Last weekend Fair Access at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland worked with 20 young people from Mull Youth Theatre and Scottish Youth Theatre on a collaborative performance project.
We used storytelling, photography, lighting & sound design and contemporary performance to create a beautiful installation together at An Tobar. 50 people visited our installation on the first day. An Tobar were so impressed with our collaborative work they invited us to leave it up in the space for others to see.
We feel so lucky to have worked with young people on Mull. The spirit of the place was very present – we were made so welcome, the young people were mightily generous and we went on amazing creative adventures in such a short space of time.
In the words of the participants:
“It has been nice learning new things and meeting people that love doing their job. I have enjoyed this because we don’t get this opportunity a lot”.
“I enjoyed meeting new and experienced people. I enjoyed learning new skills, especially on the tech side of things”.
Thank you to Mull Youth Theatre for being brilliant hosts – we sincerely hope to visit and make something exciting together again soon.
We are thrilled to announce a new project for 2023 – Stories & Spaces.
Fair Access here at RCS are working in partnership with the Scottish Youth Theatre to reach young people in rural and island communities. At the end of the month, we’ll all be heading to the Isle of Mull for a two-day workshop, led by a team of artists and creative professionals.
Stories & Spaces is a free opportunity for young people from Mull, aged 14-17, that are interested in growing their theatre and wider artistic skills. The programme will offer different approaches to performance-making through a series of workshops that creatively explore their own stories and spaces.
The workshops will guide participants through installation-making, site-specific storytelling, photography and performance, culminating in a showcase that will be shared open to the public at An Tobar, Mull on Monday 30 January.
If you’re in the area, come check it out! If not, keep an eye on all our socials and websites for further announcements – including meeting the creative team and live updates from the project!
Get In Touch
If you would like to know more about this, or any of our Fair Access projects email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the final week of WACI‘s favourite Lockdown Picks. Each week we’ve taken you through some of the best online resources in dance, drama, music, film and production. We hope you have found these helpful and enjoyable.
Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.
Have you ever wanted to make a short film but didn’t know where to start or think that you would have to buy expensive equipment to produce great video content? WACI‘s exciting online resource is a great place to learn how to create professional-quality videos with your mobile devices. We show you how to plan, create, edit and upload your videos.
Every Saturday, Scottish Youth Theatre share creative tasks that can be done in your own home on your own or with friends and family members digitally. These simple weekly tasks will run for the duration of isolation and quarantine with the aim to keep your devising and theatre-making skills flourishing.
That’s it for now as we start to prepare for the new school year. All our Lockdown Picks can be found in our News blog for you to search through. We’d love to hear what ones you have tried. Pop us a message or tag us on our social media profiles. Stay safe. Love Team WACI.