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'Knight at the Castle' wins at Creative Edinburgh Awards

Impact Arts is delighted to announce that we have one the Creative Edinburgh Creativity Award, for our project ‘Knight at The Castle’.

Impact Arts worked through an innovative, and highly positive and dynamic partnership with Historic Environment Scotland to deliver the Knight at the Castle project.

It was the first event of its kind at Edinburgh Castle, aiming to engage a new audience with their national heritage in a creative way. Knight at the Castle was a neon extravaganza that showcased young rising talent and integrated partnerships with diverse youth organisations. Impact Arts was asked to create original work that would be performed and exhibited at the event as part of Scotland’s Year of the Young People celebration.

For the young people, the team of tutors, the wider Impact Arts and Historic Environment Scotland teams, and those that attended the final event, it was a truly unforgettable project. The setting, the history, the content, the creative mediums, and the contributions of all those involved at various stages of the project, all coalesced and created a positive and dynamic synergy that resulted in a massively positive experience.

Natalie McFadyen White, Head of Delivery said; “We're thrilled to have won the Creativity Award for Knight at the Castle. It was a fantastic event. The young people who participated benefitted from the experience and learned a lot about history and culture through research and planning. They put their own modern slant on historic events and made their own connection with heritage. All of the young people who performed were incredibly supportive of one another and really championed each other’s performances. Well done to everyone involved.”

We would like to thank Historic Environment Scotland for making it possible and the creative team, lead tutors Lucy and Emily for all the work they did with the young people.

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