project 2017

A Quest for Lost Things

This summer, in the shadow of the Giants in the Forest at Sanquhar Woods, get immersed in a Quest for Lost Things with Vision Mechanics.

Become part of a team that will devise and build an exciting outdoor performance from recycled and reused materials. You will have to dig out these things from beneath the trees and breath new life into them by re-imagining their stories. As part of the team you will trek the woods to find objects and create a tale for family and friends to enjoy.

The adventure begins now as you will need to scavenge hunt and bring with you to the woods a small toolkit of scissors, drawing pad, pencils string, masking tape and PVA glue along with unused cardboard.

You will have lots of FUN being CREATIVE outdoors for this six day long summer EXPERIENCE.

Monday 17th July to Saturday 22nd July
Day long workshops 10-3pm with a lunch break
Ages 9 years+

Day 1: Scavenger hunt in the woods to find things
Day 2: Making and creating stories with found objects
Day 3: Making, practising and refining our stories
Day 4: Glitter, jewels, ribbons, decorations, making and singing
Day 5: Rehearsing and building in the woods
Day 6: Final practice before Showtime for friends and family (performance time TBC)

The workshops will be outdoors in the woods, participants should come dressed for all seasons with waterproofs, wellies and midge cream as well as a packed lunch and toolkit.

Cost & Booking
The six day activity costs £65 per participant.

Booking Options;

– Online via EventBrite
– In person at 3 Bank Lane, Forres by cash or cheque

A limited number of fully funded spaces are available for children from families who qualify to receive free school meals. Evidence to prove receipt of free school meals will be required prior to acceptance. Please call 01309 673137 or email to book a funded place.

About Vision Mechanics: Symon Macintyre & Kim Bergsagel (Big Man Walking Drift, Giants in the Forest, and Dragon Matrix) will lead the workshops and support participants to create a promenade performance in Sanqhuar Woods at the end of the week. As far as possible, activities are sustainable, natural, organic and compostable.

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