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Family and Carer Day 2019 - Thank You!

WACI and Transitions would like to thank everyone who came along to our Family and Carer Day. We had a packed house where parents, pupils and carers fully embraced the interactive workshops, asked wonderful questions with the feedback so far being extremely positive. Once again we’d like to thank all the performers, WACI Ambassadors and panellists.

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You can find photo’s on our social media pages that you can tag yourself in and live streams of the day on Twitter by searching #FamilyandCarerDay

Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Dance Artist Lewis Normand

In the last of our speaker features ahead of our Family and Carer Day tomorrow, we welcome Dance Artist Lewis Normand.

Lewis Normand is a Scottish Dance Artist, working across performance, choreography and education. He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a BA in Modern Ballet in 2014. Lewis’ own work is currently supported by Dance North’s Regional Artist program and he is an alumnus of Scottish Ballet’s Choreographic Mentoring project.

Lewis works closely with Scottish Ballet’s engagement department, where he has held positions as Education Officer and Creative Associate, as well as delivering across a wide range of their classes and projects. As a dancer, Lewis has worked for Artists and Companies like David Hughes Dance, Errol White Company, Diana Loosmore, Steinvor Palsson, Tamsyn Russell, Kate Haughton, Ashley Page, Scottish Opera and Company Chordelia.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Set Carpenter Danny Main

Today’s speaker spotlight for our Family and Carer Day features Set Carpenter Danny Main.

Danny Main trained as a Set Carpenter at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland developing a career working across film, theatre and the arts. Danny is a co-founding member of the Glasgow Tool Library (GTL), a charity which provides tools and useful resources on how to build, recycle, repair and share. As a creative professional, Danny is interested in alternative forms of education and teaches regular classes as part of GTL. 

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Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Film Director Raisah Ahmed 

All of us here at WACI and Transitions are thrilled that so many of you are coming along to our Family and Carer Day this weekend, with tickets now being sold out!

As part of our industry speaker feature, we’re excited to introduce our next panelist, Film Director Raisah Ahmed.

Raisah Ahmed is a Scottish Asian Muslim Writer/Director based in Glasgow, Scotland. She studied Literature at the University of Strathclyde and went on to get her start in film through a First Light apprenticeship called ‘Second Light’.  She is an alumna of the EIFF Talent Lab 2014 and the B3 Media Talent Lab 2017. Television credits include BBC 3’s ‘The Break and Cbeebies ‘Feeling Better’. As well as her feature projects she is currently developing a VR project, ‘Tightrope’, with B3 Media and Nottingham University Mixed Reality Lab

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Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Theatre-Maker Robbie Gordon

Next on our industry panel, we welcome Theatre-Maker Robbie Gordon.

Robbie Gordon is a well-kent face with those on the WACI programme. Co-founder of Wonder Fools, is the Ayr Gaiety’s Creative Learning Coordinator, a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is represented by Infinity Artist Management. Credits include: writer and performer of 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War (Wonder Fools); actor in Charlie Sonata (Royal Lyceum Theatre); workshop leader and sand facilitator on Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea (National Theatre of Scotland)

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Event Organisers
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Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Musician Jenn Butterworth

With our Family and Carer Day steadily approaching, we are excited to announce the first of our Industry Speakers – musician Jenn Butterworth.

Jenn Butterworth is one of the foremost folk guitarists in the UK acoustic music scene.  An excellent collaborator, she has been a key member of a range of high profile folk music projects, including Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton’s SYMBIOSIS Big Band, three Celtic Connections New Voices, four years on the BBC Hogmanay Live show as a member of the All Star House Band and recently a member of folk supergroup ‘Songs of Separation’ involving an array of prominent folk artists including Eliza Carthy, Lady Maisery and Karine Polwart.  The Songs of Separation album, conceived, arranged and recorded in just 7 days, won the title of ‘Best Album’ at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017. 

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Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.