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Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 Open Night 

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Lagos, Nigeria February 23, 2016
First photos: Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 kicks off at Freedom Park

An audience made up of art enthusiasts, partners, sponsors and creatives today attended the launch of the Lagos Theatre Festival, the biggest performing arts festival at Freedom Park, Lagos.

Guests present at the event include Mr. Foli Coker, the Lagos Commissioner for Arts and Culture; Yeni Kuti, Kemi 'Lala' Akindoju, Wana Udobang, David Evans, Bikiye Graham - Douglas, and more.

Also present were Connie Price, Country Director of the British Council; Ojoma Ochai, Director of Arts; Ndubusi Kanu, Partnerships Manager; Jennifer Onochie, Project Manager, Arts and Creative Industries; Damola Mogaji, Communications Manager, and Kenneth Uphopho, Artistic Director, Lagos Theatre Festival.

Guests were treated to good music by popular artiste, Isaac Geralds.

The Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 is part of the UK/Nigeria 2015–16, a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria.

About UK/Nigeria 2015–16

UK/Nigeria 2015–16 is a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria.

Programmed in association with a host of partners, it features more than 30 projects and more than 80 events in art, fashion, design, theatre, dance, music, literature and film throughout Nigeria and includes showcases of Nigerian arts and creative industries in the UK. UK/Nigeria 2015–16 has a focus on creating access to art, new digital work, innovation, and art in public spaces working with young people. Partnerships between Nigerian and British artists, institutions and organisations will be at the heart of the season which aims to develop skills and capacity across the creative industries. The programme will run until April 2016 creating new connections in arts, education, innovation, trade and investment.

About Red Media Africa
Red Media Africa is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Media Africa, Red Marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.