According to their website, Lift produces and presents interactive cultural experiences which enable people to make meaningful connections on a local, national and international level. Since 1981, Lift has been recognised as one of Europe’s leading arts festivals, introducing theatre from over 60 countries to venues and unusual sites across London.
Lift believes that arts and culture can help create a society where people are more active, willing to engage in dialogue, politically and culturally aware, curious, able and eager to make change.
"Lift continues to be a cultural sector leader with the launch of Lift Festival 2008, this summer at Stratford and Southbank Centre. Lift Festival 2008 is an extraordinary programme of international premieres, talks, screenings and participatory events that engage with climate change, migration, communities, regeneration, and individual and collective freedoms".
"At the heart of the Festival is The Lift, a ground-breaking design for a mobile venue and meeting place. Connecting local audiences with international artists. The Lift hosts performances, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and screenings."
Lift Festival 2008 Stratford12 – 21 June
Lift Festival 2008 Southbank Centre 26 June - 6 July
Lift Festival 2008 at Shoreditch Festival 16-24 August
For more on the program schedule, click here.