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CREATIVE CAREERS DAY

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An event for anyone aged 15 or over with an interest in building a career in the creative industries. 

10-3pm, Wednesday 5th October @ The Ironworks, Inverness 

Email stacey.toner@highlandyouthartshub.org directly to book spaces.

Info & Industry Advice: 10-3pm

Stall holders include:

Eden Court, Emergents, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scottish Provincial Press, Signpost, Skills Development Scotland, UHI…and many more!

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30-11.15am: Panel Discussion

‘The Value of Volunteering’ 

With many arts organisations relying on the skill, talents and time of volunteers, it could be argued that there is not a lack of opportunities to gain experience within the creative and cultural sector. However, how are volunteers rewarded, and how do you move on from volunteering to paid work?

11.00-12.30: Teacher CPD

‘Teaching the Unknown’, Led by Paul Gorman

A session to problematize the notion of employability skills.  If driverless cars will be on our streets in less than 5 years will there be a need to learn to drive?  If we are moving towards a fully automated future what skills or knowledge will be of value in a jobless world?

11.30-11.45 Presentation #1:

University of Highlands & Islands – Visual Arts

12.00-12.15 Presentation #2:

Royal Conservatoire Scotland – Performing Arts

12.30-1 Live Music: Gizzenbriggs

12.35-1.05pm: Art-form One-to-Ones

Amanda Millen, Director, ScreenHi: Screen & TV

Clair Nichols, Chief Officer, Youth Highland: Community Engagement

Fiona Dalgetty, Chief Executive, Fèis Rois: Music

Frank McConnell, Artistic Director, Plan B: Dance

Kati Kozikowska, CREATIVE Manager, Eden Court: Theatre

Kirsten Body, Inverness Art Gallery & Museum: Visual Art

1.10-1.25 Presentation #3:

University of Abertay – Digital Arts

1.30-2.30: Interactive Session

The Last Job on Earth’, Led by Paul Gorman

What happens when the job you’ve wanted since you were a child suddenly doesn’t exist anymore as it is being done by a machine or by someone who is cheaper and more efficient? What will be in your backpack to ensure you succeed in a world of unknown unknowns?

SENIOR THEATRE TRIP

THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER

ROAD TRIP TO ABERDEEN!

LEAVING AT 9AM – RETURNING AT 8PM

£25 FOR TICKET AND TRANSPORT – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PACKED LUNCH

*SENIOR SCHOOL ONLY*

SEE MS W FOR A CONSENT FORM ASAP!

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

Dundee Rep’s 5-star, sell-out production… Written as a musical drama by John McGrath, it explores stories and experiences of Scotland’s land, sea and people across the centuries… The highly acclaimed production tells the history and the tragedy of Scotland. Performed as a Highland ceilidh, with song, humour and drama this is a unique theatrical event, that remains as vital and relevant today as it was when it was first presented over 40 years ago.

FAMOUS TEACHER!

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Culloden Academy has a published author in its midst!

Our very own Mrs Henderson from the Drama Department is delighted to be launching her debut novel ‘Fir for Luck’; a Scottish historical adventure set in Sutherland; published by Cranachan Publishing Limited.

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Fir for Luck is a historical children’s novel about a feisty girl called Janet. She’s only twelve, but she finds herself in quite a scary position – she is the only one standing between her village and the officer with the eviction writ.

If she doesn’t do anything, her village will be cleared.

She, her friends and her family will be homeless and they’ll have to leave behind all they have ever known. Their whole way of life will be lost.

But what CAN she do?

She chooses to fight.

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She even has her own BOOK TRAILER which you can view here…

What an incredible achievement and indeed inspiration for all you young writers out there! We are super proud and super impressed and wish her the greatest success when it goes on sale on 21st September (which you can pre-order now…by the way)

Mrs Henderson will be discussing her novel and signing copies of the book at Waterstones, Inverness on Thursday 22nd September.

You should absolutely all go and show your support! And if you’d like to find out more about Mrs Henderson’s writing adventures, hop on over to her very own website;

http://www.barbarahenderson.co.uk/

DANCE OPPORTUNITY!

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THE END is an explosive new dance performance choreographed by Jack Webb, One To Watch winner at the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016.

THE END aims to confront the dramatic notion of end points: the end of the world, the end of life as we know it, the end of good, bad and all in between. With a stunning, pulsating soundtrack and a sleazy, dead-of-night set, three exceptional dancers explore their own sense of mortality, excess, connection, disconnection and endurance, with mob interjections.

RECRUITING NOW!!!

Jack is seeking 10 participants based in Inverness and the surrounding area who will take part in two workshops, culminating with a performance as part of THE END alongside the professional cast at Eden Court.

The workshops will take place over two half day sessions including dance and physical warm ups and exploration of and integration in to THE END’s methodologies, themes and choreography.

Jack is interested to hear from a wide range of participants, who are 16 years of age and up, with a keen interest in dance and physical performance.

The workshops will take place on:
Saturday 3rd September, 5-9pm
Sunday 4th September 1-5pm

The performance will take place on:
Monday 5th September at 7.30pm

You will be required to attend a technical rehearsal with the company on 5th September prior to the performance.

This is a free opportunity.

Full details at the link below…

http://www.jackwebbperformance.com/the-end-performance-opportunity.html

FILM OPPORTUNITY

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Applications are now open for the BFI Film Academy Highlands & Islands!

We are now into our 4th year of the course and it is becoming more successful every year. Seven students from the Highlands & Islands course recently took part in our Scotland and UK wide residential in Edinburgh, which is great that nearly a third of participants were from our region.  Previous participants have progressed from the Academy onto College and University film and media courses, National residential courses in specialisms such as VFX, Screenwriting, Cinematography, onto Film and TV sets, into apprenticeship programmes with BFI and BAFTA and three alumi recently won the People’s Choice at the FilmG Awards

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

Over a 9 day residential during the October school holidays, we are offering intensive training in; storytelling, directing, production, sound recording, editing and camera with the final aim of devising, shooting and producing a plot driven narrative short film.

Working with key organisations and individuals within the Film Industry, we will provide you with an understanding of the commercial industry, cultural knowledge of the film value chain and the skills you need to help make a career in film a reality.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

10th – 18th October – Full Filmmaking Residential

Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness – Living onsite with your fellow students, living and breathing film!

You will take part in training and development sessions covering everything from storytelling/storyboarding, camera workshops, sound and sound design, editing to directing, composition and production.

  • In the first 4 days each participant will also develop a short film script, with two chosen to be made into films by the group
  • A day of pre-production where you plan your short film shoot.
  • Two days shooting your movie. Split into two groups you will have time to bring your story to life
  • A day and half editing your final film.

Saturday 29th October – Screening and Careers Day

Eden Court, Inverness

On this day, you meet Industry professionals who can help you plan your careers and you will be able to watch the final films in the cinema with your family and friends who get to see all your hard work.

WHAT IS THE COST?

There is a £25 fee for attending the course, but bursaries are available for both the fee and travel for those eligible. Don’t let the cost prevent you from applying.

We will provide three meals a day and accommodation for the Residential part of the course, running  10th-18th October.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

You can only be eligible for this Academy if you live in the Highlands & Islands (inc Orkney & Shetland) and Moray regions.

You must be between the ages of 16 to 19 at the beginning of the course.

We will select participants based on passion, ability, talent and willingness to work hard.

Full details on how to apply is on the website here

WHY GET INVOLVED?

If you get a place, you will work towards the completion of a Bronze Level Arts Award that will enhance your knowledge, skills, CV and Further and Higher education applications.

This documentary explains the whole exciting process from the young film makers who have been involved.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/176157684″>&lsquo;Making Of&rsquo; | BFI Film Academy: Highlands | 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Below are two of the short films that have recently been created that give an example of the work that can be produced on this awesome course.

ABSENCE


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/158163103″>Absence | BFI Film Academy Highlands | 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

QWERTY


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/104379557″>Qwerty | BFI Film Academy Highlands | 2014</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/screenedinburgh”>Screen Education Edinburgh</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW!!!

Eden Court Young Company 

ANY BUDDING YOUNG ACTORS OUT THERE? Of course there are, we have a department full of them! Y’all need to get involved in this…seriously good opportunity! 

EDEN COURT YOUNG COMPANY AUDITIONS ON WED 7 SEP I 16.00 – 20.00 I 13 – 19 YRS

To book an audition slot or for more info email kkozikowska@eden-court.co.uk

Now in its 8th year, the Eden Court Young Company (ECYC) is an auditioned youth theatre that rehearses on a project by project basis. The ECYC has performed at the National Theatre of Scotland Exchange Festival, the National Festival of Youth Theatre and at Fort George with ‘A Century Untold’. We are auditioning on Wednesday 7 September for a chance to take part in our National Theatre Connections Festival performance in April 2017. Successful applicants must be able to rehearse from October – April (excluding holidays).

If you need help with selecting monologues just ask your drama teacher! We’ll sort you out with something awesome. 

Opportunity for younger siblings! 

Does anyone have any younger brother or sisters who are keen performers? 

balletLORENT are bringing their family production of Snow White to Eden Court in the autumn, and are currently open to receiving applications for their young cast audition which will take place at Eden Court on Tuesday 2nd August. They are looking for 12 children, aged between 6-9 years old, no previous dance experience necessary. 

The application deadline was this Friday coming but it has now been extended to Tuesday 26th July. Please leave your email in the comments below if you wish to be sent further details and an application form. 

WEST END OPPORTUNITY!

Exhausted by We Will Rock You?

Still buzzing from the performances?

Or wishing you’d been part of it?

Here is your chance to benefit from industry experts’ knowledge and learn relevant skills, find out what to expect at a professional audition and be advised on what steps to take to pursue performance as a career. A two-day course at Eden Court will offer you all this and more. What are you waiting for?

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https://www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/getting-west-end-ready-13-19yrs

TV OPPORTUNITY!

A new ITV drama called Loch Ness is being filmed in the Inverness area this summer. The production team are looking for people from the local community to take part in the production as paid extras from Monday 27th June to Monday 4th July. They are looking for adults 17+ years old, all genders and all ethnicities. If you might be interested and would like more detailed information about times, dates, locations etc. you can email ‘Judith’ at lochnessextras@gmail.com.

Culloden Puppeteers on the Road Once More!

The Culloden Puppeteers continue their intrepid search for performance audiences!

We tried two new things in the past month – first of all, the puppeteers took their showcase to Waterstones on a Saturday afternoon. The three plays were all based on picture books, and The Scarecrows’ Wedding, The It’s Not Fairy and Capt’n Beastlie’s Pirate Party drew audiences throughout the afternoon. Miraculously, the puppeteers showed just as much enthusiasm during the sixth show as the first. A very good example of what it means to represent Culloden Academy in the community in a really positive way.

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Days later, we were on the road again – we had been approached by the Merkinch Community Centre to provide entertainment for 80 (yes, 80!) adults with learning difficulties. Thankfully we had microphones, and once more, the puppeteers rose to the challenge, engaging with the audience and communicating with all, even singing along to some songs with smiles on their faces. The plays were much enjoyed and our pupils arrived back at school with enough encouragement and appreciation to last them a lifetime. Very well done to Kian Forbes, Noor Munawar, Caitlin Wescott, Aimee Williams, Anna Taylor – and Rachael Taylor who single-handedly narrated every show at the Waterstones event.