Spaces still available on King’s Lynn cultural exchange programme wurh Reunion Island

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Young adults across West Norfolk are being given the opportunity to take part in a European Youth Exchange with Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean, as part of a wider cultural project.

Lynn Arts Centre is offering eight people, aged 18 to 25, the chance to travel across the Channel and beyond as part of the Youth Exchange ART Programme.

Elise Prosniewski, assistant to the director, said: “The main objective of this project is to connect eight young people from Norfolk with eight young people from Reunion Island, who are interested in arts and culture, to share a real life experience and create a collective Artistic Realisation Together (ART).”

The chosen eight will first go to Reunion Island for 10 days at the end of July to take part in workshops focusing on traditional dance, drama, music and more. They will present a show to the locals at the end of the experience.

Between December and January, the Lynn centre will welcome the young Reunionese to continue this intercultural experience by meeting actors, a beat boxer and other artists.

Elise said: “From this experience, young people will hopefully find out more about themselves, discover a foreign culture and share their own culture with others.

“It is a great opportunity to encourage international mobility and non-formal education.”

There are still a few spaces left on the programme, for more information, email or call 01553 779095.