Prepare to Level Up as gaming through the ages and live music set the stage for imaginations to run wild at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts this April.

EPIC, a group of brilliant young producers all aged between 14 and 19 years of age will be taking over the brand new Sherling Studio, the cinema and foyer spaces at Lighthouse to host their very own microfestival.

Commenting on the festival’s theme of ‘What did you want to be when you grew up?’ Young Producer Hannah, 17, of Lytchett Minster School says: “We’re all at a point when we are wondering what to do next with our lives – and we thought it would be fun to think back to what we wanted to be when we were younger.”

Festivalgoers will be able to play through the generations with Cyber Jam’s collection of games, ranging from retro consoles to VR, while the Sherling Studio will host exciting new live music showcases.  Artist Kevin Scully will be creating a live mural in the foyer and an exclusive screening of the classic Tom Hanks movie Big puts the icing on the proverbial cake.

“Big is a powerful tale about growing up and the value of childhood. We’re screening this film to remind our generation and others about how we need to make the most of our childhood before it’s completely gone,” says Jeanne, 17, of The Purbeck School.

“We wanted to include things which we liked doing (and still like today) to make sure people our age enjoy the festival,” added Toby, 17 of LeAF Studio.

Lighthouse throws open its doors to Level Up between 2pm and 7pm on Saturday 1st April with tickets priced at £3 for festival entry or £5 to include the screening of Big.

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2pm-7pm
Tickets & information 01202 280000

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