Join in the fun at Maybole arts festival

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If you have a creative side then the young Maybole Arts festival taking place on Sunday 29 September is the place for you to be next weekend.

The event is being held at Maybole Town Hall and will run from 11am to 5pm and is free to enter.

Young people and their families are all more than welcome to attend and take part in the events for as short or long a period as they wish to.

Most of the events enable you to browse or drop-in all day but others do have limited places so do be sure to head down early to view the full programme of events.

One of these is the centrepiece of the day which is being led by the wonderful Scottish Youth Theatre.

The theatre will be visitng to lead a fantastic workshop on horror movie make-up.

This event will take place in the upper hall of the the town hall from 12.30pm for an hour.

Maximum numbers for this workshop are set to be limited to 25, so if anyone wishes to be a part of this, then they should arrive no later than 12.20pm as it will be first come first served.

Those who are lucky enough to secure a slot in the workshop will be given the opportunity to create all their horror movie favourites such as zombies, ghosts, scar effects and much more.

But if the horror movie workshop isn’t your thing then fear not, for there are a lot more activities on offer for you to be entertained by.

These include jewellery making, a ‘doodle’ competition, book making, a postcard art competition, jumping clay and a ‘random mural’.

Furthermore, you will able to design your own clothes as long as you bring an old t-shirt or old pair of jeans along with you on the day.

There will also be a portrait drawing workshop with Roddy McKenzie who may also be willing to draw a limited number of portraits in return for a reasonable cost.

A stage show will also be present featuring a magic show as well as giving young musicians the chance to showcase their talents.

The stage will also be available for open mic slots for those wanting to have a go.

If you wish to have a rest from all the excitement of the arts festival, then there will be a cafe in the town hall on the day for you to enjoy.

This event has been organised and funded by the Maybole and District Young Arts group (MDYA) which is a voluntary led group for youngsters aged six to 18.

MYDA members with support from ADFAS have made great fundraising efforts in order for this community event to take place.