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Dreams for the Future at Moat

Brae House


In 2018, young people are taking over the reins at events and festivals up and down the country, shaking things up and bringing fresh new ideas to the table to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People. From science at The Helix Park in Falkirk to young musicians on stage at Tiree Music Festival and a BIG Takeover with arts, culture and sports on Shetland to the rst ever TEDxYouth event in Glasgow, Scotland’s young people have truly shown the world what they are made of this year. And they won’t be slowing down any time soon over the coming weeks they will be transforming venues big and small, staging even more events for all ages to enjoy 60 THE LIST 1 Nov 2018–31 Jan 2019

With the power of imagination and a sprinkling of fairy dust, Dreams for the Future (24 Nov–2 Dec) is a series of events across the town of Dumfries including a young people’s takeover of Moat Brae House. The JMB Creatives will open the doors to the enchanted land where Peter Pan began on Saturday 1 December for a sneak peek ahead of the ofi cial opening in Spring 2019.  Feel the magic in the walls of this special house where JM Barrie i rst played pirate games and drew inspiration for his legendary story.   More magic awaits at Storyworlds, a collection of intricate paper sculptures housed under glass domes created by budding young artists from secondary schools in Edinburgh. Working alongside artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb and education staff from Edinburgh Museums & Galleries, the students’ worlds are inspired by traditional and contemporary Scottish literature and will enchant you at The Writers’ Museum (10 Nov 2018–12 May 2019). On 8 December, Stepping In will mark the re-opening of Aberdeen’s iconic, redeveloped Music Hall. Local young people will be front and centre of the fantastic celebrations the perfect opportunity to experience the transformed concert hall for the i rst time with music, performances and fun activities. Or why not celebrate St Andrew’s Day with a fun packed Night at the Museum at The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow (1 Dec). Themed around ‘Scotland and the Culture of Comics’, the after-hours event will showcase characters, costumes, music and the world’s very i rst comic on display for one night only. Anna Corbin’s Visible Girls: Revisted at Summerhall in Edinburgh will invite you to

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