Below is a list of projects and events relating to the Year of Young People undertaken by SEN members.
Turn the Page
Creative collaborations between artists and young people in Paisley and Possilpark. Year-long audio and visual partnerships in celebration of young people and place. With playwright Nicola McCartney and sound artist Duncan Chapman.
We are offering young people aged fifteen plus who are experiencing difficulties and possibly disengaging from school the opportunity to join us for twelve weeks and learn about their own creativity in a real working Design studio.
Inclusive Pipe Band, music tuition and performance
Worlds first Pipe Band formed to encourage and promote an all inclusive membership of both committee and playing members – ‘together we can achieve so much’.
Science Through Play
Fun science activities and entertainment. Supporting schools and community group on demand while bringing science to the doorstep of the community
Events Training – August
Our Events training programme is a fun yet relaxed way to develop core skills needed in employment. You will receive training that will contribute to your learning & development which includes being part of a festival. During your three half day training sessions you will experience/learn how to:
- Create a basic Marketing Plan
• Sell Yourself
• Organise an Event and prioritise requirements
• Raise Funds
• Promote Yourself through Social Media (and how not to!)
• Plan a Site Event
You will also gain experience in presenting your ideas, work as part of a team, build your confidence, learn effective listening and communications techniques as well as Work Experience!
Spick and Spanners
Training garage providing servicing, repair and valet services to the public, with structured placements for young people on Helm programmes.
Cashback to the Future
Impact Arts’ Cashback for Communities-funded programme – entitled Cashback to the Future – will this year engage over 200 young people in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Renfrewshire in in-depth creative workshops led by accomplished artists who offered masterclasses in visual arts music, performance and digital work. For young people aged 12- 19 years, at risk of disengaging or who face additional barriers. Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Teaching students and young people how to burlesque and cabaret their way to body positivity and better mental health with focus on accessibility and inclusion.
Volunteering, Modern Apprenticeships and work placements
Various opportunities for getting involved and developing life and work skills.
Various activities for young people through school groups, activities for families and also workshops for young people.
Creative Activities to encourage wellbeing, confidence and resilience in young people aged 16-24
Stirling Heritage Arts Award
An 8-month project working with a core group of young people, aged 15-25, developing their arts practice and leadership skills. The group have been using Stirling’s heritage to develop both their own art (in a variety of artforms) and to work together to make a creative heritage trail through Stirling, which will be launching soon. The participants will gain a Silver Arts Award accreditation through completion and any child or young person who takes part in the trail will gain a Discover Arts Award.
Partially supported by Creative Scotland, we have engaged a young dance artist for a full year contract, gaining skills in dance performance and creative learning delivery among others.
Our Life, Our Show
A mentoring artistic production project led by young people that have created a show to be performed in the community free for audiences.
A collaboration with YouthLink Scotland, Heritage Lottery and The National Library of Scotland (NLS) to research the role of Scottish women during WWI. Shaper/Caper has worked with the S3 drama class form Braeview Academy to create a dance film that will be showcased at the NLS during August 2018.
Creative learning and performance project where early career practitioners work with young musicians from Angus and Islay on investigating their local folk culture.
The Walking Theatre Company (TWTC) is a Social Enterprise based in rural Cowal. Following a fantastic project which took place with the Inveraray Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) team and Inveraray Primary School over 2016-17, we were approached by the Campbeltown (CARS) to facilitate a heritage project with the pupils from Castlehill Primary School. TWTC ran a number of workshops at the Primary School, working with the children on researching, collating information, and devising a short film depicting what life was like in Campbeltown over 100 years ago. We are very proud to present ‘PICTURE THIS’ – written by, and starring, the Primary 7 Class of Castlehill Primary School. You can view the film by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dcjgAO_910
Turn the Page
Scotland-wide e-zine for care experienced young creatives.
July 2018 to July 2020
Strathmore Junior Highland Games
An event where 300 children from Glamis, Eassie, Isla, Cortachy, Airlie, Newtyle and Tannadice Primary schools come together and spend the day taking part in various highland games activities, like throwing the caber, shotput, track running, and tug of war – Dundee City Pipe Band provide the opening march onto the field for the children.
Thursday 7th June 2018
Findhorn Bay Festival
Findhorn Bay Festival will host a spectacular programme of arts and culture events showcasing artists of local, national and international renown. Set in unexpected spaces and scenic locations, the Festival promises a vibrant mix of theatre, performance, music, dance, visual arts, exhibitions, talks, tours, and more as well as Scotland’s only Culture Day extravaganza.
Wednesday 26 September to Monday 1 October
The Sruighlea Festival is about having a cracking day out in central Scotland whether its with friends, family or tours. There is loads to do, see, taste and chat about at our foodie festival, Stirling highland games, an activities challenge area, walking tours, a traders village plus live music in the evening. What’s not to like! Sruighlea [Sreee-lie] – Scots Gaelic for Stirling.
Saturday 18th August 10:30 to 17:00 Saturday 18th August 18:00 to 22:00 (over18s only)
CashBack to the Future.
Free summer arts programme for 12-19 year olds
Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of the land, excellent roots music and celebrating the good times. We present unparalleled music, arts and workshops in a beautiful mountain riverside meadow.
24 – 27 May, Dumfries & Galloway
Mining the Past, Facing the Future
Creating their first ever youth panel, young people will be the voice of the museum, planning and organising their very own exciting exhibition and event for young and young at heart audiences. Other highlights include The Story of Coal – a time travelling tour by young people, for young people and a Junior Brass Band Competition, showcasing young talent from across Scotland.
May 01 2018 – August 01 2018
Generation Clacks Exhibition
In February, Reachout got a bit carried away with Children’s Mental Health Week 2018, by extending it to a month! We presented a series of outreach workshops on the theme of identity, asking children and young people at Community House and Hawkhill Centre in Alloa to represent what makes them individual. The products of the CMHW workshops, which include mixed media canvas works, large scale paper works and digital media, will form the basis of our Generation Clacks Exhibition, opening in the Reachout Atrium space on Friday 8th June at 3pm. All welcome- snacks and refreshments provided.
Grow Your Own Music Session.
Young musicians will have the opportunity to grow a programme of traditional music sessions in their local area. TMSA) is looking for groups of three individuals (aged 18-26) who can organise, promote and lead sessions between August-December 2018 in a local venue. TMSA Convener, Fiona Campbell, said “The ‘Grow Your Own Music Sessions’ will be acoustic, free and open to all, helping celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People. The young musicians will be encouraging others, especially other young musicians, singers and, dancers to join in, as we want as many people as possible to experience the fun of traditional music and song across the country.”