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A worldwide welcome from Pegasus Theatre
9:20am Friday 20th July 2012 in News
PEGASUS Theatre staff were gearing up to welcome young visitors from around the world last night.
The Magdalen Road theatre is hosting Mesh, the Oxford International Youth Arts Festival, for the second year.
Last night youngsters from Iraq, Thailand, Russia, Holland, France, Croatia and Germany flew in for the next 10 days.
Theatre creative producer Emily Winfield said: “Every day the young people will be working in international workshops, in dance and acting groups, film and video groups, working towards a massive finale on the 28th.
“They are staying in the city, we have a welcoming party for them, then a big celebration for the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday and other activities.”
Pegasus staff pictured are, front from left, Kathrin Schlottbam, Yasmin Sidhwa and Will Platt; back, Alex Riezantsev, Ms Winfield, Angharad Phillips and Allan Hutson.
The festival will see free street theatre in Oxford city centre throughout the week. The finale, an adaptation of Aristophanes’ play The Birds, will run at the Newman Rooms at 7pm on Saturday, July 28. For tickets see pegasustheatre.org.uk Picture: OX53242 Ed Nix