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Posted on 31.05.18

Celebrate the Year of Young People at Evolve Fest 2018!

Greenock arts charity RIG Arts will host Evolve Fest, supported by the Year of Young People 2018 Event Fund, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, on Sunday June 3rd 2pm – 8pm at Custom House Quay in Greenock.

In the Year of Young People, Evolve Fest 2018 will shine a spotlight on the creative talent of Inverclyde’s young people with a day filled of fun things to do and see for all ages. The programme for this exciting Summer Festival has been planned for you by our youth panel – you’ll have the opportunity to try your hands at arts, crafts and upcycling during pop-up workshops, see two unique films created by our young filmmakers, dance along to brand-new music composed by young musicians working with ‘Love and Money’ frontman James Grant, enjoy specially choreographed performances by the Beacon Youth Dance Club and Clydeview Academy students and be inspired by a visual art exhibition created by local high school students!

RIG Arts is a multi-award winning artist led, socially engaged, arts, film and media charity based in Inverclyde bringing professional artists and the community together using innovation and creativity. This project will help people of all ages learn new skills, become more involved in the development of their community and encourage citizenship and education.

Filmmaker Chris Fallen has been running a Film School for 12 – 17 year olds and 18 – 25 year olds, teaching them the ins and outs of creating a film. The participants learned how to develop a story and format a script and how to use all technical equipment including cameras, sound recorders, lighting and stabilisers. Each group pitched ideas and developed the chosen one into a short film script, took on roles such as Director, Producer, Camera Operator and Sound Mixer, and spent a few weeks filming on location before heading to the editing room for Post Production. The two completed films will be screened inside The Beacon Arts Centre throughout the event. They are both Comedy Dramas, Faux Show – about social media lives and the real world, and Late Returns – about not being able to leave school without finding an old library book.

Full article can be read here!