Each year The Customs House is taken over by emerging artists and arts professionals aged up to 25 years of age for a week of theatre, cinema, music, dance, poetry, hip hop and visual art.
The Takeover Festival runs throughout the May half-term with an exciting line-up of events, competitions, films and performances. The festival is linked to the Takeover Day national initiative, encouraging emerging arts professionals to take on key roles as part of The Takeover Team. Previous Takeover Team members have went on to gain employment in the arts and retail sector.
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