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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Information Session

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Time: 5:50pm – 7:30pm
Location: Macduff Arts Centre

(All ages)

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are hosting an information session for parents, teachers, advisers and prospective students on 20 February at Macduff Arts Centre.

Come and join us for an informal conversation about studying a creative course at a Conservatoire. The session will provide information relating to the courses we offer, entry requirements, the application and audition/interview process, as well as taking a brief look at Pre HE study options to help prepare young people for undergraduate study in their chosen field.

Book your free place by emailing neartshub@rcs.ac.uk

School's Video Project Round 2 - We Have A Winner!

In our last round of the School’s Video Project we have loved watching all the submissions come in. Every one of them was hugely enjoyable and inspiring to watch and being tasked with selecting one winner has been a very difficult task indeed. With no further ado, we are pleased to announce the winners Ross and Jordan from Fraserburgh Academy. They made a film about Doric words and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Well done! We look forward to seeing your submissions later in the year when new projects will be announced. In the meantime, we’re happy for schools and young people to continue using the resource at any time and hope you find it fun and useful.

Creative Careers Interview Sessions: Dance Teacher Stephen Summers

In the final of our Creative Careers Interview Sessions we talk with dance teacher Stephen Summers who is based in Fraserburgh and runs the 6.1.0 Dance Academy. He chats about his career, offers advice for those interested in dance to the importance of being passionate to top tips for auditions.

Music by: ‘Elektra’ by Cucina Povera

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series of interviews and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RCSNEArtsHub

Everyone at the North East Arts Hub send you all best wishes for over the holidays 🌟

Creative Careers Interview Session: Music Specialist Nikkie Davidson

As we near the end of our first round of Creative Careers Interviews, this week we talk with freelance music specialist Nikkie Davidson.

Nikkie talks about skills that are important in pursuing a career in music. She also discusses the importance of music tuition and community projects in widening accessibility, helping build confidence, self esteem and the positive impact learning music can have on wellbeing.

Some of Nikkie’s top tips in pursuing a career in the arts is to immerse yourself in as many creative environments as possible and being opened minded about learning new skills.

Music by: ‘Elektra’ by Cucina Povera

Coming Up Next: Interview with Dancer and Dance Teacher, Stephen Summers

Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RCSNEArtsHub

Creative Conversation with Michael Lee Richardson

Internationally-respected writer and youth worker, Michael Lee Richardson, will be leading an illustrated talk, Q&A and a practical workshop at the Macduff Arts Centre.

Michael is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow who is currently working on a comic book script, a children’s drama and their first Young Adult novel. In 2015, they received the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award (Children’s and Young Adult)

This event is open to the public (16+ years) and FREE.

Venue: Macduff Arts Centre
Date: Wednesday 19 Dec 2018
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

To book your space, click here. Deadline for booking is Monday 17 Dec.

Creative Careers Interview Session: Production Designer Dave Arrowsmith

In this Creative Careers Interview Session, we talk with Dave Arrowsmith, a Production Designer in TV & Film who is based in Aberdeenshire.

With a career spanning over 20 years he has worked on productions across the globe from The Musketeers, Monarch of the Glen to Dr Who and nominated for both BAFTAand RTS awards. We asked Dave if he could talk to us about how he entered into this line of work and give advice for those interested in production.

You can view Dave’s impressive showreel here.

Coming Up Next: Interview with Music Specialist Nikkie Davidson

If you would like to see us asking specific questions to those involved in the Performing and Production Arts in Aberdeenshire, let us know who you would like to see along with your questions either via email or Twitter. We can’t promise it will happen but we’ll try our best! #AskNEArtsHub

Creative Careers Interview Session: Folk Singer Iona Fyfe

In the second of our Creative Careers Interview Sessions, we talk with Iona Fyfe, a folk singer from Aberdeenshire. Currently on tour across the UK and recently nominated for Scots Singer of the Year for The Scots Trad Music Awards we asked Iona if she could give us some advice for those about to embark on their musical journey.

You can follow Iona on Facebook

Coming Up Next: Interview with Production Designer Dave Arrowsmith

If you would like to see us asking specific questions to those involved in the Performing and Production Arts in Aberdeenshire, let us know who you would like to see along with your questions either via email or Twitter. We can’t promise it will happen but we’ll try our best! #AskNEArtsHub

School's Video Project 2018

Here at the RCS North East Arts Hub, we are excited to announce that we have re-launched our online video resource. This allows teachers and community workers to deliver lessons with free resources, detailing how to create professional-quality videos with a mobile device. Information is available on how to produce a 1-minute story about Aberdeenshire and shows how to plan, create, edit and upload the video. The school’s project aims to empower budding young filmmakers across the region to create short, locally inspired films.

The deadline for submissions to The North East Arts Hub is Friday 14th December. We can’t wait to see them!

Creative Careers Interview Session: Opportunities in Aberdeenshire

With the introduction of the North East Arts Hub in Aberdeenshire we were keen to not only have local practitioners involved and leading in the delivery of our community programmes, we wanted to speak with them about their experiences within the Creative Industries more generally.

We spent some time asking about the range of opportunities there are in gaining work in the Performance and Production Arts in Aberdeenshire to offering advice to those who were about to embark on their journey into the Creative Industries.

In the first of our interview series featuring those who work in dance, drama, music and film, we asked “What’s it like gaining opportunities in Aberdeenshire?”

Coming Up Next: Interview with folk musician Iona Grace Fyfe

If you would like to see us asking specific questions to those involved in the Performing and Production Arts in Aberdeenshire, let us know who you would like to see along with your questions either via email or Twitter. We can’t promise it will happen but we’ll try our best! #AskNEArtsHub

Rovin Tales Festival

Rovin Tales, a series of pop up performances across the north Aberdeenshire coast, took place recently. Thanks to the teams at Historic Environment Scotland for the use of Duff House in Banff and Modo Theatre for Peterhead’s Encounter Café.

Rovin Tales culminated with the official launch of the North East Arts Hub at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh. The event was attended by RCS and Aberdeenshire Council staff as well as representatives from local arts and heritage groups. The evening involved speeches, a short film made by a local school pupil and finished with live performances that were devised during the week.

As featured in The Press and Journal, Jesse Paul, Fair Access Manager at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland said:

“It has been wonderful to witness the creative journeys of the participants involved in the Rovin’ Tales event. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and with such enthusiasm and commitment. Participants aged 10 to 71 have been immersed in everything from drama and film to sound production, composition, choir and traditional music where they’ve developed their skills and confidence.”

“They’ve worked collaboratively and have taken ownership of traditional material that they’ve moved forward in a modern way that feels authentic to them. We are all very proud of what they have accomplished in our workshops and their performances at Rovin’ Tales.”

Keep up to date with announcements about this year’s RCS NE Arts Hub community programme here on our Facebook and Twitter.