Young arts festival is a hit

The workshop provided by Scottish Youth Theatre and led by Debbie Montgomery - Scary Film Make-up - was a big draw, with participants proudly showing off their bleeding wounds, scars and bruises.
The workshop provided by Scottish Youth Theatre and led by Debbie Montgomery - Scary Film Make-up - was a big draw, with participants proudly showing off their bleeding wounds, scars and bruises.

The Young Arts Festival at Maybole Town Hall last Sunday had a great mixing bowl of art, music, theatre, and ... cakes!

Organisers counted a highest number of 46 young people at any given point, ranging from age 3 to 16, with an average age around 12.

Robert De Mey, chair of Maybole and District Young Arts group, said, “It was remarkable how self-directed the activities were, with the postcard competition having up to 12 young people working on it at any given time,

with not an adult in sight.”

Music was ably provided by a young band from Carrick Academy, the Free Sails, and by Elisa Poli.

The workshop provided by Scottish Youth Theatre and led by Debbie Montgomery - Scary Film Make-up - was a big draw, with participants proudly showing off their bleeding wounds, scars and bruises.

Mr De May added, “Thanks are due to all who took part, and those who staffed our cafe and led the activities.”