch Town Hall

LIFT, the leading London biennial festival of international theatre, has today announced the programme for LIFT 2022 – the first full festival to be presented by Artistic Director and CEO Kris Nelson and Executive Director Stella Kanu following the cancellation of LIFT 2020 due to the pandemic. The 2022 festival will form the culmination of a year of celebrations marking LIFT’s 40th anniversary.

LIFT 2022: Unexpected Perspectives will explore how the current global tensions including international conflict, ecological disaster and political turmoil impacts us all on a personal level. Through a line-up of topical, compelling and ground-breaking new work, the festival will explore personal circumstances, tensions on a global and intimate scale, and voices and issues hidden by the on-going pandemic. Bringing together a myriad of defiant voices from London to Nairobi and Milan to Helsinki, LIFT 2022 will see global experiences staged as intimate, exhilarating and powerful encounters in unexpected places. A festival rich in ideas, and a line up designed to challenge and surprise, LIFT 2022 invites audiences to see the world in a different way.

11 up-and-coming creatives from across London will come together for the first time to produce a multidisciplinary performance for LIFT’s inaugural Young Producers Programme – taking place at Shoreditch Town Hall.

LIFT Young Producers Programme – World Premiere
The UpLIFTers
24-25 June

A mystery performance produced by the next generation of creatives.

LIFT is passionate about supporting the next generation of creatives. To fill the final spot in the 2022  programme, LIFT has partnered with Shoreditch Town Hall to bring together a group of young Londoners to take a deep dive into the live event producing process. Over 16 weeks a group of 11 young people passionate about social change, inclusivity and making live events a more accessible and representative space, will learn everything they need to know about producing multidisciplinary performance. They’ll be working together to animate the unique basement space, The Ditch, at Shoreditch Town Hall. Take a leap into the unknown and join us for a show created by London’s up-and-coming young creatives.

LIFT’s Young Producers Programme will see UpLIFTers – the festival’s six-year project in Tottenham – go London-wide, connecting young people across boroughs to learn and create together.

Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, presented by LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall. 

LIFT 2022 will take place in various locations across London from 23 June – 10 July. For more details, and the full line-up, visit www.liftfestival.com


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