The Young Devolutionaries

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In 1998 and 1999 Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland voted for devolution. In this series nine young people from the devolved nations come together at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics to share their experiences of the new UK, and to reveal their vision of the future.

They are the generation who have grown up under devolution and a vote for Scottish independence is just around the corner. Devolution has cost a lot of money, and created a new kind of politician. But has it created a new politics and how do they feel about their national identity? Where do they fit in? What sets them apart?

Radio 4 brought together nine young people from the devolved nations who all had something to say. With an expert on Social Inclusive Art, Jeremy Weller, acting as a mentor, this three-part series follows them as they attempt to tell the story of their lives through a theatre performance.

Aasmah Mir charts the group's progress as observers and academics drop in to meet them and give their insight on this devolution generation; a generation which many surveys suggest are capable of changing the face of our national politics.

The clock is ticking - not just for the young people as they approach show-time but perhaps for the Union itself.

Presenter: Aasmah Mir

Producers: Steven Rajam (Wales), Esme Kennedy (Scotland) and Conor Garrett (Northern Ireland).

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Young people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales share their vision of devolution.

They are the generation who have grown up under devolution and a vote for Scottish independence is just around the corner. Now, nine young people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales come together at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics to share their vision of their home countries.

World expert on social inclusive art Jeremy Weller will be their mentor as they attempt to tell the story of their lives through a theatre performance. How do they feel about their national identity? Where do they fit in and what sets them apart?

Aasmah Mir will chart their progress as observers such as Polly Toynbee and academics from each nation drop in to meet them and give their insight on this devolution generation, but the clock is ticking - not just for the young people as they approach show-time but perhaps for the Union itself?

Presenter/ Asmah Mir, Producers/ Steven Rajam, Esme Kennedy and Conor Garrett for the BBC.

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They are the generation who have grown up under devolution and a vote for Scottish independence is just around the corner. Now, nine young people from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales come together at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics to share their vision of their home countries.

World expert on social inclusive art Jeremy Weller will be their mentor as they attempt to tell the story of their lives through a theatre performance. How do they feel about their national identity? Where do they fit in and what sets them apart?

Aasmah Mir will chart their progress as observers such as Polly Toynbee and academics from each nation drop in to meet them and give their insight on this devolution generation, but the clock is ticking - not just for the young people as they approach show-time but perhaps for the Union itself?

In 1998 and 1999 Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland voted for devolution. In this series, nine young people from the devolved nations come together at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics to share their experiences of the new UK, and reveal their vision of the future.

They are the generation who have grown up under devolution - and a vote on Scottish independence lies just around the corner. Devolution has cost a lot of money, and created a newly structured UK. But has it created a new politics - and how do young people feel in the devolved nations about their national identity? Where do they fit in? What sets them apart?

Radio 4 brought together nine young people from disparate social and geographical backgrounds, who all had something different to say. With an expert on socially-inclusive art, Jeremy Weller, acting as their mentor, this three-part series follows them as they attempt to tell the story of their lives, their nation and their future through a unique theatre performance.

Aasmah Mir charts the group's progress towards their climactic performance as observers and academics drop in to meet them and give their insight on the devolution generation: a generation that many observers suggest are capable of changing the face of our national politics.

In today's final episode - the clock is ticking as the group approach zero hour, and showtime. But is the clock ticking down on the Union itself?

Presenter: Aasmah Mir

Producers: Steven Rajam (Wales), Esme Kennedy (Scotland), Connor Garrett (Northern Ireland).