Project Narnia

Created by The Lyceum’s experienced Creative Learning team and building on our previous and highly successful Project BFGProject Dream and Project Scrooge inspired by The Lyceum's productions of The BFGA Midsummer Night's Dream and A Christmas Carol respectively. Project Narnia was the latest initiative as part of The Lyceum’s Creative Pathways Programme.

Project Narnia took place during The Lyceum’s autumn months of our 50th Anniversary Season 2015/16 and was inspired by our Christmas production of C.S Lewis's much loved classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our aim was to bring the benefits of participating in a high quality arts project to those young people who would be unlikely to have access to the arts otherwise.

Read more in the Project Narnia Report here:


This video, made by sponsors of the project, Baillie Gifford gives a great taster of the project:

Project Narnia in Numbers:

Project Narnia: Primary Schools
St Joseph's RC, Broomhouse, Brunstane, Forthview, Sighthill, Gylemuir, Dean Park, Craigour Park, St Margaret's RC 

Photography by Aly Wight.

Project Narnia: High Schools
Wester Hailes Education Centre, Broughton, James Gillespie’s, Currie 

Photography by Aly Wight.

Project Narnia: Special Schools
Woodlands, Braidburn

Photography by Aly Wight.

Project Narnia: Family Learning Groups
West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, Gate 55, Carrickvale Community Centre, Valley Park Community Centre, Goodtrees Centre 

Photography by Aly Wight.

Family Arts Day
In September, over 500 people joined us for a Narnia-themed Family Arts Day in which young people enjoyed arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and a variety of workshops for free. 

Photography by Aly Wight.

Project Narnia has been made possible with the generous support of:
Baillie Gifford; Cruden Foundation Limited; Dr David McNeil Summers Charitable Trust; Edinburgh Airport; The Educational Institute of Scotland; The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust; Ponton House Trust; The Robertson Trust; The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust; The Ryvoan Trust; ScottishPower Foundation; Widowers' Children's Home Trust