In 2017, in the shadow of the Giants in the Forest at Sanquhar Woods, a group of 13 young people got immersed in a Quest for Lost Things with Vision Mechanics.
The young people devised and built an exciting outdoor performance from recycled and reused materials. They had to dig out these things from beneath the trees and gave new life to them by re-imagining their stories. The team trekked the woods to find objects and created a tale for family and friends to enjoy.
On performance day, 52 guests adventured into the woods led by the Guardian of the Gate. They dodged gobblins and egg laying rabbits before the Portal Guardian let them pass into a new world – the Fern Forest. In the Fern Forest, the brave visitors met the Fern Warriors and enjoyed a welcome dance, but troubled brewed as the Sacred Leaf was trodden on.
Heading back to the Portal Guardian and out of trouble the group found themselves in Pine Cone World and were greeted with song by the Pine Cone Army who also held a treasure of lost things.
This six day long summer experience was part of the Creative Place Award Programme.