Teens perform at Youth Arts Showcase
TEENAGERS from County Wexford Youth Theatre were one of only five groups from Ireland to perform at the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Showcase 2013.
The event took place recently in the National Library, Dublin. They took the opportunity to speak directly to public representatives about their experiences of participating in the arts and the benefits it brings.
Officially opened this year by Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., the annual event aims to showcase the exceptional quality of youth arts activity happening throughout Ireland and celebrate the contribution of youth arts to the lives of young people and to Irish society.
'The National Youth Arts Showcase allows us to share and celebrate a small proportion of the massive contribution young people make to our rich cultural heritage,' said Anne O'Gorman of the NYCI Youth Arts Programme, speaking at the event.