3rd edition of the Festival of English-Language School Theatre (F.E.S.T.)
Friday 18 + Saturday 19 March 2022
at the Mierscher Kulturhaus
53, rue G.-D. Charlotte, L-7520 Mersch
With Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Under the Patronage of Her Majesty’s Britannic Ambassador Fleur Thomas and the British Embassy Luxembourg
The Aims of the Festival
With English becoming ever more important as the language of communication and business in the modern world, the need for children to use the language is now essential. Several secondary schools around the Grand-Duchy have in recent years augmented their normal English classes with English theatre options or extra-curricular activities, giving students a chance to improve their language abilities by using it practically on the stage.
To celebrate and encourage this development, in 2018 and in 2020 the FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE (FEST) was held in Mersch. Ten schools and over 100 students from Luxembourg participated in each event, which attracted over 1000 spectators. They proved so successful that a 3rd Festival – FEST 2022 – will take place at the Mierscher Kulturhaus on 18 and 19 March, organised by FEST asbl.
This exciting Festival will give secondary schools from all over Luxembourg the chance to perform short one-act theatre pieces in English to the general public over the course of a weekend. It will be an opportunity to see some of the talented young actors currently performing in English theatre school groups and classes.
It will give the students the possibility not only to act in an established venue, but also to see others of their own age performing and to hear English spoken by both native and non-native speakers. Participants will be able to find out how other schools are benefiting from using theatre in their English teaching programmes and to share best practice ideas with other pupils and teachers who are doing similar projects.