Becoming celebrates unheard stories of pride and triumph.

A unique youth residency is happening this August led by professional artists from Diverse City in partnership with Lighthouse.

Diverse City is committed to equality and diversity in the performing arts. Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) is Diverse City’s youth performance company, an inclusive group of young people who identify as straight, gay, migrant, learning disabled and non-disabled.

This summer, from Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 August, 10am – 3pm, we want to bring together young creatives aged 14 – 26 years, with EBYA for a performance residency in the Concert Hall at Lighthouse.

The 3 days are a brilliant chance to explore skills in aerial circus, theatre, drama, dance and music. It’s also an opportunity to meet other young people interested in performing, creating shows and trying something new.

The residency will finish with a performance of EBYA’s new show Becoming and everyone in the residency will be part of the show.

Becoming celebrates unheard stories of pride and triumph.

Of discovery and identity.

It explores growing up and the unique journeys we all take to Becoming.

An invited audience of friends and family are welcome to come along to see a free performance of Becoming on Friday 25 August at 7pm in the Lighthouse Concert Hall.

The Summer Performance Residency is free, but booking is essential, please contact Alice for further information on 07528 575907 or email

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 8th August.