Morag Russell, our Engagement Programme Co-ordinator, discusses the new term of classes that are rolling into action later this month.
2022 started off with a bang for us, as the majority of our classes were back in action. Every week last term we engaged with about 220 participants at a range of different classes from drama to dance and multi art forms. We’ve been thrilled to see so many of you back and we always love welcoming new faces.
We understand the importance of our classes and how critical the social aspect, as well as the creative, is to many of you. We’re delighted to be adding more classes next term and look forward to introducing even more later in the year when the time is right.
Balla | legal graffiti wall on our lawn
Last week was Seachdain na Gàidhlig / World Gaelic week. As part of our activity for this we ran a Gaelic graffiti art project, Balla, out on the front lawn. We were giving people a chance to try their hand at some throw ups and tags. It was great to see so many of people engage with the language in a new way. We’ve also been running taster sessions of our new Gaelic Youth Theatre class - Theatar Òigridh. This is a new class in partnership with Highland Culture Collective that will meet on Tuesday evenings.
What's happening next term?
I’m proud to say our Eden Court Youth Theatre, Youth Dance and Youth Film classes are back and are as popular as ever. Our Youth Dance for 13 - 18 year old class will also get to perform in Aberdeen for the first time in over 2 years!
Open an image gallery
For our young curious and creative participants (aged 3-5 years) we have Mini Makers back on Wednesday mornings. Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas are all encouraged to stay and enjoy the madness and messiness - or you might prefer to head down to our café for a peaceful coffee for an hour.
I’m hearing great tales from our Eden Court Collective and how they are working towards a devised contemporary piece of work utilising the skills of our performers, writers, producers and more in this group. Watch this space - it’s getting pretty exciting!
Continuing online, with huge demand, is our Queer Youth Arts Collective. A new group will begin on Wednesday evenings and this is a welcoming and open space for young, queer people to chat, make and feel part of a community. There may even be an end of term get together again!
Jazz Dance, I Heart Drama, Dance for Parkinson’s, Contemporary Dance and Gracenotes are also back – stay tuned to social for details about Just Sing, which we hope to have up and running in the near future.
We are hoping to showcase some of our classes work here at Eden Court later in the term and I for one can’t wait to see what everyone has been working on.
I look forward to meeting you all again after Easter when you join us for our classes!
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