The weather may have been disappointing, but young Firefiers have had a great summer of drama, performance,creative play, music film and writing events. Highlights include the 4 day National Festival of Youth Theatre where 10 young people (undeterred by leaking tents) presented recent film-work and immersed themselves in workshops, performances, ceilidh and open-mic events.
Drama fun and performance projects took place in Linlithgow and Armadale, giving us a chance to meet lots of new faces, while our Cabaret project at Howden Park Centre showcased the diverse (and often illuminating) talents of both participants and staff.
F-Gaze, this year’s summer film project, involved an intrepid all-girl film crew filming an all-boy dance group in the wilds of the Kilpatrick Hills. Over-coming cold, wet and windy conditions, and the challenging terrain of Devils Pulpit and The Whangie, these young film-makers will have surely earned that elusive Firefly Endurance Badge.
Our final summer project, 3 Days In Summer, offered our growing number of young writers the opportunity to share work, inspiration, ideas and food in the beautiful surroundings of Beecraigs Country Park.
A highly productive summer then – and all made possible by our excellent team of staff, volunteers and associate artists. Huge thanks to the following for making 2015 a great summer! Alison Cockcroft, Anna Humphries, Ellie Stewart, Geraldine Heaney, Jen Randall, Kirsty Byers, Laura Stephen, Natali McCleary, Polly Phillips and Rosie Reid.