Re-Enactment Festival Is Upon Us!

With only three weeks to go until the big day we are all getting very excited and everyone is pulling together for the final push towards the event. There is still some chance to be involved with the re-enactment festival with opportunities for Event Stewards and also Photographers/Vidographers Re-enactment Festival

Things are progressing well with the costumes, recruiting a new volunteer Ailsa to help complete the last few. Ann our Costume Coordinator is happy with the progress and is confident that all the work needed will be completed over the next three weeks withe spare costumes that the public could come and “borrow” on the day. More details of this soon. We have allocated costumes to specific characters now. So everyone now has the exact costume related to their character, and gives them a sense of membership and also responsibility.

 

We moved to Reid Kerr College (West College Scotland – Thanks again for all the support) for Thursday rehearsals (5.30pm to 8pm) and it has been very beneficial, allowing us to rehearse more sections of the re-enactment than was possible in the shop. Saturday rehearsals remain located in the Paisley Centre from 11am until 1pm. Touring exhibition slots with community groups and schools are developing and have been very well received. Some cast changes – welcome to the new members, and we look forward to linking with the outreach groups in due course.

Re-Enacment at airport birefing

Natalie Elliott giving instruction to the Actors on her last touring exhibition at Glasgow Airport

We are delighted to support Natalie Elliott in her new post as the co-ordinator for Creative Renfrewshire Network. There will be much that we can continue to do together as we recommit ourselves to the regeneration of Renfrewshire through the identification and building on our cultural assets. We will miss her very much from the Shop, the touring exhibition and rehearsals but we are glad that she will be able to continue as a volunteer in her spare time.

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