Happy Christmas Everybody!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year.

Team Firefly are taking a well-earned festive break, but Spring term workshops will start back from Monday 13th January.

See you all then – bright-eyed, fighting fit and ready for 2020 action!

Joanna, Alison, Eleanor, Kirsty, Miriam, Emma, Jack and Morgan xxxxxxxx

An Epic Journey, An Epic Tale

A huge thank-you to all who helped create Firefly’s winter production of The Silver Sword last weekend. Crowd-funded by friends and supporters, designed and lit by our young tech team, and performed with such skill and understanding by our talented young cast. Here’s one of our favourite reviews…

View production photos by Sinclair MacKenzie here

View Silver Sword programme here

Silver Sword is on its way…

Firefly’s fabulous winter show is nearly here, with a uniquely Firefly-ed adaptation of Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword.

This production has been crowd-funded by Firefly friends, families and supporters, created with passion and ingenuity by our talented young cast members, design and technical trainees, and supported by the fabulous Firefly production team.

Once again, our thanks to everyone who has helped to make this happen. In particular…

Come and see the show you helped to create.

Call 01506 333005 or email admin@firefly-arts.co.uk


Livingston Workshop Cancellation Monday 2nd December

Due to staff sickness, today’s (Monday 2nd December) Livingston Explorer and Livingston Navigator 1 workshops have had to be cancelled.

We have contacted all participant families and carers. We’re so sad not to see you guys before the Christmas break. Have a fantastic festive time, and we look forward to seeing you back at Firefly on Monday 13th January 2020.

Last Chance, Final Push, Gentle Shove

Firefly’s crowdfunder campaign ends on Tuesday 8th October at 1pm.

If you haven’t done so already, please support us by clicking onto #WE ARE FIREFLY and share the link with as many folk as possible.

Your generosity will help Firefly’s fabulous Winter Show project to go ahead, underpin theatre tech and production training for young people from across West Lothian, and help provide much-needed support for a weekly drama group for young adults with additional support needs.

Breaking News: New Firefly film now showing at https://vimeo.com/363312258
See if you can spot someone you know….

We Need Your Help!

Following a major funding cut, Firefly Arts are crowd-funding in order to run our fabulous winter show project, along with other youth arts activity and events that are not supported by project funding.

With only 14 days left to run, the #WE ARE FIREFLY campaign is lying at 50% of its target. We need your help! Our young people are creative, proactive and resourceful, so please take the following 3 steps to support them:

All contributions are warmly welcome. There are some terrific rewards – so don’t forget to claim yours by using the ‘Select Reward’ button!

A heart-felt thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign so far, please spread the work and share the link as much as possible. Meanwhile here’s our current Wondrous Wall of Fame…

New Drama Pack for Schools

Team Firefly are delighted to introduce our new drama programme, developed specifically for use with primary-age children, and ranging from lunchtime and
after-school drama clubs to curriculum-base projects and CPD for teachers.

We can tailor projects to meet specific needs, explore particular issues and suit most budgets. For more information, or to discuss your project further, please contact Eleanor Morrison on 01506 333005 or email eleanor@firefly-arts.co.uk.


#WE ARE FIREFLY- please support us!

Following a major funding cut, Firefly Arts are crowd-funding in order to run our fabulous winter show project. Not just a show (however fabulous), but a life-enhancing project that supports children and young people into devising, performance, design, theatre tech, film, marketing and box-office roles. Our young people are proactive, resourceful and determined to save this unique opportunity to build skills, work creatively and collaboratively.

Please support us by using this link, #WE ARE FIREFLY to check out our crowd-funder site. All donations warmly welcome. There are some terrific rewards – so don’t forget to use the ‘Select Reward’ button!

Can we also ask you to share the https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/firefly-arts link with as many folk as possible?

A heart-felt thank you to everyone who has support this campaign so far. The Wall of Fame on our #WE ARE FIREFLY tab, above, will be updated on a regular basis!

Welcome back…

Welcome back to Firefly for an awesome autumn term! Despite the ongoing £inancial situation, we’ve enjoyed some great projects over the summer break. Play In A Week projects in Livingston and Linlithgow created two excellent, and certainly unique, shows, while song and voice workshops with young people from across West Lothian produced some amazing sounds.

Our young workshop assistants joined us for Firefly’s Fringe Day Out in Edinburgh, and we’ve been delighted to welcome back a host of ex-Firefly participants to film a fabulous fund-raising promo for our Winter Show crowd-funder campaign #WE ARE FIREFLY. Thanks to West Lothian Courier who covered this event last week, and more news on this over the next few days…

In fact we’ve lots of exciting and creative stuff to keep you (and us!) busy over the next few months, so keep an eye out here,  on Facebook and Instagram, to keep updated on all things Firefly.

Meanwhile we’ve still spaces in the following after-school drama workshops. Call 01506 333005 or email Alison on admin@firefly-arts.co.uk to find out more.