Poetry Workshop with Gerry Cambridge
Sunday 22 September 10.30am £4
Age 8 - 11
Join Gerry first on a short outdoor walk for 45 minutes, before his 90 minute poetry workshop which will focus on birds and the different ways of writing poems about these flitting, chirrupping, soaring and singing creatures. Using a variety of examples and prompts, his workshop will explore how to write your own bird poems and also look at why poets have always been fascinated by these winged creatures. This will be a workshop full of unusual facts and stories about birds based on Cambridge’s own experiences over many years.
School’s out for summer! And there’s plenty to do in The Glenkens. Book now for activities shown below PLUS keep an eye on our website for the full Summer Scheme timetable.
Nightingale Stage Academy
Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 9am-3pm
Showcase finale Friday afternoon
Ages 6 to 16
An exciting, fast paced week of Musical Theatre with Nightingale Stage Academy. Improve your singing, dancing and drama skills with professional tutors, then take part in a dynamic Musical Theatre Showcase. Benefit from the passion and first-hand experience of expert performers.
A discount is available for CatStrand Youth Players.
All abilities welcome.
Visit www.nightingalestageacademy.com or call the box office for more information.
Filmmaking with Scene 1 Take 1
Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 10am to 4pm
Screening on Friday 19 July
Ages 10 – 18
Create a short film from scratch in one action-packed week. Learn how to turn your ideas into a script and then shoot it, with fun hands-on workshops. You can play a starring role or work behind the scenes, and at the end of the week your film will be screened as a curtain raiser to ‘I Am Eleven’.
Painting Workshop with Robyn Wade
Wednesday 24 July 9.30am – 1pm
Aage 10 – 16
Try out unusual and fun techniques to learn about Robyn’s spontaneous style of painting. Open your eyes to new and entertaining methods like paint splattering, and create your own small canvas of something unexpected. Highly enjoyable and messy - old clothing is a must!
Numbers are limited, booking essential.
Twisted Loons Animation
Saturday 3 August 12pm
Age 8 – 12
In this workshop the participants will be introduced to basic hand drawn stop frame animation and to the idea of interpreting music through visual images. Short loops of animation will be created, inspired by the 'cartoon music' of Raymond Scott, which will then be edited and projected during a live evening performance by The Stu Brown Sextet.
Numbers are limited, booking essential.
Big Groove Samba Workshop!
Sunday 4 August from 3pm
As part of the New Galloway Alternative Games! Stop by for a chance to play some Samba instruments. This fun, funky musical style is the sound of summer. This is the opportunity to learn a simple groove on the fun-to-bash tom drums.
Street Workshops with Bright Night International
Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 August
£4 per workshop or £10 for all three
Try your hand at parkour, breakdance, beatboxing or all three! If you find you’ve got talent, you can take part in a special performance at The CatStrand in October.
Check out 925/HeartBeatz at www.brightnightinternational.com for performance details.
All ability levels welcome.
Parkour Wednesday 7 August 11am and 2pm
Challenging and exciting, parkour is the discipline of moving through any environment efficiently regardless of obstacles. Parkour focuses on training the body and mind and builds strength, endurance and critical thinking.
Beatboxing Wednesday 7 August 11am and 2pm
Learn to create beats with an expert beatboxer. Beatboxing is the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. Taj was a finalist in the UK Beatbox Championships in 05 and 09 and now focuses on performing and creating.
Breakdance Thursday 8 August 11am and 2pm
Breakdance moves like popping, locking and freezes are sure to impress your friends, while hiphop is full of character, musicality and fun moves. Get the chance to show off your skills by performing at the 925 show in October.
Family Film Club
First Saturday of the month
11am £10 per year ( 1 Adult & 1 Child)
£20 per year ( 2 Adults & 2 Children)
Don't be stuck for something to do on a Saturday morning, become a member of our new film club for a yearly subscription and enjoy a family film on the first Saturday of each month. Members will be able to request films for future screenings.
Sign up before the film or contact
Saturday Art Club
Second Saturday of every month
10am - 12 noon
Ages 5-12 years
This two hour workshop is led by professional artist Michelle Reynolds who leads the group in a range of fun filled arts & crafts activities with a different theme each month.
Do wear old clothes as things can get messy!
Book to avoid disappointment.
CatStrand Youth Players
Every Sunday during term time, 2.00pm
Age 10-18 years
If you are interested in acting, directing, costumes, sound, lighting, stage management or any other aspect of drama or theatre, then come along and have some fun. The group produce and perform several plays per year. All welcome.
Dance Classes with Margaret Morris Movement
Every Monday during term time
Health Play, 3-7 Years
Music, a song, a story, a rhyme, an idea, a mood, an object combine in this delightful dance syllabus for pre-school and Early Years. Improvisation and mime form an integral part of each session. Each child learns to explore the dance space and share ideas in a fun and safe environment.
Children's Grades & Youth Dance, 8-15 years
A series of dance exercises combined with free expression and dance composition help the individual to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. These classes encourage a creative mind alongside a broad movement vocabulary.
Every Tuesday during term time
Group A : 7 – 8:30pm, P7 – S3
Group B: 8 – 9:30pm, S3+
Your weekly chance to meet up, hang out and try something new. Take part in active sessions and creative tasters, play games, use the computers or just chill out in the café.
Play it by Ear
Every Thursday during term time
£2.00 per adult/child + 50p for each additional child
A weekly song, music and storytelling session for pre-school children and their parents or carers which now takes place every Monday afternoon. Juice and biscuits included in the price.