The annual Bright Lights Youth Arts Festival is back and better than ever this year, showcasing a variety of exciting events and activities for young people. Hosted at the Arts Centre Washington by Sunderland Culture, the festival features a curated exhibition by the Celebrate Different Collective, a group of talented young individuals from Sunderland.

Running from February 20th to 24th, the festival includes free workshops, exhibitions, and performances designed specifically for youth. Participants can enjoy activities such as animation workshops, Play-in-a-Day sessions, typography workshops, and a mask-making workshop in collaboration with Autism In Mind.

To learn more about the festival’s full program, visit the official website at Additionally, fringe events will take place at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens – more details are available at

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for young creatives to showcase their talent and participate in a week of artistic expression. Spread the word and share the excitement with friends and family!

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