Returned from a lovely trip to Aberdeen where I delivered a Divisional workshop on the Saturday afternoon and stayed for the last evening of the festival, As the clubs who won and were placed 3rd both performed on the Saturday night you can imagine the standard was very high.
BUT, I want to talk about the workshop! For a long time now I have been suggesting that it might be interesting to schedule workshop to coincide with a festival but people have been concerned that no-one would come along. Well the 21 people who came to the workshop obviously didn’t feel that way. It was so great to have people working creatively together from Orkney, Carnoustie and Aberdeen. Ages ranged from early teens to more mature – I think that possibly 60 years separated the oldest and the youngest but you would never have known it to see them all giggling and working together so effectively. We were looking at ways to create collectively rather than select a single director and everyone contributed enthusiastically and with an openness that was so lovely to observe.
Here’s a couple of pictures to whet your appetite – and remember members can book a workshop via the website, there’s even a calendar so that you can check my availability.
See you down the road and thanks again to the Northern Division who, closely followed by Highlands, book the most workshops each year.