Butterfly Moon summer school

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The Scott Jubilee Hall in Montrose will be a buzz with creativity when Angus Arts holds its Butterfly Moon summer school from Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21.

“Butterfly Moon caters for anyone aged 16 and over with a learning disability” explained Virginia Aspinwall, co-creative director of lively local charity Angus Arts.

“This will be our third Summer School- an inspiring mix of art and drama.

“We can enjoy making costumes, puppets, stories, drawing, drama and a wide mix of arts activities. The whole week will be very flexible and we will help people to realise their ideas, whether they want to focus on art or drama or an exciting mix of theatre arts. On the last day, as before, people will have a chance to present what they have been doing during the week”.

The Scott Jubilee Hall can be found beside the Montrose museum or from St Mary’s Road. Angus Arts offers arts activities in different locations throughout the area.

“We are looking forward to using the community run Jubilee Hall where we have already received a great welcome,” said Virginia.

Independent participants are encouraged to attend every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tickets cost £20 for the week) with a packed lunch, while those with complex needs and appropriate support are advised to attend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (£10 for the week).

“We know that some people won’t manage to come every day. We are very flexible and welcome all enquiries about attendance,” explained Virginia.

The Summer school is supported by the Co-op community fund and the Comic Relief community fund.

Sessions will be led by Virginia Aspinwall and Maria MacDonell, familiar faces in the area.

Maria teaches drama and creative arts in Angus College Supported Education where Virginia is a visiting teacher.

“We encourage people to phone us to book or make enquiries on 01356 648669, 01356 670304 or 01674 850 842” said Virginia.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to an exciting week of creativity and fun.”