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Shambellie House Trust, New Abbey, Dumfries. DG2 8HQ

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New Opportunities for Young Creatives – After School/Evening Sessions

Thanks to an award of funding from The Holywood Trust, we are able to expand our offer for young people at Shambellie House. While people of all ages are welcome at Shambellie, starting in January 2024, we are welcoming several exciting new additions to our programme which we hope will be attractive and affordable to a younger audience. the 372 bus service drops off right at Shambellie so we hope this makes these exciting workshops accessible for all.

After School Creativity Club

After the success of our Summer Creativity Club, we were keen to provide more creative opportunities for local primary school pupils. Our new After School Creativity Club will do just that! Starting on the 17th of January, we will have 12 monthly sessions throughout 2024, offering the children a wide variety of creative activities, whether it be painting or exploring the environment in our beautiful grounds! The first two sessions are live on our website – you can book a place for your child here. Holywood Trust Funding allows us to offer these at the heavily subsidised rate or only £3 per session.

After Hours Sessions

Our new after hours sessions will give secondary school pupils a chance to explore their creativity and connect with likeminded peers. The first two sessions are already online……An Intro to Music Production with Liam Russell. These exciting workshops will guide the young people through the key principles of producing music digitally and then go on to explore audio recording and finally create a piece of original music! We will have ten total After Hours Sessions running throughout 2024 and the other sessions are being developed with input and guidance from our Young Creatives of Shambellie House steering group. Holywood Trust Funding allows us to offer these at the heavily subsidised rate of around £5 per session.

Thrive Evening Club

Thrive is an evening club aimed primarily at young creatives between the ages of 18 – 25. Living in a rural area such as Dumfries and Galloway can sometimes be isolating, particularly for young people. We are offering young people a safe and welcoming environment to create and connect. Come along for some chat, a cuppa and some creative company. In this first session, we’re keeping things fairly simple (but very fun) with a Bob Ross painting session. We’ll have Bob up on the big screen so we can all follow along and have a fun evening of painting! While these sessions are primarily targeted at young people due to the nature of our funding, we do welcome anyone who is keen to come along. Book here. Holywood Trust Funding allows us to offer these at the heavily subsidised rate of around £8 per session.

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