What does it involve?
-The ASPIRE Young Critics Panel will be made up of young writers aged 18 and under.
-They will be given a special pass and tickets to attend events at the Lichfield Festival in July 2018.
-They will have the opportunity to work alongside the Festival team, meet with artists and develop their writing skills.
-For every show that a Young Critic attends we will ask them to write a short review, which will be posted onto our Festival blog.
-Please note – we cannot guarantee that you will get to see every show that you want to. If there is something you do not want to miss out on please book a ticket through the box office to be sure that you can attend it.
-We allocate all shows according to the appropriate age range of the Young Critic.
Who are we looking for?
-Young writers aged 19 and under.
-Someone with an interest in the arts and being creative.
-Young people looking to develop their skills in writing and journalism.
-Someone who can work quickly and meet deadlines.
-Someone with enthusiasm.
-Someone who is willing to see new performances and try new things.
-Someone with a flair for writing.
How can I get involved?
-Write a review of the last play, concert, live event or film that you watched. Tell us what you thought about it and what made it stand out to you.
-Send your review to us with the application form by 25th May 2018 –you can send it my post or email. The addresses are on the application form.
-Once all the applications have been received we will read each one carefully and choose our panel of reviewers.
-We will be looking to put together a really mixed group of all ages, boys and girls, beginners or experienced writers.
-We will let you know our decision by 15th June 2018.
-If you are successful you will be invited to meet all of the panelists before the Festival. You will be given your tickets to see the performance and advice on writing your reviews.
-You will need to be available on some dates from 4-14 July 2018.