The CashBack to the Future Renfrewshire team have had drawing, painting, collage, book making, storytelling, poetry, performance, singing, learning new musical instruments and have even formed their own Cashback band! They have been working hard in week three pulling all of their ideas together for the final showcase event!
The visual arts team have been discussing what ‘wild and majestic’ means to them – with a focus on Scottish wildlife, mythical creature and landscapes. They have also completed a large scale landscape mural inspired by Scottish castles and wild animals. They are now looking to complete a series of paper-mache Haggis’!
The music group is still growing and learning new songs every day! This group started working together to learn how to communicate when playing live and have already learned various fantastic covers of their favourite pop, pop punk, rock and indie tracks. The group has also learned how to write a song from scratch and hope to rework some classics giving them their own Scottish spin!
Last Friday the group took to the stage in the main room at The Tannahill Centre to perform a medley of covers and original tracks for the other groups. It was a great opportunity to practice their performance skills and develop their stage presence, and were delighted with members of the local community popping their heads in to sing along!
The performance group has some fantastic young writers who have been working on a script about what Scotland means to them today as well as some funny modern parodies of traditional Scottish songs. They have finalised their script, confirmed the roles for the performance and spent a lot of time practicing projecting their voices and working as a team. They have started to design their costumes and are working closely with the visual arts group who have been creating the set and props – including, a huge Scottish dragon!
If you have any questions, please contact Impact Arts on 0141 575 3001 or email [email protected]
Cashback to the Future is funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative, which backs projects supporting disadvantaged young people.
In North Ayrshire, CashBack to the Future is supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Young Roots Fund.
A special thanks to our community partners, Glasgow Kelvin College, National Museum of Scotland, Ayrshire College, and Tannahill Centre.