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Ghostly Hallowe'en showcase in Easterhouse marks end of young people's project!

With Hallowe’en looming large on the horizon, young people taking part in our arts workshops at FARE in Easterhouse treated an audience to a spooky multimedia showcase on Friday to mark the end of our Arts Means Mair tae Me project!

We have been working in partnership with FARE, a voluntary organisation based in Easterhouse, on after-school arts sessions for the past 9 weeks with our three artists: make-up artist Susie Cassidy, musician Mike Fowler and actor Natalie McConnon.

The young people taking part, all aged 11-16, screened 8 short horror movies all filmed at FARE, and performed their own track – entitled Scary Mary – about a ghost haunting the East End of Glasgow.



After the performance, the young people set up a special effects make-up stall to give the audience and each other realistic scars, black eyes and spooky Hallowe’en face-paint.

The participants have had a great time picking up skills in filming, acting, scriptwriting, green screen effects, editing and sound design, as well as playing instruments, singing, recording and theatrical design.

All the workshops were offered in line with courses available with our partners, Glasgow Kelvin College, who have a campus nearby.



Impact Arts’ Aileen Lynn, who co-ordinated the project, said: “It has been brilliant to work with local partner organisations to offer these creative workshops to young people in Easterhouse.

“The participants responded really well to working with the artists and it was so rewarding to see them show the skills they had learned over the past 9 weeks to a live audience.

“We are delighted to bring the artistic knowledge and skills we have within the organisation to other groups, and this experience will be great for building working partnerships with fellow community organisations in the future.”

The project was a collaboration between Impact Arts and FARE, with funding and support from Cashback for Communities, YouthLink Scotland CashBack for Creativity fund, and Glasgow Kelvin College.

For more about Impact Arts’ work with young people, please visit this section of our website.


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